Well, not literally, but it sure felt like it. Had my COVID-19 test done this morning. I’ve been having issues this week but they are starting to improve. I don’t think its COVID but I was recommended to be tested because I’m in regular contact with healthcare leaders.
Man that “swab” sucks. They jam it WAAAAY up the nose and rotate it. I’m pretty sure they will know what I’ve been thinking about lately. Hope they like HAM radio info.
The line was also mighty, but it was still way shorter than yesterday when I initially went.
On the plus side, I wasn’t having heart attacks like I felt like this weekend.
I woke up Sunday morning early with a strong pain in my chest and left arm, flush skin, lightheadedness and difficulty breathing. I got my wife up because I was trying to figure out if I needed emergency service. It was a long debate because I was about an hour away from a hospital that was on the other side of a mountain and we didn’t know what we would have done with the kids had I needed to call an ambulance. In the end I waited, we left the next day and despite having one more instance as we went up over the mountain we didn’t stop at the hospital and made it all the way home before I got checked out at the instacare. They did an EKG and determined that no, I wasn’t dying but that it was probable a severe case of acid reflux that caused inflammation in the lungs. I have reflux issues and we had 2 spicy meals in a row. That accounted for the flush, lightheadedness and difficulty breathing and this probably accounted for the sore left arm
I got both my girls up with me on the surfboard and since im left foot forward the left arm got a workout.
Since then I had a bad sinus headache and some lingering breathing problems so I called on it and the doc and I concluded that it was likely a sinus infection. huh. Could be from the water as it was 59 degrees and might have clogged up my sinuses even though the water is very clean.
Long story short: Lots of minor health issues this week that combined to feel bigger than they probably are that resulted in my brain being stabbed by a woman in a scary looking outfit.
Oh I forgot to mention that the instant they recommended a test the wheels were set in motion such that I can’t return to work next week without a negative test and a clear bill of health from the health nurse, in addition they automatically sent an email to my boss letting them know. So...yeah. Im pretty sure I will be able to get cleared but if not then I’ve got all next week free, even if I am negative.