Had Coronavirus Test Today in Zoo parking lot.

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  1. GREGJACOBS

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    Been struggling since Thursday. Cough, 101.5 temp, headache(dull not sharp). Worst of all I have to dig for deep breaths. Very frustrating. Sleeping 15 hrs per day the last 3 days. My Fiancé went down this morning at 8am and there were about 20 cars. She came back and grabbed me and drove me down. We got to the zoo at 9:10am and there were about 50 cars in front of us. Testing was supposed to begin at 11am but actually started around 11:45am. We noticed the staff was turning away quite a few cars. About 11am we got to staff. They handed out a clipboard with some questions about symptoms and history. When she found out about my laboring breathing she checked my oxygen level. When she found out I have one kidney she moved me to the front. We then drove toward front of lot and staff walked up to my window and administered a swab up my right nostril. Stuck it way up there for what seemed like an hr but probably 3-5 seconds. Really uncomfortable and forced significant coughing. I had to text my insurance card and drivers license somewhere. They told us 4 days results. Then we drove home.


    That was my experience. Stay well out there and good luck to you and your families.
     
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    Fingers crossed that all is well when you get your results, which I am sure will be the case.

    Failing that, I hope that you are not a particularly severe case.
     
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    Thanks brother!
     
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    Hope your test comes out negative and you get back to good health
     
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    My thoughts and prayers are with you Greg.

    Listen to the docs and good luck.

    Please keep us posted as you can.

    Take care.
     
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    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well..... Listen to the docs and stay hydrated! Get well soon!
     
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    Thoughts and prayers to you and yours Greg .
    Hang in there man.
     
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    I'll add you to my prayers.
     
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    I can't believe it takes 4 days for results. That's not good enough.
     
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    Snd that’s assuming a good sample and it’s handled appropriately
     
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    Good Luck !
     
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    Best wishes!! !Get well soon....
     
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    Get well soon. Don't wait for test results if you can't breath. Call your local hospital and let them know you are coming if you continue to get worse.
     
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    God will watch over you. BE STRONG!
     
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    Only the best to you !
     
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    Yeah that is rediculous
     
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    Just found out an hour ago 10 of 318 tested at Zoo Monday we’re positive. I’m not one of those 10!!!

    negative test result! Seasonal flu I’m fighting. Totally relieved. Thanks for posts and prayers.
     
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    Fantastic! Take zinc!
     
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    Congrats. That is scary right now that simple flu or allergies or bronchitis.
     
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    That's Super deadly 40k died of that since Oct.

    Just kidding.

    Good news for you!

    I also just got rid of the flu one of the 60 mill that had that miserable sickness for 10 days.
     
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    Awsome.
     
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    Flu is bad enough!!! Take care, rest and unfortunately you have to "wait it out".
     
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    Really glad to hear this.
     
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    Great news Greg ! So glad to hear that . Sincerely .
    Here's to a speedy recovery man !
     
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    :eek:
     
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    308 people are so glad to have the flu right now!
     
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    You had time for a 10 day flu in between all your golfing, restaurant patronizing, block parties, ski trips and hikes with your wife that you brag to us about?

    It has got to be a challenge keeping up with all of your own 'stories'...
     
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    When I'm sick I do as much as I can do.
    And that was 2/16-2/26.
    If I actually have to explain this to you, only really sick for a few days, Dr gave me something that worked, bad cold cough for the remainder.


    I'm Still having fun there Fire-balls! lol!

    How about you, still hiding under your covers.lol! Hows the teddy bear is he ok? Keep him close he'll protect you!

    You can peak out once in a while, crawl to a window, ask your wife to check outside to see how things are going.

    Plenty of people here outside most days, talking, walking, riding bikes, even playing golf at places that close but allow members to take a walk with their clubs. Someone golf carts are always available.

    But I'm happy you're concerned and I'm living in your head.lol!
     
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    Hope you're doing better. Out of curiosity, did you get a flu shot this year? Seems like there's a lot going around despite vaccination.
     
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    Greg, glad to hear the good news.

    Both my wife and I had the flu vaccine last fall, but when we returned from Florida March 1st she had what turned out to be the flu and the next day I had a touch of the flu. Both of us were sick for close to a week. We at first thought that we had the Corona but our doctor said otherwise. It was her with the flu and me a touch.

    Apparently we caught it in the crowded airplane.
     
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    Wonderful news !
    Stay safe !
     
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    Hoping for the best for you and your family Greg!
     
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    Great news Greg! Keep getting better!
     
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    Good news,.
    God bless.
     
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    Great news! Hoping your symptoms are taken care of as well. Stay strong and H2P!

     
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    I did not this year. Usually do. My fiancé is a pharmacist that is licensed to give flu shot. She said that the shot didn’t really catch the strain as much this yr.
     
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    I don’t ski anymore. Don’t hike. Not married. No block parties.
    That guy is an animal!
     

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