Early Birthday Present?

Tomorrow is my birthday. I had so many plans. I was going to pick up a Dunkin’ Donuts drink with my birthday coupon. We were going to pick up the step kiddo from her camp. We were going to go out and enjoy some delicious food then maybe go shopping or something like that… now… I’m not. Everything has been super chaotic these last few days. My MIL went to the hospital because the doctors wanted to handle some of her health issues. Like, a super emergency, they brought out oxygen tanks for her. So she was at the hospital for the past two days.

About two or three days ago, I started getting a cough. Then yesterday I had a fever of 100.6 F. Definitely not good. I took something for the fever and just assumed I might be a little under the weather because I’ve been going outside a lot more than I’m normally used to in this heat. But this morning I felt like my chest was going to explode. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my heart. So of course my first thought was … I’m so young, but could it be a heart attack?!?

My SO is a genius and realized I might have COVID. So we pulled out one of those rapid at-home tests and the rest is … as you can see in the photo. I have COVID and what a wonderful early Birthday present that is… My stepdaughter will be picked up tomorrow by her mother so that we don’t risk contaminating her. My SO pointed out that she just spent a week at a camp with dozens and dozens of children from all across our state, which does mean she has a chance of having/catching/spreading COVID. My point is we don’t need to expose her to a known case.

Since he already had to go out for a Walmart order, my SO picked me up some cake for my birthday! And pizza. And White Claw. Since he can drink White Claw too, this made things perfect. I made him some keto pizza’s on low-carb tortillas so he wouldn’t feel left out. I’m not entirely that hungry because of the COVID, but having my favorite foods as an option really makes me feel better.

He also got me a “Decadent Italian Creme Cake”. And I’ve got to say it lives up to its name. Don’t knock Walmart cakes. This thing is really tasty. Also, I feel so lucky that I still have taste buds while I have COVID. So yummy! Urgh, I just wish I wasn’t sick, then I’d probably enjoy it a hundred percent more.

That’s sadly it for me today. So much for this Happy Birthday. See you guys tomorrow!

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach 🍑, in her 30’s - Artist 🎨 + Bibliophile 📚 + Geek 🎮 + Nerd 👓 + Animal-Lover 🐾 + Bipolar Disorder 💢 x Anxiety 😨 x PTSD 💣÷ DBT Therapy ✨ + Mental Health Matters 🧠 = ME 👩🏽

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