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Old 03-29-2020, 06:06 PM
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I got it, probably one of the early cases in FL. My lungs felt like the bottom third wasn't working for a day. The next day it felt like someone kneeling on my chest. Fever, bit of a cough. That's about it. The scariest part was wondering if you'd be one of the unlucky ones that it hit really hard. I'm in the clear now according to the CDC guidelines and have been symptom free for a while. Test results took 10 days.

What else has this virus done? My Mom is in an ICU on a ventilator. She had a kidney stone Tuesday and we had to take her to the ER, talk about bad timing. It was blocked and they had to operate. She developed sepsis and the odds were 50/50. They tested her for corona and I thought they were nuts, she was positive. I don't know if she caught it before going in or in the hospital, but now my brother has to get tested because he took her. I wasn't able to see her in the days leading up to the ER trip due to quarantine, it haunts me. We haven't seen her or talked to her since she went in because the hospital is on complete lockdown. She is sedated. I bring her dog and sit in the hospital parking lot, guessing which part of the building she's in trying to be closer to her. Today they had to shock her heart back to normal. I can't see my only other family member, my brother. I can't goto church. We get 2-3 updates a day if we're lucky, because the hospital is swamped. Every hour has been a living hell for me and my brother, not being there and knowing she is dealing with this alone. My life went from pretty good to complete waking nightmare in 7 days.

My girlfriend probably got it from me, but thankfully is OK. She can't see her 85 and 90yo grandmas who depend on her or her disabled father for at least 2 more weeks.

My small family could use all the prayers you have and so can the healthcare workers dealing with it 24/7. This virus has upended our life in a week. Protect yourself and your family at all costs, the second order effects of this are vastly underestimated. Hug your loved ones, tell them you love them and appreciate them. I'd give everything I've got to do that right now.
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I got it, probably one of the early cases in FL. My lungs felt like the bottom third wasn't working for a day. The next day it felt like someone kneeling on my chest. Fever, bit of a cough. That's about it. The scariest part was wondering if you'd be one of the unlucky ones that it hit really hard. I'm in the clear now according to the CDC guidelines and have been symptom free for a while. Test results took 10 days.

What else has this virus done? My Mom is in an ICU on a ventilator. She had a kidney stone Tuesday and we had to take her to the ER, talk about bad timing. It was blocked and they had to operate. She developed sepsis and the odds were 50/50. They tested her for corona and I thought they were nuts, she was positive. I don't know if she caught it before going in or in the hospital, but now my brother has to get tested because he took her. I wasn't able to see her in the days leading up to the ER trip due to quarantine, it haunts me. We haven't seen her or talked to her since she went in because the hospital is on complete lockdown. She is sedated. I bring her dog and sit in the hospital parking lot, guessing which part of the building she's in trying to be closer to her. Today they had to shock her heart back to normal. I can't see my only other family member, my brother. I can't goto church. We get 2-3 updates a day if we're lucky, because the hospital is swamped. Every hour has been a living hell for me and my brother, not being there and knowing she is dealing with this alone. My life went from pretty good to complete waking nightmare in 7 days.

My girlfriend probably got it from me, but thankfully is OK. She can't see her 85 and 90yo grandmas who depend on her or her disabled father for at least 2 more weeks.

My small family could use all the prayers you have and so can the healthcare workers dealing with it 24/7. This virus has upended our life in a week. Protect yourself and your family at all costs, the second order effects of this are vastly underestimated. Hug your loved ones, tell them you love them and appreciate them. I'd give everything I've got to do that right now.

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Originally Posted by zenm View Post
I got it, probably one of the early cases in FL. My lungs felt like the bottom third wasn't working for a day. The next day it felt like someone kneeling on my chest. Fever, bit of a cough. That's about it. The scariest part was wondering if you'd be one of the unlucky ones that it hit really hard. I'm in the clear now according to the CDC guidelines and have been symptom free for a while. Test results took 10 days.

What else has this virus done? My Mom is in an ICU on a ventilator. She had a kidney stone Tuesday and we had to take her to the ER, talk about bad timing. It was blocked and they had to operate. She developed sepsis and the odds were 50/50. They tested her for corona and I thought they were nuts, she was positive. I don't know if she caught it before going in or in the hospital, but now my brother has to get tested because he took her. I wasn't able to see her in the days leading up to the ER trip due to quarantine, it haunts me. We haven't seen her or talked to her since she went in because the hospital is on complete lockdown. She is sedated. I bring her dog and sit in the hospital parking lot, guessing which part of the building she's in trying to be closer to her. Today they had to shock her heart back to normal. I can't see my only other family member, my brother. I can't goto church. We get 2-3 updates a day if we're lucky, because the hospital is swamped. Every hour has been a living hell for me and my brother, not being there and knowing she is dealing with this alone. My life went from pretty good to complete waking nightmare in 7 days.

