Tim's Covid test update: because Ohio's curve is basically a vertical line, all the CVSs and Walgreens that are doing Covid test appointments are fully booked. I suggested he call his PCP, because if they're doing Covid tests, he probably wouldn't need an appointment per se -- they could probably fit him in to have a nurse do the test.
Tim talked to PCP in person, told him the circumstances around his co-worker testing positive (ie, their work shifts only overlap for 2 hours, Tim's interaction with co-worker was minimal, Tim always wears a mask, co-worker did not wear a mask). PCP said that he doesn't think Tim needs to get tested.
I generally trust Tim's PCP, especially after he caught Tim's busted mitral valve so early. But I'm iffy about this. I agree that Tim's exposure was minimal, but I just feel like the inconvenience of a Covid test is worth it.
Ugh, I'm sorry the PCP shot it down.
WTF? Why not get tested? Hmph.
And I expect I'm going to be progressively angrier as it gets closer to Thanksgiving and people are just fucking jetting off to have 20-person dinners with their families while I sit at home because driving to see my family seemed too risky.
Dana, on the other hand, you won't be in the hospital with COVID for Christmas. It's a trade-off.
Yes, it will be Thanksgiving for 2 this year and I am fine with that.
Doing the dance of getting my Buffista number for a post number.
I don't regret my decision. It's just not fair. I have to behave because other people can't be bothered. People who literally have no choice are getting sick and dying because other people make the selfish, self-serving choice.
Not cool Tim’s doctor.
And I just feel like I want to drag everyone who is having trouble getting tested to MA because we haven’t had any trouble with that yet.
Ahhh, new thread smell. I dig it.
Hello new thread! I shall still pursue the foamy goodness wherever I may find it.
This is a quote from my brother's email when I wrote him considering a visit since it has been so long.
.... we'll be here. Be forewarned though, we are not as passionate about masks, testing and sanitizers as you are.
Yeah, I love ya bro, but maybe next year. I feel bad because my sister depends on brother and his wife to take her to doctor's appointments, shopping, and so forth. She goes as little as possible but she still shares a vehicle with them at times.