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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:23 AM

Warning: Covid cough is not a dry cough.

Covid hit our house. Hubby tested positive with a home test. Knowing his personality I couldn't have stopped it. We had an electrician in the house two days ago and the guy was trying to hide a cough, which progressively got worse before he left. Why didn't I step in? Because I don't think anything I said would have made a difference to my goal oriented hubby. We're so close to finishing a home project that began before Christmas.

Anyway, I did lull myself into a false sense of security because I researched Covid cough and it said that it was a dry cough. The guy did not have a dry cough. There was a mild rattle to it, the way that smokers sometimes have. Now hubby has it too.

He's fully boosted with three shots. I also have three shots, but I'm eight months away from the last shot. He's inside the six month window. I was going to wait until July for the fourth booster because we were planning to see my pregnant daughter over the late summer, and of course, I was planning to spend as much time as she needed me after the birth.

So far, I feel fine. As soon as hubby gets up I'll send him down to his doctor to get that new Covid medicine. We'll be fine, but remember, it's not a dry cough. There is a mild rattle to it.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:32 AM

1. So sorry, hope you both feel better soon.

My hubby would be the same way. Projects. Must get them done. NOW! I think any workers we've had in the house did wear masks (it was earlier in Covid) but some were, shall we say, poorly masked.

The question I have is if you had an unmasked person with Covid in the house and you wore an N95 while they were there, how long do you have to wait before it is safe to remove your mask? I'm not terribly worried about surfaces anymore, but how long does that stuff stay dangerous in the air?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:40 AM

2. I can only say that living in Florida is a hazard.

No one is wearing a mask, or almost no one. When I go to the grocery store or hardware store, I only see one other person in the store, besides me, with a face mask.

This electrician was here for the second part of his electrical installment. We all wore masks a few months ago. No one, including my husband, were wearing masks this second time. He stopped wearing one because, Florida. No one is wearing them. Hindsight. But, he did get close to the electrician when the electrician called him in to figure out how high he wanted a pendant light. I thought it took longer than it should have. They were face to face on too many occasions.

I think there was new research and it claimed that it didn't take much Covid exposure to become infected. Not to mention that hubby has allowed himself to get run down. No way to slow down a Type A.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:43 AM

3. Stay well, get him well. How lovely to have a new baby coming

and to look forward to being with them.

And of course message noted. Many of us will be getting it even if careful. Thanks.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:45 AM

4. Thanks Hortensis!

We wanted to make it without having to deal with Covid. But, I guess it's a part of our lives now.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:12 AM

10. I woke up with a slightly plugged nose, auto-wondering if I'd masked

well enough while out yesterday. As you say, part of our lives.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:46 AM

5. Thanks for the heads up. I'm concerned about an outbreak of "Sinuis Infections" .....

a few of my neighbors are inflicted with.

It's weird to me that more than two neighbors are so inflicted with sinus infections to render them out of commission, essentially.

one is recovered now, after about 10 days of "being down" and needing to require anti-biotics to treat. Covid tested negative.

But they were home kits, and I'm not sure it isn't covid related. I've been exposed but my home kits have also tested negative. I feel fine.. I'm not prone to sinus infections I did have a very dry cough for a period of time, I figured out was related to Lisipril. I stopped taking it and the cough disappeared.

I'm only bringing it up, cuz I'm suspicious that neighbors have suffered from this and two of them are friends I'm in contact with frequently. I didn't think sinus infections were "contagious".





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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:51 AM

6. Don't let your guard down. Sounds like you are being aware, and

acting on your hunches. Wish I had been more paranoid to act on my hunches.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:53 AM

7. This pandemic turned epidemic has been challenging to say the least

incredibly frustrating not to mention all other ramifications.

Stay well...



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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:11 AM

8. I'm Sorry Your Husband Caught Covid

And I'm sorry you have to live in a Shithole state like FL, where the leaders couldn't care less about you, and the majority of your fellow constituents continue to support and vote them into office.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:17 AM

9. Republicans are a strange bunch. Claiming to care about life when they

do everything they can to make sure to lower the quality of life.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:50 AM

11. Covid gave me the weirdest cough I have ever had

Symptoms were mild and the cough was only an occasional one, maybe five or six a day. But it was a deep cough, sort of rumbling from below and coming out in a short, loud, rough burst, like you might hear from a Great Dane.

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