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Old 01-20-2021, 05:33 PM
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Ok here we go. Tested positive on Tuesday after Xmas, knew I had it Sunday after Xmas. One night of fever serval days of sinus drainage and nasal problems. A little background I am retired go to the gym daily and in pretty good shape for my 54 years. Before covid I would go through my lifting workout and then do 20 minutes on the stair mill and an hour on the elliptical no problem. 25 days after getting covid can't do the stair mill without getting a headache and can only do 30 minutes on an elliptical. At times it feels like I'm trying to breathe through a straw. I have definitely lost some lung capacity. It's crazy I didn't even get the dreaded cough. What smoking didn't do to me in 15 years this virus did to me in a couple of days. Still hope my lungs will get better. You do not want to get this I can't emphasize this enough. As soon as I can get the vaccine I'm getting it , don't know if my lungs can take another round of covid.
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Sorry to hear that. It seems it affects everyone differently. I got my first vaccine shot today.
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Hopefully time is your friend and it works out. Any input from the doctor Good Luck
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I have a coworker who got it. He is telling me he has nurogical side effects and reduced lung capacity.
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Meh. I had it and no difference from before or after. Completely asymptomatic. Wrote it before and will write it again, covid is not that big of a deal.

will not get the vaccine.
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Iím 51, in decent shape, and got it in November. Consisted of about 3 days of mild flu like symptoms, then back to 100% with no long lasting effects. Everyone is different. Will still probably get vaccine when available.

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Glad you are on the back side of it.
My wife had it. She was miserable in the middle of the 2 weeks +.
Took her to the ER to get checked out that her lungs (and everything else) were/was OK.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Meh. I had it and no difference from before or after. Completely asymptomatic. Wrote it before and will write it again, covid is not that big of a deal.

will not get the vaccine.
Everyone in my household had it. It wasn't that big of a deal to any of us. It is most assuredly a big deal to many.
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
I have a coworker who got it. He is telling me he has nurogical side effects and reduced lung capacity.

no neurological for me headaches when I exert myself to much, but I attribute that to my reduced lung capacity.

what people are calling fatigue from covid is the lungs you lose capacity and tire easily.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Meh. I had it and no difference from before or after. Completely asymptomatic. Wrote it before and will write it again, covid is not that big of a deal.

will not get the vaccine.
coworker is 35 and on a ventilator in the hospital being told he might not pull through. **** off.
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Originally Posted by sinjun View Post
Ok here we go. Tested positive on Tuesday after Xmas, knew I had it Sunday after Xmas. One night of fever serval days of sinus drainage and nasal problems. A little background I am retired go to the gym daily and in pretty good shape for my 54 years. Before covid I would go through my lifting workout and then do 20 minutes on the stair mill and an hour on the elliptical no problem. 25 days after getting covid can't do the stair mill without getting a headache and can only do 30 minutes on an elliptical. At times it feels like I'm trying to breathe through a straw. I have definitely lost some lung capacity. It's crazy I didn't even get the dreaded cough. What smoking didn't do to me in 15 years this virus did to me in a couple of days. Still hope my lungs will get better. You do not want to get this I can't emphasize this enough. As soon as I can get the vaccine I'm getting it , don't know if my lungs can take another round of covid.
I am not sure they will give the vaccine to someone that is still suffering from problems due to having C19.
might want to check on that.

I tried to ask about recovery from lung tissue damage back when all of this started last year , but never found any info on it happening back then.
too new

way too many people think this is no big deal, just another cold or flu

are you monitoring your blood O2 %

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Originally Posted by Cres View Post
Hopefully time is your friend and it works out. Any input from the doctor Good Luck

haven't been to a doctor. Unless you are dying getting an appointment is difficult.
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
I am not sure they will give the vaccine to someone that is still suffering from problems due to having C19.
might want to check on that.

I tried to ask about recovery from lung tissue damage back when all of this started last year , but never found any info on it happening back then.
too new

way too many people think this is no big deal, just another cold or flu

are you monitoring your blood O2 %

by the time it gets to my age group I hope I'm good to go.
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
I am not sure they will give the vaccine to someone that is still suffering from problems due to having C19.
might want to check on that.

I tried to ask about recovery from lung tissue damage back when all of this started last year , but never found any info on it happening back then.
too new

way too many people think this is no big deal, just another cold or flu

are you monitoring your blood O2 %

There are no contraindications as a result of having had Covid or having residual symptoms.
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Wife has it now, we on day 6 with her. Very concerned since she is diabetic but so far she has had low grade temp, nauseous and very fatigued but other than that ok

She has been sleeping on her stomach and trying to get up and move around a good bit . I am at home with her in quarantine and keeping my distance and sleeping upstairs, washing my hands every time I touch dishes she has used.

Just keeping fingers crossed she does not take a turn for the worse


Other than diabetes she is very healthy but have seen quite a few people not make it through this stuff, some seem to be perfectly healthy
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I'm an avid snow skier been doing it for 40 years. When I say I'm getting a headache because of covid it feels the same as it did the first time I went to summit county Colorado skiing high altitude. The headaches are from lower oxygen intake.
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Iím on the backside of Covid and also feel like itís gonna be a while before Iím back to 100%. 31 and healthy canít explain it I just donít feel rite afterwards. I can say I wasnít worried about getting Covid I was very sure it wasnít going to affect me strongly and it didnít but I never thought about having aftermath
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Meh. I had it and no difference from before or after. Completely asymptomatic. Wrote it before and will write it again, covid is not that big of a deal.

will not get the vaccine.


If I wasn't in to fitness and doing all the the physical things I like to do I would agree. Sitting at home on the couch I feel great,as I type this I feel fine. A year ago I ran a 10k in 55 minutes, right now I'm afraid to even think about getting on a treadmill.
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I have it right now and am in "quarantine". 49 and in decent/avg health. Previously a 10 hour a week gym-rat but that was 8-10 year ago. Sat night I realized I was getting sick. Since we had just traveled I already had a covid test scheduled for Monday (work requirement). One of my boys and I are positive. My wife doesn't yet (hopefully never) and my youngest already had it when he went away to college last fall.

Symptoms are a typical to bad flu. If this thing didn't have a name I'd never know the difference. I don't wish it on anyone but IMO the economic impact has been worse than the virus. My retirement is set back several years and I'm personally responsible for 25 families being jobless.........if you think employers aren't bothered by that you're sadly mistaken.
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Originally Posted by Marlin308 View Post
Iím 51, in decent shape, and got it in November. Consisted of about 3 days of mild flu like symptoms, then back to 100% with no long lasting effects. Everyone is different. Will still probably get vaccine when available.
Same in early December. Wife too and kids no symptoms. Or maybe I should say, we tested positive. Iím 50.

on the fence about the vaccine. I could get it now. Just not sure I need it.

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