Do you feel like you were cheated out of having the shock and awe that used to accompany losing your covid virginity? I certainly would. (I was on the other end of the spectrum, coming down with covid the day the pandemic shutdown was announced, in March of 2020, when it was nearly impossible to get tested.)
So I will provide the proper reaction for you. Oh, my god! Colin! How do you feel? Can you still smell? Are you breathing ok? You should lie down. Let me get you some soup.
(Hope you recover quickly and that your kids take good care of you, even though they think it’s no big deal. Some blood letting and leeches should get you sorted straightaway.)
The magic of Paxlovid is that it suppresses virus replication, so that the fewer viruses that persist, the fewer organ systems are attacked. Despite its contagion via the respiratory system, Covid-19 is a vascular disease that only affects the parts of your body that receive a blood supply. The reproductive system, the brain, heart, any of your favorite organs; all of them have ACE2 receptors in their cells ready to unlock the doors for this savage vector. And it is a wily will-o’-the-wisp, passing over many souls like would Casper, so very friendly, and in others, deeply undermining their lifetime of health.
I wish for your calm and happy recovery, either way, and an exuberant life of health, whether your doctor makes paxlovid an easy choice or not.
I don't think an Illegal Smile is a good idea until you're sure your lungs are okay.....
It's really surprising to me how many people in the last two months I know have finally gotten Miss Rona. People I know are careful and have been taking it seriously all along. I'm guessing a highly contagious strain that isn't getting people very sick coupled with a slight amount of masking fatigue. Glad you and everyone else is doing okay, hope enough was learned that we can do better during the Next Pandemic.
'Til it all starts over again :)
I got stuck on "I’ve followed stringent Broadway union rules on testing during two week-long theater workshops in New York." Did I miss an announcement about something theatrical in the future? From a Decemberists-fan and theater-fan on the UWS who hopes Colin Meloy bumps into Dave Malloy in Brooklyn.
(Hope it's an easy one!)
Noooo! Hope you feel better soon!
I got it *at* the Newport Folk Festival and missed Paul Simon (and Joni and Brandi...). I was devastated but mostly mad I couldn’t get Paxlovid from Urgent Care even though I’m O-L-D. Be happy you got it at home surrounded by loved ones.
Just seeing this first post, hope you feel better from your rebound case soon! I got it for the first time in March and it was as surreal as you described, seeing the positive line light up after lots of negative tests over past year or two.
So sorry to hear. Not fun! Be good.
I’ve somehow managed to avoid Covid even now. I will try to be extra pariah-y for the both of us.
Feel better soon!! I always find being unable to sing is among the worst parts of respiratory illness, and I’m not even a professional.
Well, not sarcasm, but I certainly know that most people probably haven’t kept up with recent developments / breakthroughs in understanding World War II. I’m tempted to reference articles on the Beerhall Putsch or Hitler’s Genealogy by Miles Mathis, but I think I’ll just post this article as an appetizer, which might spur one’s curiosity to dig further: http://mileswmathis.com/anthropoid.pdf
Pretty sure I heard somewhere that an injection of bleach to your lungs will cure it.
Aghh hope you have an easy go of it and feel better already!
Welcome to the Covideron clan
Tea will definitely help bro. I got covid twice and nyquil also helped. I wish you a good recovery
We just got it while in western Ireland with my wife and mother-in-law. Had to find a pharmacy, get a room (no room at the inn we had been staying at), tried the US embassy for guidance (none), travel to Dublin for flight, find another room.... It was a nightmare. Be well and let us know how it goes. Slainte!