Well, if there is anything that you might want to try to test your marriage, we might have found the perfect situation. This will help to see if you have what it takes to know if you meant it when you promised “through sickness or health, till death do us part”. Even large homes seem small when there is so much coughing. And each person looks at the other one with a look of “if u cough one more time I’m going to push you out side and lock the door” look!
Oh there have been several times in these past two weeks, when that was coming sooner than later. For the past two weeks, we have been side by side in the house trying to get to the point of being able to really say, “I love you and would do this all over again” and really mean it. After all, we consider this not bad that in 26 years, this is the first time we have truly had a divorce attorney name and number on a sheet of paper laying out, ready to call. It’s not that we weren’t feeling sorry for the other one, it was just that we both felt so bad that we would glare at each other when one of us needed something, wondering which one of us would be able to actually get up and get it. Then there were the days and nights of one of us being chilled and the other one was burning up! Who got to pick if the fan was on or off and was the temp set at 72 or 78!
We even survived 9 hours in the ER, waiting for a 15 minute antibody infusion that we had been told to “allow about 3 hours”. We had an appointment, getting to the hospital at 9… we got home at 7 p.m. We do so appreciate the medical staff who are so overworked and yet treat each of us like we were their only patient. But… If we weren’t sick when we got to the hospital, we would have been by the time we left. Neither one of us had a clue that there would be so many sick people sitting around us, coughing and sneezing and complaining every time a medical person walked by them. We came away with a new appreciation for every one who works in the medical field.
We drew straws to see which one of us would sleep in the “big boy bed”, which the other one would go sleep in the guest room. We knew if we tried to sleep in the same room, neither would sleep, as the coughing that took place made us sound like we had TB. And, when we needed a drink to stop the coughing at 3 a.m., I’m not going to lie and tell you that I didn’t fake being asleep so that i didn’t have to go get Mr. Hello I’m Ringing the Bell Because I Need A Drink. Then there were the constant texts from friends and family who wanted to know what our oxygen levers were, day and night. Our blood pressure was usually pretty normal until by nighttime we were so stressed by the concern from our kids if our oxygen levels didn’t stay above 95. And I guess I don’t have to tell you that because we are old and one of us has had lots of pregnancies, there are certain things that happen when you cough a lot. So jammies had to be washed quite often. Before you send us hate email, we are, and have been vaccinated since February. But apparently there are many of us, even though we did get the vaccine, we still caught Covid. One of the positive things is that both of us lost weight. I found out that when you can’t taste or smell, it’s no fun to cook or eat. I even lost my desire for chocolate candy. I never do that. It was so sad that because I had so much time on my hands and could have cooked a lot to share, It was not safe to do that as I didn’t want to spread germs to other people.
We are now on the other side and getting better every day. We are so grateful that we were spared the intense symptoms of Covid that so many people have had. Yes, we felt bad and yes, we still have bouts of no energy, but because of being vaccinated, we were spared the horrible health issues that so many have had to deal wth. And we are still married and we still love each other. But, if this had gone on too much longer, well,…. we kept the attorney’s number just in case we get the flu at the same time this Winter.