I am beginning to wonder if I have actually been a Lurgy victim.
I read an interesting piece yesterday which made a lot of sense. The main points are that the Virus is nothing like as bad as they like to make out, and that it is also far more widespread than they like to admit. Many have had it without even realising it. Most are asymptomatic.
So why do I think I might have had it?
For a start, when they introduced their draconian restrictions I more or less ignored them. Tell me I’m not allowed do something and I’ll do it simply because I refuse to be bullied into anything. I’m a bloody minded fucker. I spent the last few weeks driving back and forth to a Dublin hospital which was well beyond the 2km limit [Herself announced this morning that apparently I am now allowed travel more than 2 meters from home]. Visiting the hospital was in itself a “risky” activity as I was deliberately heading into a location where I knew the Virus was. Their “social distancing” is just plain anti-social. Dancing out into the road because there is someone walking towards me on the footpath is just daft. We have had several family visits which included hugs from the Grandkids. The latter is something I will not be denied. I washed my hands when they were dirty as I have always done: in other words not every five fucking minutes. T o put it plainly I lived life as I always have and had loads of opportunities to get infected.
Then there are the symptoms.
For a while I had a dry cough which was fucking irritating and sore and kept me awake at night. This was accompanied by a very severe fatigue [not helped by the rough nights] where I was even too knackered to boil a kettle for tea. There were various other flu-like symptoms which were like a flu without the fever. I should add that I have a very strange temperature control system where my normal temperature is below average and rarely rises even to to “normal”. I can’t remember the last time I had a fever that could be detected with a thermometer.
There is also the fact that I’m a smoker. Heh!
So have I or haven’t I had the Virus? The only way to be sure is to be tested.
But frankly I couldn’t be arsed.