Covid experience...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by CharlieD3, Dec 23, 2020.

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COVID: Have or had it? Know someone?

Poll closed Dec 30, 2020.
  1. I have it. (Tested)

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  2. I had it. (Tested)

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  3. Nuclear family member has/had it (Tested)

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  4. Friend(s)/extended family member(s) have/had

    79 vote(s)
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  5. I heard rumors about somebody maybe..

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  1. CharlieD3

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    Have you, or someone you know had the virus?
     
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    Never had it. Been tested 3 times. Good friend of mine died from it a week ago.
     
  3. Daleandee

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    Wife & son had it. Son don't live with us. The Lord blessed in that it wasn't too tough on either one of them. If I've ever had it I didn't know it as I've never had any symptoms (never tested).

    Good thread!
     
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    Wife's got it... Tested+ last night. I haven't been tested yet.
     
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    How’s she feeling?
     
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    Nope to all options.

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    Wife had it (PCR tested positive), she has blood clotting factors so she was worried upon first diagnosis. Suspected that my son (less than 2yrs old) brought it home from his daycare teacher who tested positive. From a CDC standpoint our whole family was assumed to have it. No one had so much as a sniffle. Potentially a headache with it, but the wife has frequent mild headaches so pretty hard to associate that symptom with Covid-19. We hung out at the house exclusively for 2 weeks and went back to working/daycare/preschool as before. Luckily a big nothing-burger for us.

    Sister-in-laws family had it. One daughter (soon to be D2-athlete) had mild flu-like symptoms. Brother-in-law had some fatigue/minor cough. The other 3 were asymptomatic. All confirmed positive tests.

    Wife's grandmother (88yrs old with Alzheimer's/dementia) tested positive in her nursing home, was asymptomatic and is currently doing well.

    My cousin had it (decent overall health), and is still suffering from a respiratory infection 2 months after the fact. He had just celebrated 5 years of being free of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He had been in the hospital for about 2-3 weeks and was never put on a ventilator but was up to an absurd about of Oxygen (close to 13-14 liters I believe).

    Another cousin had it a few months back and had severe flu-like symptoms for a week or so. No other complications afterwards.
     
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  9. Country Flier

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    I had it asymptomatic, elderly MIL w/multiple health issues had it, also asymptomatic.
     
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    My brother has it. Mild case so far. . Located about six states away.

    My daughter tested positive but no symptoms. Next test was negative. False positive?

    -Skip
     
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    A member of my CAP squadron tested positive and quarantined for the prescribed period of time. Another member went to a family funeral on the east coast, and about half of the attendees ended up getting it. He tested negative, but he quarantined due to the exposure. He experienced loss of taste and smell, so it may be that his test was a false negative. If he has had any worse symptoms, he hasn't mentioned them.

    The squadron meetings have been exclusively by video since March.
     
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    I had it. 9 month old brought it home from Daycare. She coughed twice and was over it.

    Wife had muscle aches and headache. I had sinus infection symptoms and extreme fatigue. For myself, I would classify my symptoms as worse than a normal cold, but not as bad as a severe flu.
     
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    I’ve heard that’s a common symptom and supposedly there’s a good number of cases where people haven’t regained those senses for weeks or even months. I recall reading about a few people who had the virus back in March and they still haven’t regained their sense of taste or smell. To me, that’s even scarier than the virus itself!
     
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    Sorry to hear about your friend.
     
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    Here's an article (How COVID-19 Causes Loss of Smell) about the underlying causes of loss of smell. Lots of big words but, hey, we're pilots. If we can read and understand the FAR/AIM, we can read anything!
     
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    Lost a close colleague last month. 3 other employees, and a larger number of their nuclear family members have/had it. Extended family members have had it. Cousin's grandson had it and then the pediatric complication of MSR-V (MRS?). 12 days in PICU; 8 on ventilator. Should go home any day now.
     
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    I know of two people who died from it :(
     
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    So far....about 2 doz friends and family have had it. No complications ....and described as the flu. I know of no deaths due to COVID. We've had 5 family deaths this year....none from COVID.

    In our town of +250,000 in Frederick, MD there are almost 10,000 positives with 160 deaths. Almost half of those deaths were nursing home related.

    Good friends of ours in their late 70's, 78, both had it with comorbidities (diabetes and heart disease). Described it as a bad cold. They continued their daily walks and were fine after a week. The only reason they know they had it....the 50 yo son got sick and was tested. After that they got tested and discovered they had antibodies. Interesting....
     
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    I only know of one death, early on, my cousin's wife, but she was elderly, had lung cancer, and was staying in a rehab facility. I know about 5 friends who have had it, and no one lives near me. I live in a city of 900,000 that has had less than 200 deaths... so far. My extended family is extraordinarily cautious and I have gotten some flack about how much I go out and about. I do as much as is allowed these days, and maybe more. I have no immediate family. I've never been tested, but I haven't qualified for a test, not that I would take one for no reason anyway.
     
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    No one in my family or immediate circle has had it. I've been tested negative twice.
     
  21. SoonerAviator

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    That's not bad in terms of % of population compared to most other cities. I think we're around 115K population in our suburb and have had roughly 70 deaths, which is almost triple your area.
     
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    Bryan Health press press conference Dec 21 on Youtube shows 73% patients admitted are over 60 years old. 4% of them were under 30, and the rest in between.


