my Covid-19 test, Sienna says
This week I’m going on a trip and I had to get tested for Covid-19 before I leave. I was really nervous. I have a lot of friends who got tested for camp, and most of them really didn’t like it. They said the swab touched their brain!! One of them even started crying.
To make it even more stressful, my test wasn’t a drive-thru. I went into a hospital and I was seated in one of the chairs people normally get blood drawn from. That scared me even more because I was like “what if everyone’s playing a really sick prank on me and I actually have to get my blood drawn?!”
I didn’t know what was coming next.
Then the nurse came in and handed me a very large q-tip-looking thing. She told me I was going to have to do the test myself, and I thought “what if I poke something I’m not supposed to and cause permanent damage?”
My panic level was rising.
I was told to cough five times into my mask while the nurse hid behind the door. She clutched onto the door like it was a body shield. I think she was really scared because she was grabbing it so hard, I swear, her knuckles were white.
Then, she directed me on how to swab my mouth.
Yes, swab my mouth! Not swab my brain!
I almost started laughing. My sweaty palms dried up and air came back into the room.
It was really easy! I swabbed all around my mouth, put the q-tip in a tube of liquid and seal it shut. Of course, all of this was done while the nurse was still hiding behind the door.
Ok, now that I am less panicked, I understand the nurse was standing out of the way for her protection. When she came back in, I wanted to hug her because I was so relieved (and because nurses are literal heroes).
In case you were wondering, my Covid-19 test came back negative and so I get to go on my trip!
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