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Wed May 13, 2020, 03:06 PM

Got tested today.

The county I live in has opened testing to anyone who lives in the county for free. It was quick and painless. We drove up, they checked our IDs and asked a few questions, took the swabs which did not hurt but did make us sneeze, and we drove off.

Our 28th anniversary is next week, and this was truly the oddest date we have ever been on. Did feel like we were in a sci to movie with everyone wearing white coveralls and full face masks, and people walking around in fatigues. These were real military, with no guns.

My husband goes back to work next week, he was sent home at full pay because he was over 60, as was everyone else over 60 in his company. He was able to do some work from home, but wants to make sure he has a clean bill of health before he goes back in. Neither of us have any signs of covid, other than the ones that mimic old age like body aches.

It was very well done. I hope everyone has a chance to get checked. They did tell us it will take 5 to 7 days to get the results. I do not know who is processing the tests.

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Reply Got tested today. (Original post)
Tech May 2020 OP
TEB May 2020 #1
Tech May 2020 #3
StarryNite May 2020 #2
Tech May 2020 #5
roamer65 May 2020 #4
Tech May 2020 #6
roamer65 May 2020 #8
BigmanPigman May 2020 #18
roamer65 May 2020 #24
BigmanPigman May 2020 #25
roamer65 May 2020 #26
BigmanPigman May 2020 #28
roamer65 May 2020 #30
PaulRevere08 May 2020 #21
roamer65 May 2020 #43
LizBeth May 2020 #29
intrepidity May 2020 #32
roamer65 May 2020 #33
LAS14 May 2020 #7
Tech May 2020 #9
salin May 2020 #22
Tech May 2020 #27
salin May 2020 #37
BComplex May 2020 #10
Tech May 2020 #12
BComplex May 2020 #14
Alex4Martinez May 2020 #11
Tech May 2020 #13
Ford_Prefect May 2020 #15
Tech May 2020 #17
Cha May 2020 #16
Tech May 2020 #19
Cha May 2020 #20
Karadeniz May 2020 #23
Tech May 2020 #34
Roland99 May 2020 #31
Tech May 2020 #36
Maru Kitteh May 2020 #35
DFW May 2020 #38
Tech May 2020 #39
DFW May 2020 #40
Tech May 2020 #41
jmg257 May 2020 #42

Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:08 PM

1. Good luck friends

And what a Date romance is not dead

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Response to TEB (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:15 PM

3. We still had fun, being sci fi fans. Sent a surreal pic to our daughter. Odd times.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:11 PM

2. Nothing like a hot date with a nose swab. LOL

That was very a responsible thing you and your husband did. I hope the results are negative for both of you. Take care.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #2)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:17 PM

5. Thanks, we thought so. Plus I admit to being curious. They asked about our smoking history.

so we might be an experiment to them.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:17 PM

4. I am waiting for the results of my antibody test.

Good luck to you!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:18 PM

6. Same to you, I would like to have that as well if all is clear. I hope that is also offered

in the near future.

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Response to Tech (Reply #6)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:27 PM

8. I got it because I had something very similar to CV in early January.

It was either a rogue virus or CV.

I am curious as well.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:06 PM

18. Did anyone you know get this at about the same time where you live?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:57 PM

24. Yes.

My sister and coworkers.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #24)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:03 PM

25. I think you may be the DUer

I recall saying something like this a couple of months ago and it stuck in my mind as you may have been one of the firsts that people "missed" counting at the beginning of this.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #25)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:06 PM

26. Was very similar symptoms if it wasn't CV.

I need to know because I take care of an elderly father. Iíve been waiting for the antibody test.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #26)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:08 PM

28. If you have antibodies it would be nice if they

help to give you immunity (even if it is just short term). I wish we knew more answers.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #28)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:37 PM

30. No one really knows at this point.

It may be full immunity, it may be nothing...if I have them of course.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:24 PM

21. Got the blood done yesterday and results this morning. Negative

Sorta wished for a different result.

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Response to PaulRevere08 (Reply #21)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:32 AM

43. Same here.

I tested negative as well.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:30 PM

29. Our whole front desk went down Jan 6. Oregon so not far from Wa, first case. I am thinking

we might have been exposed also. Do a Op when you hear about your test and hopefully I can catch it especially if it shows you had it. I want to take one of those tests too. Way back in Feb we were thinking we already had it.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:45 PM

32. Please post a thread when you get the antibody results

There was at least one long thread here of DUers describing a similar situation, myself included. It'd be nice to start hearing if any have antibodies.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #32)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:48 PM

33. I will consider it.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:21 PM

7. I don't understand the point of random testing with a 5 to 7 day wait.

What is the benefit of knowing you had it a week ago? Or you didn't have it a week ago? What benefit were you looking for?

tia
las

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #7)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:38 PM

9. We will have the results before my husband has to go back, and hopefully it will help the

Science and health community. My daughter has opted to wait, she is 8 months pregnant and will get tested right before she gives birth. I figure it doesn't hurt, it may help. If it helps for the future, I am all about it.

