Monday, August 31, 2020

List Post: Sick During a Pandemic

The last time I posted here it was Obon vacation and oh boy have things happened since then.

After Obon, I went back to work for a week. However, last Tuesday, my throat started hurting. Long story made short, I wound up at home with some prescription cold medicine. Last week, I taught my lessons remotely from my house over Zoom. Because of Covid restrictions, the earliest I could have gone back was this Thursday. However, I have to be symptom free for three days before I go back, meaning today. Today was also my first full day without any medicine. And guess what...

Today my throat not only hurt worse than it had when I first went to the doctor, and I wound up getting a fever. My temperature had been higher than normal a few times over the past week, but today was the first time it officially became a fever according to Covid guidelines. So, I went back to the doctor.

This time I'm at home with antibiotics instead of cold medicine. The doctor didn't actually test me for anything though. He looked at my throat, listened to my lungs, and then prescribed the antibiotics. Fingers crossed that they'll work because I'll probably cry if I have to go back to the doctor again.

Needless to say, I'm teaching online for at least most of this week again, and I'm hoping for the best.

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