I was at a funeral of a friend last Friday and the church was packed.
Before the service had begun, my brother in law, gave me a Eucalyptus sweet.
The service began and l had a fit of coughing, you know that sort of cough, the more you try to stifle it, the more you cough. Next thing, the lady in front of me started to cough!
At the wake, l saw the lady that was coughing and jokingly said, l hoped it wasn’t my coughing that started her off?
‘You’ve got a Covid cough’ she replied.
I said, ‘l haven’t, it was a tickle after eating a Eucalyptus sweet’.
‘I’ve had Covid and that’s the cough, l had’, she retorted.
I felt sure l hadn’t got Covid, I had absolutely no other symptoms of any sort. I’d had my two Pfizer vaccinations, (l know they haven’t protected everyone) but she put the seed into my mind… that l might have it.
My daughter dropped off a Covid test. I didn’t know what to do with it, so she sent me a video giving me a step by step instruction.
Good Grief, what a task that was, l was heaving and retching all over the place, l thought the stick that was so far up my nose would come out of my eye!
Anyway, l put it in the tester, waited 30 minutes and it was negative.
In the meantime, another Covid test came in the post that my other daughter had ordered for me online.
I decided to do that one as well as it is supposed to be more accurate.
So after another heaving, retching and nose job. I completed it and it was sent off.
Later, one of my daughters said, ‘Did you register it?’
‘Aye what… errmm, no l didn’t. I thought my details and barcode would indicate who had sent it’.
Luckily, l had taken a pic of the box and the Royal Mail tracking details before l posted it! I found my ID number on the front of the booklet.
I await the results.
I feel confident, that l am fine and the woman was just pointing out her symptoms.
But the palaver you have to go through, doing the test is not what l envisaged at all!
Did anyone else have the same trouble?
NB. I have requested that they send me an antibody home test kit as well… that should be fun!!