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Tue May 26, 2020, 03:21 PM

Update: NEGATIVE I was just tested for Covid-19 - and the dreaded nasal swab did NOT appear!

Last edited Wed May 27, 2020, 02:14 PM - Edit history (2)

I think I'm actually okay, but I went through Virginia's new symptom checker because I have a persistent cough, runny nose, and my sinuses are killing me. I went to the doctor about 3 weeks ago because I was having trouble breathing, but thought (and doctor agreed) it was allergy related.

Anyway, I'm supposed to have surgery June 5 to repair a busted septum (fell on my face right before Thanksgiving) and I was due to be tested anyway prior to surgery. It can take up to 5-7 days for a result. I'll call the ENT tomorrow to see if they want to wait or go ahead with their own testing.

The test was similar to a strep test - she just swabbed my throat. I'm supposed to lay low now at home, which I've been doing pretty much anyway.

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Reply Update: NEGATIVE I was just tested for Covid-19 - and the dreaded nasal swab did NOT appear! (Original post)
phylny May 2020 OP
GreenPartyVoter May 2020 #1
lunatica May 2020 #2
phylny May 2020 #3
livetohike May 2020 #4
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Response to phylny (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:29 PM

1. Feel better soon!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:31 PM

2. I wish you the best of luck

A broken nose is pure misery!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:33 PM

3. Thank you both!

Honestly, I don't think I have it - no fever, no aches, no lethargy. But the upcoming surgery and the cough, plus answering the questions on the Virginia site, made me go forward with the test.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:46 PM

4. Hope you get some relief soon and also good news on the

test results. The pollen is really kicking up here in PA.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:14 PM

5. Updated to add,

boy that was fast! 24 hours and the test was negative. Even before the negative result, ENT said to come in for pre-op. I will be tested again on Friday for surgery the following week, I suppose. Thanks to those of you who responded My posts don't garner a lot of attention, but the well wishes were very nice!

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Response to phylny (Reply #5)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:18 PM

6. Glad you got that good news.

Best of luck on your upcoming procedure and please keep us updated on your recovery which I hope will be uneventful and fast.

Stay safe.

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Response to phylny (Reply #5)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:19 PM

7. Good news!

I'm glad you're COVID free!

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