I was kind of sick last week. I feel much better this week, but I have a lingering cough. On Wednesday night, I noticed that my back hurt, kind of in the region of my lungs. Yesterday morning, it was really uncomfortable. I decided to go to the doctor, since I will soon be traveling and won’t be able to be in-network.
When I made the appointment, and had to fill in a “why”, I wrote “cough”. When I checked in, they gave me a mask. It’s more common here for sick people to wear masks. At the doctors office, it’s very common.
I think it’s hard to talk with someone when part of their face is covered and you can’t see their expression. Since I was masked, I tried to use a cheery voice when I talked, and I tried to smile with my eyes.
Oh, and the doctor didn’t know my my lungs were hurting. He did an x-ray, and it’s not pneumonia, so at least I know that.
After my doctor visit, I drove to the west side, where my cousin Becky and her family are staying on their vacation. It was so fun to chat a little. I didn’t have to wear a mask for the occasion, so you can easily see my smile in our picture together.