mplate Posted May 16, 2020 Share Posted May 16, 2020 A couple of weeks ago, I went to my medical clinic for chemotherapy. Rather than lie to them, I told them that I had a cough. I was refused entrance to the building and told I must take a Covid-19 test. I was told to quarantine until the results came back. I told them that I couldn't as I had dialysis the following afternoon. The medical clinic informed my dialysis clinic which decided that, without waiting for the results for the test, to send me to the clinic of where they're sending patients who have tested positive for Covid-19. They were going to expose me to Covid-19 even though, as it turned out, I didn't have it. When my nephrologist heard this, he immediately cancelled the transfer. Good thing as I was a phone call away from involving my lawyer in the situation. As I mentioned previously, my Covid-19 test came back negative. The medical clinic rescheduled the chemo for the following Thursday. When I got there, I, once again, truthfully told them that I was now short of breath. Once again, I was refused entrance to the building. They couldn't use the Covid-19 excuse as I had tested negative the previous week. So, they subjected me to an EKG, a chest x-ray, a ct scan and a blood draw. The result of all these tests was to tell me I might have lung cancer and reroute me to the hospital. Once again. no chemo. I don't have lung cancer. A ct scan from 2 years ago shows the same enlarged lymph nodes that got them worried this time. Back then, I had a PET scan which is a test for cancer and it came back negative. I went to the ER and was sugjected to my second Covid-19 test in a week. It was also negative. I was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia which is something I get maybe once a year. Antibiotics quickly took care of that. The lung doctor, noting the similarity of the ct scans was satisfied that I didn't have lung cancer. He did, however, recommend a biopsy of a swollen lymph node in my neck which was fine by me as I've never had a lymph node biopsy and would like to know why they're swollen. I was asked to spend two more days in the hospital to wean me off blood thinners so I could have the procedure without having to come back for it. I agreed to this as coming back would entail yet another Covid-19 test. Even so, when they moved me from my current hospital room to a new one, I had to undergo another Covid-19 test, my third in a week and a half. Also negative. This, of course, is in addition to swabs for MRSA which I had years ago. But, it never disappears from your hospital record. The nurses all have to put silly yellow gowns on before entering my room. But, having had MRSA all those many years ago, still guarantees me a private room so I can't complain. Yesterday, I had my biopsy. It was a complete waste of time as my blood was still too thin and all the samples got inundated with blood and were useless. I was told I would have to come back on Tuesday anyway for a redo. Plus, after all that, even though I was just discharged last night, I have to go back today for, you guessed it, a Covid-19 test. My fourth in two weeks. Plus, the discharge doctor told me, after all that, to have another PET scan done anyway, just to be sure. I wonder if yet another Covid-19 test is is my future. By the way, I still haven't received chemo. I wonder how many people are dying from these Covid-19 policies. More than a few, I'm guessing. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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