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I picked up COVID
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 13, 2020 04:28PM
The headache is 100% pain. Blinking is like shock treatments in the 1950s.

Don't get this.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: October 13, 2020 04:38PM
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chopper
The headache is 100% pain. Blinking is like shock treatments in the 1950s.

Don't get this.

This post will go viral

Seriously, keep ahead of it with your medical people.



Asheville, NC Area
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 13, 2020 04:45PM
see if you can get the Trump cocktail. I'm serious. It may work.

We're rooting for you.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 13, 2020 04:49PM
If you pick up covid please put it back down immediately.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 13, 2020 04:55PM
I hope this is a bad joke.

If it is not a bad joke, I wish you the best.

Any idea where? Is it confirmed (positive test) or just a suspicion that it is COVID? Could it be something else?
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 13, 2020 05:00PM
Oh man. I am so sorry to hear this.
Monitor your blood oxygen levels, if you can.
Don’t wait too long to go to the ER, if you get worse.
I hope you get better soon.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: DP
Date: October 13, 2020 05:05PM
Any idea where? Is it confirmed (positive test) or just a suspicion that it is COVID? Could it be something else?

This. To both questions.





Disclaimer: This post is checked for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Any attempts at humor are solely the responsibility of the author and bear no claim that any and all readers will approve or appreciate said attempt at humor.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 13, 2020 05:33PM
stay hydrated.

stay strong.

you are going to be okay.

you near nyc?

thumbs up.

rob
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: d4
Date: October 13, 2020 05:33PM
Headache and blinking is doable.
What's more important is, how's the breathing?

Is there a contact tracing program in your area?



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: October 13, 2020 05:39PM
Oh man ... hoping for the best.



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Pam
Date: October 13, 2020 05:45PM
If you don’t have a pulse oximeter, get one. Amazon next day. Then check your levels several times a day.

My daughter had it in July. Headache and low grade fever were the first symptoms. After a few days the headache disappeared and extreme fatigue set in. And some stomach distress. She felt awful for 2 weeks. It really got to her psychologically as illnesses don’t stay at peak this long. After 2 weeks she had a few days of joint pain. Fortunately that didn’t last long.

Hang in there, eat good food, drink lots, and have loads of patience. If your blood oxygen levels dip, head to the ER.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/2020 05:47PM by Pam.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 13, 2020 05:58PM
Pulse oximeter, like Pam said. Harass your Doc for the best care possible. You'll get thorough this hopefully with little more than a blinkache.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: hal
Date: October 13, 2020 06:13PM
I know you chopper and I know that you're gonna fight this thing HARD! Stay on it. It can come back when you are unsuspecting. Beat it up, shoot it, dismember it then put it into a garbage bag and throw it in a river!

I've been having mild symptoms - just called Kaiser - they are blaming the flu shot I had 5 days ago. They don't even want me to get a test
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 13, 2020 06:22PM
Hang in there. We're rooting for ya.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: blooz
Date: October 13, 2020 06:59PM
Sorry to hear this! I hope you can get out of it quickly.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 13, 2020 07:01PM
Hoping you get through this quickly!

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Pam
If you don’t have a pulse oximeter, get one. Amazon next day. Then check your levels several times a day.

Prime Day deal: [www.amazon.com]
Yes, there are cheaper pulse-ox meters out there, but this is a good deal for a bluetooth one. I have this one and like it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/2020 07:01PM by Gareth.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 13, 2020 07:16PM
What space-time said.

If this is for real, then what lost in space said.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 13, 2020 07:25PM
Get well soon, wishing a speedy recovery and a mild case.

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hal
I've been having mild symptoms - just called Kaiser - they are blaming the flu shot I had 5 days ago. They don't even want me to get a test

Last Wed I was in for a physical and got the Flu and Shingles shot on the way out. Had a reaction about 10 hours later that night, chills and fever, and the injection site was very sore, but NO respiratory symptoms.

Looked up the vaccine side effects on the CDC site, they matched what I was experiencing and could last 2-3 days. And they did, so I didn't feel any need to think it was COVID.

