Wednesday, February 17, 2021

My COVID Bout

 
Hello friends!  I want to tell you that I had COVID, was sick in bed for 7-8 days and then was taken to the hospital with COVID pneumonia!  I was in the hospital for six days.
I was so weak, so vulnerable.  I had intestinal distress and I didn't know that I was not getting enough oxygen.  I am not a medicine person. I didn't know how to help myself. I believe that being so physically vulnerable and alone (COVID wards are completely isolated - absolutely NO visitors) that Jesus the Healer came to me and healed me.  I  believe He placed His angels in the corners of that hospital room.  I relearned that without Christ I am nothing.  It is a good lesson to learn.  I feel clean and born again. 
 
The food at the hospital was a treat!  A gift!   

The view out the window = sky!
 
The bed was soft and comfy.
The hospital itself is beautiful.
 
Going home!  Being alive!  (People do die from COVID)

I am so grateful to be home and to feel so good.  I'm thankful for recently developed COVID therapies and how they worked.  I appreciate each meal, each warm piece of clothing.  My family loved me so dearly and cared for me so tenderly.  I feel rich and renewed.




 Yesterday I went to my local yarn store and bought sock wool.  That was fun!  We ate pancakes to commemorate the beginning of Lent. 

Oh, God the only GOD!  I belong to you!

(HUGE HUG!)

37 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you have recovered and praying that you'll continue to grow stronger with each new day. There is no place like home! It is so wonderful to feel Jesus' love wrapping around us, especially when we are vulnerable.

elizabeth said...

Oh my dear!!! I wish I had known to pray! Truly God is with us! Christ is our Healer and Lord ❤๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ™ I am so glad you are back home, do take care ❤

Happy@Home said...

So thankful that your faith and positive attitude brought you through this ordeal, Pom Pom. Just yesterday I was thinking that it had been awhile since I'd seen a new post on your blog. Thank you for sharing this update.

Lynn said...

Oh Karen I am so thankful you are ok. I missed you blogging and just assumed you were busy. Sending much love. Lynn.x

Latane Barton said...

So glad you are back home and doing better. Take care.

Granny Marigold said...

Oh dear!! You were SO sick all those days, first at home then in the hospital!! Thankfully you are on the mend now. Good to know you bought lovely yarn. Be sure to spoil yourself totally. You were healed and now you can celebrate!!

Jan said...

So glad that you are home and doing well! Praising God!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh bless your heart! What a difficult dose you had! So thankful for the good people at the hospital who took such good care of you! So thankful for the touch of Jesus on you in the hospital room, He is so faithful! Thankful you are back home safely and enjoying your knitting and Timothy again! Sending much love to you dear friend!

Debi said...

I am so sorry that you had to go through this but so grateful that you have made a full recovery and are home. Take care of yourself and be well. ((hugs))

Julia said...

Praised be God that you are well again after being hospitalized for Covid. I'm glad that you're home again and feeling well enough to knit. God is the healer to those who have faith.

Hugs, and a big smile.
Julia

happyone said...

So sorry to hear about your bout with Covid and so very happy to hear that you recovered. Praise the Lord!!

Bonnie K said...

I am so glad you are ok. Please take it easy. It is terrible you had to be alone. My husband had surgery this summer and it tore me up to not be with him. I hope you recover fully.

ellen b. said...

Oh dear one! So grateful to God to hear that you are home and healed from this horrible bout with pneumonia. May God continue to strengthen you and draw you close to Him!

Terra said...

I did not know you had Covid, that was a long ordeal, and I am so glad Jesus came to you and healed you. He has things for you to do. Enjoy your new yarn and projects.

Angela said...

Thrilled to know you have recovered. Grateful you were able to access medical treatment. God bless you and strengthen you, dear friend

Elizabethd said...

So sorry to hear that you have been so ill, but also so thankful for your recovery. Take care of yourself now.

Henny Penny said...

Oh Pom Pom, I had no idea. So thankful you are well and at home now. You were beautiful as ever there in the hospital bed. You do have such a wonderful caring family. Bet all those grandchildren are happy to have you back.

Kim said...

Oh my. So glad you made it through and saw all the blessings around you in the process, Pom! It's in trials that we see our need for the Lord most clearly, as you can attest. He is good!

Between Me and You said...

This made me cry, for you and what you've been through and for me for being so selfish to not be in touch when I noticed your absence. I'm so glad you're home and feeling well enough to buy sock yarn! yippee for sock knitting.... and I send blessings for your continued and speedy recovery. Much love from me. xxx

Debi said...

