Day 6 – Slowly getting better

I awoke this morning to finding myself pretty much to my normal fibro way. But poor Kevin was feeling worse and hadn’t slept very well. Sadly he had to cancel his AWS sessions for the day.

Kevin was kind enough to go downstairs to collect our Instacart order when it arrived, even though he was feeling worse than I was. I filmed what we got to share in the vlog. It was such an odd assortment and will really only keep up going a day or two. And I’m sure I ordered a bunch of bananas … must have been a bunch of one ??

I was pleased to find my appetite had returned to normal and I was able to enjoy some pita bread with vegan baby bell for breakfast. And while the baby bell looked like plastic it actually tasted very close to the dairy version.

Earlier I had put on some washing – not a lot as I’ve been living in one of my nighties. We get a good amount of sunshine in the window here so that was a great spot to dry the things I didn’t put in the dryer. It was so nice to just get dressed in proper clothes today, even though I wasn’t going anywhere.

Kevin slept for much of day. I alternated between sitting on the couch in the loungeroom and sitting in bed. I managed to edit the covid vlog – though realized the next day I totally forgot to review it before uploading it to YouTube. No big deal, but hope there was nothing major that should have been edited further.

Kevin requested the soup I’d bought for lunch today so I had my salad, which was nice – but an awful lot of spinach (definitely got my greens in today :-)).

I’m really enjoying the view from this room. And have spent quite a bit of time looking out, watching cars and the odd person, and all the helicopters going up down the strip (so many at sunset).

The sunset tonight was beautiful – especially with so many chemtrails in the sky.

Kevin wasn’t feeling particularly hungry at dinner so we just shared the sweet potato casserole that I had purchased. It was nice for a change. I didn’t bother with a photo as it did not look very appetizing :-).

We watched some YouTube before Kevin went back to sleep around 8.30pm. I then read for a couple of hours. Today definitely felt more of a fibro day for me – whether it was just a fibro flare from having covid or a normal fibro day I don’t know but I felt much more like myself on a not so great (fibro) day.

Day 5 – A change of “home”

While I’ve been feeling just that bit better each day, it has been a much slower process than I’d expected. Poor Kevin is still experiencing bad body pain and fatigue. Thankfully there was no problem to get a late check out. US$40 allowed us to stay until 4pm, when our room at the Wyndham Desert Blue would be available. Kevin is still sleeping a lot, so I spent most of the day reading, and even on my laptop . Still not much of an appetite – just 1/2 bagel for breakfast, then nothing else beside a banana.

The pups were getting groomed today so Christy facetimed with us when they were done. They look great. Much better than last time when they were clipped super short. Christy showed a photograph of what they normally look like post clip, which helped the groomer I’m sure.

About 3.30pm we started to pack up. It was pretty easy as we never fully unpacked in the first place (since I first felt unwell on our first day here). I must say it’s not been a fun time in Vegas so far…… So glad this was not our first visit.

We headed downstairs and opted to get a taxi instead of trekking over to where the uber pick up was. I knew the two places were close but I didn’t realize quite how close – in fact the Rio convention center carpark is right opposite the entrance to the Wyndham Desert Blue. Still, with our luggage and being sick a taxi was the best choice.

So happy to be back here again (such a shame we got mucked around with our first booking here). We love how nice and quiet it is, with no casino and no smoke, and absolutely NO LINE to check in !!

We got checked in and headed up to our room. We have a 2 bed presidential and it’s just lovely.

We are on the opposite side to our last stay and look over at Rio :-).

Kevin was feeling pretty bad again so lay down while I tried to do some unpacking. I didn’t get too far before we realized we should get some groceries ordered via instacart. Of course, that took way longer than expected as I’m not familiar with all the products AND there are so many vegan options. In the end I put together a rather odd order, but it took so long we decided to make the delivery for in the morning. This meant we still had to get in something for dinner. We decided on Chef Kenny’s Vegan again. Neither of us were hungry but I felt we should be trying to eat. I ordered a couple of appetizers to share. Fried dumplings, Edamame (which we didn’t end up eating) and lettuce wraps (which turned out to be what we’d call san choy bau). The dumplings were nice and the lettuce wraps perfect – lovely and fresh and light. I’d started dealing with an upset tummy so was hoping some proper food would help settle it down.

We watched some youtube in bed and I got some more unpacking done. Hopefully Kevin will feel a lot better in the morning so he can attend the AWS conference that we are here for…. (Spoiler – he felt worse).

Day 4 – We have covid

Kevin and I both had a pretty rough night. So glad of the bath in this room – it’s been very well used by both of us.

Our symptoms now suggested this may in fact be covid so Kevin decided to walk across the road to Walgreens and get some tests. His came back negative but mine was a definite YES.

Kevin had also pick up a few supplies, like this mega sized bag of 200 cough drops – never seen anything like it before !!

The day was spent just like the previous two. Kevin, being a bit behind me, slept much of the day. I mostly read. My throat was VERY sore and swallowing is very painful and talking challenging. Neither of us had any appetite so just tried to have a few little snacks so our body had some fuel.

The best part of the day would have to be this lovely sunset.

Around 9pm I actually felt like I might be hungry so I made up a little portion of last nights leftovers – some rice, orange chicken and veggies from my soup. Sadly I had to eat it cold but it was still enjoyable.

Day 3 – Sick in bed

After a rough night, sleeping on and off, the day continued in much the same vein. Obviously I was not well enough for our planned activities so they were abandoned.

Instead we stayed in bed. I slept on and off, enjoyed a nice hot bath (to sooth my body aches and pains) and read.

I didn’t even have much of an appetite and just drank half of the tea Kevin had gotten for me earlier (6 staff today at Starbucks instead of the 2 on yesterday). I did manage a bagel for breakfast

Lunch was some mango salsa and corn chips. The rest of the day was exactly like the first half, though my throat was getting sorer and my headaches more intense.

It’s been extra hard being sick and not having a kitchen. I really felt like soup tonight and eventually we found that one of my fav. vegan places, Chef Kenny’s, delivered, and I was able to get a Wonton Ramen Soup. Kevin had the Orange Chicken (which is delicious).