Coate

I often get these “waves” where my energy just suddenly collapses, my ears start ringing, I get dizzy, my mood darkens, and aches & shakes take over my whole body.

Man sleeping on couch with dog at his feet

I liken it to a cartoon where a character steps on a puddle expecting solid ground underneath but it’s actually a lake and they fall in over their head.

Sometimes these waves last a few minutes, sometimes a few hours. It’s not fun, but I’m grateful to have a job that allows me to put my health first in these moments, for a wife & dogs who know when I’m not at my best & care for me, & for people who check in. Oh and for cold brew.

Protect your community, protect your loved ones, protect yourself. Get vaccinated. Talk to someone if you’re struggling. Take care.

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Coate

Coate

Mental health advocate | Music industry vet | Marketing Operations at Coinbase | Ex-Facebook | Learning to live with LongCovid | Views my own