We got two pieces of good news today, and both involved negative results.
Do two negatives make a positive? Or is it that a double negative cancels out and makes a positive?
Whatever. All I know is that we had good news.
First Negative: No Breast Cancer Gene!
Now this is good news, in that I am relieved that I do not feel like I need to fear my own body.
However, it’s true that this is no guarantee that I will not get breast cancer. In fact, my mother was also negative for the gene indicators, and she did get breast cancer.
So while it is not a get-out-of-jail-free card, it’s still a relief.
I wrote earlier about there being an expiration date stamped on my butt. Well now, it feels like instead of an expiration date, perhaps it’s more of a sell by date.
Everyone knows you can keep stuff waaaaay after that sell by date, right?
Second Negative: No Covid!
This evening, Chico and I both got our results for the nasal swab test we had yesterday.
We are both negative for Covid! Hooray!
We are, however, still required to quarantine as the Bear was in contact with a positive case only last Friday. We’ve got about 9 more days of quarantine to go.
We’re watching him like a hawk for symptoms and we’re taking our temperatures daily.
Winter is coming. Cold and flu season is upon us. We’ve had our flu shots, (GET YOUR FLU SHOTS!) but I feel like in this, The Time of Covid, any symptom, no matter how mild, is going to make us think, “COVID!”
With that in mind, we have some hard thinking to do, and some decisions to make.
We may withdraw ourselves into our own family lockdown again. Or at least, stay all four of us at home so that we feel more comfortable expanding our bubble to our close family members.
You know: the people we’ll want to see inside when the weather really gets cold.
We’re having days like this: