I get home and S says, I thought you didn't believe in using a Minute Clinic.
I woke up knowing something wasn't right. A cold had come on yesterday as the day progressed with a worsening cough and my body was aching all over. As if I had been working out and doing some mega focus on my gluteus. It was a rough night of sleeping even though I was exhausted. I decided I needed to figure out if it was bronchitis or possibly the flu. It's been going around my school and my room had a case this week. I love my doctors - any of them; all of them and they aren't open on Sundays. So, I looked up the closest Minute Clinic and met Nate right when the doors opened. He listened to me with kindness and said let's test for the flu. I really thought he was going to swab my throat and learned quickly no. It's a good thing I didn't know he was going to swab my nostril! Yuck! I survived and he ran through the rest of my vitals. All clear and good. He looks at the flu test - bright red is the final report. His treatment plan - isolation, medicine, rest, a face mask, vitamin C and sure chicken noodle soup. I have been having some self talk lately wishing I could have some time at home just me. This isn't what I had in mind and I'll try to take advantage of it; restfully.
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