May 14th, 2020

Touch of the flu

Any other time I would be saying now "I had a touch of the flu over the past couple of days".  Achy, exhausted, a little fever.   But I feel fine now.  Near 100 percent, pretty much like I've done most of my life.  A little sick and then better.  I used to do this once a year or so only getting really sick maybe once every three or so years.  My immune system is, I think, pretty strong.  And I've been getting flu shots annually since 1980 when I joined the military.

I've cancelled two appointments and am withdrawing even further from society for a couple of weeks (how will they live without me?).

Unless and until the government rolls out an antibody test for the masses (in a couple of years is my guess) I won't know what happened.

So far so good, though.  Hoping that whatever it was it doesn't come back.

Found some testing

After filling out a county form with my info and being ignored I finally filled out one our my usual hospital site.  It was a lot longer and had a place for more info.  And apparently they hospital has drive through testing once you've met a threshold which apparently I have.

So now I'm finally part of the 1%.  Just not in the way I'd like. [Full disclosure: In Texas it is actually 2% but that just doesn't sound as good]

I fully expect the results to be negative but since it doesn't matter to me one way or another as long as I'm no worst physically than I currently am I don't much care.  Frankly if this is as sick as I'm going to get (still probably 10 days from being sure of that) I'm thrilled by acquiring the antibodies.

So many what if's in this whole thing.  I've really never seen a problem with so many unknowns.  It is amazing.