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firstwife

(115 posts)
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 11:58 PM Oct 2022

I have COVID

After being vaxxed and receiving my third booster last week, I contracted Covid, which has been Overwhelming. I am 66, fibromyalgia, an infrequent poster here. Took me out before I was set to board a plane to DC. Ambulance ride to hospital; back the next day. Couldn’t control my legs and hands, passed out twice, hit my head & bit my lip the second time. Back to ER. Kids stepped in to manage food, meds & care. Today is better. My point is, COVID is still here, still real, still Brutal. Please be vigilant & stay safe. I’m a wreck. XO🙏🏻

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I have COVID (Original Post) firstwife Oct 2022 OP
Sending healing vibes your way, firstwife pdxflyboy Oct 2022 #1
BQ.1.1 subvariant inbound, and it is nasty Celerity Oct 2022 #2
sending du vibes ur way. AllaN01Bear Oct 2022 #3
I am so sorry. PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2022 #4
Best wishes. tanyev Oct 2022 #5
Holy shit! BigmanPigman Oct 2022 #6
My wife and I caught it six weeks ago. Mr.Bill Oct 2022 #13
I can't risk getting it. Besides having asthma, wnylib Oct 2022 #20
Man, it sometimes sounds so random BigmanPigman Oct 2022 #21
We were visiting our Grandson Mr.Bill Oct 2022 #22
I wish more people were as responsible as you are. BigmanPigman Oct 2022 #24
Thank you for the work you have done as a teacher. Mr.Bill Oct 2022 #25
If teachers were paid on the same pay scale as other professionals BigmanPigman Oct 2022 #26
My wif e used to work with the wife of our county's Mr.Bill Oct 2022 #27
It is a sad state of affairs, isn't it? BigmanPigman Oct 2022 #51
She should have missed the first day. Meowmee Oct 2022 #28
Our daughter-in-law has had Covid three times -- caught it from the kids bringing it home. OMGWTF Oct 2022 #48
Still masking as well. Only one in the family though, so anyone could bring it home. Grrr. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #45
Have you been prescribed Palaxovid? Tomconroy Oct 2022 #7
I got it. I'm 65. I'll swear I felt worse in some ways but who knows how it would have been without. captain queeg Oct 2022 #17
I've heard mixed anecdotal reviews on that IronLionZion Oct 2022 #41
Positive vibes. onecaliberal Oct 2022 #8
i'm so sorry you're going through this orleans Oct 2022 #9
Get better. TigressDem Oct 2022 #10
I hope you'll have a fast and FULL Recovery! Scary! electric_blue68 Oct 2022 #11
Sorry - and thank you for the reminder. Ms. Toad Oct 2022 #12
Shit! What a harrowing experience, firstwife! calimary Oct 2022 #14
Sent up quick healing vibes for you @firstwife. iluvtennis Oct 2022 #15
So sorry first wife! cilla4progress Oct 2022 #16
Be well! I don't know if you are a candidate for AllyCat Oct 2022 #18
I hope you heal fully oldtime dfl_er Oct 2022 #19
Take care and rest BittyJenkins Oct 2022 #23
I am sorry Meowmee Oct 2022 #29
Healing vibes on the way! 💗💗💗 SheltieLover Oct 2022 #30
I am so sorry first wife Dorian Gray Oct 2022 #31
Sending good vibes to you ribrepin Oct 2022 #32
In a local John Ludi Oct 2022 #33
Try and get the antibody infusion AmBlue Oct 2022 #34
I am so sorry too. I am 66 and have covid now and I have been 1WorldHope Oct 2022 #35
My father is fully vaccinated and boosted and is currently on a ventilator with Covid liberal_mama Oct 2022 #36
When was the last time he got a booster? nt LAS14 Oct 2022 #54
I'd have to ask my mother for exact date, but not long ago liberal_mama Oct 2022 #57
Thanks for the detail. I do wish him and you well!!! nt LAS14 Oct 2022 #60
I have been Rebl2 Oct 2022 #37
That's very scary. What state are you in? Joe's cavalier comment that it's over was not accurate.nt Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #44
I am Rebl2 Oct 2022 #47
Thanks for that. And take good care. Hope all will be OK. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #50
My husband, vaccinated, has it, too. He had one really bad day and now it's more like a Vinca Oct 2022 #38
Soooo sorry, but I have to ask: have you been wearing a mask? Karadeniz Oct 2022 #39
Hoping you get well soon and keep positive vibes. Pepsidog Oct 2022 #40
thanks for posting. peacebuzzard Oct 2022 #42
OMG. That is horrible. I am so sorry and hope you're going to be OK. Thanks for posting. XO back. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #43
Get better EnergizedLib Oct 2022 #46
Positive vibes on their way to you right now; feel better soon! OMGWTF Oct 2022 #49
Sending vibes for healing and strength. You know that your DU family will be holding niyad Oct 2022 #52
When did you receive your latest booster? nt LAS14 Oct 2022 #53
Please rest, rest, rest. It's the fastest way to get through. Good vibes and wishes for ancianita Oct 2022 #55
Oh my ... Delphinus Oct 2022 #56
Sleep with your upper body elevated as much as you can tolerate. TigressDem Oct 2022 #58
Very sorry to hear that. Thanks for posting. jerseyjim Oct 2022 #59
I'm so sorry. area51 Oct 2022 #61

