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  1. ToddWB

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    Don't think I've3 had it.really never know, I only ever have one flu symptom.. I sleep alot. So were did you get it and was it different than the regular flu and how did you treat it? HQC?
     
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    I’m 66 and semi-retired. I work part time in an academic setting at a state facility. Over the past year we have used all of the precautions as set out by the state heath authority. We have had some sporadic outbreaks at the facility involving small numbers of people. But last week it hit us like never before with much larger numbers and very quickly. I don’t have proof, but I’m convinced that it’s the Delta variant because of this clear difference.

    I worked with students on Wednesday, July 21.
    Late Saturday I noticed that I felt a little funny, and I thought “Uh oh.”

    Sunday there was no doubt. I got a fever and chills, and that night I had an awful time sleeping because I couldn’t comfortably regulate between feeling too hot or too cold. Finally, I took some Tylenol, and that brought the fever down and helped.

    I went to an urgent care clinic Monday morning, and they gave me the nasal swab quick test. They notified me of the positive result in about two hours. Somehow I wasn’t surprised. They told me to quarantine and to get immediate attention if I developed any difficulty breathing. I called work and notified them.

    Also on Monday a student called in and reported their positive test, and more and more of them have been calling in all this week, all out of the same group I had worked with. My work has now cancelled the entire class until further notice.

    On Monday, the fever and chills disappeared. I developed stuffed and achy sinuses. I used Afrin a couple times which was helpful. And I was pretty tuckered out and slept a lot.

    Over Tuesday-Thursday, everything got better. My normal energy returned, and the sinuses got much better.

    Today I could say that I felt almost perfectly well. The virus never caused sore throat or lung issues. Of course, I’m going to pay attention over the next week. The doc warned me that in some patients they get better, but then it hits them again. But my feeling is that I’m over it.

    One thing I learned for sure: The vaccination didn’t keep me from getting sick, but ...

    I was really only uncomfortably sick for 2 days, and then I was on the mend. I would say that that’s not too bad for a 66 year old man with corona virus, and all my instincts tell me that getting the vaccine was a BIG part of recovering so quickly.

    Volumes and volumes have been written on PF about the vaccines, but this experience has made me a believer.

    Seth
     
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    daisydotell Well-Known Member Donor

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    Just hearing that someone has COVID is upsetting. Get well soon and I hope you are well soon.
     
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    Get well soon.
     
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    Thought Criminal Well-Known Member Donor

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    I'm glad that you're feeling better.
     
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    OK. I'll be nosy. Which vaccine did you get?
     
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  7. Seth Bullock

    Seth Bullock Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Moderna
     
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    With a busted rib the last thing I need is covid.
     
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    Time to start sipping the gin and tonic before every meal. ;-)
     
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    The Delta Variant { so named because of it's India Origins }
    is more contagious but far less lethal.The UK just ran a study
    proving this.Plus the Delta variant seems to peter-out quite fast.
    These Vaccines are not truly vaccines.They are experimental drugs.
    That is why the FDA has yet to call for their Approval.Only in
    Emergency Authorization.I guess state Governors could mandate
    them if a massive outbreak occurs.Like with an outbreak of the
    Bubonic Plague.Which is always deadly if not treated within days.
    Covid has a morbidity rate similar to the common flu.Higher
    in the elderly.Less in the younger groups.Almost never in children.
     
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    Foolardi Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That cure reeks of the Movie ... :
    - The Devils - { 1971 } A fictionalized account of truly what
    took place in 17th Century France.Where hysteria is commonplace,
    as Iron-fisted rulers,like real life Bad man { Cardinal Richelieu }
    assume control and torture is the calling.
    Lead Brit actor Oliver Reed plays Father Grandier, to the great
    film star { Vanessa Redgrave } as Mother Superior.
    Oliver Reed was a Brit hooligan.Once a Bouncer at a bar.
    He was also a notorious Drinker.He died by virtually drinking himself
    to death in a bar in Malta.Not before picking a fight with sailors and
    beating 5 younger sailors at arm-wrestling.
    For context .. I think Trump could beat Biden in an arm wrestling
    contest with his pinky.I do.
     
