WS Members/loved ones who have Coronavirus or testing for Coronavirus (Group Hug)

Discussion in 'Safety Tips and Things to do While Quarantined' started by otto, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Coppertop15

    Coppertop15 Well-Known Member

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    My friend mentioned that yesterday! It sounds wonderful. I wonder when I will be eligible. It's opened up to Type 2 diabetics, but not Type 1. And no, I don't understand.
     


  2. Eleven_11

    Eleven_11 Well-Known Member

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    I have an appointment tomorrow to get pre-screened to donate convalescent plasma. I have to test negative for human leukocyte antigens and positive for Covid antibodies in order to be eligible. Fingers crossed.
     
  3. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    It doesn’t make sense to me. JMO
     
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  4. Coppertop15

    Coppertop15 Well-Known Member

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    Fingers crossed for you. I'm trying again Saturday. I have a hard time getting my iron high enough.
     
  5. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching & Waiting

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    Oh @Coppertop15! What a scary ordeal. I’m so glad you got parked safely and got help right away. Covid really has its tentacles wrapped around us. Please take care. I’m so sorry about your Dad. :(
     
  6. Orgona

    Orgona Well-Known Member

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    @Coppertop15 what a frightening experience. Fortunately you made it.

    I’m so sorry you are still struggling with the aftermath of Covid-19 while you have to come to terms with the loss of your Dad, are grieving and have to arrange everything official around it too.
    One would get confused from less without the long term effects from Covid already... is definitely nothing to be a shame of.
    You know what? You even managed to get your car out of the way of others, that’s a great achievement! And God bless the one who called an ambulance.

    Just hang in there, many of us are thinking of you.

    Hopefully you too will get the vaccine soon enough. I don’t understand either why Type 1 wouldn’t be as urgent as Type 2. There must be some scientific explanation for this.

    I’m sending you positive vibes and warm hugs.
     
  7. HongKongPhooey

    HongKongPhooey Well-Known Member

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    Glad you are ok @Coppertop15. Please take the best care of yourself that you can and fingers crossed for your vaccine.
     
  8. HongKongPhooey

    HongKongPhooey Well-Known Member

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    My blood test results all came back ok so my gp has officially referred me to the long covid clinic. I need to wait for a letter now explaining next steps and hopefully inviting me to an appointment. I'll keep you all posted. I feel really glad and also intrigued!
     
  9. ilovewings

    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    Please keep us posted- I am sorry you have to go through this----Who ever thought at the beginning of this pandemic that it would be anything more than a very serious respiratory illness? (not to minimize that, but I don't think people had an inkling of the potential this virus had on the entire body including the heart, blood vessels, etc.)
     
  10. HongKongPhooey

    HongKongPhooey Well-Known Member

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    Thank you but its not so bad in the big scheme xX

    Its a heavy fatigue which hits a few times in a week, aching and weak legs, palpitations and I think a mild skin rash may be related. While I'm working from home I can cope. The weather is changing here and I'm making a big effort to get into the garden and do some mild physical work. So far so good!
     
  11. roche.analisa

    roche.analisa North Texas

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    I was outside the hospital last night praying with a group from my church. We have a dad of four young kids there on a vent. He has been given a 50% chance of survival with a month on the vent.
     
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    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    Oh no- how awful- hoping he recovers---
     
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    anneg Well-Known Member

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    What a frightening situation. Praying for him and his family.
     
  14. Coppertop15

    Coppertop15 Well-Known Member

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    Still long hauling, but GUESS WHO DONATED TODAY!!!



    I did. In case that wasn't clear.
     
  15. Coppertop15

    Coppertop15 Well-Known Member

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    And I got vaccinated. Yay! I feel horrible. Less yay. I guess it's working? I just wish I had a week off from everything. Consider that in your scheduling.
     
  16. janewall

    janewall Well-Known Member

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    Was this your first or second dose of vaccine? It seems the second dose usually hits people harder :( . But as you've already had Covid, your immune response may be more like a second-dose recipient's. Or it's simply your individual response.

    Here's hoping you are DONE with the effects of this horrid virus now. It's really put you through the mill enough already!
     
  17. Coppertop15

    Coppertop15 Well-Known Member

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    This was my first! *Gulp* I am taking a week off of work when I get the next one. It's been like the first few days of Covid all over again. It's still worth it, but I think that people who have previously had Covid should know that the vaccinations will likely be pretty hard on them. I had prepped for sore arm, achy, and tired. I got all that, good and hard, plus nausea, lack of appetite, chills, rash, SOB, tachycardia, dizziness, and incredible depression. I mean, yesterday I was crying because of wind chimes!!!
    So next month, a week off, and I'm making sure I have won ton soup and a ton of Gatorade.
     
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    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    Copper top, I hope you feel better soon. There is no rhyme nor reason predicting how any one person will react to the vaccine. I know a lady who had a bad reaction like you did. She has not had covid. My husband and myself had covid back in Oct but only had mildly sore arms from the vaccine. My friend who has not had covid had mild symptoms with her second shot. I have no idea how my second shot will be , I get it Easter Saturday. It’s all a guessing game.
     
  19. janewall

    janewall Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's awful – especially the nervous system and mood-altering symptoms. :( I really hope you can get through all this discomfort in very short order. It must be so difficult knowing you still have one shot to go.

    My DH got his first Covid shot last Thursday (Moderna I think), and didn't really have much in the way of reaction. I, on the other hand, got a simple TDAP booster last week, and it put me down for the count - fever, dizziness, a massive cold sore, and 3 days of muscular aches. There's really no predicting immune reactions I guess. I just got notification from my health care system that I am eligible to schedule the Covid vax at one of their participating hospitals once I'm fourteen days out from the TDAP - this feels a bit like going out of the frying pan and into the fire! But I do want to get it over with, and hopefully we all can go into the summer feeling more freedom with safety than we did last year.
     
  20. 155etta

    155etta Hindsight is 20/20

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    Got my first shot of Pfizer vaccine today along with my husband and daughter. All is well so far for us.
     
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