I'm also scheduled for a COVID test next Monday as a requirement for a colonoscopy next Thursday.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: wave rider
Date: October 13, 2020 07:26PM
Fingers crossed for you chopper…



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 13, 2020 07:27PM
I have heard that Vitamin D helps. There are some reliable sources here:

[www.google.com]
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: p8712
Date: October 13, 2020 07:56PM
Get better soon!
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 13, 2020 07:57PM
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Dennis S
I have heard that Vitamin D helps. There are some reliable sources here:

[www.google.com]

Yes, Dr Fauci-recommended!
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: October 13, 2020 07:58PM
Chopper,

WIshing you a fleet recovery, very sorry to know this..I'm gonna believe you'll be ok.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: October 13, 2020 08:09PM
Here are more wishes for your bout to be mild and over with very soon! smiley-signs003 Would be great to see posts now and again, as your pain and discomfort allow.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 13, 2020 08:45PM
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Kraniac
Chopper,

WIshing you a fleet recovery, very sorry to know this..I'm gonna believe you'll be ok.

is "fleet recovery" an expression I never came across, or an auto-correct error?
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 13, 2020 08:48PM
Get well soon, chopper. Take good care of yourself.



It is what it is.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 13, 2020 08:49PM
Hope you get over it quick!

Sending positive thoughts.



Grateful11
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 13, 2020 09:03PM
Get well soon!



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 13, 2020 09:38PM
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Gareth
Hoping you get through this quickly!

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Pam
If you don’t have a pulse oximeter, get one. Amazon next day. Then check your levels several times a day.

Prime Day deal: [www.amazon.com]
Yes, there are cheaper pulse-ox meters out there, but this is a good deal for a bluetooth one. I have this one and like it.

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

Both of you should, in fact everyone on this forum should have and use an oximeter. It can give you a 1-3 day head start on symptoms and thus a jump on treatment.

We started with these after a Fauci mention back in late Spring and have been distributing to friends and family since. Above all don't wait to get help if the readings drop below 90.

Good luck Chopper.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Carm
Date: October 13, 2020 10:26PM
Good luck and well wishes.

Some of my family members have gone through the COVID. One aunt and her family, a cousin (different aunt) and his family.
The rest are still ok. (7 aunts and 1 uncle). None of my siblings (6 of us) or their children/grandchildren. One works in healthcare.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 13, 2020 10:49PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Did not let it get out of hand so don’t be afraid to call your doc with any concerns or worsening symptoms.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 13, 2020 11:03PM
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RgrF
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Gareth
Hoping you get through this quickly!

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Pam
If you don’t have a pulse oximeter, get one. Amazon next day. Then check your levels several times a day.

Prime Day deal: [www.amazon.com]
Yes, there are cheaper pulse-ox meters out there, but this is a good deal for a bluetooth one. I have this one and like it.

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

Both of you should, in fact everyone on this forum should have and use an oximeter. It can give you a 1-3 day head start on symptoms and thus a jump on treatment.

We started with these after a Fauci mention back in late Spring and have been distributing to friends and family since. Above all don't wait to get help if the readings drop below 90.

Good luck Chopper.

Ugg, that sucks. I work in school buildings and I'm pretty sure it is going to be a when not an if unless I stay home. Numbers are steadily rising here.


Anyone know if you can submit these against an HRA as a medical device? I would think yes, but I've never tried to make a claim for something that wasn't from a Pharmacy or Dr. Office.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/2020 11:05PM by C(-)ris.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 13, 2020 11:15PM
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C(-)ris
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RgrF
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Gareth
Hoping you get through this quickly!

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Pam
If you don’t have a pulse oximeter, get one. Amazon next day. Then check your levels several times a day.

Prime Day deal: [www.amazon.com]
Yes, there are cheaper pulse-ox meters out there, but this is a good deal for a bluetooth one. I have this one and like it.

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

Both of you should, in fact everyone on this forum should have and use an oximeter. It can give you a 1-3 day head start on symptoms and thus a jump on treatment.

We started with these after a Fauci mention back in late Spring and have been distributing to friends and family since. Above all don't wait to get help if the readings drop below 90.

