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Old 01-08-2021, 03:21 PM
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As with MM not too many people where I live, masks are mandatory as is social distancing. Our whole family has stayed safe till this past Monday when my 90 year old mother came down with it in an Alberta long term care home.

Like everyone else on here, I wish your mom the best. This is one weird sickness, some people breeze through it, and some do not survive a day or two. But, like a lot of people, I have a new respect for how serious this thing is, and how, no matter how you isolate yourself and mask up, or whatever, it can still get you.

As I mentioned a little while back, there were two nights where I thought I would not see the morning..........and then it started to go away..thank God.

Stay safe out there guys, believe me, you DO NOT WANT TO GET THIS THING.
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for that response Crate. Arizona has been at the top of the list thru this whole thing. The governor is in quandary about which way to go to get him the best chance for re election. Lock down to save lives or leave the businesses open to preserve jobs and cross his fingers the vaccine saves his chances.
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:36 AM
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Like everyone else on here, I wish your mom the best. This is one weird sickness, some people breeze through it, and some do not survive a day or two. But, like a lot of people, I have a new respect for how serious this thing is, and how, no matter how you isolate yourself and mask up, or whatever, it can still get you.

As I mentioned a little while back, there were two nights where I thought I would not see the morning..........and then it started to go away..thank God.

Stay safe out there guys, believe me, you DO NOT WANT TO GET THIS THING.
Thanks Don, There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to who this bug takes down. Some don't even know they have it. My Mom has had breathing problems for many years so we were really worried about her if she got it, but she seems to be doing pretty good.
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Old 01-09-2021, 08:50 AM
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No doubt this is real.
I've had friends on both sides of the effects issue and like's been said, there's no rhyme or reason for the variances other than underlying illnesses to start with.
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Old 01-09-2021, 11:51 AM
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A lot like the way other diseases affect the population, isn't it?
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:21 PM
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A lot like the way other diseases affect the population, isn't it?


No, this one is different than anything I have seen in my 75 years on this planet. It came from nowhere, started killing people, and has ramped up to the point where point where between 3,500 and 4,000 Americans are dying every single day. If we were to stand 4,000 people together, it would be a huge crowd, and yet we are losing that many every day.

But, as we have discussed, this is a very strange disease.........some people have it and do not know it and some die very quickly. When Dan and I got it at the same time, all he had was a cough......no fever, felt fine, but was sleepy a lot. Me, I got the whole shooting match, high fever, cough, sore as I have ever been, felt like I was going to croak any minute, and lost my appetite and senses of smell and taste. I also slept for days at a time. Even now, after going on a month, food is just starting to have some flavor to it.

I hate to be a Preacher, but I just do not want any one else to go through what I, and so many others, have gone through. I was fortunate, so many others were not as lucky.
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:39 PM
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With all due respect, Don. If you are old and not in good health, this disease can be deadly. For everyone else that isn't true. I've spent a fair amount of time analyzing this situation and can cite lots of statistics people don't want to hear.

Personally, I've had two open heart surgeries, 6 stents, A stroke, two deep vein thrombosis, two forms of cancer, and numerous less serious problems and surgeries. I no longer run scared. Respect this disease? Yes. Fear it? No.
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:15 PM
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I know what you are saying, Bob, but the facts are, there is no consistency to this virus. Teens have died, people in their 20,s and 30's have died, and a lot of them had no underlying conditions that would aggravate this thing.

We all just need to be careful, mask up, stay away from others as much as possible, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer. I did all of those things in spades, and it still came knocking.

I would suggest others to take their temperature a couple of times a day, regardless of how you feel. In the early stages I felt fine, but my temperature started to climb slightly, into the 99 degree range, and I normally run 97 ish. That was my first sign, and then the test confirmed I had it. A few days later I was in the 101.8 range steadily.
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:05 PM
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Donís right, there is no consistency with it. I had it last Jan before they even knew what it was, they gave me a couple of shots and some pills and a couple of days later I was fine. I ran a low fever, around 100, was short of breath and had no energy. On the other hand, my wife has it now, she is the same age I was last year when I had it, 60, and sheís having a hard time, see my other thread.

She has been religious about wearing a mask out in public, social distancing, using hand sanitizer, etc, and still caught it. I Donít think the masks make much difference unless someone sneezes on you. Even then I have my doubts unless they are the N95 ones that almost no one has.

Iíve got a 94 year old Great Uncle in a nursing home that just got over it. All he had was a low fever and a cough. But heís healthy as a horse, always has been. Those underlying conditions, known or not, seem to make the difference.
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:25 PM
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Bama, my take on wearing a mask is, you are protecting the other people when you wear it. If there's one selfish clod not wearing one and breathing on you, you're in a bad position. Your wife was doing her part to protect society, but someone else was not.
Good Luck, Mrs. Bama.
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