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Hi, I'm Suaram

First off I consider myself to be a reasonable person. I’m at the start of my sixth cycle of treatment for Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. My Dr’s and the Staff at my Clinic have been great.

Upon entering my clinic last Friday the 05/15/2020, I was asked the usual questions while being scanned for temperature. I have done this so often it has become a sort of mindless response. Except for one question, have you been tested for Covid-19. I almost passed on it, then remembered my company offered testing to all the day before 05/14/2020. Me being honest said yes I was tested yesterday. The whole office froze, The smile on the nurses face vanished.

I was no longer the patient that made staff smile. I was told to wait outside while the nurse contacted the supervisor. This was a week after finishing my last round of chemo. I had the week from hell at work, was physically rundown and had painful mouth sores that had me miserable.

After 40 minutes outside the Nurse came to me and said I’m sorry but she was still waiting on directions on what to do from her supervisor. I really was not in the mood for this. I told the nurse I was being penalized for volunteering to take the COVID test. Was not the goal to test as many as possible.?? All my answers had been the same as always. No Travel, No Contact with infected, No Symptoms, No Fever.
That should have overdid the fact I had been tested without cause.

I cancelled my appointment, was slightly rude. I was called by my doctors nurse and she told me they had checked Lab Corp but my name had not come up.
It did not because I work for a California based company and they used a local
near them. It took a week to get results and I was barred till I produced results.

What if It had been a Chemo week.? What if I really need treatment.

I would not say ever again that I had been tested for COVID-19 That is me and those I love. Your results may vary.

  • Post #1
  • Thu May 21, 2020
Hi, I'm Rob K

Great info! Thanks for sharing.

  • Post #2
  • Thu May 21, 2020
Hi, I'm Chris

I was tested for COVID-19 when I went in for a biopsy. They did tell me that I tested negative for the virus which made me feel better. They had a result within 1 hour. Of course I was in a hospital when I was tested so maybe that’s why I got a result so quickly.

  • Post #3
  • Sun May 24, 2020
Hi, I'm Betti

I know the day after my mastectomy the nurse asked me when I had had my last flu shot and also the Pneumonia vaccine. I told her I’d had my last flu shot about 6 months earlier but I was too young to have a Pneumonia shot but I’d discuss it with my PCP.

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  • Tue May 26, 2020
I'm dorcas smith, and I'm a healthcare professional

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  • Post #5
  • Wed May 27, 2020
Hi, I'm Betti

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