My girlfriend probably got it from me, but thankfully is OK. She can't see her 85 and 90yo grandmas who depend on her or her disabled father for at least 2 more weeks.

My small family could use all the prayers you have and so can the healthcare workers dealing with it 24/7. This virus has upended our life in a week. Protect yourself and your family at all costs, the second order effects of this are vastly underestimated. Hug your loved ones, tell them you love them and appreciate them. I'd give everything I've got to do that right now.
Thanks for sharing with us, lots of prayers for your family and I hope this nightmare ends soon for your family.

Stay home folks! This is one “reality check” for those in denial.

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Thank you for sharing your story. Prayers for your family.
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Thank you for sharing your story. Prayers for your family.
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My symptoms started exactly 14 days ago, with just a dry cough. Luckily, I self-isolated immediately, and only infected my girlfriend, who lives with me. The cough got steadily worse over the next few days, and I experienced flu-like symptoms (chills, body aches, fatigue, etc.). I developed a fever around day 3, in the 100-102 range. About day 5 (Friday), I started feeling better. I thought, "this isn't so bad." Then, over the weekend, I started feeling worse again. By Monday, my fever was over 103, and my cough was almost constant. I could barely get half a breath in without feeling like someone was sitting on my chest. I went to the ER on Tuesday. They tested me and sent me home, after telling me to rest, drink fluids, and take Tylenol. My test came back positive 3 days later.

I am just starting to feel better. My girlfriend is a few days behind me. I still have a hacking, dry cough. My fever still comes and goes. Oh, and at some point early in the first week, I lost the ability to smell and taste. It's very odd. Anything sweet tastes SUPER sweet. Food tastes like cardboard. It's one of the weirder symptoms of the virus.

I'm 45 years old. I've never smoked. I'm in fairly good shape. The only issue I have is high blood pressure. This virus kicked my ass for 2 full weeks. And I'm still not right. If it did this to me, I'd hate to see what it would do to my girlfriend's 75 year old mother (I lost both of my parents this year, and she lost her dad), or to someone with asthma, or COPD. Please, take this virus seriously. Stay safe, stay healthy, and protect those you love, as well as strangers. This whole situation sucks. Social distancing and lockdowns are inconvenient, and financially crippling. But they are the only things that are going to prevent you and your family from getting sick, and the only way to prevent you from unknowingly passing this virus to someone who could die from its complications.

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I got it, probably one of the early cases in FL. My lungs felt like the bottom third wasn't working for a day. The next day it felt like someone kneeling on my chest. Fever, bit of a cough. That's about it. The scariest part was wondering if you'd be one of the unlucky ones that it hit really hard. I'm in the clear now according to the CDC guidelines and have been symptom free for a while. Test results took 10 days.

What else has this virus done? My Mom is in an ICU on a ventilator. She had a kidney stone Tuesday and we had to take her to the ER, talk about bad timing. It was blocked and they had to operate. She developed sepsis and the odds were 50/50. They tested her for corona and I thought they were nuts, she was positive. I don't know if she caught it before going in or in the hospital, but now my brother has to get tested because he took her. I wasn't able to see her in the days leading up to the ER trip due to quarantine, it haunts me. We haven't seen her or talked to her since she went in because the hospital is on complete lockdown. She is sedated. I bring her dog and sit in the hospital parking lot, guessing which part of the building she's in trying to be closer to her. Today they had to shock her heart back to normal. I can't see my only other family member, my brother. I can't goto church. We get 2-3 updates a day if we're lucky, because the hospital is swamped. Every hour has been a living hell for me and my brother, not being there and knowing she is dealing with this alone. My life went from pretty good to complete waking nightmare in 7 days.

My girlfriend probably got it from me, but thankfully is OK. She can't see her 85 and 90yo grandmas who depend on her or her disabled father for at least 2 more weeks.

My small family could use all the prayers you have and so can the healthcare workers dealing with it 24/7. This virus has upended our life in a week. Protect yourself and your family at all costs, the second order effects of this are vastly underestimated. Hug your loved ones, tell them you love them and appreciate them. I'd give everything I've got to do that right now.
Good luck my friend. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Completely heart-breaking story.
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So sorry to hear of both of you guys who were infected, and thank you for sharing what you went through. Prayers to you and your loved ones for a speedy and full recovery.

