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Old 11-17-2020, 05:36 PM   #1
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Who has been tested?

I just got my second negative test results for Covid. Had to get tested again as there was a PT employee at lumberyard who has gotten it... Had first test in September, just because insurance offered to send it...

ďAmericans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.Ē Ė James Madison.
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:06 PM   #2
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Not yet. It looks painful.
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:34 PM   #3
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Unfortunately due to my job I have been tested close to a dozen times. I work with several Paramedics who have been positive, in fact we almost lost one guy. He was in the hospital for 6-7 weeks and it didn't look god. Luckily he pulled through. We are in houses every day that are positive and all we can do is take precautions. Mask, face shield, gown taped at the wrists, it is a tough way to work but I think its necessary. I am required to disinfect the fire truck twice daily as well as the entire station. As of Monday we have to wear a mask in the station 24 hours a day.

The test is not pleasant if the wrong person is doing it, some are gentle but others seem like they pull the swab out with a pick up truck!
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:33 PM   #4
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Gave blood again last month reached 64 pints and got a 8 gallon pin for it and they check for antibodies, mine negative so I have not had the Wuflu

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Old 11-17-2020, 10:45 PM   #5
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I had to be tested before I was on tv. It felt like I had my memories erased.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:40 AM   #6
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Our tests were from Labcorp through Pixel. No cost to us when ordered through our health insurance online after signing in. Arrived within 24 hours. Drop off at Fedex (not on weekend) and results within 24 hours.
So that was easier than waiting in the long lines shown on TV news. Also instructions do not have you reaching through your sinuses into the base of your brain...

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Old 11-18-2020, 12:12 PM   #7
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I got the brain piercer test back in June and it sucked. Iíve since been tested 2 more times at work (I work in healthcare). I do it myself with the short swab and itís a piece of cake. The short swab tests supposedly arenít as accurate as the other one though.
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I tested posi beginning of october. Been working through since this all started and been trying to be as careful as possible. Carpenter on kitchen remodel tested posi and we were both feeling a little "#^&#^&#^&#^& so the second we heard we tested and ended up positve....barely even saw him really..98% of the time left the key and never had direct contact. anyway nasal swab test wasnt as bad as I was led to believe...felt like a bad sneeze coming on. Either way F covid ....lucky to have had a so called mild case but I will say six weeks after I still dont feel quite right. stay safe .....

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I got tested back in august to travel to Maine went through urgent care on rt 1 in plainville. Just the throat swab but wife and I both tested negative
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Gave blood again last month reached 64 pints and got a 8 gallon pin for it and they check for antibodies, mine negative so I have not had the Wuflu
Nice job Slip. I try to get to a drive occasionally. Probably have done 4 units the last few years. I need to step that up a bit.

The one thing that really turns me off is that once the Red Cross gets your info they hound you all the time. Almost to the point you want to tell them to pound sand.

Very important to do!

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vEery two weeks for work via Pixel and FedEx. Way better than having to go in person anywhere these days.
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Nice job Slip. I try to get to a drive occasionally. Probably have done 4 units the last few years. I need to step that up a bit.

The one thing that really turns me off is that once the Red Cross gets your info they hound you all the time. Almost to the point you want to tell them to pound sand.

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I tested posi beginning of october. Been working through since this all started and been trying to be as careful as possible. Carpenter on kitchen remodel tested posi and we were both feeling a little "#^&#^&#^&#^& so the second we heard we tested and ended up positve....barely even saw him really..98% of the time left the key and never had direct contact. anyway nasal swab test wasnt as bad as I was led to believe...felt like a bad sneeze coming on. Either way F covid ....lucky to have had a so called mild case but I will say six weeks after I still dont feel quite right. stay safe .....
Glad itís not bad for you Jenn, still the unknown is scary.
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Unfortunately due to my job I have been tested close to a dozen times. I work with several Paramedics who have been positive, in fact we almost lost one guy. He was in the hospital for 6-7 weeks and it didn't look god. Luckily he pulled through. We are in houses every day that are positive and all we can do is take precautions. Mask, face shield, gown taped at the wrists, it is a tough way to work but I think its necessary. I am required to disinfect the fire truck twice daily as well as the entire station. As of Monday we have to wear a mask in the station 24 hours a day.

The test is not pleasant if the wrong person is doing it, some are gentle but others seem like they pull the swab out with a pick up truck!
Be safe itís hard in the line of fire. My son is Boston ems and medic and has lost coworkers to this virus, I hope vaccination begins soon for you guys and gals on the front line.
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I have not been tested, but my wife gets tested every week. She works at a nursing home where she has been employed for the last 49 years. They have lost dozens of patients to the virus. Her mother, a patient at the home, will turn 101 years old next month. She tested positive a few months ago, but was asymptomatic. Most visitation at the nursing home has been halted. My mom passed away this past june, at 93...not from covid. Last time I saw her alive was through the window of her room at the nursing home she was in. She gave me a little smile.
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