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Caught it on 1/23/21* (*most likely).  Super fatigued for two days at the start, some major congestion, and still suffering from the cold-hangover-head stuffy brain feel.  Lungs are good at this time per the doctor.  Sucks.


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Dang.  Hope you fully recover as quickly as possible!  How long do you have to quarantine?


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As the others have said, speedy recovery dude. You got this; you'll be back ripping in no time 🙏🏻.


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Sorry to hear.   Hang in there.    I'm getting part 2 of my vaccine on Thursday. 


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@pacendubya So, from what I was told, I need to quarantine 10-12 days.  Once I am not feeling symptoms that align with a cough, runny nose, etc, I'm "safe" to return to the public again.  Seems kinda crazy. They also advised me not to get retested for 90 days.  Just a little nervous to head back to the shop where I'm helping out when the time comes.. there's only three regular employees + me helping out, if the shop had to shut down for X amount of days it'd be pretty bad for business.

@gd thanks man!  I think i'm mainly agitated because of being furloughed, breaking an ankle, having a crappy start to the season, and now this.  what a weird year!

@snowman Glad you're almost there, I know a lot of people have gotten it a lot worse than me.  Don't want any of the EZ crew getting it.


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I had it just after Thanksgiving.  Felt a little down for a day and tired for a few days.  I work nights and I feel like this almost every week.  Didnt think much of it till I heard other people saying their only symptoms were fatigue.  Got an antibody test and it showed positive.

I swear I had it last Jan, before it "existed", but an antibody test over the Summer was negative.


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Idk how I haven't had it already tbh. I got kiddos in daycare and my son is now going back to school a few days a week, soon to be full time. Also, several people I work with have had it and so far no one has really been hit with any real severity. I'm banking on my good health and that have been banging down vitamins like D for years, that I'm in an okay place if it comes knocking before I can get a vacc


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I work in a place where it's easy to catch the COVID. I've been lucky so far. But at least 25+ co-workers have caught it. Some have had none to minimal cold like symptoms. Some have had very severe symptoms. Including a few who said it was the sickest they have ever been in their life, these were health people, much younger than myself, who said they literally couldn't even get out of bed for a days. 3 co-workers now months later still have no sense of smell or taste. One person, while better now, had the severe fatigue symptoms for about 2 months after having it. 

It's been pretty interesting hearing the wide variance in symptoms from people you know very well and work with day in and day out and also know how in "normal" times pretty much all these people just power through the common cold/flu. 

Because of my job, every time someone gets it, I have to be tested, I've had a lot of q-tips up my nose the last few months. 


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Shit dude hope you’re back up and feeling better too. Fingers crossed you don’t have the extended brain fog. There was a NYT article talking to people with it a couple months ago and it sounds rough.

Know a few people that got it back in the early fall from a wedding (thankfully me and mine tested negative). Everyone had a pretty mild case, but the S/O of one member of the wedding party had it pretty bad. Just found out today a friend and his grandmother he lives with got it, but hoping they pull out okay. Shit is scary, stay safe y’all


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Heal up, Mike!

Posted by: @pow_hnd

I work in a place where it's easy to catch the COVID. I've been lucky so far. But at least 25+ co-workers have caught it. Some have had none to minimal cold like symptoms. Some have had very severe symptoms. Including a few who said it was the sickest they have ever been in their life, these were health people, much younger than myself, who said they literally couldn't even get out of bed for a days. 3 co-workers now months later still have no sense of smell or taste. One person, while better now, had the severe fatigue symptoms for about 2 months after having it. 

It's been pretty interesting hearing the wide variance in symptoms from people you know very well and work with day in and day out and also know how in "normal" times pretty much all these people just power through the common cold/flu. 

Because of my job, every time someone gets it, I have to be tested, I've had a lot of q-tips up my nose the last few months. 

Cripes, 25+...

All this pretty well encapsulates why this disease is so fucking hard to stop. Ebola, SARS, etc. are so deadly that anyone affected is CLEARLY sick and immediately isolated. Shit like measles is so contagious they lock shit down hard to keep it from spreading. COVID falls into this inbetween zone where it significantly elevates health and morbidity risks on a population-wide level, except on an individual level MOST people will be ok, with massive variability in symptoms. And it's just contagious enough that it can sneaky spread even if you feel 100% fine. So it's un-deadly enough that it lulls people into a false sense of security but deadly enough to wreak havoc when people don't take it seriously. Public health officials' worst fucking nightmare.


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we've had a few scares at the shop, but only one positive case that I know of, and that coworker was asymptomatic but still testing positive after a 14 day quarantine. my mom tested positive between thanksgiving and christmas, didn't have many symptoms other than a slight loss of taste/smell.

I'm another of those who thinks they had it before it was "here." I was the sickest I've been in a long time around early Feb last year, had the worst cough of my life, and couldn't breathe deeply without coughing up a lung for a few weeks. still haven't quite gotten my breathing all the way back to normal. last time I was that sick was about a week before the first official Swine flu case here in MN, so...


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all that said, hope you stay pretty healthy through this, Mike.


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thanks homies.  I'm feeling pretty good - just fatigue lately - and today is my last day of quarantine. probably going to spin a few laps locally and try to salvage some days.


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The coronavirus is not over yet. I still hear corona cases around me. It's the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone please stay aware of it and take precautionary measures. Wear face masks, sanitize your hands properly and keep social distancing.


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My pops passed away from it last May 28. Prior to that, my partner contracted it and was almost hospitalized, right before the US shut down from it. I'm vacc'd now since I'm teaching but we're far from being in the clear here in MN, esp. now that the UK variant is now on a surge up here...  Please stay diligent everyone.


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