Staying Open-Minded About Your Healthcare

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I didn't know what I was going to do. After the devastation subsided, I decided to take a very standard, western approach to my healing. Although initial efforts were successful, my cancer recurred a few months later. I endured many additional months of treatment before I started focusing on myself. I decided it was time to incorporate complimentary alternative treatments into my healing regimen, including massage therapy. I can't even begin to tell you how much it changed my life. My healing became a process, instead of something I simply had to endure. I hope that the articles on my website can inspire you to stay open-minded about your own healthcare.

Who Should Be Tested For Covid-19?

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Covid-19 testing is seen just about everywhere, with a number of tests being offered, it doesn't mean everyone should run out and get tested. Just because you get a negative test doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to get the virus later down the road. The best way to protect yourself against Covid-19 is to wash your hands properly and keep your hands off of your face. Stay home as much as you can and only go out when necessary. If you aren't sure if you should be tested for Covid-19, read on for helpful information.

You've Been Around Someone With The Virus

The virus doesn't present itself for nearly two weeks, so there's a good chance you could come into contact with someone that isn't showing any signs at all, then suddenly has the signs a week later. This is why social distancing is also very important. You don't know if someone else could have the virus but hasn't shown signs just yet. If you find out someone you have come into contact with has tested positive for the virus, you should go in for testing. If you aren't presenting any signs yet, there is a chance they may not test you at all. Quarantining yourself for two weeks should be done to prevent spreading the virus further in the event you do have it.

Your Workplace Requires It

If you've been off of work or you've traveled recently, your workplace may actually require that you have testing done. If this is the case, you should get tested. An alternative would be to self-quarantine for two weeks. Some workplaces may require this before returning to work as a precaution to prevent spreading the virus unknowingly to others around you.

You Are Presenting Signs

If you are presenting signs of the virus, such as low-grade fever, mild dry cough, shortness of breath, or body aches, it could be the virus. You should go in for testing just to be sure it isn't the virus. If you do get tested and have a positive test, there's a chance you may be hospitalized, depending on your age and your health, or you may be able to self-quarantine at home while you recover. If you are in self-quarantine at home, it means you have to stay away from everyone in your home and cannot go anywhere to protect your family and others.

If you aren't sure if you should go in for Covid-19 testing, you can call your physician, or a testing site to see if you should go in for a test. Be safe and be smart about your health. Wash your hands, stay home, social distance, and keep your hands away from your face and your mouth. 


29 May 2020