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  • #1109408 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    @TheLadyE I hope you feel better soon and make a full recovery! Don’t worry about work — focus on you and getting well again. I hope your mom stays well, too.

    I’m honestly still pretty surprised I’ve managed to dodge COVID all this time. Every time I’ve had even the slightest symptom of anything, I test and always negative. I suppose it’s possible I had a totally asymptomatic case at some point, or that the tests were wrong. But I still remain a bit surprised that to have avoided it. I know people who have had multiple breakthrough cases.

    #1109409 Reply
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    TheLadyE, so sorry to hear you got it and are so symptomatic. My unsolicited advice is to rest more and longer than you think you need. Ease back into things as slowly as you can get away with. Doing too much too soon can increase the chances of the symptoms lingering longer. Also, if you’re taking Paxlovid, be aware that relapses are possible several days after finishing the regimen. If you start to feel symptomatic again, assume it’s a relapse and isolate and test (this is what Colbert is currently doing after he had a post-paxlovid relapse this week). Good luck!

    #1109462 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    My brother finally got Covid, which I was worried about because he’s not in great health and has respiratory problems. I think he got it because he stopped having to wear a mask as a delivery driver so he just didn’t. But fortunately he didn’t get very sick… the way I heard it, he didn’t feel well one night and tested positive and is now waiting for a negative test before going out again. I do think the vaccines are pretty effective at preventing severe illness. And like I said, I was in a room with my sick boss for an hour sitting right next to her, and the next day I am pretty certain I felt my immune system fighting it but that’s it.

    #1109463 Reply
    ktfran
    Participant

    The husband was exposed last week. He’s taken two rapid and still negative. He’s been tired, but like you @kate, he thinks his body is trying to fight it. Tired is the only symptom.

    He didn’t get it when I had it. And we didmy separate from one another.

    #1109471 Reply
    TheLadyE
    Guest

    Seems like I may be on the mend. I still have a cough but it has lessened to 20% of what it was. My brain fog is slightly lifting (I don’t feel 100% but definitely not as bad as it was). No more aches & pains. I do sleep a LOT, and I wear my supplemental oxygen, but my O2 stats were up to a shockingly good 95 tonight (they’re usually…lower, heh) and now I really want a shower and hopefully tomorrow a walk outside. The congestion is there but it’s 50% of what it was, probably. My taste of sense and smell comes and goes, but it’s not totally gone.

    I can’t believe it. I survived Covid. I got it and I survived. Dang. (My guess is it’s probably omicron.)

    My mom says my eyes look brighter and my skin looks healthier; she said I looked “really gray and bad” earlier in the week. Heh. OH, and she’s taken 2 tests 4 days apart and has managed to not get it at all even though I have legit coughed over everything in this house. Praise be for the vaccines and boosters.

    #1109475 Reply
    LisforLeslie
    Guest

    @TheLadyE – glad you’re on the mend and your mom has come out of this unscathed. Yay science!

    Reminder to myself to get my booster – I am due.

    #1109481 Reply
    anonymousse
    Participant

    So glad you’re feeling better, LadyE.

    #1109491 Reply
    hfantods
    Participant

    Glad you are feeling better TheLadyE.

    I never thought of our bodies fighting Covid but that makes sense.

    #1109494 Reply
    Rangerchic
    Participant

    Glad you are feeling better LadyE!

    I’m still recovering from a sinus infection. Today is the 10th day on antibiotics but I still get a little sinus pressure/pain though not anything like 10 days ago. Coughing started to lesson up yesterday, finally. But I’m still more tired than normal, energy levels aren’t back. I am not a nap person but I’ve been taking them when I can. I did take 2 (at home) COVID tests to make sure it wasn’t covid and both were neg. And I haven’t lost my sense of taste or smell (except when congested). It’s never taken this long to get over an illness – though I am also IC. Maybe it’s more than sinus? IDK. Vacation in 3 weeks so I’d like to be 100 by then.

    #1109495 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    Maybe go to CVS and get the PCR to be sure?

    #1109497 Reply
    Rangerchic
    Participant

    Yeah, that’s a good idea. It wouldn’t hurt I suppose. I made an appointment for later today.

    #1109503 Reply
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Joanie had som minor symptoms on Sunday morning and since she’s had so much exposure at school, I tested her. She’s positive. The rest of us are negative so far. She almost surely got it at school (she hadn’t been anywhere else indoors in the past week except one subway ride home from school). She’s had multiple classmates out with Covid – as much as 1/3 the class has been absent on any given day this month, and masks are optional, students only have to quarantine for 5 days (if they even report their cases) and no requirement to test negative to return. So, it was expected but no less enraging that my kids would bring Covid home.

    Drew and I had tickets to a gala Thursday night we were really looking forward to but I cancelled with the babysitter and we’ll have to skip it. My sister, whom we haven’t seen in 2 1/2 years, is supposed to come visit next week but if it takes two weeks for the Covid to run through our family, we’ll have to cancel that. And, of course, there’s the risk of long Covid and longterm damage to internal organs that no one wants to think about. It’s infuriating that schools have been turned into mass infection sites.

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