by Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach
Change your ending! Just Do It!
Here's my COVID story:
My COVID story was a life lesson for me. My easy week with COVID doesn't mean it's easy for everyone, and I don't mean to negate those with horrible COVID experiences. We've lost several friends (our age) to COVID and it's simply bad... this is my own personal easier-than-expected experience.
My last newsletter said I was sick two days, Saturday and Sunday, but I was negative for COVID.
Well, Surprise Surprise, on Day 3, I tested again, and I was POSITIVE!
By then, day 3, I felt fine... yes, I coughed a bit (but I have a chronic asthma cough), and I was stuffy but that's often a norm for me too.
I felt normal -- but I was positive for COVID.
Thank goodness for one wise reader who left her COVID STORY. As I read, I thought I had better test once ore (after THREE negative tests in two days)... guess what?
Yes, I was positive!
What I learned:
1) I always write here that we all have something to share. You may think you don't, but if she didn't write her short post, I could have spread COVID all over Assisted Living thinking I was negative. Thank you for making an effort to share your two cents!
2) When I took the COVID tests and got three negative results, I used an "old" tester (when the government mailed to us). I also had Terry get more free testers from the pharmacy with his Medicare card. I tried both testers, a day apart and both showed as negative. I still don't know if we didn't do it perfectly correctly, if the test was bad, or if it was my type of COVID that took longer to show up. Maybe I should have visited a drive-up pharmacy for a test.
3) Go get some free testers from your pharmacy. They are free with a Medicare Card. Don't wait until you or your family needs them -- have them on hand for the next time you don't feel quite up to par...
I pray COVID is as simple on you as it was for me! I know it's milder for many now, but this was seriously not what I expected.
Anyone else with a COVID story? Add yours below. I'm curious now.