Reflections: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Reflecting on last year made me really think about the last year and few months & how it was good, bad and yes even ugly. Let’s start with the Good.

The Good

Everything up to April 222021 with live giving us a few minor ups and downs but nothing major just colds, allergies. I even helped my parents around the house inside and out. Dad and I once a week would go for groceries. We always had fun and we brought Dinner home that’s Lunch to you city folk. I enjoyed walking and talking to the neighbors a few times a week, meeting new neighbors and their pets usually a Dog. Things were just as normal as they could be during COVID 19 times. I was just thrilled my family and I were fortunate enough not to catch the nasty virus going around called COVID 19. Then it happened really happened. Really happened. The Bad finally caught up with us and more about that  below.

The Bad

As said before, the bad finally caught up with us and boy did it ever. So what do I mean by that phrase? Let me explain. After Dad and I developed symptoms of COVID 19 that could be explained away as a cold, pulled muscles and allergies so neither one of us thought anything of it then my youngest sister stopped by to check on Mom and Dad and to see if they needed anything we didn’t. However my sister said to my Dad that he didn’t look to good and that she thought he needed to be tested for COVID 19 and after she said that, I said in that case I want to be tested for COVID 19 too. On April 22, 2021 a couple days later and the same day we were supposed to get our first COVID 19 shot but instead we ended up being tested for COVID 19 and guess what? We both were positive for COVID 19. Not a good day. Next then I know a few days later, I noticed Mom having symptoms of COVID 19. Now she was never tested but we suspect she had it since she was in a house with 2 people who were COVID po19 positive. My other younger sister came down for a week to help take care of Mom and Dad. When my sister left at the end of the end of the week, she decided to get tested for COVID 19and sure enough she was COVID 19 positive. You know how it goes, your taught to share, share alike and that’s what Dad and I did, we shared COVID 19 with the family.

From April 222021, my Dad was in and out of the hospital about 4 times if not more plus he had to relearn how to walk. Dad’s getting stronger each day and he has learned how to walk again. Also, on April 22, 2021, I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents too.

So after all this, you probably think if that’s the Bad then what’s the ugly? Shall we go onto the Ugly? Check that out below.

The Ugly

On December 132021I finally got my second COVID 19 shot. No big deal right? Wrong. You may remember seeing on the news and hearing that there are people who have reactions to the second shot or even the first COVID 19 shot for that matter. Also, it is said by doctors that you may get sick or symptomatic after your second shot but the symptoms are usually mild. Well after my second COVID 19 shot, sure enough didn’t I get sick and became symptomatic on December 13,2021. For 2 months I kept thinking whatever I had was finally going to go bye byes—it didn’t and so I finally decided to go to my new Doctor. He gave me a 5 day antibiotic and some nasal spray but neither worked. Fast forward to March 29, 2022 and low and behold I’m still sick with whatever it is I have. So this why I haven’t been posting as much.

look forward to getting better from whatever it is I have.




20 thoughts on “Reflections: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

      1. May the Lord strengthen you and grant you daily grace as you walk this valley. I also had a bad case of Covid19 with lingering affects. Now months later I’m better. It can take awhile but one thing is for sure, you are not alone. God is walking with you. I’m praying for your healing and also for a deep awareness of his comforting presence. “May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’” Numbers 6:24-26 ❤️ Hang on to Jesus sweet Crystal 🙏🏻

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  1. Hello Crystal Sherri-Ellen here! WOW what a horrid time you & your Parents & Siblings have had. Covid-19 is not ‘just another Flu’ that is for sure!
    You all did your bet but Covid is sneaky! I am so sad your Father got so ill; that must have been terrifying for you & your Mother. And then she got sick too!
    I have done ALOT of research on Covid-19 & the vaccines. It sounds like you are a “Covid Long Hauler”. But something else is gnawing at me…the fact you got so ill after 2nd vaccine shot….I think it put your Immune System into overdrive. I have NO idea how to reverse this situation. Not enough is known about Covid-19 or the vaccines to know how to progress……
    All I can suggest is to take a GOOD multivitamin & make sure you take D3 also & B12 to boost your blood & hopefully give your cells what they need to ‘fight off’ either Covid or the vaccine or both.
    The worrisome point about the Vaccines is that the ones you have in States are all replicating meaning the vaccine was LIVE like Covid. So to your body; it is like you’ve caught Covid-19 twice.
    So that is my medical report for you.
    Personally you & your family HAVE seen “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” & I continue to pray for all of you to fully recover!
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen aka BellaSita Mum an ***purrss*** of healing from BellaDharma ❤ ❤

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  2. I hope you feel better soon, Crystal. I know you’re been sick a long time. We all miss you, but take care of yourself.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week. Scritches to Daisy Mae. ♥

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