I lost my dad and my brother to cancer. They both had testing and procedures done that they knew would be of no help to them, but now people survive longer than my family members did with the same types of cancer. I like to think they helped. It may not help anyone, but the experts seem to think testing helps. It only took a few minutes of my time. We are also in a county which was hit kind of hard, as we have meat packing plants.

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Response to Tech (Reply #9)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:32 PM

22. Beautiful sentiment and perspective

I am going to adopt it - as it fits my father, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1985. At that point, if not detected early enough (before any spread) and fully removed there was a 7 year ave life expectancy - which was true for my father. They (Dr.s) thought they had caught it soon enough, went to operate, and found it had spread to another nodule. From that point on it all efforts were primarily to slow the progression. He was treated through the Indiana U. medical school affiliated institution (from where his son and d-i-l graduated) I don't know that he participated in tests, but I rather think he would have. 20 years later his son-in-law was diagnosed. Treatment has revolutionized in the ensuing year. 7 years out my bil (Dad's aforementioned sil) remained cancer free - and continues to do so today.


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Response to salin (Reply #22)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:08 PM

27. I agree, my husband went through prostate cancer treatment a few years ago, so far so good.

Your father may have helped with my husband's recovery. My dad died from lung cancer, my brother from multiple myaloma. So from my family to yours, thank you and good wishes for continued health.

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Response to Tech (Reply #27)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:58 PM

37. Likewise, Tech.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:43 PM

10. What state do you live in?

Here in my county in NC you have to have a doctor recommend to the health department that you get a test. I've heard some counties you can have the doctor test you and he/she will send it to LabCorp.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #10)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:47 PM

12. Wisconsin. It was like that last week, they have slowly opened up the testing. 2 days ago we could b

tested if we had one symptom. Now it is for anyone who wants to be tested.They also extended the testing into next week.

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Response to Tech (Reply #12)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:48 PM

14. That's great. And....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:45 PM

11. Cool. I was tested Saturday. Nasal swab was not nearly as bad as anticipated.

Happy Anniversary!!!

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Reply #11)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:48 PM

13. Thanks. He is a very patient man.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 04:21 PM

15. Congratulations on reaching 28. Sounds like you have much to celebrate.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #15)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:02 PM

17. We do.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 04:46 PM

16. Well Done, Tech! Thank you for telling us! You must live

in amazing place that you can get tested bc you need to in order for your husband to got back to work!

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:18 PM

19. I was surprised it was offered, but Evers is doing a good job. Like many tourist areas, lots

are hurting here. I hope this helps get things opened. I am glad they are doing something constructive to deal with this craziness. I am going to miss the husband, but I have gained 10 pounds since he is home. And we know we will get along when he does retire.

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Response to Tech (Reply #19)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:24 PM

20. Aha.. TY for the additional

information.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:36 PM

23. Happy anniversary! Hope your husband's work is safe for everyone...your mention of meat plants

Got me worried...take care!❤

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #23)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:49 PM

34. Thanks. The all knowing Republican based WI Supreme Court just said we can open the state.

So who knows if it will be a soft opening.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:40 PM

31. I've wanted to. Is it paranoid of me to think they'll log my DNA?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #31)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:50 PM

36. We have been kind of joking about what they inserted with the swabs. Too much sci fi

In my past.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 06:49 PM

35. I got tested today too. Had a low-grade fever yesterday, serious malaise/body aches. Feel

just fine today but couldn't shake the low-grade fever even with Tylenol so I had to call work and let them know. Sucks because now I have to have two negative tests before I can go back to work. Oh well. Def. better safe than sorry. I couldn't live with myself if I did have it and brought it in to my vets.


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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 02:49 PM

38. Lucky you!

Here in our part of Germany, it is still impossible without connections, which we don't have.

The answer today was again "if you are not showing symptoms, stay home as much as you can and don't call us unless you start showing serious symptoms."

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Response to DFW (Reply #38)

Thu May 14, 2020, 03:08 PM

39. As with many is WI, My husband and I each have German ancestry, as proven from spitting

in a tube some years ago. I am sad that I will never get to travel to Germany. I do hope you get testing soon.

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Response to Tech (Reply #39)

Thu May 14, 2020, 03:59 PM

40. Dsseldorf has said it has "upped" testing to 800 people a day

That means we should get tested some time in the next 3 years.

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Response to DFW (Reply #40)

Thu May 14, 2020, 04:27 PM

41. I watch the numbers on world o meter. Testing in Wisconsin is around 23,000/million population. USA

About 32,000/million, Germany 37,000/million. I am sure all sorts of variables go into the numbers. People in government getting tested every day. Hit and miss for the rest of us. Strange times.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 04:42 PM

42. Cool - good thing to see people able to get a test if they want to!

Around here is the same way.

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