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,997 posts)
4. I am so sorry.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:04 AM
Oct 2022

Being vaxxed and boosted really matters. Wonderful that you have kids to help you. Please update us as things progress.
I mean it.

BigmanPigman

(51,819 posts)
6. Holy shit!
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:07 AM
Oct 2022

I just got my 3rd booster and flu shot last week but news like this is important for me to know. Every time I think it would be nice to go out without my N95 and only do errands while social distancing for the last 3 years I hear something like this. With my luck I will get infected, I catch everything... I will continue to do what I have for 3 years. I HATE being sick!

I can't believe the physical reaction was so strong. Please take care and continue to mask and socially distance when you recover, being reinfected is a big reality so don't let your guard down for a minute.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
13. My wife and I caught it six weeks ago.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:37 AM
Oct 2022

I'm 69, she's 72. She has Asthma, I have no pre-existing conditions except being overweight. For me it was a mild sore throat for about 36 hours. I took a few throat lozenges and I've been fine ever since. My wife developed pneumonia and spent three days in the hospital on IV antibiotics then spent the next three weeks at home on oxygen. She's fully recovered now, just had a follow up scan on her lungs and that looked good. We both caught it the same time from the same person, our great granddaughter. I have never stopped wearing a mask indoors in any public place and will continue to do so.

wnylib

(22,269 posts)
20. I can't risk getting it. Besides having asthma,
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 01:59 AM
Oct 2022

I have only one kidney and it is not at full functioning level. It fluctuates between right on the normal GFR and slightly under.

BigmanPigman

(51,819 posts)
21. Man, it sometimes sounds so random
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 02:01 AM
Oct 2022

how people are individually infected and that scares me. I was a K-6 teacher and was constantly sick throughout my professional career even though I had a healthy lifestyle and yearly flu shots. Kids/school are germ factories and I wouldn't go into a classroom now with a 10' pole. Thank Dog I am not around kids anymore. I had to stop teaching due to it.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
22. We were visiting our Grandson
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 02:13 AM
Oct 2022

and his daughter had started Kindergarten a week ago. Her teacher, not wanting to miss the first day of school, (can't blame her for that) came to school with what she thought were mild cold symptoms. She wasn't there the next day, stayed home sick. She had infected about half the class and the kid had some sniffles. We had been around her for a few days before we knew all of this. So she tested positive and we just shrugged our shoulders and hoped for the best.

We drove 150 miles to home the next day, and by then we were feeling some symptoms and we both tested positive. It shows how this thing can spread so easily. Who knows how many people in the homes of those kids who were infected by the teacher caught it? And we transported it 150 miles. We of course quarantined and didn't spread it any further we hope. As described in my other post, my symptoms were very mild but it was 10 days until I tested negative.

BigmanPigman

(51,819 posts)
24. I wish more people were as responsible as you are.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 02:51 AM
Oct 2022

While I was teaching parents sent their kids to school sick ALL THE TIME with no concerns for the classmates and staff. They viewed teachers as babysitters and many still do. No wonder everyone is finally leaving the profession in droves. Disrespect, low pay, stress, illnesses, and all the other stuff concerned with Covid and testing schedules is crazy. No healthy person can stay healthy for long in that environment.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
25. Thank you for the work you have done as a teacher.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 02:53 AM
Oct 2022

The thing about teachers is, we can be damn sure they aren't doing it just for the money.

BigmanPigman

(51,819 posts)
26. If teachers were paid on the same pay scale as other professionals
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 03:15 AM
Oct 2022

no one would be able to afford public education. It seems like it is slowly being dismantled by the crazies and GOP, go figure. Maybe being able to go through life as an ignorant moron is easier and cheaper for the US population. A sad state of affairs but this has been going on for decades, resulting in our current situation.

None of my teacher friends ever considered substituting after retirement. Most current teachers would die to be able to get out of teaching now. It IS that really that bad! We appreciate the support of nice, realistic people like you.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
27. My wif e used to work with the wife of our county's
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 03:48 AM
Oct 2022

Superintendant of Schools, We were having dinner with them once and I told him in my perfect world, teachers would make as much money as NBA basketball players. He said yeah, but then Dennis Rodman might be teaching school. A lot to think about in that comment. I think you know what I mean.

