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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 23, 2020 12:33PM
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deckeda
This @#$%& news is the backdrop against my family’s Xmas —- “way too close to home” I haven’t seen my dad, sister and their kids since this time last year, but they’re all headed this way today. We’re meeting in a rental house closer to Nashville. Ho, Ho, Ho

Are you sure you can't take a rain-check on this get-together?



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: deckeda
Date: December 23, 2020 03:10PM
It’s over. He died.

As for the raincheck, yes anything is possible, but not probable. I need to pack and head out.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 23, 2020 03:20PM
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deckeda
It’s over. He died.

As for the raincheck, yes anything is possible, but not probable. I need to pack and head out.

I'm sorry.

I hope you and your family remain well and have a good holiday.



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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: hal
Date: December 23, 2020 03:44PM
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deckeda
It’s over. He died.

As for the raincheck, yes anything is possible, but not probable. I need to pack and head out.

damn! This is scary.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: deckeda
Date: December 31, 2020 10:12AM
Headline: Only one covid-19 treatment is designed to keep people out of the hospital. Many overburdened hospitals are not offering it.

"Medical centers in the United States are balking at providing the only treatment for covid-19 that aims to keep people out of the hospital, leaving hundreds of thousands of doses of the medication unused.

"Monoclonal antibodies — described as “unbelievable” by President Trump, who received the treatment this fall — are designed for patients newly diagnosed with covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, who have a high risk of developing complications and becoming seriously ill.

There are logistical and other challenges. You can read the WaPo link for more, but I just was struck by the irony of the situation.
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Got my test result back today
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 02, 2021 10:55AM
Positive for Covid. Not a surprise; between the wife and I, we covered most of the symptoms. Body aches, feverish (although probably not a high fever; never bothered to measure). Headache, joint aches, mostly-dry cough, chest tightness and an increased respiratory rate. The finger pulse oximeter we recently inherited said we got down to the low 90’s. We both lost our appetite, and had loose stools; wife still can’t taste things.

But we seem to have survived (both in our low 60s); for me it was mostly two bad days, and one really horrible night. I could easily see how it could put a person in the hospital (or worse, I suppose). We’re both considerably better now.

We were both pretty darn careful all year long, but had a family emergency at the end of the year, and it seems like that’s when we picked it up. I did drive through testing at Walgreens; got to stick the swab up my own nose, and so the staff never came close. And now we’ll do the strict quarantine thing.

Seems a little ironic to have picked it up at the very end of 2020, but I am a little relieved. We weren’t in line for vaccination til considerably later (probably summer, at this rate) and we had a vacation planned in two-plus weeks from now where we will be required to retest as negative (and should be by that time).

Oh, and BTW? I can confirm it’s real. Glad (it seems!) it’s over for us.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 02, 2021 11:13AM
Ugh - I'm sorry to hear it, pdq. Hope you and wife clear the infection and get back to life, symptom-free!

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pdq
Positive for Covid. Not a surprise; between the wife and I, we covered most of the symptoms. Body aches, feverish (although probably not a high fever; never bothered to measure). Headache, joint aches, mostly-dry cough, chest tightness and an increased respiratory rate. The finger pulse oximeter we recently inherited said we got down to the low 90’s. We both lost our appetite, and had loose stools; wife still can’t taste things.

But we seem to have survived (both in our low 60s); for me it was mostly two bad days, and one really horrible night. I could easily see how it could put a person in the hospital (or worse, I suppose). We’re both considerably better now.

We were both pretty darn careful all year long, but had a family emergency at the end of the year, and it seems like that’s when we picked it up. I did drive through testing at Walgreens; got to stick the swab up my own nose, and so the staff never came close. And now we’ll do the strict quarantine thing.

Seems a little ironic to have picked it up at the very end of 2020, but I am a little relieved. We weren’t in line for vaccination til considerably later (probably summer, at this rate) and we had a vacation planned in two-plus weeks from now where we will be required to retest as negative (and should be by that time).

Oh, and BTW? I can confirm it’s real. Glad (it seems!) it’s over for us.



rj
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 02, 2021 11:17AM
That it didn't prove fatal for either of you is probably the best new year gift anyone could wish for you. Keep on keeping on and please - if you would - let us know what recovery looks like, how symptoms either hang on, wane or evolve.

Give your wife a hug from everyone here!
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: wave rider
Date: January 02, 2021 12:10PM
Fingers crossed pdq that you and your wife clear the infection and do not do the long hauler dance.



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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: Ted King
Date: January 02, 2021 12:15PM
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pdq
Positive for Covid. ...

So glad you are both doing better. That bad night was probably pretty scary. I'm sure I would have been scared.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 02, 2021 12:51PM
It was a little scary, but mostly just miserable. Everything hurt. My muscles hurt, my joints hurt, my eyes hurt, my head ached. There were intermittent showers of little icy sparks that I imagined were sort of flushed into my blood from time to time that sent me shivering and deeper under my blankets. And the night was filled with a swirly-sort of mental state that was somewhere between misery and near-delirium; not any proper sleep, for sure.

That morning, I dragged myself out of bed with some effort and stumbled to the nearest recliner and pretty much stayed there all day. If I had been into the 80's on that pulse oximeter that morning, I would have sought medical help then and there.

But that night was the worst, and since then, everything has been uphill. I do appreciate y'alls concern, and I don't count myself as fully recovered quite yet, but I now feel minimal symptoms.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: hal
Date: January 02, 2021 02:18PM
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RgrF
That it didn't prove fatal for either of you is probably the best new year gift anyone could wish for you. Keep on keeping on and please - if you would - let us know what recovery looks like, how symptoms either hang on, wane or evolve.

