So, this happened. I've had the sniffles for the past couple of weeks but nothing bad. I was exposed to COVID and was tested, both at home and PCR. Nothing! Negative! I'm good, right? Thought so.

Late last week I began feeling worse, sneezing, runny nose, and pretty achy, but assumed it was simply a winter cold, possibly the flu, which I usually get because I didn't have a headache, sore throat, or fever. I was losing my voice, never a good thing, but sometimes that happens, too. However, I thought just to be on the safe side I'd better test again with another PCR test by the Health Department. Oops, POSITIVE! Who, me?

Cassette rapid test for COVID-19
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Yep, ME! I am fully vaccinated and boosted, but I have a breakthrough case. Where did I get it? Who knows because the Omicron COVID variant spreads so easily. I feel very fortunate that I am vaccinated because at my age, some of my friends swear I knew Moses, one needs to be extra careful.

My symptoms have been just a bad cold, sneezing, very runny nose, Kleenex and I are best buds and some achiness. And, of course, I am quarantined. That sucks, but needs to be done. Not only to protect those I work with, but family and friends and any other establishments I may visit. I am feeling a bit better each day, and that's good. I'm drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy, and getting lots of rest. All good for healing!

So what about the radio show? Thanks to our Chief Engineer, Mike Maciejewski, once again I am set up in my home office to broadcast all this week. CDC says I could come back after 5-days, which would be Wednesday, but to be totally safe, I'll stay home for the week.

Andy Rent
Andy Rent

I can't stress enough that the vaccinations work, along with the booster. I have no doubt that I would be much sicker had I not been. It has kept me out of the hospital or worse.

So, in the meantime, I'll be talking to you in the comfort of my own jammies!


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