By Kyle Dinwiddie, PRC-Saltillo Blogger
In my lifetime, I have had two things happen involving my nose. Last year I had surgery on my neck. But before surgery, the doctor wanted to check my vocal cords. He explained that he was going to put a scope into my nose that would go down my throat to look at my vocal cords. He reassured me it would be SO easy and would just "tickle" a bit. Well...he lied. The next morning around 6:30 a.m. as I was still sound asleep, my mom heard voices outside the room. Then suddenly a team of doctors came bounding into my room with this scope ready to go. I barely had time to wake up as they stuck the scope into my nose and down my throat. And unlike what the doctor said, it was a dreadful ordeal.
That was 2019, and this is 2020, aka the Corona-19 Virus year. I was scheduled to have an outpatient procedure at our local hospital. But before having the procedure, I had to have a COVID test. My family and I drove to the COVID test site where some people in white hazmat suits motioned us to drive up to a tent in the parking lot. One of the Hazmat ladies approached our vehicle and asked, "Who is having the test?" My mom pointed to me and then the hazmat person disappeared into the tent. Before I knew it, she showed up at MY window. Even though she was very nice and explained to me what she was going to do, I wasn’t ready for what happened next. As my dad helped to hold my head still, the nurse stuck a long skinny stick up into my left nostril. Then she proceeded to swirl this strange-looking Q-tip around and around like someone stirring sugar into iced tea. Tears started shooting out from my eyes and my nostril began to burn as she twirled it fifteen times. It was extremely uncomfortable, but I couldn’t say that it hurt. And I have to say that my nostril has never been so open and clear.
The news reports lately can be very overwhelming with all this news about the Coronavirus and the possible next wave. Even my own family has been feeling the stress, but I don't believe that we need to give in to the negativity. As I have mentioned before in other blogs, I always, and I do mean ALWAYS try to look for the good, or as I like to call it "The Funny Side of Life." I have a life theory that something good always comes out of something bad. It’s like a chain reaction! Each time something bad happens, something good is bound to happen. And something good is going to happen, SOON! One good thing is I got my Coronavirus test over with and I cleaned out my left nostril.
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