I got my shot

Due to health reasons it turns out I was eligible for Covid shot. Got my first round last night and it wasn’t bad. Shot didn’t hurt at all. As of right now (almost 12 hours later) I’ve had minor chills, some mouth dryness and some random headaches that comes and goes. Arm is sore though but it is definitely worth it. My parents are flying in tomorrow and they will get theirs on Monday.

The time I thought I had COVID but seems I’ve been only pigging out…

I have not being feeling so well lately. It started a few days ago with some diarrhea and nausea which was coming and going. Then a minor sore throat which was also coming and going.

I had reasons to believe it was COVID. After all, I did flew to Mexico and back early in February and I couldn’t get tested after I came back due to the winter storm extravaganza last week (I did for tested before flying back but not after the whole trip and flight).

I also had treasons to believe it was not COVID. I’ve been under a shit load of stress lately due to the baby, the new work, the trip to Mexico, the winter storm, the fact that I’ve been eating like shit since mid December, etc. etc. Also the days when I was having the sore throat were exactly the cold days when we were with no power for certain hours in the night so it kinda made sense I wasn’t feeling on my best.

Finally managed to get an appointment at one of the local testing emergency sites and got the rapid test and tested negative. I got to admit that the time between “maybe you have Covid and should get tested” and “Mr Guerra your results are negative” (about 2 hours maybe?) was one of the longest and most dreadful moments I’ve had in a while. Mostly because I was afraid for my family, that I would pass this shit on to them and specially the baby.

Luckily the result was negative, but it did made me wonder about why I’ve been feeling like this lately. It made me aware of how much stress and crap I’ve been putting my body into as well as my bad eating habits which are getting worse and worse since the baby was born. And now that I’m aware I’m trying to be more mindful about my daily goings. I’m not going to magically fix everything in one sit, but I do want to slowly work towards that.

What now?

As I write this at 3:00 in the morning about 5 months after my initial post, I think to myself… what exactly do I want out of this nth iteration of Cereal In A Cup? Do I want to talk about my dogs? About my kids and parenting happenings? About tech and QA and stuff? Health and fitness? Soccer? About life at almost 40? Dungeons and Dragons? TikTok?

Most probably it will be about all of the above and yet about nothing at all. Most likely I’m going to use this as a brain dump and to help me keep me accountable from myself, to follow up on my goals and keep tabs on stuff.

I want to get into writing again

I have decided to get into the habit of writing again. I’m not sure about what yet. About weight loss journey? About running? About tech and video games? About food? About Dungeons and Dragons? About parenting? About all of the above? I guess I’ll figure it out as the days go by.