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A stranger poked a three and half inch stick up my nose.

By Curt_Anderson
September 2, 2021 1:35 pm
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This happened in a drive-thru in Medford operated by our local hospital.

I might have had a slight case of Covid for the past couple of days. I was headachy and fatigued. I uncharacteristically took an hour nap yesterday and slept 10 hours last night. I feel mostly better today. I was vaccinated last March but the protection of the vaccine wains over time.

After describing my symptoms, my doctor buddy ordered a PCR* test for me. It could be something else besides Covid causing my symptoms, such as allergies or the smoke from regional forest fires. Besides satisfying my own curiosity if I had Covid or not, the county health department who I spoke to, recommended that I get tested. Plus I believe I will get a measurement of my antibody levels which might determine when I should get a booster shot.

With my wife back east I am more or less self-quarantining. I don't have plans or the need to be in public. I should get my results within the next 48 hours. So then I won't have to wonder if I could infect anybody.


*PCR means polymerase chain reaction. Itís a test to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of the virus even after you are no longer infected.


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Comments:

  1. by HatetheSwamp on September 2, 2021 2:45 pm

    Keep us updated. This time of year I have mild COVID constantly because of allergies.


  2. by Donna on September 2, 2021 5:36 pm
    I predict your test will come back negative. I think a more likely cause is inhalation of forest fire smoke.


  3. by Curt_Anderson on September 2, 2021 7:48 pm
    Donna,
    You're probably right. Although my "sleeping sickness" doesn't match up with smoke inhalation symptoms. Plus since my doctor/friend ordered the test I felt obligated to go.


  4. by Curt_Anderson on September 2, 2021 9:02 pm
    My covid test results came back as "negative" and "not detected".


  5. by HatetheSwamp on September 3, 2021 4:58 am

    Groovy, Curt. So glad to hear it!


  6. by HatetheSwamp on September 3, 2021 4:58 am

    Groovy, Curt. So glad to hear it!


  7. by Donna on September 3, 2021 7:27 am
    Well there ya go! I'm happy to hear that.


  8. by Ponderer on September 3, 2021 7:33 am

    Whew!


  9. by islander on September 3, 2021 12:23 pm
    That's good to hear, Curt! Although the swab up the nose is a bit uncomfortable for a second or two, I think the peace of mind is worth it.




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