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Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:16 PM

My husband has Covid.

He tested positive yesterday using an at-home test. We both had two Moderna vaccines in 2021 and a Pfizer booster several months ago.

Son-in-law #1 came here last week on Wednesday and daughter #1 on Thursday to clear out their house for showings as it's for sale. Husband went to North Carolina on Monday to deal with some financial things for his step-mother and Monday night, he started to feel ill and came home Tuesday.

I was away from our home from Sunday taking care of our granddaughter. I asked how he was feeling and he said he "had a cold." Sheesh. When I came home yesterday, I walked in wearing a KN95 mask, brought a test kit and he was positive. Except for cold symptoms and an occasional cough, he feels okay. No trouble breathing. He'll have a drive-through test at CVS this afternoon to confirm and called his doctor just to check in. Son-in-law and daughter both tested negative yesterday. I continue to feel fine.

He's isolating in the lower level and will for at least five days. I'm not going to babysit as usual next Monday out of an abundance of caution and will test at CVS on 2/2 before I go back on 2/7.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:23 PM

1. So glad his symptoms are "mild" and everyone else is negative. Apparently, the vaccines DO work.

Stay safe and well.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:39 PM

2. Good luck.

You are doing what you can to protect others.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:51 PM

3. Went through this the past few weeks

VAX and boosted, he should be fine. The longest part is waiting the 10 days to finally test negative again. It feels like forever.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:23 PM

4. I'm hearing of mostly mild symptoms these days but I really hope

There are no long terms problems later

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:55 PM

5. Take care and I hope that your husband's symptoms remain mild

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:06 PM

6. I hope your husband has a quick recovery.

A question about rapid tests if anyone knows the answer. My impression was that they often give false negatives but do they also give false positives?

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:34 PM

7. May it pass quickly and without problems

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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Response to blogslug (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:30 PM

9. I'm not certain.

His was reading positive before the 15 minutes was up. I took one and it was negative.

A quick Internet search shows that false positives are rare. Just to be safe, thatís why he went to CVS today and did a drive up test.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:56 PM

8. Nuts. It's still possible to get it with vacs and masks.

Good luck for this to pass quickly.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:33 PM

11. To be very honest,

I wear a KN-95 or rarely, an N95 mask, every time I go out. He, despite my urging, will wear a mask maybe 90% of the time. Maybe.

Heís a wonderful man but he often thinks he is super human.
🙄

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Response to phylny (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:04 PM

13. I know the attitude. Have a close friend, good dem, smart and fully vaccinated with booster.

But he tells me he doesn't wear a mask when he goes someplace where a lot of people aren't wearing masks. If he sees that almost everyone is, he'll put one on. When he told me this I just shook my head. He's over 65 retired and me trying to change his thinking would be like talking to a blank wall.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:30 PM

10. Thank you to everyone for the good wishes!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:39 PM

12. Sure Seems You're Managing Things Wisely

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Hope he gets well soon.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:16 PM

14. I had it. I thought it was a cold or allergies. It was really mild.

Mother in law tested positive, so then husband and I tested positive.
I was sicker last summer with a nasty cold.

Seriously my Covid was so mild, I probably would not have thought it was Covid, if it wasn't for my mother in law.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 09:06 AM

15. Thanks for all the detail. That's actually hard to find in reports...

... of COVID experience. May I ask your approximate ages?

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 09:08 AM

16. You can ask our exact ages :)

He'll be 67 next month, I'm 63 (64 in May).

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Response to phylny (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 09:10 AM

17. Thanks. I've been trying to find out how well "it's mild" applies...

... to the older cohorts.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 07:42 PM

18. His test results came back positive as well from CVS

So I guess the Binax home test was accurate.

Heís feeling better, only sniffles at this point. Iím thankful for vaccines!

Thanks again for the good wishes!

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