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#2239309 - 07/09/20 01:35 PM Tested positive for COVID 19
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Please keep my sister and brother in law in your prayers. They both tested positive for Covid 19 and are both exhibiting symptoms with fever, chills, fatigue, loss of appetite. My BIL is much older and high risk.
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#2239314 - 07/09/20 02:24 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Goodness Walden - prayers going up now.
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#2239318 - 07/09/20 02:53 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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#2239327 - 07/09/20 03:58 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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#2239331 - 07/09/20 04:15 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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#2239332 - 07/09/20 04:23 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Prayers Walden. My pastor friend is just getting through it now. His wife and kids think they had it, but they had like mild colds, but he said today is the first day in two weeks he could get up and shower and dress without assistance, and he's only about 45, so not too old at all. Weird how it hits people so differently.
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#2239394 - 07/10/20 02:50 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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#2239495 - 07/13/20 08:15 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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#2239496 - 07/13/20 08:16 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Walden - how are your sister and brother-in-law doing?
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#2239509 - 07/13/20 09:57 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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They don't feel good but are still at home. Apparently you don't get admitted to hospital until you can't breathe.
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#2239599 - 07/14/20 10:27 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Ouch. Prayers ascending!

My priest has it and was completely exhausted a week ago, but mild symptoms otherwise - I'd guess he's mid-40s. Our CFO has a nasty case of it, but is still at home - I put him around 60.
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#2239612 - 07/15/20 01:51 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Update - my sister's fever has broken, but her husband is exhibiting more symptoms with a nasty cough.
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#2246510 - 12/14/20 07:44 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My wife tested positive about a week ago. Thankfully she's had a mild case. Fever, cough, loss of taste and smell. She describes it as like a severe head cold with congestion. Somehow the kids and I have missed it, so she has kept to the bedroom and I have taken up residence on the couch.
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#2246512 - 12/14/20 07:50 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My sister in law tested positive the week of Halloween, she went into the hospital on November 1, and sadly, passed away on the 18th of November. She was a ventilator for 17 days.
Nine other members of my family tested positive at the same time. Thankfully we had not been near them.
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#2246513 - 12/14/20 07:53 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My husband and I had it in Oct. I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. I was in ICU for three days and then moved to a regular room. I was lucky. Hubby had a mild case, and felt fine in about 5 days. It is weird how the severity is so different for each of us. I still don't have my sense of smell or taste back. Prayers for all that catch this.

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#2246583 - 12/16/20 12:44 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My husband and I had it in November. My husband did nothing but sleep and cough for several days but then turned a corner and got better. He's fine now but still tires easily. I only had a mild cold that I probably wouldn't have even been concerned about if my husband hadn't been sick. We're fine now but it was scary.

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#2246605 - 12/16/20 03:55 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 DEL
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He's fine now but still tires easily.


milking it to get out of doing his honey-do list...sounds like a smart man smile
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#2246628 - 12/16/20 07:19 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My 82 year old mother tested positive for Covid on October 20. She had a bad cough, no appetite, fatigue, never hospitalized because no secondary infections; she is almost back to normal (her words). My 92 year old father-in-law tested positive for Covid, after he laid around his house for a week insisting he just had a cold, he was hospitalized for 3 days because of pneumonia; bounced back to normal in about 3 weeks. They both live at home, not alone, and no one else became infected. My brother and son both tested positive for Covid, (BTW they lives states apart) a few days of feeling sick but overall the last week of the 2 week quarantine was torture as they felt fine; none of their family members caught it. I have worked every day of the Covid 19 pandemic, knock on wood still untouched by the Rona. Do I know people that have become ill and passed from Covid, yes; tragic. It just makes no sense to me that you can live in the same house with a Covid infected person and never become infected with Covid.

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#2246633 - 12/16/20 08:04 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 one deer
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I agree, my niece and nephew and their two kids live together, and only mom and son tested positive.
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#2246640 - 12/16/20 08:55 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/which-test-is-best-for-covid-19-2020081020734

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What about accuracy? The rate of false negatives — a test that says you don’t have the virus when you actually do have the virus — varies depending on how long infection has been present: in one study, the false-negative rate was 20% when testing was performed five days after symptoms began, but much higher (up to 100%) earlier in infection. The false positive rate — that is, how often the test says you have the virus when you actually do not — should be close to zero. Most false-positive results are thought to be due to lab contamination or other problems with how the lab has performed the test, not limitations of the test itself.


Testing positive and and being infected are 2 different things. False negatives, especially early in incubation, are pretty common. It's a tricky disease. Just because you tested negative doesn't mean you aren't infected. Just because you don't have symptoms doesn't mean you can't spread it. Stay safe out there.

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#2246692 - 12/17/20 08:13 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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I hear you Inherent. Some of the family members I mentioned above got tested some didn't. For instance my son tested positive, quarantined with his wife and young child, his wife has been tested 3 times negative all three, no testing done for young child. My mother tested positive, her boyfriend tested negative, boyfriend moved out for 2 weeks, no symptoms ever. My brother tested negative, rest of his family opted for no testing, no symptoms ever. I could go on and on. The thing is Covid is never, even with testing, even with a vaccine, going away. Rona is here to stay and we are going to have to learn to live with it/her. IMHO

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#2246727 - 12/18/20 04:56 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Genes determine who gets really sick with corona virus

This is an interesting article in Science Magazine based on a study done in the UK. It appears to suggest that there are markers in our genes , which if present, determine the severity of our illness with COVID-19.
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#2246734 - 12/18/20 06:25 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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Interesting!
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#2246741 - 12/18/20 07:15 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My cousin had a year long battle with cancer(s) Yes he had 3 different kinds. By the time they said he was cured he was too weak to do anything so ended up in a nursing home for rehab (where he caught the virus). He passed away about a week later (53). My neighbors went down the shore over the summer and within 2 weeks 3 (out of 7) were sick with the virus. The dad was the worst (seemed like pneumonia). Grandmom didn't go with them but they all live in the same house. Grandmom is 72 and high risk (diabetes, lupus and other ailments). She never got it and the rest of the family recovered.

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#2246742 - 12/18/20 07:27 PM Re: Tested positive for COVID 19 waldensouth
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My sister works at a nursing home. She had several patients get it. The patients she didn't expect to survive did while other relatively healthy people passed away. But the most tragic story is from a elementary school friend of mine. He was an ultra-marathon runner with no pre-existing conditions. He passed from COVID just a week shy of his 40th birthday. It attacked his whole body and he died from multiple organ failure.

I am so ready for the vaccine. I will gladly take it as soon as I am able. The first patients in the clinical trials were injected in Jan/Feb of this year so it's shown to be very safe and highly effective.

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