- Dec 18, 2001
We were traveling to Spain and Germany to visit our former exchange students and probably caught it on one of the many planes we flew on. We were also (stupidly) a lot laxer with masking on this trip.
By the end of the trip we were pretty run down because British Airways fucked up pretty much every leg of our trip. (We had tried to fly to Europe on BA back in 2020 which for obvious reasons was cancelled and we had until this summer to use our credit or lose it.)
Anyway the wife started to feel like she had a mild cold on the flight back. I started to feel it the following day. She mostly had mild symptoms except for the loss of smell which is almost back now.
It's just one of many circulating respiratory viruses now. Unfortunately everyone will be getting sick with COVID-19 multiple times over their lives.
I still wonder why it is so mild for some and really puts some people through the wringer. Glad to hear you are feeling better.