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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 03:44 PM

I'm getting tested for Covid tomorrow.

Someone with whom I work tested positive as did her husband. I'm told she's not sick, but her husband is mildly ill.

I'm a little annoyed, because while everyone at work has been wearing a mask, she was one of the people who kept pulling it down from her nose. We've had a few people who test the limits, and she was one.

It's especially annoying because I'm high risk, and I distributed the secret Santa gifts, being white haired and fat, dressed as Santa Claus. I was heavy on the hand sanitizer handling the gifts, and wearing a mask over the beard, but still...

My wife tells me if the test - it's a PCR - doesn't hurt, it's not good. She keeps pointing out to me that the test is painful to get; if you don't wince when they poke the swab up your nose, it doesn't count. That's great of her to let me know, since I'm a big baby. I love her anyway.

It would be good to know if I have it of course, particularly if I have one of those nice mild strains that are going around. Other than a stuffy nose, I feel great. It would, of course, be even better to learn that I do not have it.

At my age, one feels one's mortality in all sorts of ways beyond this, but in the worst case, were I to kick off, I can have no regrets, as my life has been fabulous indeed, better I think, than I actually deserved.

I hope, of course, not to go just yet. It would be a wonderful cap to a wonderful life to see the fat idiot orange racist out of the White House and being dragged, whining and screaming, through a legal system under the restored rule of law.

Then again, during the last US Civil War, many of the people who died to determine the outcome didn't live to see that outcome, but it all turned out alright, in a sense, anyway. That first Civil War our nation's first necessary major strike against our intrinsically racist history, and if I don't live the outcome of this present cold (as of yet) Civil War, I am confident that the American people will ultimately prevail against the crimes of our past, and in so doing, become a better country. It is well that we faced this down, this hydra of racism that the pustule Trump brought to the surface, here and now, and and I trust Americans, real Americans, will continue to face it down.

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Reply I'm getting tested for Covid tomorrow. (Original post)
NNadir Dec 2020 OP
Skittles Dec 2020 #1
safeinOhio Dec 2020 #4
Skittles Dec 2020 #7
safeinOhio Dec 2020 #10
Skittles Dec 2020 #11
safeinOhio Dec 2020 #12
KT2000 Dec 2020 #2
Harker Dec 2020 #3
WA-03 Democrat Dec 2020 #5
Dale Neiburg Dec 2020 #6
rurallib Dec 2020 #8
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2020 #9
malaise Dec 2020 #13

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 03:49 PM

1. chin up, NNadir

even if you are covid positive this virus CAN be beat - also, I know people who have gotten the test and they said while of course it wasn't pleasant it did not hurt

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:09 PM

4. I've been tested 8 times.

No pain, just uncomfortable.
Best of luck and take care.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:20 PM

7. may I ask

why you have been tested so many times?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 06:09 PM

10. A couple of times to the ER and

a pacemaker installed.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 06:25 PM

11. ahhhh

OK......hoping you....stay safe in Ohio

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 06:37 PM

12. Thanks, feeling better than ever.

Back to running 3.2 miles 3 times a week.


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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 03:49 PM

2. hoping for the best

Vitamins C and D and then there was an article yesterday about melatonin.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/covid-19-sleep-pandemic-zzzz/617454/

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:00 PM

3. Stay positive about being negative.

Best to you.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:14 PM

5. I had a PCR

The long probe didnít go far into the sinus cavity. It was quick and painless. I did it prior to surgery. Not sure why your wife thinks you need it to go deep in if there is mucus basically at the opening. I did worse to myself prior to the test with a q tip trying to understand the pain.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:16 PM

6. I've had both rapid and regular tests

Both were unpleasant. Neither was at all painful. Both were negative.

Biggest problem for me was the time required to get results, since the labs are swamped. The regular test took 8 days to get results (they had said to allow 5-7 business days, so they did OK there). The rapid test -- the 15-minute one -- took 4 days and 7 hours.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:54 PM

8. good luck

Seems like there is at least one idiot in every office.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 05:27 PM

9. I've been tested 13 times in the last month -- all negative.

It tickles mostly, and you'll likely sneeze afterwards. Really, it's nowhere nearly as bad as you've heard.

Good luck with it.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 07:26 PM

13. Hope you're OK

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