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i had my covid test 2 days ago before my colonoscopy today. i did not have to go anywhere they came to my place.. all i had to do is put the swab up my nose 10-15 seconds that is it i was done :)

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1 hour ago, jenlp88 said:

Hmm, my surgery is next Wednesday and there has been no mention of having a covid test...

hmm what state are you from i'm from newyork...

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had covid test- i was scared ass hell. however when they called me i told i suffer from anxiety and panic attacks . they has me supervisor nurse and she said we will hep you. we will do the throat swab or you can have blood talk throat was fine in and out in 10 secs

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On 06/18/2020 at 15:58, johnedwin said:



only recently in newyork are procedures like colonoscopy allowed again after months due to the coronavirus..


hey you know you can call the hospital and ask. i would just incase dr for got to tell you and if not good to go but if you do see if they can fit you in asap

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I’m in Kentucky and my surgery is next month. They gave me appointment for my COVID-19 test before I left the doctors office. I have to go 2 days before surgery. My fear is I will test positive. I don’t want to be put off.

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There are two tests, the long q-tip that most people think is uncomfortable or a shorter one that people can do themselves under supervision that most people think is pain free.

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I had to have it 3 days before my surgery and it was a terrible experience for me but maybe it’s the person giving it that makes a difference? And btw I am 4 days post op and wish I had never got the bypass surgery, I am so sick and sore nobody tells you the aftermath of bypass surgery, I wish I could take it all back but what’s done is done, I wouldn’t advise anyone to have it, I thought I was at the end of my rope but I would gladly go back to a personal trainer and dietician to lose the weight it’s not worth it to me, please know the facts beforehand, I just pray I get better each day

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I’ve had to do it twice now for work. The first time was a swab in the nose and the other was a throat swab. Throat wasn’t bad at all. The nose was slightly uncomfortable. The nurse had described it as a feeling of Water up your nose and some pressure, that was pretty spot on. I’ve learned that it really depends on the nurse doing it. If the nurse isn’t that good it could be really painful. Thankfully mine wasn’t bad.

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@Conniebonds , sorry you feel badly. Your reaction, pain and regret, is incredibly common but most people grow to love their WLS. Good luck and feel better soon.

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