So, unfortunately, I had Covid.
I was lucky enough to have recovered from it after only a few days of sickness. I say lucky because I know it affects each person differently, some more heavily than others. I never lost my sense of smell or taste. I had a fever for 36 hours and a sore throat for a few days after that. I can see why people that spend an extended amount of time in quarantine can take a while to recover and recuperate. Solitude takes a toll on you not only physically, but mentally if you are not prepared for it. After about 2 days you’re like “Alright, when can I get out of here?” Being an active person with plenty of energy. in a big city, you can imagine these were my thoughts during my isolation. But the constant help and support of the residents here at St. Anselmo gave me the strength and peace of mind to make a full and fast recovery.
Right from the start, I knew I was in good hands. I began isolation on a Friday and by noon on the same day, the lead chef and workers in the kitchen had sent a care package to my room. A tray filled with fruit, bread, marmalade, honey, juice, water, and… cookies.