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Hey guys just venting. I have been approved for a revision to gastric bypass from VSG due to severe GERD and just found out I have COVID. I'm super disappointed. There will be three weeks in between from when I tested positive to my surgery date and I've researched that people can continue to test positive even though they are no longer infectious. I'm sure my doctor's office will reschedule I'm just sad this happened. Not much I can do about it now. COVID sucks.

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55 minutes ago, Clams82 said:

Hey guys just venting. I have been approved for a revision to gastric bypass from VSG due to severe GERD and just found out I have COVID. I'm super disappointed. There will be three weeks in between from when I tested positive to my surgery date and I've researched that people can continue to test positive even though they are no longer infectious. I'm sure my doctor's office will reschedule I'm just sad this happened. Not much I can do about it now. COVID sucks.

Good God, surgery being rescheduled is the least of your worries! I know it’s disappointing, but I am praying that you recover from this horrible disease!

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Do yourself a favor if you have not symptoms got get tested again - I tested positive and took three more tests that were negative? Then I did the anti body test and it was negative - These tests are not the most accurate

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Thanks for your replies. I’m pretty sure I have it. I noticed that I was unable to smell pretty much everything and my taste was off so that’s why I got tested. Otherwise I think I have a very mild case of it thank god. I’ll call my doctors office on Monday, I was just disappointed I thought I was doing so well and then bam I get it right before my surgery. Of all the luck in the world.

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Please take care of yourself. COVID is serious stuff.

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I have covid as well. My case is mild as well. I Talked to my surgeon’s office and they ordered a chest X-ray no sooner than 14 days after my symptoms end to assure there is no lingering problem from the Covid. A Covid test before surgery would not necessarily be useful as I may test positive for a while. I think it is important that you are symptom free at surgery time, I scheduled my surgery a little later ( Feb 24) than originally planned to allow for time to recover from Covid. Good luck in your recovery.

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