Good luck Chopper.

Ugg, that sucks. I work in school buildings and I'm pretty sure it is going to be a when not an if unless I stay home. Numbers are steadily rising here.


Anyone know if you can submit these against an HRA as a medical device? I would think yes, but I've never tried to make a claim for something that wasn't from a Pharmacy or Dr. Office.

Basic (non-Bluetooth) Pulse-ox meter is sub $20 so not a big deal if you can't use the HRA.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/2020 11:16PM by Acer.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 13, 2020 11:49PM
@#$%&. Please please get better.

Good thoughts and prayers (whichever you prefer) headed your way.

Take the steroids if they offer them. Put the twitter machine down.

Stay Strong. Stay in contact.

For our sake, give a loved/trusted one your mrf username and password to keep us in the loop if things turn south.



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: October 14, 2020 12:09AM
Hey chopper you got this...
Drink lotsa water. Follow your doctors’ instructions.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: October 14, 2020 12:27AM
Wishing you the best.

T’s kb
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 14, 2020 01:32AM
I hope this is a bad joke.


No, that was the post above yours.

I have no reason to assume chop might be joking.



is "fleet recovery" an expression I never came across, or an auto-correct error?


I've never heard that exact expression, but around my neck o' the woods, it's an older term for fast or quick.

More common is the word fleeting, as in a fleeting moment.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 14, 2020 02:33AM
Get well soon!




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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 14, 2020 02:35AM
this is a good deal for a bluetooth one. I have this one and like it.


I have the same one and like it a lot.

Mine was $50 OTD in 2014, still works well, so this is good deal.

Use it alone or with the 'Phone app for recording/tracking your data.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: d4
Date: October 14, 2020 07:07AM
I don't know chopper, but clicking on his "Show all posts" link I see 90% of his postings are 2-3 sentences. And he doesn't come across as a jokey type of guy. So i have to assume this is not a bad joke or haphazard remark.

I remember early-on in the pandemic people were being turned away at the hospital and clinics because their symptoms were not "bad enough". Come back when you can barely walk and struggling to breathe. But this was when ICUs were swamped. If this is not the case anymore, don't delay — go to the hospital. If turned away, go to another one. You are your own best advocate.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 14, 2020 07:27AM
d4’s last comment is paramount with any healthcare scenario. And thanks for sharing, chopper. If we stick together this sort of thing can be best managed.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 14, 2020 08:29AM
There has been some good advice give. Wish you a speedy recovery.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: mspace
Date: October 14, 2020 08:46AM
Hang in there and put it down.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 14, 2020 10:13AM
I'm not sure how we got it. My wife and son both have it too. Son is 13 and it slowed him down for one day.

... my wife has had pneumonia twice since 1994 and once when she was a teen. She's the one I am worried about. We are all still at home.

I've never done LSD but the fever dreams seem like the kind of stuff you'd see on LSD.

Thanks for all good thoughts.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 14, 2020 10:13AM
My son, and most of his friends have contracted a nasty cold that had him feverish for about 36 hours. All were tested for flu and covid and were negative.



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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: pipiens
Date: October 14, 2020 10:15AM
Follow the good advice you see above. Consider hookers and booze.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Robert M
Date: October 14, 2020 10:17AM
Chopper,

Feel as good as you can under the circumstances, recover quickly and recover 100%! Think of it this way. You and Covid-19 are in a nasty fight. It ain't gonna kick your ass. You're going to beat it down to the point that it'll NEVER EVER EVER CONSIDER COMING BACK. Same goes for the rest of the family. Keep us updated.

Robert
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: Buck
Date: October 14, 2020 10:39AM
Remember, 99% do recover. Please don't be a 1 percenter with this disease.
Wishing you well, and hopefully you'll be immune soon.
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 14, 2020 10:54AM
Sending you and your family healthy thoughts, chopper - so sorry you're affected.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: I picked up COVID
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 14, 2020 11:01AM
So sorry to hear this. Get well soon!

Here's what the Mayo Clinic is suggesting for treatment: [www.mayoclinic.org]




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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