Oh my goodness! Glad to hear that you are on the mend. I will keep you in my prayers. Take good care of yourself. ((hugs))

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, what an ordeal you have been through. It is wonderful you are back home enjoying your family, your sweet home..... and Timothy. We should be so thankful for the medical professionals and hospital staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for their patients. They all must be exhausted. Events such as these cause us to see life a little differently; see the heart of God a little clearer, don't they. It is good to visit you at home again. =) Take care, lovely lady. Enjoy knitting up all that pretty yarn.

Susie said...

I am so glad you are safe and back home. God is the powerful healer. We all need him every single day . You were so good to be thankful for the blessings of comfort and food. Blessings to you. xoxo, Susie

gretchenjoanna said...

That is a wonderful report, PomPom -- Praise God for His angels, and for giving you that sweet feeling of being completely dependent on Him and His love and care. XOXO

Donna said...

Oh my word Pom Pom! Thanks be to God you are ok! Praise the Lord

Julie said...

Oh My dear Pom Pom - I am SO pleased to read you are okay now - what an ordeal you have been through. I'm pleased to read you are feeling improved now. Its strange because I was gardening earlier this week & you popped into my thoughts & I remember thinking to myself "Pom Pom hasn't posted in awhile - I hope she's okay". So there you go ... sending love, thoughts & prayers to you dear friend. xxx

Jeanie said...

I am so grateful that you were able to walk out of that hospital and are recovering well. Please continue to take care as you build up your strength. I'm glad you got yarn! I just had my second vaccine the other day. I know what you mean about the newest drugs and therapies for treatment. It's so encouraging that now they are coming up with things that are effective. Good news indeed.

Laura said...

I missed you and am so sorry to hear about your COVID illness. I am so happy that you are well again!! I am glad you are blessed with strong faith that helped to get you through. Xo

M.K. said...

Oh, Pom Pom!!! I'm so sorry you were ill and alone, away from family. But as you say -- there are dear truths and wonders we learn from suffering, and from nothing else. How amazing to feel God's presence with you, healing and loving you, in your hospital room. I'm so thankful you are on the mend and back home. I have an elderly relative (early 80s) who got Covid in mid-November. She is still very weak and in rehab. She cannot yet dress herself, so she cannot go home. I'm thankful you are home with Timmy and your knitting :) Much love coming your way!

Lisa Richards said...

Oh my! I wondered where you had gotten to! I ran into a friend at the grocery store yesterday and she reported that she had had COVID which had turned into pneumonia. I'm so glad you're better and enjoying life at home again. Here's praying that you're now IMMUNE! I'm not sure if I've had it. My neighbor kids are pretty sure they did before most folks had even heard of it, so maybe I got a little dose. Please, Lord! The Lord is our whole source of everything, when it comes right down to it. I'm so glad you felt His prescence so strongly. Hugs and love!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Oh Pom Pom I am so sorry you have had to go through this but so, so glad you are well!

Fat Dormouse said...


Goodness me! How bad for you! I am happy that you are now well again. Your post reminds me of the lessons I learned when I was going through cancer - we truly can throw ourselves into God's arms, and God will look after us. We are God's children.

Deb said...

So glad that you are home and doing well. Yes, so many people have passed from this terrible disease, including my aunt who was only 69. I am so glad you are OK, and yes, I know that God has blessed you and your family. Thanks for the update.

Betty said...

Dear Karen I am so glad you have recovered from Covid, it has touched some people I know and lots of people I talk to through my job and I know it affects people in many different ways and for some time afterwards. The loneliness must be a big thing to bear but your strong faith and the Heavenly Spirit have carried you through. I am very glad your work on this planet is not yet complete! Stay well and I am sorry I didn't read this post sooner so I could send you healing thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you - Betty x

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

OMGoodness! I had no idea! I'm so glad you recovered and are back home again. What an experience! I hope you'll share more about it (how/where you think you contracted it, how you decided it was time to go to the hospital, etc). Stay well.

Jeannette said...

This is such a sweet report of an undoubtably hard situation, but of course it is made possible by God's great love...yes!
I hope you will do everything you can do to rest deeply to recover completely and enjoy that ever deepening knowledge of God's love in Christ Jesus.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Just checking back to see how you're doing. I hope you are completely recovered and getting ready to enjoy a beautiful spring!

Lowcarb team member said...

Goodness me!
I am behind with what has been happening in Pom Pom's world.
Pleased to read that you are home and now feel good.
Blessings.

All the best Jan

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