Spin-off: Do you know anyone that's had covid?

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Post # 91
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I know one person who got it. He works at a hospital, and it was super mild. 

The other 7 people I know who initially tested positive, were actually false positives. My husband also recently started to feel kind of sick and decided to get tested. Came back negative, but the doctor told him there was a 30% chance it was a false negative. He’s since recoevered and we don’t think it was covid sine he only felt sick for 2 days.

8 months into this pandemic, and we still can’t get a reliable test. ugh.

Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I got it along with my then 6 month old back in early May.  He recovered in a few days, but I was dying in bed for two weeks.  I still suffer from constant fatigue months later.  I’m 36 with no underlying health problems.  I also know someone that had 4 deaths in her family bc of covid.  A few of my friends’ relatives also died from covid.  But hey, don’t be afraid of it and don’t let it dominate our lives, right?

Post # 93
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

Two of my coworkers had it and were basically asymptotic.  Same for two of my fiancé’s coworkers.  One my fiancé’s best friends and his whole family got it.  His family was totally fine, but the friend had a hard time for a week or so (he recently beat cancer).  Even still, he was back to work in less than 3 weeks.  I have one Aunt who passed away from it.  She was around 70 with lots of health issues.

Post # 94
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Busy bee

My neighbor had it, and fully recovered after a week. He is basically the least healthy person I know, so it was kind of a shock to hear that he did so well (goes to show you can’t predict this shit either way), but I’m very glad he’s okay. My whole household may or may not have had it way back before we knew it was a wide-spread thing—we all went down with dry coughs, headache and fatigue that went on for close to a month, thought it was just a nasty, weird cold. I’ve been having ongoing asthma-like symptoms off and on ever since (totally new for me). Still not sure if that was it or if allergies have just been extra terrible this year. We’ve been isolating since then, though, so haven’t felt the need to get tested. Plan to before the holidays, though, so we can think about combining two household bubbles.

Post # 95
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Bee Keeper

Myself (34; have asthma and CFS) and OH (51; previously had Guillain Barre syndrome) have had it twice: in Feb/March, and just recently. OH had it worse than me both times: first time he had a fever for 48 hours, aches and loss of taste and smell for 4 days, and cough for 3 weeks, then second time fever for 24 hours, aches for about 4 days again,no cough.

First time I had a fever for 12 hours, loss of taste and smell and aching for a couple days, bad cough for a week (then mild/intermittent cough for another 10 days or so). This time round I had no fever, I had joint aches at night for 4 days, no loss of taste or smell, mild cough for about 4 days.

As well as us I personally know about 20 people who have had it. All bar two (both in their 80s, both had pre-existing conditions) have survived and made a full recovery. Those who were worst affected (longest recovery times and worst symptoms) were all obese.

For me personally seasonal flu affects me much worse than covid did; one year I remember particularly vividly as I just could not shake it and had a cough for 3 months straight. IMO the average healthy person should not be worrying unduly.

Post # 96
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@barbie86:  I absolutely disagree that the average healthy person shouldn’t be unduly worried.  I’m 36 and healthy.  I have never been so sick in my life.  I’m still suffering the long term effects of it.  A lot of healthy young people have died from covid and many report suffering long lasting effects of it, hence the term “long haulers”.  Science and health experts have said covid is very serious and everyone should be taking all precautions from getting it and spreading it.  It’s really sad when people that have gotten covid or know people that died from it still don’t think it’s that worrisome.  SMH.  

Post # 97
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@breatheandrelax:  the majority of people who are young and healthy will make a full recovery. This is fact. Yes, there are exceptions, but that goes for anything.

And when I say unduly worried, I do not mean ‘continue living life as normal and don’t take extra precautions’. What I mean is, do not let it dominate your life to the point you are constantly consumed by fear and worry, which is something I have seen a lot of: people whose mental and physical health is seriously suffering because they are so scared of catching it that they wil not go anywhere or do anything, have quit jobs, etc etc.

There is a balance to be had, and unless someone is in an at risk group in which case they should absolutely still be shielding, I think that the high levels of anxiety I have seen in some people are detrimental.

Post # 98
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@barbie86:  majority of elderly people will make a full recovery too, so should they not be worried about it, either?  Don’t let it dominate your life.  You’re saying it like people have a choice.  Your lack of empathy is astounding.  Over 200k people have died in the US alone, and I guess their family members and loved ones shouldn’t let it dominate their lives, right?

If people choose to stay home and quit their jobs, who are you to say that they will be better mentally going out and potentially getting exposed to the virus?  You don’t know.  Maybe going outside and be exposed to the virus and potentially dying is mentally more taxing on them.  You find your balance.  That’s your choice.  Good for you.  Stop saying it’s not something someone shouldn’t be unduly worried about.

Post # 99
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The only person I personally know that caught it is my Brother-In-Law.  He’s in his early 20s, he and his friends were at a party and a bunch of them caught it so it was a super spreader event.  None of them were wearing masks and the party was originally supposed to be outside but it rained that night so they were all inside.  They all had mild cases but one of his friends who is a runner still doesn’t feel 100%. They caught it in August.

It seems like everyone I know personally knows someone that has caught this terrible virus.

Post # 100
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@wonderwedding:  bit late, but the first time we had it I think OH caught it on holiday (Tenerife) and then I caught it off him (got symptoms 11 days after he returned, we cohabit).

Second time round OH almost definitely caught it at work (he’s a teacher and they have had several confirmed cases at his school, including numerous with staff/relatives of staff within his subject area/department). I then displayed symptoms 11 days after him, though tested positive a day earlier. Have to have got it from him again I think as self isolated as soon as he showed symptoms.

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