“On July 16th I was told I had to take a COVID 19 test to be able to be admitted from the ER to the regular hospital.
Upon the three nurses entering the room , they explained the process and two held onto me while one nurse proceeded to to the test.
I had a piece of plastic that I can only compare to a old coffee stirrer , long , thin, and a piece like a flat spatula, shoved up my nose so far it hurt. They were moving it around and I felt something scrape , I jerked it out of my nose, taking note of what it looked like.
My nose started to bleed, that didn’t last long but I had been told it wouldn’t cause that at all.
Then they took a smaller Q-tip looking swab and circled right inside my nostrils. It was very traumatic and, now that I’m studying this issue, the thought of what they may have done to me is terrifying!
The nurses apologized a lot for how I felt — I cried. This happened after I had just suffered a ischemic stroke due to Lupus Cerebritis. I do not understand why I was tested two different ways nor why it was so painful.
Why do they have to act so inhumane and cause even more issues.? Why the deceit??”