I’ve gone through this whole pandemic being smart and safe and yet this past Saturday night I was very sick. My throat was tightened and it hurt to breathe. I called my mother and she advised me to go to a medical facility immediately as any time there is difficulty with breathing it could be very serious. However, it was very late at night and so we waited it out and I got tested for Covid on Monday. The sickness itself was only very bad for the first two days and there was a quick recovery time. By this time, I just have a bit of a residual cough. Thankfully there is not too much happening this week that I have to miss, but it is very lonely being in a single room on quarantine.
The food situation is far less than ideal, with small meal pick up time windows so I have to miss some of class (the classes all have virtual options to tune in on Teams) if I want to eat breakfast or lunch. I was waiting for dinner for 20 minutes with a couple of other students until another student came and informed us that every dinner has been sandwiches. Now, the sandwiches were definitely good, but there were only about ten sandwiches and not much option compared to what we would normally have at the chow hall. In the waiting period between when I got sick and when I got my results, I was on a sort of unofficial self-quarantine and ate through my food supply in my room since I didn’t want to go to the chow hall and infect anyone but I also couldn’t go to the Covid positive pickup since I was not confirmed a positive case yet.
I am grateful that I am now close to full health and that this quarantine will be over very soon with the 5 day quarantine. I have never been so eager to get back to Army PT and my corps responsibilities instead of only having online classes. Times like this remind me of why I think going to a "normal" school might have been a poor choice for me as I feel better knowing I'm being productive and have a full schedule.