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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by KeyFin, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully you guys have stocked up a little to endure the craziness ahead for the next few weeks...I figured we needed a topic on this since it's on all our minds anyway. We bought a mini-freezer yesterday and stocked up just in case- worst case scenario we're not buying meat for 4-6 weeks, but it felt better safe than sorry with the hoarding in big cities. Our stores in rural SC are staying fairly well stocked (except for toilet paper, sanitizer, etc.) but folks were frantic on Saturday and I'm honestly more scared of that than the virus.

    Of all the stores we went to, Costco seems to have things rolling the smoothest as far as inventory goes.
     
  2. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    Getting pretty scary here in Florida. We jumped over a 1000 cases today in the whole state. My family has stocked as much as it can, but it's going be a long time before things become normal again.
     
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  3. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    My 85 year old dad appears to have the virus....which was our worst fear in all this. I took him to the hospital two nights ago with a 102.5 fever and they sent him home after testing, won't have results for 14 days. So if Florida is reporting 1k cases, the real number is likely closer to 100k because of the two week lag in testing. Talked to a few doctors in Broward yesterday and they said ER's are already being hit hard. People really, really need to stay at home.
     
  4. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully you all stay safe. I've been mostly indoors for the last 3-4 days.
     
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  5. KeyFin

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    I got tested yesterday for the virus and waiting results...if I do have it though, I'm likely on day 13ish. We took a cruise to Mexico last month and there was a positive case on the ship. I've had tightness in my chest for a few weeks...not pain but kinda like soreness after you work out hard. I'm a little short of breath at times but no other symptoms, and our doctor thinks the timeline and symptoms fit well enough that I probably do have it. I'll find out in about 5 days either way and luckily, I wouldn't be contagious by then.

    I honestly don't know what to hope for, positive means I got thru it basically symptom-free and safe for this season.....but it also means my dad could get ultra sick in the next few days. So we're just as nervous as folks who definitely don't have it yet. I feel fine but super scared for the next couple of days for my dad.

    Oh, and the current test....ya'll don't want that test! They shove a Q-tip all the way back to where your nose meets your throat, then they twist it around to make sure they get a good swab. I involuntarily started crying, LOL, the tears were just streaming down! New test kits are coming within the week though that are a lot less invasive.
     
  6. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Still want to be careful. There have been a couple of cases of people getting it a second time.
     
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  7. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Have there really? Crap...I hadn't seen that yet.
     
  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    It is still too early to know for sure. Last I have seen there have been two people who have gotten it a second time. I haven't seen many more reports with most reports now being more concentrated on new people getting it.

    Being a novel virus there are just a lot of unknowns. It could be they were never over the disease. Just giving you the warning that you should still be following the procedures and not go to any cough parties.
     
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  9. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I saw something yesterday that they're thinking people who have caught other strains of the virus in the past could explain the mild reactions in so many people, but it's all a guess at this point. Hoping that's true but who knows...

    My dad is doing well though and no fever since yesterday, so I'm hopeful that he makes it out of this unscathed. The lousy part is that we don't even know if he actually has it or not....tests can't get back fast enough.
     
  10. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I hope you and your family stay safe!
     
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  11. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I'll just be honest, this is going to get REALLY BAD the way we are handling it
     
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  12. texanphinatic

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    Don't be afraid to call your doctor if any symptoms worsen, especially breathing. It seems this virus can fill lungs with fluid quite rapidly, which is the biggest risk factor.

    Stay safe and stay home out there y'all!
     
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  13. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    :couch:
     
  14. Surfs Up 99

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    I had the exact same symptom as you Key. The tightness in my chest is coming and going. One day, like today, I feel great. Then it tries to come back again. I thought it was allergies and haven't been tested because my symptoms haven't gotten worse and no one in my household are showing any symptoms. We are sanitizing, washing hands, etc. and generally trying to be extra careful around each other. I have sort of self quarantined and won't leave the house or go near anyone if they passing by on the sidewalk or street. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we all come out of this ok.
     
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  15. KeyFin

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    Well, a few more days have passed and we're still feeling fine. My dad is 85 BUT he's always been super healthy...the hospital couldn't understand how he was on zero medications at his age. They're still looking at him as "high risk" for complications but only because what they'd expect from a typical 85 year old...so that has me feeling somewhat better.

    Other than feeling tired and a cough he's doing fine though- I had to argue with him yesterday that he couldn't go to WalMart to buy dog treats. LOL, my wife hid his debit card and his keys so he couldn't sneak off.
     
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  16. KeyFin

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    From just the tightness alone and some fatigue, your health department or doctor likely would not test you UNLESS you've traveled out of the country or been around someone who's tested positive. That's the whole problem here- states are reporting 500, 1k or 3k confirmed cases, even though they know the number is likely 10x higher. And when all those sick folks run to the grocery store and infect 10 more people, this all gets astronomical very quickly.

    I'll share one more tidbit that I got from a trauma surgeon in Broward County....he told me it's been confirmed that lemon juice kills coronavirus in your mouth/throat. This is a big deal because the disease hangs out there for awhile before getting to the lungs, so it's possible to drink lemon juice and ward off the worst of the symptoms if it's early enough. It can be diluted with water but no sugar....they're saying to keep it as acidic as possible. You won't find this on Facebook tho because of two words....toilet paper. LOL! They don't want people hoarding yet another thing that could help those that start to show symptoms, but a doctor would likely mention it to you.

    I'm on my day 14 of quarantine and the chest tightness is almost 100% gone...I still feel it from time to time just a little bit. But now what? Can I re-join the hoarders? There's just not enough info out there.
     
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  17. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    If you're a Club member, we have a much more robust conversation going on the CoronaVirus pandemic. We've also started posting multiple threads in the Club Lounge as a way of coping with the virus, working from home, etc etc.
     
  18. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Huh, I might rejoin then..I've had club a few times in the past and hardly ever read it.
     
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  19. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    well, it's totally different at the moment. I have taken it upon myself to personally build the lounge as a sort of support vehicle for the crisis. 15 new threads and counting... all with an eye towards coping in the current crisis.

    Just be careful posting in the CoronaVirus thread (stickied in the main Club forum) as it's heavily monitored for anything political. We aren't posting any of that... no pofo stuff. It's a challenge, with the news... we're having to delete some news stories that are political...
     
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  20. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    That absolutely drives me crazy as well- politics shouldn't be involved in any of this when people are sick and dying.
     

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