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In know this isn't exactly what this board is for but I have to be tested today and my wife. A guy I work with and his wife both tested positive and he is very sick. I mean bad flu sick, not hospital sick. His wife is not sick other than no sense of taste or smell, no flu like symptoms. I sit next to him at work in the morning waiting for our orders, lunch and before we go home at the end of the day. They have 4 kids too so its a really big mess. 

We have no symptoms, no fever, nothing so far. I'm really freaked out about getting this thing up my nose that is for sure, really nervous. Hopefully the results come quick. My friend got his the next day when they told him a few days. To bring this back to cruises a little bit, we are booked for Oasis in Sept. will we sail, I hope so but who knows? I was confident but less so now. With this crisis I don't know what is to come. 

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In know this isn't exactly what this board is for but I have to be tested today and my wife. A guy I work with and his wife both tested positive and he is very sick. I mean bad flu sick, not hospital

While it may not be the purpose of the board, I often feel like there's a subset of the board who are so nice and supportive that I sometimes feel like sharing 'non-cruise' things, too.  I hope you re

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Thank you all. So we are done, drive up thing and the test, yes it sucks. I mean it's extremely uncomfortable. Myself, my wife and my coworker all said the right nostral was way worse for some reason. That you again, appreciate the well wishes. 

 

And lets hope in a few months we are all enjoying beautiful Royal Caribbean ships and this is all behind us.

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14 minutes ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Thank you all. So we are done, drive up thing and the test, yes it sucks. I mean it's extremely uncomfortable. Myself, my wife and my coworker all said the right nostral was way worse for some reason. That you ask again, appreciate the well wishes. 

You have to be swabbed in both nostrils ?  UGH

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I know the waiting's gonna be the worst part, but sending you my best through all of this, no matter the outcome. I hope you're able to get your results in a timely manner -- several weeks ago, one of my friends in Florida had to wait 7 days for her results (this was before things like drive-thru testing became available).

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3 minutes ago, Chadster said:

I know the waiting's gonna be the worst part, but sending you my best through all of this, no matter the outcome. I hope you're able to get your results in a timely manner -- several weeks ago, one of my friends in Florida had to wait 7 days for her results (this was before things like drive-thru testing became available).

Thank you, they said 5-10 days but I can't imagine it taking that long. It should be 15 minutes.

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I hope everything works out okay, just think positive thoughts. I recently went to donate plasma, the easiest way to see if I had COVID-19 since I was sick way back in Feb. I was able to donate antibody plasma, which means my suspicions were confirmed. Although those test are not 100% accurate, it is good to know I have built up some immunity either way. Both lawyers at my firm recovered, so lets not go in all doom and gloom. Know that if you do have it, you caught it early enough to be prepare and if you don't, your "washy, washy" is on point.

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Good luck!

 

The test isn't that bad, same as a flu test. Result times vary depending on the lab. Instant tests are not common place yet. Our turn around is 24 -72 hours for nasal swabs currently. 5-10 days is on the very long side of things.  What state are you in?

 

Antibody test has been steady at 24 hours but that's a blood test and not helpful until weeks after you are done being sick.

 

 

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Just now, bossdog421 said:

Good luck!

 

The test isn't that bad, same as a flu test. Result times vary depending on the lab. Instant tests are not common place yet. Our turn around is 24 -72 hours for nasal swabs currently. 5-10 days is on the very long side of things.  What state are you in?

 

Antibody test has been steady at 24 hours but that's a blood test and not helpful until weeks after you are done being sick.

 

 

We are in New Jersey. Thank you for the info, interesting. When are we gonna have the saliva test I keep reading about?

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1 hour ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Yes, they did the left first and I was like this is not too bad but the right felt so, so bad for some reason. It just felt like it went all the way into my brain. I still feel it. 

I wonder if it's one of those things where your adrenaline is going, you realize it's not too bad, then the drop in adrenaline makes the second hurt more. I suppose that would be possible only if they always did left first.

We have a September Oasis sailing booked too and I'm not overly optimistic of actually sailing but bought the drink package anyway. There is only two reasons we wouldn't go, one being Royal canceled on us, which, September might be too soon for NY/NJ but hopefully not.

I wish nothing but the best for you, your family, and co-workers. You have support here, as you can see from this thread alone. 

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