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#1 Post by mrkelley23 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:56 pm

I tested positive for Covid today. Been having mild symptoms since Friday. I decided to share my status on EFB, just because I'm allergic to hiding my health status. My parents were so secretive that it's probably an over-reaction, but I don't care. I don't want my kids feeling betrayed when they find out I was hiding something from them.


Six of the first ten comments were statements of love and support from Bored members. I have 1084 "friends" on Facebook, mostly former students. Of those 6, 3 were from people who would be characterized as at least conservative, if not ultra-so.

It's nice to get a reminder why I still hang out here, even if I can only stand to read about half the messages.

Thanks, everyone.

p.s. my symptoms are very mild. I'm taking zinc and a multivitamin (but not OD level), sleep on my stomach, get up and walk every couple of hours I'm awake, and I'm forcing fluids. I also have a pulse-ox, and I'm taking my temperature about every 2-3 hours. I'm not claiming any of this stuff helps, but it can't hurt, and if there's the remotest chance it helps, I'm taking it.
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#2 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:59 pm

Jeez, prayers, vibes be well, holy crimoley.
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#3 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:10 pm

Yikes. I'm glad to know that your case seems to be mild. Keep an eye on that pulse ox: I understand that because you retain the ability to expel carbon dioxide, your body won't necessarily alert you that your pulse ox is low. --Bob
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#4 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:16 pm

I'm sorry to hear this. Here's hoping for a swift and full recovery from whatever symptoms you may have.
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#5 Post by T_Bone0806 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:53 pm


You KNOW you have my best wishes, Mr. K. Get better really really soon. Here's hoping the symptoms remain mild and your discomfort at a manageable level.
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#6 Post by franktangredi » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:15 pm

Take care, Mr. K!

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#7 Post by Vandal » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:43 pm

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#8 Post by jaybee » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:30 pm

Just hoping that you stay with one of the mild cases. Hang in there.

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#9 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:41 pm

Take care, it can kick your butt for a while
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#10 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:30 pm

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#11 Post by earendel » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:28 am

I hope your case is as mild as mine was. Keep doing what you're doing and especially keep a close eye on the pulse-ox.
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#12 Post by MarleysGh0st » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:24 am

Take care, Mike! I hope the symptoms remain mild for you.

(I clicked on the "Care" emoji for you on EFB, but I neglected adding any other comment. What can I say? I've still been doom scrolling too much for my own good, but I've been too emotionally drained these past few days to do much of anything else.)

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#13 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:05 am

Get better, Dude!

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