BigmanPigman

(51,819 posts)
51. It is a sad state of affairs, isn't it?
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 07:15 PM
Oct 2022

Your story was helpful for me today. I needed to pick up new glasses. They were all masked in the office and so was I. I took the strap off from my head (N95 masks are tight, that is good) and held it to my face so my glasses could be fitted better. I told the the assistant that "I WANT" to keep it on when they asked if I was OK with taking it off. I told her your story and I warned them that there is still Covid out there.

Meowmee

(5,164 posts)
28. She should have missed the first day.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 04:19 AM
Oct 2022

She spread covid to many people including you. That is very dumb to say the least. I had a student who was going to come to class with 101.2 fever with covid because he did not want to miss another class. Supposedly he had a negative test after testing positive and knowing he had covid. Who does that? STUPID!

Tg he did not come to class and give everyone covid. I messaged him not to come.

 

Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
7. Have you been prescribed Palaxovid?
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:08 AM
Oct 2022

It is supposed to make a big difference and is being under prescribed.

captain queeg

(10,632 posts)
17. I got it. I'm 65. I'll swear I felt worse in some ways but who knows how it would have been without.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 01:03 AM
Oct 2022

I had an infection and ended up in the hospital for 8 days. Just finally starting to feel better but not 100%

IronLionZion

(45,894 posts)
41. I've heard mixed anecdotal reviews on that
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 02:44 PM
Oct 2022

My Mom swears that Paxlovid made her COVID last longer and other folks recovered faster without it.

orleans

(34,209 posts)
9. i'm so sorry you're going through this
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:10 AM
Oct 2022

i'm glad your kids are around to help you out. try to keep masked when you're around them (and they should keep their n95s on too).

my friend (who is immunocompromised) finally tested negative after about a month--i read people who have other health issues can test positive for 20 or more days so just take it easy and hang in there. apparently that covid shit can linger on so if it does, don't get too freaked out--i guess it's "normal" (if you can call any of this normal)

keep us updated if you're up to it

Ms. Toad

(34,423 posts)
12. Sorry - and thank you for the reminder.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:25 AM
Oct 2022

Far too many people are pretending it is gone. Unfortunately, your 3rd booster wouldn't have had time to boost your immunity much in a week.

3 months after my bout with (a mild case of) COVID, I still have some GI issues - and I may have new arthritis/joint pain issues (they are relatively common after COVID connected GI issues).

Hope you get better soon!

calimary

(82,010 posts)
14. Shit! What a harrowing experience, firstwife!
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:40 AM
Oct 2022

I never go out without my mask on. At least hanging on a tether around my neck, so it’s easily pulled up over my nose and mouth in no time.

AllyCat

(16,378 posts)
18. Be well! I don't know if you are a candidate for
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 01:26 AM
Oct 2022

Paxlovid but it sure turned things around for me and Mr AC. Please take care. I’m so glad to hear your family is caring for you.

oldtime dfl_er

(6,932 posts)
19. I hope you heal fully
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 01:32 AM
Oct 2022

I just got my third booster yesterday. Remaining vigilant. Thank you for the reminder and please get well.

Meowmee

(5,164 posts)
29. I am sorry
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 04:20 AM
Oct 2022

Wishing you the best and please get the drugs if you can. Please wear a mask n95 everywhere from now on if you were not masking.

Dorian Gray

(13,578 posts)
31. I am so sorry first wife
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 04:52 AM
Oct 2022

feeling that way is awful. I hope that you've gotten good care and are on the other side of it.

John Ludi

(589 posts)
33. In a local
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 06:16 AM
Oct 2022

county of 30,000, we had 7 hospitalizations and 2 deaths last week. It's about the same as when it peaked, so we are nowhere near out of the danger zone here in rural WI. I mask with N95s pretty much everywhere where people are or recently have been, but I'm one of a tiny percentage that do. It's surreal...but then everything is these days.

Hope you get better soon.

AmBlue

(3,167 posts)
34. Try and get the antibody infusion
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 10:05 AM
Oct 2022

Putting this out there, for anyone with pre-existing conditions and within the first 72 hours of symptoms, the antibodies make a difference. The one my son recently had was Bebtelovimab. It made a huge difference for him and the local fire department brought the treatment to him! Check the locator for who has it in your area: https://covid-19-therapeutics-locator-dhhs.hub.arcgis.com/

1WorldHope

(747 posts)
35. I am so sorry too. I am 66 and have covid now and I have been
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:43 PM
Oct 2022

Shocked at how mild it's been. I was starting to feel foolish because I have been the biggest siren around then I am doing do well. I wish you a strong return to health soon.

liberal_mama

(1,495 posts)
36. My father is fully vaccinated and boosted and is currently on a ventilator with Covid
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 12:58 PM
Oct 2022

