I've been sick this week.
Not terribly so but enough that I wasn't able to do anything as I didn't pass health screenings, so all my things got cancelled. I wasn't sick enough according to the Covid self-screen to get a test so I have been in a bit of a limbo.
Yesterday morning I was woken up by my throat (not being able to swallow without a fair amount of discomfort) and it was on the other side from the sore throat I'd had all week and so I looked at it with a flashlight and, well, things did not look good.
I spent most of the morning on hold with 811 (they were incredibly busy and very apologetic for the wait) and they had me speak to a doctor and arrange a Covid test.
The Covid test was the gargle kind (I had the nose swab when I got tested last year) and again everyone there was lovely.
I'm awaiting results (although not too worried to be honest, I don't think I've contracted it, but I should probably knock on wood) and to see how I feel and if no improvement I'll try to get in to see a doctor in person to have them take a look and possibly swab for... er... whatever... strep? I don't know.
I'm, again, not terribly sick. I don't have a fever. I'm tired but not devastatingly so. I have the ongoing allergy type symptoms of runny/stuffy nose. It's the throat that's been a little unusual. I've had strep before and it's not that painful, especially since right now (knock on wood) it's only the one side (at a time?) So because of the lack of fever and all the folks I've met with virtually don't have much to say other than stay home, stay isolated, gargle with salt water and, er... get better?
So my Sunday was spent dealing with the calls and the call backs and the appointments and the waiting so writing didn't happen and may not depending on how today goes and how I feel.
Looks like I'll be cancelling things again all this week, but hopefully I'm on the mend. (The thought I had Saturday night before I woke up with extra bad sore throat was "I'm sick of being sick" so.... time to feel better please!)