Got the plague

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Got the plague

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Started showing symptoms Saturday - runny nose, dry unproductive cough, slight fever. Spent Sunday evening in the ER getting tested (EKG, blood work, chest X-ray. And yes, that nasal swab hurts like a son of a #####. Sent home with a kit which included a digital thermometer and a finger tip oximeter. Positive results called in today, so we are quarantined for two weeks. No longer get episodes of the chills and taking two Tylenol every four hours has kept the fever under control. Just so you know, it is persistant dull pain and body ache.The coughing continues which causes tachycardia. No pond dipping for awhile.
I just have to ride it out.

Mike
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Re: Got the plague

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Well, that sucks. Stuff can get dangerous.

Take care!

Thanks for letting us know.

--Rik

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Re: Got the plague

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Take care, hope it doesn't get worse. A health care professional sent me an interesting preliminary report that an aspirin a day seems to greatly decrease the probability of serious effects:
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/ ... -heres-why

Any idea how you got it?

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Re: Got the plague

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Hi Mike,
In most cases it can stop at this phase, I hope this will be yours.

Best wishes
Pau

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Re: Got the plague

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Thanks everyone for your concern.
About two weeks ago my mother died following spinal surgery. She was 91 and in excruciating pain. My wife and I went to Harrisburg to console my father and help him through the funeral arrangements. He took us to Texas Roadhouse - a steak and ribs place. We were seated right at the dining area entrance and while we were sitting there unmasked probably a hundred or more customers came in and left and we were surrounded by unmasked diners.
I am religious about masking and hand sanitizing, but this exposure was off the charts.

Mike
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Re: Got the plague

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Very sorry to hear that. I am surprised that people are still reluctant to wear masks. I hope your father doesn't get it.

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Re: Got the plague

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Update
It appears I peaked last Tuesday with a temperature of 103 F. The congestion has gone down, but still a lot of pain across my shoulders. Average daily temp is 97.4, which is my normal. Still feel very weak. Oxygen level runs about 95 to 99.. Mild cough. My wife started showing symptoms a few days ago and her test came back positive. Looks like she will ride it out as well, but she is complaining about pain across her back and shoulders and diminished appetite.

Mike
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Re: Got the plague

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I am glad you seem to be past the worst of it, and I hope your wife does the same.

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Re: Got the plague

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Good news and bad news...
Good news I get the Moderna vaccine April 6.
Bad news is it appears I have Long Covid 19, which means that the virus damaged parts of me. Fatigue, shortness of breath, diabetic itching. No brain fog. The last time I felt this way was when I got my second dose of Lyme Disease. I'm good for a few hours every day, but it goes downhill fairly rapidly.

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Re: Got the plague

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I'm very sorry to hear that - I sincerely hope for the best!

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