A very personal blog

covid suspect

What a start of the year. Seems like everyone’s got covid-like symptoms. Mine started two days ago with mild fevers and headache. Then followed sore throat, cough, colds, body pain, and some vomiting. Thank God we have a dedicated clinic available for teleconsult so I got my prescription and RT-PCR test recommendation immediately. My husband though, who’s my HMO dependent, has to go through other channels. And man was it so hard to reach any telemed representative. Lines are either dead or busy. Intellicare, Medgate, Aventus, none of them are reachable. I’m suspecting they’re all understaffed and super swamped. I feel like the whole country is in a fever frenzy right now, even doctors are sick.

Thank God though cos we were able to connect with a physician who’s a neighbor, so Jeckie was able to teleconsult through him. And now that we both have our prescription and RT-PCR test endorsement, next step is to get our meds and get scheduled for a test. Easy peasy right? 

Oh my gosh no.

I’ve sent out our prescriptions to multiple Mercury Drugstore branches through viber and most of them are out of stock. Thank God though cos we still have enough Neozep and Bioflu for our Paracetamol needs, and we still have a lot of Kamillosan spray and a pack of Strepsils for our sore throat. Nothing urgent so far. But man was it such an ordeal navigating the internet for resources when you have a bad headache.

After a while, I finally got to ordering our meds online from Southstar Drug (appreciate the clean UI and how easy it is to navigate until checkout) but there’s no telling when our meds will arrive cos they’re also facing a surge of orders. Here’s to hoping they arrive within a day or two at most. Or that we recover without needing to take our prescription meds at all.

Meds done, now the RT-PCR test. We wanted something urgent but all of the home service providers we’ve come in contact with only issue sales invoice, and we need an official receipt so we can reimburse it. Our doctor neighboor, who we teleconsulted with earlier, offers the same, and we had to cancel because we needed an OR. Now I’m in communication with Lab on the Run, who says they can issue OR and can schedule us later this evening, but nothing’s final yet. They haven’t returned to me when I said we’d like to continue with the booking. Which kinda makes me anxious because I already cancelled with our doctor neighbor. But oh well, worst case is we get tested on Thursday instead and get the results on Friday. 

We just really need to get the results before the weekend.

I’m feeling a lot better now compared to yesterday. I still took the week off because my body is still in all sorts of pain, and every word I utter threathens to split my throat open. Thankfully my annoying headache has gone away. I think it’s after getting prayed over by my mom, taking a long hot shower, and drinking coffee. I don’t know which one did the trick haha. Anyway, it’s a good thing that I’m gradually feeling better (meaning I can work the kitchen now) because now it’s my husband who feels awfully sick. I’m just glad we’re not both down at the same time cos oh my goodness who’s gonna do the dishes, whew!

If you’re sick as well, praying we’ll get better soon! 🙏