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    Watched it recently. Very good, very interesting, very unusual movie.
     
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    Smartmouthwoman Bless your heart Past Donor

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    Good morning barflies!

    Seth glad you filled us in on your experience with Covid! Sounds like it didn't last long and thats a good thing.

    Had to go downtown last week to update my security badge. Rode the train (which had a pile of used masks on the floor and only a few riders). Worse were the number of weirdos wandering around. Gotta wonder if things will ever get back to 'normal.' :(
     
  14. ToddWB

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    Buenos daias todos .. ya come me deisyuno.. huevos, papas frito, tocino, y.. como siempre.. Frijoles!

    ya tengo me cafe... otro 5 minutos o menos.. poderia comunicarse en english otra vez.
     
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    Oh.. 11 o'5 'bout time to raid the fridge for me cena.. I think there are the fixin' for enchiladas rojas... wifey doesn't do that roll up thing like the restaurants do.. her recipe to stack 'em.. you take a fried tortilla, dunk it in red chili sauce.. put on gound beef and cheese, and then stack the next by dunking the tortilla in the red sauce (gotta watch that stuff.. it stains very deeply) the meat and cheese.. and repeat.. I usually stack 'em no higher than 3 ..
    Enchiladas Verdes are made completely different.. cooked more like a casserole
     
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    I'm making macaroni and cheese...
    out of a box...
     
  17. ToddWB

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    As I was going for leftovers, turns out we had a pork chop that needed eating, as well as the broccoli rice stuff, when Honey Bunch came thru the door with roast chicken from Mexico, Pollo Loco.. that the pastor's wife brought back.. it's the best roast chicken, ever.. comes with tortillas, salsa, purple onions (which I never eat) and Chela (pastor's wife) remembered to bring some guacamole too.


    BUT I like mac and cheese.. it would be a special treat for me.
     
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    Sounds fantastic!
    Good on you.

    The mac and cheese was actually pretty good. It was produced by Cracker Barrel - the sharp cheddar flavor.
     
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    How do you know it's not Bruised ribs.Which are painful.
    Broken ribs need to be set.Meaning a large wrapping around yer midsection.
    I had to quit wrestling my senior year { about half way thru }
    due to bruised ribs.I tried to remain active but did not want to confess
    my condition to the wrestling coach.But I was unable to practice and we
    had a very aggressive wrestling coach.Our Practices were hard.
    The Coach was new that year and had a very experienced career as
    a wrestler in college and then coach at another school.
    My Senior year I wrestled some tough opponents.I was in the 167 lb.
    class.I wrestled a district champ and kept from getting pinned.
    Then a State Champ who used a very complicated wrestling hold.
    Called a Figure 8.
    Leaves one unable to move.
     
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    The ribs were bruised. Busted sounds better.
     
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    Foolardi Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    So guess what I did after quitting the wrestling team.
    I took up drinking.I never as much as drank a beer.I went to matches on
    the weekend as a spectator and got stinko beforehand.Luckily I had
    a friend who drove me around.That summer I spent many a night with my
    best friend who was our Heavyweight wrestler.He advanced to the
    final round of the districts.I think he lost by a couple points.
    That summer we drove around in his VW which he pretty much
    broke and fixed-up numerous times.He spent many an hour
    customizing his Blue VW.Had super wide tires on the back and maintained
    that on the steering axle,the stock tires are needed.He had a nice 8-track
    and plenty of 8-track tapes.I remember he used to race that VW around in the
    woods.Skirting inbetween trees.That summer we had us a blast.We discovered
    a new type beer.Called Hop'n Gator
    We got all our suds at just one Liquor store.Because It was run by some
    Italian and I guess he thought carding was kinda sisyfied.
     
