Not for sympathy, as there are many who have had had it and are not here to talk about it.
Prayers right now for those we have lost, and those that were left behind. God bless you all. From the depth of my heart and soul.
I work, which has been a blessing. With the Covid being health related, Citing HIPAA laws where I work, it is prohibited to have any kind of discussion about who has it, and who they were around prior to being diagnosed. I know this won’t be a popular topic, but it begs the question of human decency, and letting those that may have been exposed they may want to go get tested. And right now, it is what I would call “Ripping through us like a hot knife through warm butter.”
If you are compelled, here is the link from HHS, summarizing the HIPAA policy. https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/laws-regulations/index.html
So, this is day three of feeling like crap. My co-worker was out last week. I don’t know if they had Covid, or the flu. We worked closely together their last day the week before, and of course I wanted to know if they tested positive. Casual phone calls between us are nothing new, as we have worked together for three years. Long story short here, they teased me with an answer Friday when I asked if they had gotten their test results back. “I will tell you Monday. I’m coming back Monday.” Which is today.
Unfortuantely, I will not get the answer, as I have been on the couch since Saturday with a non-yielding headache. I don’t get headaches. Ever. I called out sick today, and this afternoon HR called and wanted to know the answers to the litany of their questions. “Do you ave a headache? Have you been around anyone that has Covid? (I said to that, “Maybe, but you told them not to tell me, so I can’t really answer that question. Oh yeah, you had me working in an area on Friday, and an hour later, told me to clear the area so it can be sanitized for Covid. So there’s that.) Do you have a sore throat? Diarrhea? Fever? Who were you around? For how long? Were you wearing a mask? Etc. Masks are mandated at work, and I wear mine all the time. Hope it helped.
So, I have been mandated to go to the doctor and get a PCR Covid test. I will go tomorrow, as today I just can’t picture myself getting in the truck and driving into town to wait in a crowded waiting room.
Symptoms? Not too bad. Feels like the flu is coming on. The headache won’t go away for the third day. I feel a sore throat coming on. I’m tired and a little achy. Not really an appetite, but I will get something to eat after I’m done here. Still have my sense of smell and taste, so that’s good.
Just going to write a little every day, to kinda track what is going on. If it’s the flu, cool. If it’s Covid, it may be interesting to read after I get well.
Stay safe. Be kind and patient.