Several years ago I was admitted to the hospital with a case of pneumonia. Within the next twenty-four hours I developed a red spot rash over my entire body. I showed them to a nurse which notified the doctor.
After the doctor left there was a phlebotomist was taking some blood. Soon after that they put a sign on my door that I was in isolation. They suspected measles. I have never had measles. My sisters all contracted mumps, chicken pox, measles. My brother and myself did not end up with any of those. I was a married adult when I had a case of chicken pox, no thanks to a mother who brought their child while he was contagious to Sunday School.
Back to the isolation. I now am in isolation, no visitors, nurses gown up like they are entering a war zone. I am not sure how many days that it lasted, but, it really tried my sanity. I was thankful that I could call my best friend, also my daughter tried to call every morning. I passed the days away watching t.v. and working on my laptop.
Finally the results of the blood work came back, no measles. This had my doctor perplexed.
I began to work backwards to see if I could think of what I may have done different that would cause something like this to happen. I am use to going through the process of elimination because I have certain food allergies that will cause a migraine.
Here’s the results of my backward tracing. It came to be that I did have an allergy, it was the actual hospital bedding that was the culprit. I had my best friend bring me my own bedding, I had a hospital bed at home so I knew my bedding would fit. Within thirty-six hours the measles like rash began to disappear.
So, as you can see, this lock down with the Covid – 19 virus isn’t rattling me because I had a period of isolation already and came out the other side!
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