    A lot of people at work have already gotten it, recovered, and returned to work without medical intervention.
     
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    My brother in law and first cousin had it. Zero symptoms. Felt fine throughout the whole thing. My sister didn’t get it and my cousin’s 3 young children didn’t get it either. I was with my cousin for thanksgiving. None of us got it.
     
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    My CFII was exposed early in the year, quarantined for 14 days, but then got it somewhere in there... He's 70 and doing fine...

    I'm in the process of finding out where to get tested ( so I don't spread it at work...

    Whoever asked, wife is okay... But watching closely since she has COPD... @RyanB
     
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    No one close but an airport mgr , flt attendant, and the lady who did my atp checkride all passed from it. The FA was 40 and healthy. Got diagnosed then 2 days later into the hospital 2 days after that he had to be revived and he passed shortly after. Covid seems to be this frustrating mix of hardly any symptoms or you get hit hard.
     
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    I had it (tested +) right before thanksgiving. My kids ( 8,12,15) all had 'something' ... cough, one had low fever, one got mild pneumonia the weeks before but doc said not covid so she would not test them. Im sure I got it from them since I don't really go anywhere else. I have felt a lot worse with the regular flu. I was just in bed for 3 days with fever, aches, and terrible headache then just tired for another week. ZERO smell for about 2 weeks which was very strange. Wife tested + without much more than a little cough.
     
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    Know of 4 hospitalized, 3 died.
     
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    My neighbor three doors down succumbed to it. I didn't know him well (we'd have chats now and then as I walked past his house to get the mail), but I'd guess he was about 65. Super friendly and gregarious....RIP, Leonard.

    Doing my best to protect my 84-year-old stepdad, who has slow-growing lung cancer and a weak immune system from the cancer therapies.
     
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    Two close friends tested positive (PCR test). Both recovered although one is still on blood thinners.

    A third close friend experienced loss of taste/smell along with severe flu-like symptoms but was never tested because it was during a time when there was a shortage of test kits.
     
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    Wife, sister, brother in law, mother and I. It sucked. Sick for a week+. I had a relentless cough for days. Fatigue. No appetite. Wife had the fatigue, no cough though and an extreme headache that lasted three days. She didn’t care if she died it was so bad. No loss of taste or smell but things tasted different for awhile. I seem a little shorter of breath now. I’m a little worried about that myocardial thing. Gonna get the ticker checked soon. I’m self grounded for now.
     
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    Whadda ya think this is going to morph into?
     
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    Not many covid threads survive for long (no pun or irony intended...)
     
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    Early on it all seemed like we knew someone that knew someone that knew someone. Today the degrees of separation are a lot less. My wife and I have been fortunate not to get it, but my in-laws had it, several close friends have had it, some more than once, a few quite severe, and some acquittances have passed. I would definitely say anyone that says its nothing to be concerned about just hasn't had it happen close enough to care yet.
     
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    I'm in the medical field in El Paso. Three family members had it, one passed away a couple of weeks ago.

    Several of the docs I work with have had it, and have secondary post covid symptoms of either headaches, vertigo, decreased cardiac ejection fraction, breathing issues ... one of the medical assistants I work with got it, launched a clot and is now near vegetative (36 y/o).

    County estimates 4 out of each 20 patients I see every day are in the "hot zone" or covid positive and asymptomatic ... I'm guessing half that as our numbers are finally decreasing some ...

    A lot of sources downplay Covid, but it hits close to home here and destroyed the holidays. El Paso is barely starting to get near catching up with the back log in funerals.
     
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    My brother had it over Thanksgiving. I think I may have had it but my symptoms and temp didn't meet the threshold for requiring a test.
     
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    My sister in law had it. My brother sleeping in the bed next to her didn’t catch it.
    Same household, one other person had it, three more did not?
     
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    Were those three tested for antigens? Maybe they had it previously but were asymptomatic.
     
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    I've had two friends die from it. One, with whom I was close, had serious cardiac issues the last few years, and Covid finally did him in. The other, who was more a friend of the family, was a retired Army officer, around age 60, and was in good health. My sister got it this summer, was in good health, and now is disabled. She's lost her sense of smell and taste and has had no energy. She had a cardiac ablation done last week to correct an arrhythmia, which I understand is not uncommon in Covid-19 sufferers.

    On the bright side, my wife, who gives people cardiac stress tests for a living, got her first dose of the Pfizer C-19 vaccine today.
     
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    A friend and coworker of mine in Brooklyn had a "mild" case in April (no hospitalisation). He still can't taste or smell food -- everything tastes like dirt to him. Another friend of mine here in Ottawa had it a couple of months ago, and it really knocked him flat, but he's well now. My cousin and his son have it right now, which sucks for Christmas. Ditto for a friend near Geneva, who's sleeping out in a shed over the Christmas holidays to protect his family.

    We talk about surviving and survival rates as if that's the end of the story, but we forget that that surviving doesn't always mean a return to normal. My friend in Brooklyn used to love good food, and he doesn't know if he'll ever be able to taste it again (it's been long over six months since he recovered). Another coworker's boyfriend, who's a fitness nut, seemed to have a mild case and full recovery, but a couple of months later, he still gets out of breath in the gym, even though he's OK with normal things. It's too early to know if these life changes will be permanent for survivors.