My Rapid Covid test was meant to be returned in only 15 minutes. That was at 5 PM, yesterday. After checking the online results page until I went to bed last night, there weren’t any results posted.

When the pharmacy opened today I got a return call that said my test was negative. Since this was 10 days after my cough started, I feel pretty sure that it’s right and I won’t need a re-test. If the test came back negative, the doctor told me that he would just treat me for bronchitis.

So, I’ll keep taking the antibiotics, Mucinex, and steroids. I’ll also keep taking my vitamins and drink lots of fluids. Because I don’t feel like doing anything anyway, it won’t be hard to make myself rest.

So, this gross episode of sickness was nothing more than a stomach virus followed by bronchitis. I will be nothing but happy when this thing runs it’s course. I know that so many of us are dealing with extra illnesses on top of our regular chronic illnesses. It makes it really hard to get back to our normal.


No matter how bad I feel, I know that God has answered many prayers for me. I’m still coughing, but He took away the vomiting and now I can eat food. I can take all of my medications. My Covid test was negative. Many of my loved ones are sick and some have been exposed, but they don’t have Covid.

I have many more prayers to wait on: a healthy grandbaby on the way, hubby’s cancer treatment continuing to work, and protection for us all.

@2022, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my experiences and opinions, and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

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