The doctors mentioned that there are some young people with Covid on ventilators right now too (20s and 30s). I've been reading a lot in my groups and forums and I believe there is a nasty new variant going around like original/Delta Covid and the CDC and health officials are trying to hide this until after the midterms. I don't understand why people keep trying to pretend this is over. People are suffering and dying because of their lies. Wear a good mask (N95 or better) and take precautions. When we were at the hospital the other day, my sister and I observed some health care workers wearing full hazmat suits on floor 12.

liberal_mama

(1,495 posts)
57. I'd have to ask my mother for exact date, but not long ago
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 10:10 PM
Oct 2022

I don't think the vaccines and boosters worked well for him as he's on a ventilator with Covid. The hospital called tonight and they said his prognosis is very poor. The doctor suggested comfort care! He has to get better. I absolutely will not be able to live without my Dad.

My father isn't frail either. He's a youngish 74 and was still doing concrete work in our backyard and enjoying his garden, family, grandkids, and pets. He always took Covid precautions and masked with N95 masks. He hurt his back trying to fix the back step and went to the emergency room. They decided to admit him for some tests as his legs felt a little wobbly.

Well, he caught Covid in the hospital due to some plague spreader who wasn't properly masked or out in public while covid positive.

Be careful out there. The pandemic is not over no matter what the CDC and politicians tell you.

Rebl2

(13,799 posts)
37. I have been
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 01:06 PM
Oct 2022

posting this elsewhere in other posts. My Mom is in a nursing home and they have 30 residents with Covid right now. Don’t know who brought it in, maybe a person that works there (there were several employees that got it too) or a visitor who maybe had it and didn’t know it. Masks are required there, but what I am seeing in other posts, people are getting it who are masking up-sometimes double masking. So far my Mom hasn’t gotten it and hoping she doesn’t. I can’t go visit her because I take drugs that suppress my immune system.

I wish you well and hope you recover soon.🕊🕊🕊

Evolve Dammit

(17,101 posts)
44. That's very scary. What state are you in? Joe's cavalier comment that it's over was not accurate.nt
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 04:50 PM
Oct 2022

Rebl2

(13,799 posts)
47. I am
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 05:09 PM
Oct 2022

Last edited Wed Oct 12, 2022, 08:27 PM - Edit history (1)

in KCMO, but the nursing home is in a suburb of KC. I have to agree what he said was not exactly accurate. I think he or a dr. said it was now endemic. Whatever, it is not over.

Vinca

(50,409 posts)
38. My husband, vaccinated, has it, too. He had one really bad day and now it's more like a
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 01:12 PM
Oct 2022

bad cold. All things considered he's pretty lucky given his age and medical conditions. Hope you feel better soon. So far I haven't gotten it and I had a crazy idea in my head involving the amino acid supplement L-lysine. I take it when I start with a herpes outbreak and it clears it right up and just before my husband got sick, I had taken it for 3 or 4 days to ward off herpes. Given herpes is also a virus, I got to wondering and googled L-lysine and Covid and, to my surprise, found there had actually been studies done that indicated it was promising in warding off an infection of Covid. Maybe it saved me.

niyad

(115,035 posts)
52. Sending vibes for healing and strength. You know that your DU family will be holding
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 08:11 PM
Oct 2022

you close. Lean as much as you need.

ancianita

(36,532 posts)
55. Please rest, rest, rest. It's the fastest way to get through. Good vibes and wishes for
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 08:43 PM
Oct 2022

your complete healing soon. Thank you for hanging in there and still keeping us notified about COVID's malingering effects. Hoping you won't suffer long.



TigressDem

(5,125 posts)
58. Sleep with your upper body elevated as much as you can tolerate.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 10:24 PM
Oct 2022

The lungs filling with fluid is when it gets really bad. Then it's to the hospital.

I was so lucky the boosters and paxlovid really kept it to a less horrendous experience.

I was so tired and out of it for 2 weeks, though. Was still testing positive until right to that 2 week mark, though.

jerseyjim

(129 posts)
59. Very sorry to hear that. Thanks for posting.
Wed Oct 12, 2022, 11:03 PM
Oct 2022

It confirms my believe that COVID is not over, especially for seniors. My wife and I are the only ones who still wear masks into stores.
99% of the people are not wearing masks and careless about distancing. We both have some serious pre-conditions so we have to try to avoid even a breakthrough. We are fully boosted, but obviously, you can still get it bad.

My brother, Bob, died of long COVID at the age of 68. Saw Dr. Fauci on Colbert. He said that long COVID will be rare for the fully vaccinated. Fauci got his third booster on the show. Colbert escorted him to a nearby drug store to get the vaccination. I know it was prearranged, but I hope seeing him actually get the jab will motivate people who, otherwise, might not have got it. Other right-wingers will think it's fake.

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