Slowly starting to feel better
Slowly starting to feel better

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give you another update on where I’m at. I’m slowly starting to feel like myself again, but the past week has been full of ups and downs. I count myself very lucky that my symptoms have been extremely mild, and are limited mostly to sore throat, chills and fatigue. But WOW that fatigue!! I’ve never been this tired in my life – even getting up to use the washroom wiped me out some days. I thought I was on the mend last Thursday, when I had the energy to thumbnail some comics and do a little doodling (which I’ve posted for my Patrons, if you’re interested!), so long as I was sitting or laying down. But, the next day I found myself with a sore throat again and slept most of the day. I still haven’t been able to get a test to see whether or not this is covid-19 or not, but everyone in my house has been in quarantine just in case.

If this is covid, then *fingers crossed* it has mostly run it’s course, since I first started feeling really ill on Mar 23/24, and they say it lasts around 14 days. I’m feeling pretty good now – no more sore throat, and though there’s still a lot of fatigue, I’m now able to do small tasks as long as I don’t push it too hard. Fingers crossed I continue to improve!

Hope you all are staying safe and well out there. Stay home, support one another online, and play some games if you can. 🙂

News: Posted April 6th, 2020 by Alina

^ 12 Comments to “Slowly starting to feel better”

  1. Galatae Says:

    Oof, I had a flu that felt like that in December. The muscle aches and fatigue lasted 4 weeks, and that was after getting my annual flu shot. Here’s hoping that you did actually get covid and that you are now part of the herd immunity.

    Posted April 6th, 2020 at 6:31 pm
  2. Oddtail Says:

    I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Hopefully you’ll be back to healthy in no time. All the best <3

    Posted April 7th, 2020 at 3:22 am
  3. AceJayce Says:

    Happy to know it’s all right with you.
    I’ve got a friend who, with his wife and 3-year old kid (at home) got sick for the last 10 days, his wife got it moderate, he and the kid got it light.
    It’s almost certain it was covid-19, but there’s no way to know if it for now as there are not enough exam sets here in Brazil and they are used only on worse cases.
    Stay calm, safe, and at home.

    Posted April 7th, 2020 at 9:17 am
  4. Orange Lantern Says:

    Be wary, if it was Covid-19 you might still be contagious for an undetermined time after the symptoms have passed. :/ Last medical article I found said around 8 days, but it’s all mostly guesswork at this point.

    It’s beyond incredible how bad your government is handling this — you should have been tested right away. Not only for your health‘s sake but also, in case of a confirmed infection, for gathering data.

    I wish you and your loved ones best of luck and hope you get through this intact. Everything else is irrelevant at this point.

    Posted April 7th, 2020 at 9:23 am
  5. Roarin1 Says:

    I hear you on the fatigue front. I’m getting over a similar case of it myself and I’m ready for a nap at any moment.

    Posted April 7th, 2020 at 1:30 pm
  6. JMage Says:

    How scary! Thank you for checking in and letting us know how you’re doing. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!<3

    Posted April 7th, 2020 at 8:51 pm
  7. Grampybone Says:

    Praying for you swift recovery.
    Love and miss your comics but as many others have said,
    your health comes first. Take all the time you need to feel better.

    Posted April 8th, 2020 at 9:15 am
  8. Joe F. Says:

    I’m very glad you’re feeling better; I hadn’t been reading the text updates, and was worried when there hadn’t been a new comic in some time. May you continue to improve, and please don’t push yourself. I guarantee that we, your loyal fans, will be here when you’re ready to get back to the drawing board.

    Posted April 8th, 2020 at 11:51 am
  9. chicgeek Says:

    Sending you get well wishes. Take care of yourself!

    Posted April 11th, 2020 at 1:13 am
  10. Necrisha Says:

    There’s a nasty gut/intestinal related virus going around that nails you with high fever and fatigue too… It might have been that one and not covid. Parents got that one- 20 days of barely making it to the bathroom and back to bed after drinking something broth related definitely took its toll on the body. Just praying the household doesn’t get nailed with covid 19 on top of what was jokingly called a forced colon cleanse.

    Posted April 11th, 2020 at 5:27 am
  11. Fnord Says:

    Ms. Pete?  Are you alright now?

    Posted April 13th, 2020 at 7:56 pm
  12. Wanderer Says:

    You just take care of yourself. As much as we miss your wonderful art and writing, your health is much more important.

    Posted April 14th, 2020 at 2:04 am