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    Covid positive/Covid in your house

    So, my mom has it.
    She tested positive Friday morning.
    (We live with her and take care of her.)

    We're hoping we don't have it. I guess we'll find out on Monday. But I'm pretty sure I have it, too, as does my wife. We've both been sick as fuck.

    Seeing as "it's all good as long as you don't have shit like autoimmune disorders, or hep c," and, I have pretty hardcore RA, while the Mrs has the liver disease...

    Ha. SURELY it'll be ok, but, if not, much love.

    It's been cool.

    Love u guys.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this elevenism, I hope it passes by without any serious complications, and I hope that your mother recovers quickly.

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    Very sorry about this.

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    sorry to hear this, best wishes to everyone at your place.

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    So sorry to hear this, wishing everyone a speedy recovery!

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    Well, my wife and I aren't sick anymore. I'm WONDERING if we already had it, and gave it to my mom, as, 99% of the time, we're the only ones who leave the house.

    My mom is doing better than I'd expected, though. She's insisting on getting up and fixing all of her own meals, (which, we normally do for her most of the time,) because she's afraid of getting US sick if we haven't any immunity.

    She's sort of lethargic, coughs some, and the fever comes and goes. Also, strangely, she had a big nosebleed for the first time in her life.

    What's driving her crazy, and, this is also unusual for a bug, is that she keeps getting BETTER, and feels fine, and thinks it's over, but then she's sick again the next day.

    Ultimately, though, I think she's gonna be fine. She watches her horror movies and tv shows, talks to a couple of friends on the phone, and plays word games on her tablet. And she's in good spirits, most importantly.

    We're all ex healthcare workers here: I was a CNA for years, my mom was an RN, and my wife was an LVN, and, believe it or not, being in good spirits really DOES seem to help you heal faster, in our experience.

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    And thank you guys for caring. This is PRETTY much the only place I talk to people.

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    Glad everything's okay, man!

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    Glad to hear your mom is doing better and that you and your wife are fine. Tell your mom it's okay to get pampered when sick.

    Stay strong and keep your spirit's up, all of you. Eat a lot of pea soup and think about us Quebecois. Pea soup is the answer to everything, my friend.

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    Holy shit, just seeing this well hell I'm glad things aren't any worse. Glad you're all still in the land of the living so to speak.

    I had actually been thinking about you and yours regarding what ails you and how that could mix with COVID, I was legitimately worried but hearing that you guys might be on the other side of it is very good news.

    Please keep us posted in any case!

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    My dear wife had several COVID contacts this past week (she is a doctor) but thankfully has tested negative so far. She does wear required PPE when indicated, especially for intubation, but sometimes an asymptomatic patient is not tested until after contact has occurred. Things are far more dangerous now than they were in the spring. Because everyone is acclimated to the situation. And therefore less diligent in staying safe.

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    Glad to hear your mother's doing better.

    My husband tested positive Monday. He isolated in our house last Saturday when he started not feeling well.

    I got my positive yesterday, so he was able to finally leave the bedroom and get his own food and drinks. I can't smell which is very strange indeed. We both have coughing. He had a ton of back pain (I didn't). Both have headaches. I cough stuff up (he doesn't). I have asthma (he doesn't). Anyway things are stable.

    That said, I'm afraid to ask this on reddit etc. because people are so hostile... But the studies seem very clear. Once you have it, there's 3 months of immunity (more recent studies are saying 6 months but being conservative I'm sticking with 3). Yes there are an extremely small number of reinfections. After researching it, the number seems to be less than 30 cases documented worldwide with less than a handful in the 3 month period. I didn't look up total worldwide cases but less than 30 out of them seems a super super small risk.

    I take it if we are immune for 3 months we can't catch it and we can't spread it either. So if we recover, what is the downside (to us or people we'd come in contact with) of traveling (taking a much needed vacation, flight, hotels, etc.) or eating out or even (gasp) going to a bar? I haven't ate out (not even takeout) since February and really have not done anything and avoid going anywhere.

    If post-covid people are immune for a while why don't we see gatherings advertised for covid recovered people? Even a convert would seem to be safe if the artist and all attendees were recovered from covid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinspots View Post
    Glad to hear your mother's doing better.

    My husband tested positive Monday. He isolated in our house last Saturday when he started not feeling well.

    I got my positive yesterday, so he was able to finally leave the bedroom and get his own food and drinks. I can't smell which is very strange indeed. We both have coughing. He had a ton of back pain (I didn't). Both have headaches. I cough stuff up (he doesn't). I have asthma (he doesn't). Anyway things are stable.

    That said, I'm afraid to ask this on reddit etc. because people are so hostile... But the studies seem very clear. Once you have it, there's 3 months of immunity (more recent studies are saying 6 months but being conservative I'm sticking with 3). Yes there are an extremely small number of reinfections. After researching it, the number seems to be less than 30 cases documented worldwide with less than a handful in the 3 month period. I didn't look up total worldwide cases but less than 30 out of them seems a super super small risk.

    I take it if we are immune for 3 months we can't catch it and we can't spread it either. So if we recover, what is the downside (to us or people we'd come in contact with) of traveling (taking a much needed vacation, flight, hotels, etc.) or eating out or even (gasp) going to a bar? I haven't ate out (not even takeout) since February and really have not done anything and avoid going anywhere.

