CaptainHaresh wrote:Pardon my cynicism, and I don’t mean to rub it in, but weren’t you overeagerly in favour of reopening and partying after getting your vaccine shots?
Just a few days ago you ended one of your replies with “party on” as if invincible, so you didn’t exactly come over as the cautious, responsible individual.
Do you still feel the same way?
Why were you physically interacting with your parents?
Do you regret not being careful enough and do you feel that you want to revise how careful you want to be with Covid-19 or about the vaccines? In other words, do you think that the vaccine was the only way to prevent your infection or would other measures have helped?
Having experienced it first hand, do you still believe that vaccines will get us out of this crisis by this summer, that we can release the brakes once vaccinated?
I suggest your parents start wearing a mask and isolate from each other. This way, if one of them got it but the other didn’t, they can limit the damage.
Regrets? None. I did the normal precautions and somewhere I didn't do enough. But since I know a dozen people who were careful and caught it (none horrid, that implies low viral exposure). I'm bummed I might have been the one to bring the virus into my "bubble," but so far no signs anyone else was sick. But I wasn't that social 48 hours before symptoms. The only fragile people I could have exposed were my parents. Of course I will worry about them.
However, I'm already recovering. Sinus congestion down. Headache gone. Sense of taste has started to partially return (I can now taste milk and get a sense of the taste of meat, but not full taste). But I cannot taste carbs or fat. I barely have a little more sense of smell. I might return to work on Tuesday as I couldn't get a test fast enough to register positive as I had a quick recovery. With two doctors stating "95% chance Covid19", "I don't know of any other disease with your symptoms", I'm sure I had it. But I had symptoms and by the time I was tested, I was recovering and the test was negative. 2nd test scheduled for tomorrow. I'll return to normal child custody. The doctors wonder if I was even shedding virus (many minor cases do, but if I was, the test would have been positive).
I'm actually bummed I didn't lose 20 or 30 pounds on Covid19 as many of my friends have. I lost a few pounds as the "compulsion to eat" goes away and I had to make myself put "three squares" into my tummy as you cannot recover if you are starving. Alas, I am already slightly craving food again.
Having gone through this I am ALL FOR VACCINES. I believe with a vaccine I would never have caught it.
In January I was exposed. Did I have an asymptomatic case that gave me partial immunity, I will never know as mild cases build T-cells and not anti-bodies. (We only produce anti-bodies with vaccines or bad cases, mild cases do not produce them, so no point testing them.) So perhaps I had too little exposure to build immunity, but I started a resistance? I don't know, but I believe so.
I have energy again, another of my cousins does not. I had minor chills yesterday, others had it bad.
If you get it, exercise. Get sunlight. My doctors made sure I heard that again and again as those who don't have bad results, when sick move! Sun!
One doctor when going over my activities the 4 days before symptoms was very happy to hear:
t-minus 4 days, some exercise in the back yard with playing kids. In the sun. Maybe 40 minutes
T-minus 3 days, long hike in the sun (4+hours)
T-minus 2 days, little exercise, just a 20 minute walk after lunch and then a 30 minute walk after work
T-minus 1 day, a 40 minute walk at lunch, an hour of running after work
Day of: symptoms 20 minute walk during lunch
I remain in favor of opening up. The fragile need to protect themselves.
Six weeks after everyone has the chance to be vaccinated, it is time to return to life as normal. Please remember my time buffer. Most won't do that. The vaccinated, even after one dose, are misbehaving. That I do not agree with.
Everyone is going to party when this is all done. We'll party like governors.
Party on (after I finish my quarantine, get vaccinated, and others have a chance).