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The Skeptical Raptor gets COVID-19, adding to an awful 2022

Last updated on January 3rd, 2023 at 05:37 pm

The ancient feathered dinosaur known as the Skeptical Raptor got hit with COVID-19 last week. Although I have had five vaccinations, I wear a mask whenever I am in public, and I stay away from other human beings (or feathered dinosaurs), I still got hit by the coronavirus.

I think I picked up the coronavirus while I was at a physician’s appointment to treat my cellulitis. So many people were hacking and coughing into their masks, I figured that I’d be lucky to avoid the flu, respiratory syncytial virus, or the flu.

Because I was careful and because I had all of my boosters, I figure I had caught a “light version” of the disease. Nevertheless, I have had random coughing fits, a chronic stuffy nose, and brain fog for the past 15 days. My pO2 is stable between 97-100% (almost perfect), my body temperature is around 37ºC (perfect), and my digestive tract is unaffected.

I wish I had received Paxlovid, but by the time I had reported my test results to my healthcare plan and some massive miscommunication from the same healthcare plan (yes, I’m angry about this), I couldn’t get a prescription in time. So I hope I’m not going for long COVID. That will make this year just about the worst ever for me.

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Now, you might think that I’d be disappointed with the vaccines since I caught the disease. I’m not. There are so many variants and sub-variants of coronavirus floating around, it’s difficult to be perfectly immune. Based on the research, because I’m fully vaccinated, I probably avoided a trip to the hospital and another extended stay in the ICU. The Skeptical Raptor (sorry for writing in the third person) didn’t need COVID-19, but alas, it hit him.

I’m still cyber-begging. I have spent so much money on my healthcare and other issues these past few months, I don’t know if I’ll ever get ahead. I started this process to try to move closer to my daughters, who would have helped with all of my healthcare challenges over the past three months.

I know that it’s the holiday season, but I really could use your help. There are four ways you can help, two are free of charge. Please help out. Thanks!

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