- May 29, 2001
I lied. One more update. My pool teammate is also the league operator. His wife posted this on Friday on his league's web page:
"We would like to apologies for paperwork not being on time but XXX has been seriously in bad shape. He has gotten Covid, but he has 2 types of Covid. He has the Omicron and the Delta variant viruses. We don't know how bad it is going to get, but as soon as he starts getting better we will let everyone know. Also, we will let all teams know if we will have league next week.
My pool teammate/friend was finally well enough to play last night, so I had a chance to talk with him at length. Because he previously had Covid and because of the symptoms he was presenting when he went to Urgicare, they ordered the additional Covid tests on him. His tests were sent out to a lab where they could do more advanced testing and the results came back 3 days later. He and his spouse did not hear the doctor incorrectly. He had both variants.
As to the primary care doctor that would not prescribe monoclonal antibodies for him, the doctor is an old-timer, near retirement, and stuck in the past. My friend previously had multiple back surgeries and is having back issues again with bad pain and this same doctor would not refer him to a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon, as "it is not necessary." The doctor is a quack and my friend is in the process of finding a new one.
Last update on this subject. My friend will live and will have a better primary care doctor in the future. The doctor he last saw, not his PCM, told him that it could take 6 months for his lungs to fully clear.