I woke up and my voice was completely gone. I’m not sure what caused it, but I could barely make a sound. After lots of hot tea, I was finally able to get my voice back. But I still felt like an elephant was sitting on my head all day.
Seeing as I was symptomatic, but not knowing what it was, I walked over to Rewe to get some Covid tests. In Germany, they are ridiculously cheap compared to the US. I spent a total of 10€ and 6 test packs. That would cost me almost 3x the amount in the US.
The test came back negative, so at this point, I’d say it’s safe to rule out Covid. But, that leaves me in the dark of what this infection actually is. I decided to cancel my meetings for the rest of the day and sleep as much as possible.
After sleeping for nearly the entire day, I woke up and felt refreshed. I was also starving. I ended up driving over to SiFi to have pizza with colleagues in town from Sunnyvale. It was great to catch up with them after almost 2 months.
My voice sounded like a croaking frog, but I was able to have a conversation that was just barely above a whisper. Everyone enjoyed Proper Pizza 😄. I went for a split between the Macho and Loca Pizza. On the drive back, I noticed that there is a new festival that just opened up in SiFi. I'll try to stop by some time in the next few weeks to check it out.
Unfortunately, my writing schedule is a bit of a mess, as I wrote this post the following morning. I’ll jump onto the proper schedule hopefully within the next few days.
Frieden und Liebe ❤️ (translation: peace and love)