On Tuesday night, I felt the barest hint of a sore throat. It was still there on Wednesday, and I was planning to go out and see music that night, so I took a rapid test — negative.
Went out (masked), had fun. My throat felt fine on Thursday but a bit worse by the time I went to bed last night and when I woke up this morning, so I tested again — positive.
Dammit. My first time.
On the plus side, my symptoms are minimal (the tickle in my throat and a very mild fever), but it still sucks. Had lots of fun plans this weekend and early next week that will now have to be scrapped.
I’m asthmatic and take an immuno-compromising drug, so I’m pretty much the definition of high-risk. But we know by now that people who take the proper precautions (I’m vaccinated and double-boosted) will likely be fine, so I’m not worried. Just part of the reality we all now live with.
Mary has it too, so at least we don’t have to isolate at separate ends of the apartment. The city has a testing site not too far from Uni Watch HQ where they’ll phone in a Paxlovid prescription if you test positive, so we’re going to bike over there later this morning and get that taken care of.
No idea how I got it, but it’s still out there — be careful, people, and stay safe.