January 10th, 2021


Covid Diaries - Testing

In terms of lockdown, I have been pretty good about just staying at home. Kitty, on the other paw, feels like she has to get out and go shopping on a regular basis. It sort of drives me nuts, but she does get a few items that we might be needing. She started feeling sick last Monday and took a few days off from work. Her symptoms seemed totally unrelated to the virus, but a tele-doc told her to get tested. So yesterday I got to see first-paw how the process is conducted. I didn't need a test unless she tested positive. They gave her several nasal and throat swabs. One was for a quick analysis to give an indication as to whether we should be concerned. It came back negative. *phew* I was worried because I had just gone to the dentist and eye doc over the past few days and would hate to be "that guy" who spread the disease. Hopefully her more robust test also comes back negative. I'm feeling fine, which unfortunately doesn't mean squat when it comes to this virus. I did get paranoid earlier in the week when I woke up in the middle of the night with my head just roasting. I didn't feel feverish, but my head was burning when the pillow wrapped around it. It must have just been a menopausal hot flash.