Of course, I thought I had Covid.
This past winter, I came down with what I would have assumed was a head and chest cold had it not been for the ongoing pandemic. But I had a slight temperature and some other symptoms that could have been Covid. While I was vaccinated and had stayed inside the air conditioning safety of home to be careful, I had to be sure what I was dealing with. Thankfully, the test came back negative and I had a huge sigh of relief that it wasn’t this awful virus. But that cold just kept going. I felt better after a week or so but the respiratory symptoms were just sticking with me. So I finally made an appointment to see the doctor. I hate sitting in the waiting room that has the HVAC cooling on full blast no matter the season it seems. And I know that this is to prevent infectious transmission and bacterial growth. But it’s super uncomfortable. Still, I had to do it because the effects of the cold had lingered into nearly 2 months. I just wanted to get whatever prescription I needed to take to get rid of the whole thing finally. What I came away with was a prescription to call my HVAC company. That was a bit of a surprise to me indeed. But my doctor thought the indoor air quality of my home was the real culprit of my lingering respiratory issues. She was right because as soon as the HVAC professionals came out to do the ductwork cleaning and ductwork resealing, I got better immediately.