While we still have a prohibition against discussing certain aspects of the Coronavirus, the recent news has led me to wonder how everyone’s doing. That’s something we can still discuss, what we are going through personally has always been fair comment. Anyone sick or have family whose sick?
Hope you’re all ok.
I can confirm, also, that upon testing that was done with her regularly scheduled blood work, my daughter has also tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. So that completes the set in this house.
Post by stratcowboy on Jul 2, 2020 23:45:31 GMT -5
Except for a molar extraction early this week, I'm just fine (no pain or swelling, either...which is cool). No one in our family has gotten sick. Though there have been very few cases in our community (population density of 15 people per square mile), we continue to stick to suggested protocols--some of which are mandated by state and local authorities. That's OK with us, as we traditionally get a large influx of out-of-staters looking for Rocky Mtn. goodness...and these days, how to escape "the bug." We have no plans to interact with these folks.
Post by larryguitar54 on Jul 2, 2020 23:49:59 GMT -5
I have not been tested but those around me have and come back negative. I don't think I am asymptomatic carrier but I admit I don't know. There is a facility owned by a doctor buddy of mine and I will get tested next week because I do have some travel plans and need to know.
I try to be responsible. I wash my hands and pretty much don't leave the house without a mask and I don't go anywhere unless necessary.
I know you are lawyer so you will appreciate that whatever health issues I have I attribute to stress. We are programmed to be highly sensitive to risk threats. And our business bombards us with alarms almost every day several times. I work on multimillion dollar high stakes issues all the time. I make quick important decision without knowing the consequences which might be years away. So it means there is never a day when I don't replay and question every decision I make.
This means in 30+ years I have had legitimate panic attacks that have actually led to brief visits to the ER and I can expect a couple times a year I will spontaneously go into dry heaves and convulsions. It also leads to bouts of depression.
The crazy thing is that none of those worries ever really become the fatal problem. Things happen but somehow there is always a solution. But it doesn't change how I feel.
One of the coping mechanisms is to force ourselves to spend more time 'living in the moment'. So instead of seeing a problem and then fast forwarding years ahead to the worst possible outcome I catch myself and think about what is happening right now today and stop imagining what might happen years from now that probably will never happen.
Anyway I am really lucky in the sense that I am very heathy for a person my age. I've never had surgery or had a stroke or anything like that. But that doesn't I don't wrestle with things.
No sickness to report in my family, thank God. My parents are in their early 70's, and I fear for them should they pick it up.
My Dad, did have two close calls. He came into contact with two individuals, on two separate occasions, and both of these people were only 1 person removed from diagnosed Covid 19 infected. One of the two people he was in contact with came back negative. The other is a numbskull, with no testicular fortitude, would not get tested because his owner is a conspiracy nut job, and convinced him to not get tested.
The infection rate here, has really taken off the last two weeks.
Had a corona virus test yesterday morning so if clear I can have spinal injection Tuesday. They did MRI last week and there is a bulging disc above the previous two I had fused already. They are hoping along with the injections and physical therapy they won't have to do surgery. I do too but past has shown me injections are a very short (2 week) Band-Aid.
I had a Covid 19 test June 15 in preparation for a hospital procedure that came back negative. I'd like to get the antibody test because both myself and the wife think we had it at the very end of December into early January. We don't know anyone who's tested positive.
Neither my wife nor I have been tested, but we are well. Other than the fact that I had a stent put in back in April. Having heart issues and having had chemo in 2016-17 and two years of bi-monthly Rituxan infusions, I stay at home. It seems that I have been posting here on Moe's 2 a whole lot more than I ever did on the old FDP.
Both my wife and I had negative results on the antibody test, then later because we both got ill negative covid tests. Because her illness got worse she was retested and that one turned out negative as well. It appears to have been an allergy induced sinus infection. It looks like we'll be keeping Loratadine in the medicine cabinet.
In terms of family, the only one testing positive so far was my niece's husband, who is a warden at a fed pen. A friend tested positive with no symptoms and another friend's sister died from covid related complications. She was in her mid 50's but in hospital after chemo and then had a complicated Diverticulitis perforation and then covid did her in.
Post by NoSoapRadio on Jul 4, 2020 10:35:28 GMT -5
I had reported a couple weeks ago that my younger brother tested positive for the China Funk. He is now doing fine and his quarantine method seems to have been effective because his wife and son who live in the same house have not shown any symptoms.
My wife has been working through a nasty lung infection. Her doctor required her to be tested for the Corvid before he would see her. She tested negative -- so I assume I'm in the clear as well. The antibiotics her doc gave her helped some but she's still not right. She made an appointment with a specialist but he can't see her until September.
Post by RonC Picker on Jul 4, 2020 11:11:14 GMT -5
No one in our extended family has tested for, or had, COVID-19. Having COPD, I rarely go out, and more rarely enter a business...especially since AZ is a hotspot right now. Fortunately, Mrs C who is not breathing compromised has been taking care of me by making all the grocery and other necessity runs.
Post by rickyguitar on Jul 4, 2020 15:18:59 GMT -5
We are ok here. A short while back I had a food born illness Dr treated with antibiotics. Am awaiting cataract surgery. Wife is immuno-compromised so she does not go out much at all. I shop, she waits in the car. She needs new prosthetic but is waiting on that. Tomorrow we plan to take a drive in the new car to nearby nat forest. All is pretty good.
Ragpicker household, and son, are all technically fine and dandy. Arizona supposed to be bad with this virus but we still dont know, even remotely, anyone sick. I find myself agitatated and short tempered somedays. We have been walking mornings and after dinner but its 8pm and 103 outside so no walk tonight. I need a vacation.