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I am a little nervous about the risk of Covid at the hospital. They are a non Covid hospital so if someone comes up with a positive test they ship them to another location but that doesn’t eliminate the risk entirely. I am guessing I won’t wake up every time someone comes into my room to put on a mask though and can’t imagine it’s too comfortable to sleep with one on. Anyone else have similar fears or any tips or how to deal with this.

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I had my surgery in mid-January. You will be on a recovery floor and those folks will have all been tested. I really wasn’t too worried because the staff doesn’t “cross-contaminate”. Honestly, not having the surgery and staying obese is a bigger risk. I didn’t sleep with a mask on but you will know when they come in because nothing in the hospital is quiet. I pretty much kept it on during the day (I stayed 2 nights because my white blood cell count hadn’t come down enough that my doctor wanted to check it again the following day) once I was “up” from surgery.

I don’t know where you are located, but I felt very comfortable at the time with the precautions my hospital was taking and we were not in a situation here at the time where the hospitals were overwhelmed. You can also ask what precautions your hospital is taking when you do your pre-op work.

Good luck - you got this!

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My 80 year old immunocompromised mom (with a ton of comorbidities) recovered from a nearly deadly case of pancreatitis during the big spike in January in a hospital that had over 60 active Covid patients. Staff took excellent precautions, visitors were severely limited, and she did just fine.

Reputable hospitals do a great job.

Best wishes on your surgery!

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