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therealjohnny

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I'm scheduled to get a pre-op physical this week, and an up-the-nose covid swap to follow


I haven't had one of those yet. I think I'm dreading that more than the operation.
 

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I'm scheduled to get a pre-op physical this week, and an up-the-nose covid swap to follow


I haven't had one of those yet. I think I'm dreading that more than the operation.
the nose PCR is grand - they're mad for the throat swabs in here and i almost puke every time
 

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So yours truly got referred to a&e by his gp yesterday morning (long story). Got there at 11am, finished with a&e process at 3:30pm, then had to wait to see someone from “the surgery team”. 12:30am he tells me I’m being admitted. I got moved to a different and slightly more comfortable chair a while after that, at 2:15am I was woken and given a covid test, and then got a trolley at 3am.

At 6am I was woken up and told “guess what - you’ve tested positive. You’re going to the covid ward.”

Well, shit. Zero covid symptoms, but here we are. I’m one of those 254 people mentioned in that tweet above and let me tell you, it’s a living fucking hell. I’m not sure how many patients are on the ward but so far I think I’m one of the youngest. It’s full of very old, very frail, very loud, and very confused people.

There’s 4 men in the room I’m in, all a good bit older than me:

One clearly has some level of dementia and is out of a nursing home. I know this because he spent about 45 minutes on a speakerphone conversation with some poor relative going round and round in circles about getting out of here and back to his “old place”.

One is Eastern European and has a loud, deep voice. I know this because he’s had about 6 or 7 long phone conversations, all on speakerphone of course.

The other guy is very quiet, except when he’s coughing, clearing his throat, mumbling incoherently, or moaning in pain. I also think he came very close to death this morning so I was surprised to see him up and walking about - of course he pulled all his lines out and left his drip in the hallway before he came back, but whatever floats yer boat I guess.

Then there’s me, doing my best to ignore everyone else in the room and not engage in any conversation at all.

Across the hall I can hear an old lady calling out a woman’s name every few seconds. Someone else near her is shouting “ahh ahh ahh” in response. Over and over. All in all it’s fuckin grim.

The staff are, of course, amazing.

Bugger

Sorry, man


I'm pretty sure I'm after getting it again
 

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Had some pre assessment swabs and jabs today. The nurse was genuinely surprised that I haven't had a Covid test yet.
I never felt the need as I never had symptoms or close contacts who had.

Have you all had one?
 

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Had some pre assessment swabs and jabs today. The nurse was genuinely surprised that I haven't had a Covid test yet.
I never felt the need as I never had symptoms or close contacts who had.

Have you all had one?

Just the rapid ones, not the PCR.

We both have elderly parents so for a good few months we'd test quite often to make sure we didn't pass anything on when we saw them.
 

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Had some pre assessment swabs and jabs today. The nurse was genuinely surprised that I haven't had a Covid test yet.
I never felt the need as I never had symptoms or close contacts who had.

Have you all had one?
I’ve been doing antigen tests 2-3 times a week for about a year and have had maybe 5-6 proper PCR tests.
 

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I haven't taken a test. I guess it's because I'm
working all day long.
And i know no one,
So I don't go out,
And I eat out of tins,
And I watch television
 

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