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Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:17 AM

Well, I finally tested positive. **Update 8/27** see post #20

We went and visited the great grandchildren over the weekend. The oldest one started Kindergarten last week. The second day we were there, she started with some sniffles. Probably something she picked up at school. Never got real bad and she's already over it. After we got home yesterday, I started to notice a mild sore throat. No fever, no aches, maybe a slight bit of fatigue, but even that is going away as I drink my coffee. Sore throat is gone, and my sinuses were a little blocked up when I woke up this morning. A benadryl pill is already clearing that up.

Hopefully, I'm one of those who gets away with mild brief symptoms because I've had four shots. My wife's symptoms are a little worse than mine, but she is resting comfortably. The good thing is, even if she has a rougher time than I am having, I feel well enough to take good care of her.

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Reply Well, I finally tested positive. **Update 8/27** see post #20 (Original post)
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 OP
FM123 Aug 2022 #1
Liberty Belle Aug 2022 #2
highplainsdem Aug 2022 #3
redstatebluegirl Aug 2022 #4
CentralMass Aug 2022 #5
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2022 #6
MontanaMama Aug 2022 #7
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #8
2naSalit Aug 2022 #9
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #10
2naSalit Aug 2022 #11
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #18
LuckyCharms Aug 2022 #12
cilla4progress Aug 2022 #13
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #19
bottomofthehill Aug 2022 #14
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #16
UTUSN Aug 2022 #15
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #17
Mr.Bill Aug 2022 #20

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:19 AM

1. Take good care!

Sending healing thoughts your way (and to dear wife too).

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:19 AM

2. Good that you got 4 shots.

CDC reports that those who are unvaccinated have a 96% higher chance of dying from COVID than those who are vaccinated with two boosters. Odds are very high that you and your wife will have only mild or at worst moderate cases.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:19 AM

3. Hope you're both completely recovered soon!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:20 AM

4. Take care of yourself Mr. Bill.

Glad you have had 4 shots!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:25 AM

5. I hope that you both make speedy recoveries.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:27 AM

6. Take care

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:29 AM

7. Rest and lots of water.

Iím sorry you both got sick and Iím hoping for quick and complete recovery for both of you.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:31 AM

8. Thanks to you all for your well wishes.

We're trying to hunt down some Paxlovid right now.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:37 AM

9. Good thing you have each other!

Take care of yourself too!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:42 AM

10. She's a retired RN.

Now it's time for me to take care of her.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:43 AM

11. Sounds like good pairing!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 05:00 PM

18. For twenty-seven years,

beyond my wildest dreams.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 11:54 AM

12. Best wishes, Mr.Bill.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 12:11 PM

13. Keep us

posted.

Fare well!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 05:01 PM

19. Update below. Post #17.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 02:01 PM

14. Don't be afraid to treat the symptoms

Mucinex, Sudafed, tylenol, and hydrate. They are not a cure for Covid, but there is no reason not to treat the symptoms and not feel as crappy as you might without meds. I hope you both have mild cases and quick recoveries!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 04:44 PM

16. That's what we are doing. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 03:10 PM

15. Congrats

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 04:55 PM

17. Well, we just spent three hours (there and back) driving to a mobile clinic

to get Paxlovid. It's not that simple. They need you to show up in person so they can test you, and it's reasonable for them not to trust the testing we did on our own. So we did test positive, then the fun began. We spent an hour on the phone being interviewed by doctors at a remote location. Since they are not there, they have lots of questions to ask.

Like, what prescription drugs do you take? Simple with me, not so much for my wife. She's on prescriptions this doctor on the phone was not familiar with, so we get put on hold while he consults with another doctor. To make a long story only a little longer, Paxlovid would not be compatible with some of her meds. We did learn a lot, though. We will now wait and see for a few days. If things get worse, we will seek out Monoclonal Antibodies for her, and I'm feeling almost normal, so I decided on not taking an experimental drug that has not even been widely tested on humans.

Once again, thanks to every one for your well wishes and concern. As I said earlier, my wife is a retired RN. So she knows what decisions to make. We appear to not be in any great danger currently. Right now I feel good enough that my major concern is I have laundry to do, and fortunately, I feel good enough to do it.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 01:59 PM

20. **Update**

Well, fortunately things haven't gotten any worse. Still no fever, body aches pretty much gone, sense of smell and taste still there. Very mild sore throat and sinus congestion. Still tested positive yesterday, will probably test again tomorrow. My wife is maintaining similar symptoms. She has mild Asthma, and her meds are doing a good job.

The main negative for me, is that although this is nothing worse than a mild head cold, I have not been sick in any way for over ten years.

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