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Tales of Covid-19

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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.

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I'm glad you're ok Mike. Went to the bank yesterday (had to make an appointment) to handle a significant  transaction that had a time limit on it. I have not really been anywhere since the walking dead shit started.They had signs everywhere to wear masks and gloves , which Ms. Micmac and I did. I think we were the only ones doing so dining my entire 2 hour wait there including the people who used up two rolls of scotch tape hanging these worthless signs up. I wish they would've made me a realistic appointment as I was admittedly on the verge of having a panic attack (I think, I have never had one before, although I am familiar with the symptomology as I am a mental health professional, or was before retirement). It seems we had to wait because all these other good citizens were doing regular business. I really don't care if they want to die, I do not. I don't care how many people think its bullshit. I don't. If they want to die, do it on your own time, don't involve my wife and I. Not sure why, the Bank Manager knew were coming, and for what, and we told them we were both in the high risk category. I've had cancer, hepatitis C, diabetes, Lyme disease,, and a partridge in a pear tree. We finally completed the transaction and raced back home.

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Hello Mplate!

Sorry to hear of your health woes, but great to hear from you. 

Doc

 

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Hey, Doc.  Us old farts just won't quit will we?  Remembering back to when I first joined this forum, you are the only member I can recall that was already there.  I will tip a glass today to those members no longer present that were going strong when I created my user id.  Those were the days.

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These here days are what we have left to us...

Holding on to the Chief's grips till that bitter end over here.

 

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Snowing up here 

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Chief Doc 99 thats what I've been doing, cleaning bikes, trucks and cars. I have been watching the entire 2018 Red Sox season a night at a time. I have no hope there will be a 2020 baseball season, or anything that is statically measurable against previous seasons. Glace stopped in yesterday. He's been working on a pistol case for me and had it finished, nice surprise. My kids/Grandbaby also came by yesterday, which was great.. 

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