Started by Sal1981, January 28, 2020, 09:04:46 PM
Quote from: Hydra009 on September 29, 2022, 11:50:27 PMWell, it's official. I have covid. I'm looking at a positive covid test. And I was going to get my second booster soon, too.I almost immediately knew when I had it because a coworker was conspicuously coughing and so was I within an hour.It started with the sore throat from hell and spiraled out into severe coughing and congestion. I thought it was just a normal, albeit unusually severe headcold.Until I tried to sleep and I woke up freezing after a couple hours. I was shivering and teeth chattering, I had to bite my pillow to miminimize harm to my teeth and agonizingly got out of bed to fetch a comforter. I cocooned myself and slept for about 4 hours only to wake up hot and sweaty. I tried to get up but lapsed into unconscious several times before I could finally wake.The past few days I've been stuck at home, mostly in my room, taking cough suppressing medicine while coughing into a mask or sneezing monstrously huge globs of mucus while my eyes water. How on earth can I possibly produce this much mucus? Also, sometimes my breathing switched from automatic to manual, which is not an enjoyable experience for me. Those periods were mercifully brief, thank goodness.Today, I've finally turned the corner. I got normal sleep, I woke up feeling rested and alert, most of the congestion is gone, and I have a normal appetite (2 full meals today, 1 yesterday, zero the day before) I still have a lingering cough and runny nose, but it's much reduced from what it was.My family is fine atm, so I think my instinctual hunker down approach and mask use might've spared them. I found out pretty quick, so it stands to reason that they would too.Also, I am never in the same floor of the house as them, so we're doing extreme social distancing.I shudder to think what would have happened if I hadn't gotten my vaccine or if I went back to work or the gym like this. Covid is no joke!
Quote from: Unbeliever on October 01, 2022, 02:10:49 PMI don't think life will ever be really "normal" again.
Quote from: SGOS on October 01, 2022, 06:34:48 PMI just got my 3rd booster, the Omicron one, about two hours ago at Walmart. My first four shots were Moderna, but this one was Pfizer, because it's what they had. The pharmacist said they are equally effective, and maybe that's true, but somewhere in my mind, I think I recall reading that Moderna was slightly better, at least for the early variants. Anyway, that's out of the way, so I'm doing all I can for now.
Quote from: Hydra009 on October 01, 2022, 08:38:38 PMGood idea. I wish I had gotten my second booster in time. Thought I was out of the woods, ran right into a tree.Currently, my workplace is being ravaged by the virus for the second time this pandemic.