If one needed be reminded what the most important thing in life is, I was given a reminder last Friday.
It was a little before noon when I quickly became really ill. It was as if my body gathered up every bit of moisture in my body and was urgently expelling it from nearly every orifice of my body! I had always thought a bout with Montezuma’s Revenge during a trip to Puerto Vallarta in 2001 was about as sick as I’d ever been. But, it couldn’t get a close second to what this was.
Had I not received my second dose of Pfizer vaccine on February 9th, I would have highly suspected this was Covid! I didn’t have a headache or temperature! But, many of the other symptoms, I did have, including dizziness and balance issues! Anyway, late in the afternoon I called my daughter, Jill, and asked, “Do you know of any variant strains of Covid that Pfizer doesn’t protect against?” We sorted out a few possibilities which this might be, and focused in on the possibility of food poisoning. Although, I couldn’t think of how it could be. I had nibbled on fresh grapes from the store, earlier that morning. And, it is more difficult to totally disinfect grapes or berries before eating!
Anyway, Jill asked if I wanted her to come to my home and assist. I was adamantly against it because we didn’t know the cause of my malady, and she hasn’t been Covid vaccinated! She requested that I text her in an hour to give updates. I rolled over in bed and dozed a bit. Soon after, Jill texted, “I left a care package at your front door. Do you have enough energy to get to the door?” So, I shuffled to the door and found a couple bags with the pictured items inside. They included just about everything one could think of for a person that was suffering my kind of distress. There was Gatorade, Kleenex, Baby Wipes, “Poo-Pourri” (Vanilla Lavender scented spray), a Thermos mug filled with Hot Chamomile Tea, Crackers, Oatmeal, Hot Chocolate, Paper Towels, and a few Girl Scout Cookies!
Those two bags left quietly at my door, represent a reality that a strong loving and helpful family is the most important asset we have - No matter how independent we think we may be!
I’m on the mend today. I'm weak as a kitten, but no longer light-headed, dizzy of having any of those other explosive symptoms. I hope all of you are having a great Sunday. Stay safe!