COV virus thoughts including facts and related information

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  1. farmer_broke

    farmer_broke Commander of the Forum

    We cannot appear that we are out of control with this discussion in the EN Forum.

    There has already been a similar thread appropriately closed!

    Disputes are fine as long as kindly done.

    Please assist us all here.
  2. geckofeet666

    geckofeet666 Active Author

    Hi all,

    I'm just recovering from covid, I'm on the 10th day.
    Wednesday back to work.:p
    I haven't been on my farm for almost a year, but now, staying at home and worrying about dying :oops:, my farm was a real friend that helped me forget about my cough and my thoughts.

    Honest, the thoughts and fears of what could have happened were worse than the actual symptoms that I had.

    It's a really weird type of infection.

    Every day seems to be different, and if you feel better today it doesn't mean that tomorrow it will be even better. No, it can be worse.
    I had fever 37-38 degrees 3-4 days, but not in a row, gastrointestinal problems one day, some cough kinda all through, few days I felt really tired.
    I didn't have smell or taste problems at all.

    I wish you'll not get the virus at all, but if so, I hope you'll have even less symptoms that I had.

    Hug you all :inlove:
  3. squigglegiggle

    squigglegiggle Forum Overlooker

    I can't help but wonder whether this has been around longer than we've realised. I had every symptom of covid in December, despite there having been no recorded cases in Australia at that time.

    To be clear, I'm not claiming definitively that I had covid...but when I see the list of symptoms and realise I had every single one of them, I can't help but wonder...
  4. FrootloopGrove

    FrootloopGrove Forum Master

    I agree from US. I was very ill last November and to this very day, I still have a cough and major phylum. I have also been diagnosed with asthma.
  5. squigglegiggle

    squigglegiggle Forum Overlooker

    Agreed. I'm no marathon runner but I'm also not an unfit person, and yet 10 minutes of walking had me on the verge of passing out from lack of oxygen. It was miraculous to me that I was able to taste Christmas dinner, having been without smell or taste for weeks (I was delirious with a fever on Christmas day, though). In June my mother was diffusing a scent in the house and I remarked that it smelled like Christmas, and it was only then that I found out she had been diffusing the same scent throughout December and I had been completely oblivious to it. I've never experienced such a complete loss of smell or taste before.
  6. alpenliebe

    alpenliebe Forum Apprentice

    Me too squigglegiggle and FrootloopGrove. I have never experienced anything like that before, and I was an athlete all my life, but in late November something caught me badly, and on Jan the 5th even worse, the feeling was of having needles put through my lungs and a terrible need to breathe sun-illuminated air. Many even young coworkers stayed suddenly at home being very ill. I am from central Europe and nothing was known at the time, all I remember is questioning what is suddenly so wrong. Never in my life had I hurried to a doctor :):) honestly I don't even like them but I was really scared. In just 10 minutes I turned from a person feeling great to a person who couldn't do anything, with sudden high fever. Well they knew nothing at the time and prescribed me a cough powder. I am very very concerned about elder people now and hope this passes as soon as possible.
  7. puppiesnponies

    puppiesnponies Living Forum Legend

    My son works in a nursing home and has now been exposed to Corona Virus. He is quarantining here at home. He does have a sore throat, fever, chills and a decrease in smell and taste. There are several employees at the nursing home who have tested positive but are asymptomatic. The coworker he came in contact with who tested positive does have very similar symptoms to what my son is experiencing. This started for him 2 days ago so we do not know what else he will experience. It takes 24-72 hours for the test results to come back. He was tested yesterday.

    We are all wearing masks and gloves here at home. Lots of hand washing and hand sanitizer. With son's symptoms and pending test results, all care agencies involved with Mom have suspended services. I don't blame them at all. It is important to take precautions. It is just hard to care for her alone.

    Take care my fellow farmers and stay safe.

    For now....we are just waiting....

  8. farmerumf

    farmerumf Forum Veteran

    Thinking of you and your family Pnp. I wish I could fly across the Atlantic to help you. Lots of love and hugs x x
  9. -Mir85-

    -Mir85- Living Forum Legend

    So sorry to hear about your troubles pnp :( Sending hugs and good thoughts. Best wishes for your son, and I hope the rest of you don't catch it too, whatever it is.

  10. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    Blessings and prayers to your son for quick and uneventful recovery. Blessings to you and the family to stay healthy. May peace reign in the middle of the mess. You are remembered often in my prayers.
  11. puppiesnponies

    puppiesnponies Living Forum Legend

    Thank you farmerumf, Mir and Willow:inlove:

    My son's test results are in. He has tested positive for Covid. o_O:( He will remain in quarantine and so will the rest of us. That means that all care services for Mom are suspended unless she take a turn towards end of life. My son's symptoms are mild and hope they remain so. The nursing home where he works is seeing a rapid rise in cases. I'm so glad Mom is home with us but, sadly, I cannot protect my family from this virus. We have done everything that can be done....wash hands, wipe down surfaces, wear mask and gloves, social distancing, etc. The last place I went to was to the vet 2 weeks ago to take our 14 year old cat in for euthanasia :( Before that, last place I went was to the hospital to be with Mom at the beginning of September. We have had more people here at the house now that Mom is on Hospice, but they all have to wash their hands, use hand sanitize and wear a mask. I pray this virus doesn't touch her but that hope is very small as we are a 3 generation family household.

    When it rains, it pours. I need a bigger umbrella. :cry::cry::cry:
  12. -Mir85-

    -Mir85- Living Forum Legend

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  13. sanddollar15

    sanddollar15 Living Forum Legend

    Praying for you all!:inlove::inlove: Keep strong my friend, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
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  14. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    Praying indeed! :inlove:
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  15. escalonilla

    escalonilla Forum Commissioner

    It's hard to see it with your present situation, but when you are giving up your social life, barely leave home, wash and clean every single day, you are protecting your family to the best of your ability and knowledge. Do not feel like covid is winning! We will beat it!

    I also had covid but was asymptomatic. I found out cause in June I fell riding my bike and broke my collar bone. Got tested before surgery and it was +. My closest family and friends didn't have it, so I guess I got it when I went to the ER the day I fell. Never had symptoms or anything.
    Soon I will have to go thru surgery again to remove the metal plate that holds the bone.

    My city, Madrid, is in lockdown. People who live here can not leave unless it is for work, emergencies, etc... This second wave is now all over Spain and spreading throughout Europe too. Let's hope restrictions help lower the numbers. 100 deaths a day in Spain is way too many :cry:
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  16. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    Blessing and prayers for you as well esca, and for your lovely people.:inlove:
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