It's painful to see just how ignorant so many people are still being each day when you hear experiences such as what these gentlemen went through. Just wish the younger generations would take this more seriously and put the selfishness aside by truly isolating themselves so we can all get past this nightmare as a country as soon as possible.
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Prayer to everyone. Stay home and lower the curve. Protect yourself and the medical worker.
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Yet Even with these stories THT power players still crying like bitches about not being to use a boat ramp. Stay in and keep others safe.
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'I really thought I was going to die': Healthy Jupiter man, 44, shares scary battle with COVID-19
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Very sorry to hear both stories. My prayers are with you and your loved ones. Keep fighting. I agreed 100% with Wangotango, there is nothing like our health, stop complaining about ramps closed, sand bar parties banned, etc and think about those who are sick and may not recover, and be grateful if you don’t have it, you don’t know how lucky we are.
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The majority of people will be silent carriers. But when it hits you, it hits you hard especially if you have other medical problems, and usually day 5 to 7. Chuck Norris beat it. Keith Richards killed it. If anybody told Hillary Clinton that the coronavirus was going to testify, it would be gone right away.
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I'm 45 years old. I've never smoked. I'm in fairly good shape. The only issue I have is high blood pressure.
I was reading a few articles the other day where some docs stated that they were seeing a higher propensity of positive tests in those with HBP or taking BP Medicine. Related or not, thought it was an interesting data element to watch. Glad y'all are on the mend.
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Prayers to both of you and your families...
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I got it, probably one of the early cases in FL. My lungs felt like the bottom third wasn't working for a day. The next day it felt like someone kneeling on my chest. Fever, bit of a cough. That's about it. The scariest part was wondering if you'd be one of the unlucky ones that it hit really hard. I'm in the clear now according to the CDC guidelines and have been symptom free for a while. Test results took 10 days.

What else has this virus done? My Mom is in an ICU on a ventilator. She had a kidney stone Tuesday and we had to take her to the ER, talk about bad timing. It was blocked and they had to operate. She developed sepsis and the odds were 50/50. They tested her for corona and I thought they were nuts, she was positive. I don't know if she caught it before going in or in the hospital, but now my brother has to get tested because he took her. I wasn't able to see her in the days leading up to the ER trip due to quarantine, it haunts me. We haven't seen her or talked to her since she went in because the hospital is on complete lockdown. She is sedated. I bring her dog and sit in the hospital parking lot, guessing which part of the building she's in trying to be closer to her. Today they had to shock her heart back to normal. I can't see my only other family member, my brother. I can't goto church. We get 2-3 updates a day if we're lucky, because the hospital is swamped. Every hour has been a living hell for me and my brother, not being there and knowing she is dealing with this alone. My life went from pretty good to complete waking nightmare in 7 days.

My girlfriend probably got it from me, but thankfully is OK. She can't see her 85 and 90yo grandmas who depend on her or her disabled father for at least 2 more weeks.

My small family could use all the prayers you have and so can the healthcare workers dealing with it 24/7. This virus has upended our life in a week. Protect yourself and your family at all costs, the second order effects of this are vastly underestimated. Hug your loved ones, tell them you love them and appreciate them. I'd give everything I've got to do that right now.
Man, I am almost in tears. So sorry to hear this. I don't know where in FL you are, but if there is anything I can do to help (I'm in SWFL but can drive some) please send me a PM.
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My symptoms started exactly 14 days ago, with just a dry cough. Luckily, I self-isolated immediately, and only infected my girlfriend, who lives with me. The cough got steadily worse over the next few days, and I experienced flu-like symptoms (chills, body aches, fatigue, etc.). I developed a fever around day 3, in the 100-102 range. About day 5 (Friday), I started feeling better. I thought, "this isn't so bad." Then, over the weekend, I started feeling worse again. By Monday, my fever was over 103, and my cough was almost constant. I could barely get half a breath in without feeling like someone was sitting on my chest. I went to the ER on Tuesday. They tested me and sent me home, after telling me to rest, drink fluids, and take Tylenol. My test came back positive 3 days later.

I am just starting to feel better. My girlfriend is a few days behind me. I still have a hacking, dry cough. My fever still comes and goes. Oh, and at some point early in the first week, I lost the ability to smell and taste. It's very odd. Anything sweet tastes SUPER sweet. Food tastes like cardboard. It's one of the weirder symptoms of the virus.

I'm 45 years old. I've never smoked. I'm in fairly good shape. The only issue I have is high blood pressure. This virus kicked my ass for 2 full weeks. And I'm still not right. If it did this to me, I'd hate to see what it would do to my girlfriend's 75 year old mother (I lost both of my parents this year, and she lost her dad), or to someone with asthma, or COPD. Please, take this virus seriously. Stay safe, stay healthy, and protect those you love, as well as strangers. This whole situation sucks. Social distancing and lockdowns are inconvenient, and financially crippling. But they are the only things that are going to prevent you and your family from getting sick, and the only way to prevent you from unknowingly passing this virus to someone who could die from its complications.
I'm glad to hear you are on the path to recovery. Thank you for sharing your experience and I wish you the best and speedy, continued improvement.
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Thanks for sharing your experiences & glad you are on the recovery path. Care to share what you took for the fever or what you did to get you through? Been reading that Ibuprofen is discouraged by some Dr's.

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