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    So then You've been busted.Due to ribs.
    Not yer wording.How does that work.
    I am not famaliar.Since I went to Parochial School when
    Nuns { they were Dominican Nuns } were mostly used { In the 60's }.
    They dint use words to make their points.Like today.They had no use
    for tough talk.You just best due what yer told er else.
    The Principle of my Parochial School was very short.Might have been
    under 5 foot.But she was tough as nails.Her technique was simple and
    direct.She would get right in front of a pupil who needed a lecture and
    used her Index finger and jab like really hard into the chest.Needless to
    say it got her point across lickety splt.My 7th and 8th grade nun
    { called Sisters } was new to the Parish and was big.She was also very
    aggressive.Loved experimenting with new ideas.That was when they dropped
    the standard Latin mass in favor of the new Folk Mass.She was really excited
    about how The Catholic church was changing.
    That year { my 8th grade year } I got flunked.By her.My parents never
    mentioned it.I guess because I was set to go away to school { Military Prep school}
    outside Philadelphia for a year.I Hated that place.It was full of Rich kids
    who ended up getting kicked out every school they went.It was the first time
    i had experience as to Sadists.There were more than a few at that school.
     
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    I just caught somebody trying to steal the sodas we have out front at work her buddy came in and she stayed outside on a bicycle he's inside asking me all these silly questions about prices and I see her on the camera grab a 15 pack of sodas and had to her bicycle trailer so I didn't want to leave the store cuz he's still in it so I just leaned out the door and said you can put that right back where you got it from and then of course he went ahead and bought it so I didn't call the law I really don't want to call the law on people I've only had to do it once since I worked here and I was after I gave the guy an ample chance to leave I just don't get it people just think they're entitled to just take whatever the hell they want not only are you stealing from my boss but you're trying to put my job in jeopardy because do you think my boss wants me to be here all night alone if people sit around and Rob them blind and I'm not able to see it or do anything about it?
     
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    I must ask where you watched it.Because it's been out of print for decades.
    I think AMC might have viewed it back in the 90's when they were commercial
    free.About the only time I would expect cable to show it is possibly when TCM
    does their usual Birthday celebration for major actors no longer with us.
    Sometimes showcasing an actor or actress throughout a month.
    It is one of those movies that was considered banned or needing to be banned.
    Like - Baby Doll - { 1956 } Did little to inspire actress Carroll Baker's career or
    Karl Malden of - On the Waterfront - { 1954 }.
    Baby Doll was classic Tennessee Williams southern decadence at it's
    zenith.I just *purchased another example of Tennessee Williams at Barnes & Noble
    in their Criterion Collection.Which were 50 % off.B & N runs Criterion sales about
    every quarter.Because Criterion Movies are classics and they also cost around
    $ 39.BTW ... - Baby Doll - was Eli Wallach's debut screen appearance.Who was
    a good actor but I liked his wife { Anne Jackson } better.
    Wallach was jewish and Jackson was of Irish descent.Wallach's middle name
    was Herschel.He grew up in an Italian neighborhood,noticeably the only
    jew.
    Another,absolute heinous movie that was just { last few years } put out on
    the shelves was - Natural Born Killers - { 1994 }.It was banned for years.

    * - The Fugitive Kind - { 1960 } A quaint,albeit depressing movie that addresses like
    few others the quirkiness of southern culture and those who inhibit it.
    I expecially liked the role Victor Jory played.Also the the scampy
    free-spirited nature of Joanne Woodward.Of course as usual,Brando steals
    most scenes.Anna Magnani is at her typical best playing mean & nasty and
    ready to beat any man over the head with whatever object is closest at hand.
    I wonder what Tennessee Williams thought of her.Probably enough
    to run around the corner of the set and puke,thereby needing the rest of the day
    off to get back to normal and do some casual drinking.If ever there was a female
    that needed a good sock in the puss it was Magnani.She musta known that.
    Surely Burt Lancaster could attest to that.
     
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    And....I'm off to bed. Daytime is highly overated anyways. Probably sleep till 6 pm.
     
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