    If post-covid people are immune for a while why don't we see gatherings advertised for covid recovered people? Even a convert would seem to be safe if the artist and all attendees were recovered from covid....

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    because it sets a bad example. just like all the irresponsible people going out to eat and having parties and acting like there isn't a pandemic sets an example for people who are on the fence about doing those activities, and emboldens them to take the risk, which is why the virus keeps spreading.

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    So Iím about a week in, and my symptoms are downright bizarre. I get weird fever flashes every few hours. No taste, no smell. Body aches that havenít really gone away since they started. I also have tons of anxious, shaky energy that makes me feel like I took truck stop caffeine pills. Iíve randomly fallen and dropped things all week because I just feel so weak and jittery. The good news is that my chest congestion is not that bad.

    Iím still the only one in my house who has any symptoms at all, so Iím hoping that nobody else gets it so we can leave the house again soon. My youngest is absolutely furious, she doesnít understand why we canít even leave the house. So we are both trying to work from home while Iím sick and sheís melting down every five seconds. I hate it because I feel guilty that I canít really cuddle my daughter and make her feel better, I canít work from home very effectively right now so I feel like a shitty employee, I canít help my husband out a lot with the heavy lifting around the house so I feel guilty for that too.

    Thereís nothing like a heaping dose of guilt and shame on top of Covid and my already existing depression!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinspots View Post
    Glad to hear your mother's doing better.

    My husband tested positive Monday. He isolated in our house last Saturday when he started not feeling well.

    I got my positive yesterday, so he was able to finally leave the bedroom and get his own food and drinks. I can't smell which is very strange indeed. We both have coughing. He had a ton of back pain (I didn't). Both have headaches. I cough stuff up (he doesn't). I have asthma (he doesn't). Anyway things are stable.

    That said, I'm afraid to ask this on reddit etc. because people are so hostile... But the studies seem very clear. Once you have it, there's 3 months of immunity (more recent studies are saying 6 months but being conservative I'm sticking with 3). Yes there are an extremely small number of reinfections. After researching it, the number seems to be less than 30 cases documented worldwide with less than a handful in the 3 month period. I didn't look up total worldwide cases but less than 30 out of them seems a super super small risk.

    I take it if we are immune for 3 months we can't catch it and we can't spread it either. So if we recover, what is the downside (to us or people we'd come in contact with) of traveling (taking a much needed vacation, flight, hotels, etc.) or eating out or even (gasp) going to a bar? I haven't ate out (not even takeout) since February and really have not done anything and avoid going anywhere.

    If post-covid people are immune for a while why don't we see gatherings advertised for covid recovered people? Even a convert would seem to be safe if the artist and all attendees were recovered from covid....

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    Very reasonable questions. I work in healthcare, almost exclusively on COVID-related projects.

    I would say that the truth is we just don't know. There is a difference between anecdotal evidence and scientific evidence. Most other diseases behave in certain ways, we are "pretty sure" that you'd be immune, but "pretty sure" isn't the basis of widespread public health advice. So for now it is to err on the side of caution.

    This stuff is SO complex. The nuances of immunity - it's a matter of degree. Do you have neutralizing antibodies? Which antibody test were you given and how accurate is it? It's just complex.

    In time, we will have more answers. Part of that is based on whether we have a reliable President again who will empower the CDC to do it's job properly instead of restraining them. We need widespread testing and well-designed clinical trials to better understand immunity. Some of that is being conducted now, some of it CANNOT be conducted in the current environment where they are just letting the pandemic rip through unhindered, where data is a decentralized, obscured mess.

    I think next year we should know a LOT more if Biden ends up being allowed to serve and we don't descend into autocracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I think next year we should know a LOT more if Biden ends up being allowed to serve and we don't descend into autocracy.
    Thanks for your thoughtful response.

    I haven't ruled out a taking a short trip with taking all possible safety precautions but you make very good points to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinspots View Post
    Thanks for your thoughtful response.

    I haven't ruled out a taking a short trip with taking all possible safety precautions but you make very good points to consider.

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    If you do make a trip, you may want to consider waiting a month and seeing where we are at. Numbers around the country are the WORST they have been yet and health systems are really cracking under the stress.

    Even stuff we don't think about - like what if I got into a car wreck - that all changes when your local ICU is full. Right now it's a little closer to the 1800's - don't get hurt or sick or you might die - than usual. Hopefully that calms down in another month or two.

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    So, holy fuck, y'all. My mom got better, but now, she's WAY worse. She has pneumonia, her voice is gone, she gets winded going to use the bathroom.

    I'm fucking scared, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    So, holy fuck, y'all. My mom got better, but now, she's WAY worse. She has pneumonia, her voice is gone, she gets winded going to use the bathroom.

    I'm fucking scared, now.
    That's awful. Sending positive vibes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    So, holy fuck, y'all. My mom got better, but now, she's WAY worse. She has pneumonia, her voice is gone, she gets winded going to use the bathroom.

    I'm fucking scared, now.
    Shit, man. I hope she gets better.

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    Mom has it, caught it from her husband who tested positive Friday. She tested Monday. Started off with headaches now she has a fever.

    Trying to stay calm.

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