So it turns out I have been kind of sick after all. The doctor just called and said my strep test came back positive. I wish I’d known this four days ago because I’d be four days into meds by now and feeling a whole lot better. But he did do a rapid strep test that came back negative so you can’t blame him for assuming I’d just picked up a bug.
No biggie. So I lay low for a while. I can deal. But what’s frustrating about the whole mess is that had this doc not worked me in on short notice and been gracious enough to accommodate my work/travel schedule, who knows whom else I would have gotten sick? It’s not like I didn’t know I needed medical attention or wasn’t willing to see a doctor. It’s that there was no doctor to see.
Just one more reason why access to health care for everyone is so important.
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