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Old 12-21-2020, 05:22 PM
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Default Guess who just tested Covid positive ?

Two girls who work with my son Dan came down with Covid, so he needed to go and be checked out himself, so , since we live together, I thought it would be best for me to go too. So last Saturday we drove to a testing lab in separate cars and we got tested.

Dan was negative, but I came up positive !!!!!!!!!! I have had mild symptoms, on and off since then, but generally feel fairly good. I have quarantined myself in my room and I have my own bathroom, so for the next two weeks these will be my complete world.

My sneezing has pretty much stopped as well as my coughing, but I am drinking a lot of liquids and getting tons of sleep. This is really odd because I go nowhere without a mask and even then I just run into the grocery store and run back out and use hand sanitizer. I also only go to just my shop where I was mostly alone.

This virus is really something else, and we never know where we get it. Dan is also quarantined for the next two weeks and is working from home because he has been near me. I don't care if I am sick, but I really do not want to see him come down with it.

Stay safe out there guys. This thing is nothing to fool around with.
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:45 PM
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Sorry to hear that Don. Hope you get over it quick and your boys will stay negative. Please keep us informed about you and your family.
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:57 PM
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Sorry to hear this, but glad you found out so you can do your part to prevent the spread. This is some bad S***. Take care.
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:58 PM
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X’2 on what Bruno said.
Sending healing vibes to you and yours.
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:01 PM
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Stay safe. The virus hits different people different ways.
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Old 12-21-2020, 09:38 PM
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Are you taking anything for it Don? I’m 99.999% sure I had it in Jan, before they even knew what it was. Had the Symptoms, hard to breath, chills, fever. Went to a emergycare, Dr gave me two shots, a steroid and a shot of arizathimician (sp?) and a pack of zinc pills. Next day I was fine. About two months later, I had what they called the “ COVID toes”, two of my toes turned purple like they were bruised, but they weren’t. No pain or fever then, just the purple toes, that lasted about two weeks.

They say if you get treated early, you increase your chances. I’d see if I couldn’t get a Dr to give me some Regentron I think it is called, it seems to be helping a lot of people.

IMHO, wearing a mask does little to keep you from getting it. We’ve been under a mask mandate for Six months now and have more cases now than we’ve ever had.

I’ve got a 94 year old Great Uncle that just got over it, so your chances are good if you’re healthy.
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Old 12-21-2020, 09:43 PM
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I can't figure out how people that seem to take all the precautions they can still come down with this crap!!

Stay positive.
Get well soon.
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Old 12-21-2020, 10:02 PM
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Hope you get over it soon. It' funny that you got it and your son didn't. Hope your sons stay well.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:42 PM
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I agree with Bamamav. It's highly contagious. You can take all the precautions but you cannot guarantee you won't be exposed to the virus. If you are exposed, you may or may not get it. If you get it you may or may not get really sick. And so on.

My humble opinion is this virus is going to run through most of the world's population and be around for a long time just like the common cold. Then gradually taper off with the implementation of a vaccine. Hopefully there will be no untoward side effects or future problems caused by the vaccine.

I wish the news would report actual deaths from the virus and not include those that die with the virus, but not from the virus. Also, the age breakdown would be revealing.

So far, in Minnesota the average age of deaths from Covid is higher than the average age of deaths from all other causess by about 7 years. 88 years compared to less than 81 years.
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:36 AM
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Hoping you get well soon, take care.
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