A hacking cough
Tuesday March 03rd 2020, 7:30 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

That was a long week.

To play catch up: I messaged my doctor Thursday, heard back from her nurse, answered, and then the doctor took over and emailed me to get in there. Yes I’d had some serious breathing problems with my flu that had been scary a few times but I told her I was doing better than I had been and I didn’t quite see the point.

The phone rang, with the question: what time would you like your appointment to be? They were not messing around.

The time when I knew I could have a ride there was when I could only get a physician’s assistant.

Who had my chest x-rayed (scarring in the lungs, didn’t seem to be new) gave me several minutes of an Albuterol treatment and swabbed up my nose to test for the flu. But when I asked about The Virus I got a sharp rueful snort: Only the health department runs those, she told me with a serious case of If Only in her voice.

At that time, the entirety of California was allotted 500 tests for COVID-19, although that had doubled by the time I got home. They were clearly reserving them for those needing hospitalization–where the medical teams would need to know what they were dealing with so as not to contract it nor pass it on to more patients.

Our county has the most cases in the state and two are of kids that go to the schools ours went to, and the numbers go up every single day. It’s definitely here.

The test results were negative for influenza types A and B and that’s all I know.

Richard started coming down ill himself on Thursday, though thankfully never as bad as mine was; Friday morning the blog was out-of-the-blue dead and he was too sick to deal with it.

He took a stab at it a few times yesterday, waiting for call-backs or messages, and today he overdid it trying to get both his work work done and the blog working again, and hey! Look!

If you see anything wonky let me know. For now, it looks like we’re good. Yay. Thanks for sticking it out with me.

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Glad to see you back, and that you are okay!! I was wondering when you had posted in so long if everything was okay.

Comment by wildknits 03.03.20 @ 7:41 pm

Hooray! I’ve missed you! So sorry you’ve both been sick, and so happy to know you are both are doing better. But seriously, really try not to overdo it. I know you’ve got a hundred things to do, but give into the rest, OK?

Oh, and your page opens right to the blog now; I don’t have to add the year to get past the address page.

Comment by DebbieR 03.03.20 @ 8:39 pm

good news is that shortly, COVID-19 testing will be at the discretion of physicians, not strictly by the CDC guidance. Hope you haven’t got the virus now and continue to avoid it!

Comment by Mary 03.03.20 @ 10:00 pm

So very glad to see you back and to know you’re doing better.

Comment by Karen 03.04.20 @ 6:13 am

Oof, sounds pretty miserable. Glad you both seem to be on the mend and that your medical team is keeping a close eye.

Comment by Abigail 03.04.20 @ 8:23 am

Thank you Richard!

Please rest, both of you, as best you can.

Wishing you a speedier recovery.

Hugs – germ-free!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 03.04.20 @ 10:35 am

Not having the flu is good! I hope you continue to feel better. Take it easy.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.04.20 @ 2:36 pm

I noticed that I couldn’t get to your website, but then I was hit was doozy of a cold. I can’t complain too much. I usually get one a year just to remind me how great it is to be healthy the rest of the year. But I’m hibernating, avoiding people, and not doing anything that relies on having a fully functioning brain.

I’m so glad we can share real viruses over the computer, on computer viruses.

Comment by LauraN 03.05.20 @ 8:47 pm

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