Day 542 from bedroom isolation for the first time in all these days of COVID-19 🦠 💉😷

After all these days of writing the blog I’ve finally come into close contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19.

I’m in the bedroom in self isolation after taking a PCR test and waiting on results.

I have to be honest and say that I’m not feeling great. In the olden days (😂🤣😂) I’d have said I was coming down with a cold. I have that strange cold feeling at the back of my throat, it’s not sore yet but it feels like it’s coming. My noise is sniffly. My head is sore too. Here’s hoping that’s all it is.

I did also clatter my forehead off a van this morning too and it’s surprisingly sore. I was taking photos of the interior of a customer’s van and didn’t see the headliner was still on the van and hadn’t been cut out yet and walloped right into it. I actually hit the floor for a minute…. Not passed out just nursing the clatter 🤕

Will COVID tests ever feel more bearable. Honest to god, you end up boaking and retching all over the place and then your eyes water…. It’s the most horrible thing. Actually as I wrote that I realised that’s an awful thing to say as nothing must be more horrible than having COVID-19 and feeling dreadful.

So my first PCR…. I’m sure most people know but I promised this blog would be a record of life during covid and I have pretty much given up writing about it…. You have to go online and fill out a form and book a drive through appointment. Once I heard about the close contact and realised I wasn’t feeling great, I booked one straight away.

I had to drive to Dreghorn Fire Station where they have a mobile testing unit.

You drive up to a reception van and the guy made me put on my mask and wind up the window just to a small gap. (Why on earth would that not have crossed my mind?!?)

He gave me a pack including the test and I had to drive to a parking space in the car park and follow all of the instructions and take my own test.

My anxiety doesn’t like reading instructions and deciding what to do under pressure. I like someone to tell me what to do so I don’t get it wrong. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

But I managed it. Obviously 🙄 The hardest part was trying to open the hazmat bag that the test goes into…. I was actually talking to myself at one point thinking how daft I would be asking them to talk me through opening the bag… 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😳🤣

Once your done you put your hazard lights on and they come over to you. They asked me to put my window up a bit higher. Then they scanned the QR code they give you when you book andbthen the scan the bar code on your hazmat bag.

You then have to drop the hazmat bag (containing the test!) out of the window and into a hazmat box that they open and hold up to the window.

All done. Just have to hide out in the bedroom until I get the results.

I came home and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom for Craig. We need him to keep healthy so he can keep working!!

I set up the home office and did some work in my tartan jammies bottoms. 🤣🤣

What a day!

Craig came home and said not to worry he would make dinner. Good. Then the takeout arrived!

So I’m all set up in the bedroom. Is it wrong that I’m enjoying a chance to have to stay put for a wee while. Of course the PCR results to come back negative tomorrow but for now I’m in here…..watching tv, candles lit, I’ve my crochet and books and Craigs smiley but masked face checking in every now and then 😷🤣😘

Stay safe everyone 😷🤕♥️

6 thoughts on “Day 542 from bedroom isolation for the first time in all these days of COVID-19 🦠 💉😷

  1. Hope your test comes back negative Julie. I had moved rooms even before Doug had his PCR test after his close contact call. 😅 As you know he did test positive and I managed to escape the dreaded covid.

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    1. Yeah you did really well!!! Not sure where Craig is as I was out for the count last night but he’s not here! I think he might be on the couch?!? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🤣 xx

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