Give your wife a hug from everyone here!

yeah, everything he said...
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 02, 2021 02:56PM
So glad that you and wife are ok! Keep us posted as you continue the path back to health
What a scary experience.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 02, 2021 03:13PM
So glad you are both on the mend!





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 02, 2021 05:33PM
FWIW, we worked backward and tried to guess what our exposure would be and we haven't been able to figure it out entirely. Without going into great detail, we had a family emergency situation around the projected exposure time (onset of symptoms minus 5 days) and remember that as a result we had a few people come through a family member's senior condo around that time. They were all masked, but...

We also were with my BIL around that time for the same reasons and he eventually developed Covid as well, but 1) on the same general timeline as us, and 2) he had been vaccinated (once). Also, 3) his wife, my SIL, has not developed any symptoms and she was both with us and with him.

I dunno. It's tricky out there folks.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 02, 2021 05:35PM
Remember..... the new strain is 50-70% more transmissible..... If you can, be extra careful.....



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 02, 2021 08:49PM
Glad you’re both on the mend! How early was BIL vaccinated relative to onset of symptoms?



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 02, 2021 11:40PM
his wife, my SIL, has not developed any symptoms and she was both with us and with him.

Wonder if she was tested? If not she could have been asymptomatic and passed it to both of you. (Just working on your narrative of possibilities.) Sounds horrible; really glad to hear you're on the mend.
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Re: All COVID-19 Discussion GOES HERE
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 03, 2021 09:15AM
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deckeda
Not that their conservative politics has been shaken or anything, but a lockdown was good enough for THEM.

That is conservatives in a nutshell.

"It doesn't affect me. Therefore it is not real/I don't care."

Also known as "F you, I've got mine" or

"These leopards won't eat MY face!"
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 03, 2021 09:37AM
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Speedy
Glad you’re both on the mend! How early was BIL vaccinated relative to onset of symptoms?

His recall was that his vaccination was around the 15th, about 5 days before he came to town w SIL to visit Grandpa, who hadn’t left his place for a month or so. Then the medical emergency, which brought a couple of medical people into Grandpa’s. He developed symptoms about the same time as us, around the 28th/29th.

The wife tells me the Pfizer vaccine is supposed to be around 50% effective 10 days after the first dose, but he probably was exposed and caught it a couple days before that, then 5 more days to symptoms. Occam’s razor suggests that the source pf exposure was the same as ours, but who knows?
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 03, 2021 09:38AM
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deckeda
his wife, my SIL, has not developed any symptoms and she was both with us and with him.

Wonder if she was tested? If not she could have been asymptomatic and passed it to both of you. (Just working on your narrative of possibilities.) Sounds horrible; really glad to hear you're on the mend.

She’s being tested tomorrow. Still no symptoms.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 04, 2021 06:18AM
“ air-powered costumes are no longer allowed in Kaiser Permanente facilities. ”

An outbreak has killed one, infected 43 at California hospital. An inflatable holiday costume is likely to blame, officials say.

“A staff member dressed as a smiling, red-nosed Christmas tree strolled through the emergency department at a San Jose hospital on Christmas Day, hoping to provide holiday cheer.

“Days later, a coronavirus outbreak swept through the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, eventually infecting 43 employees and killing one.

“Hospital officials now say the “air-powered” Christmas costume is likely to blame for the 44 positive tests, all recorded between Dec. 27 and Friday. Experts said the fan inside the costume could have blown coronavirus-laden droplets throughout the department.
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 04, 2021 09:51AM
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deckeda
“ air-powered costumes are no longer allowed in Kaiser Permanente facilities. ”

An outbreak has killed one, infected 43 at California hospital. An inflatable holiday costume is likely to blame, officials say.

“A staff member dressed as a smiling, red-nosed Christmas tree strolled through the emergency department at a San Jose hospital on Christmas Day, hoping to provide holiday cheer.

“Days later, a coronavirus outbreak swept through the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, eventually infecting 43 employees and killing one.

“Hospital officials now say the “air-powered” Christmas costume is likely to blame for the 44 positive tests, all recorded between Dec. 27 and Friday. Experts said the fan inside the costume could have blown coronavirus-laden droplets throughout the department.

That's literally a horror movie scenario.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Got my test result back today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 05, 2021 03:07PM
Geez.
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funeral for a friend
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 08, 2021 11:06AM
OK, random post I suppose but I thought I'd drop this link here, [www.youtube.com]

The funeral for the family friend I mentioned recently is being held today, beginning now. I just thought some might find it interesting in an effort to not isolate so much C-19 death from reality.

Ike was an amazing person, as I suspect you'll learn, having lived a rich life and loved by many. It's a private service although my dad was added to the roster as one of the presenters. As a former minister he's got some experience with this sort of thing, although he's not officiating this one.



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Re: funeral for a friend
Posted by: Ted King
Date: January 08, 2021 11:15AM
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OK, random post I suppose but I thought I'd drop this link here, [www.youtube.com]

The funeral for the family friend I mentioned recently is being held today, beginning now. I just thought some might find it interesting in an effort to not isolate so much C-19 death from reality.

Ike was an amazing person, as I suspect you'll learn, having lived a rich life and loved by many. It's a private service although my dad was added to the roster as one of the presenters. As a former minister he's got some experience with this sort of thing, although he's not officiating this one.

I hope his family and friends find comfort in celebrating his life.
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