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The Coronavirus Thread Part 2


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1 minute ago, dylanjosh said:

More than a month after recovery I'm almost fully ok but still feel breathless while talking sometimes 

 

Damn, I've experienced this as part of asthma and I'm on treatment. The inhalers really helped and I don't feel it as much anymore.

Hopefully should improve as we go into the summer months. It's always worse in winters.

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16 minutes ago, Bhpian Bali said:

Now they are comparing Omicron BA.2 to delta. Probably as lethal and transmissible. I am too tired and old for this sh*t. I wanna retire to the hills man. 

 

There is something off about this whole business with BA.2. If you look at articles from last month, BA.2 was reported as the dominant strain in Kolkata.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/ba-2-stealth-variant-makes-up-80-of-kolkatas-o-infections/articleshow/88821640.cms

 

While Kolkata had really bad positivity rates and anecdotally I know plenty of people got pretty badly sick (our family included), at least the official death figures say a very different story from what's going on in Denmark right now. I don't know if it's another case of an India exception, viral vector vaccines faring better than mRNA, etc. or doctored figures and bad data out of West Bengal, but something just doesn't add up. Very strange.

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6 hours ago, Petey said:

January was whirlwind. Mom got the 'rona, she had a pretty bad cough and sore throat for 3 days and was in denial and didn't want to test (I had been testing myself routinely even for a cough or mild fever; and we were all masking up even indoors). Came to me asking for a test at 5 AM in the morning with a fever. She tested RAT positive, At this point, I figured the inevitable had happened. Quickly isolated her and moved myself and dad to a different floor, although I knew it was pointless given how transmissible Omicron is. We tested ourselves with RAT first, and then RT-PCR and both turned out to be negative. Breathed a sigh of relief. The next day, I had the worst bodyaches I've ever experienced in life. Tested RAT negative again. At this point, I've had unexplained flu-like symptoms for 2 weeks and was also quite a bit out of breath, so dad decided to get me admitted to the hospital in case something went awry. 91% saturation on first recording in the hospital, 130+ pulse, 103+ fever at home.

 

The next day, I wake up to a call from mom asking me not to worry. Apparently dad had collapsed at the gate due to a syncope. He admitted himself to the same hospital, next to me to find the cause of the syncope and treat the head injury. We both got swabs taken, and the same day both turned out to be positive. The next 3 days were hell. Severe bodyaches, headaches, photophobia, could not keep my eyes open. I had brought my 3DS with me to the hospital but couldn't even get up, much less play. Meanwhile, dad was persistently desaturating (~90-91% SpO2) and had to be put on low flow oxygen. I recovered slowly after said 3 days with conservative treatment (they just finished my course of IV antibiotics which was started when I got admitted), but dad did not. The day I could get out of bed and manage to have a decent conversation, I realized there was something wrong with him. He kept repeating the same thing over and over, the same question, the same thread of conversation. I was discharged before the weekend, but my dad had to stay longer.

 

He returned home the following week, but reported having brain fog. I did not think too much of it, and was happy that he was safely out. He said he was feeling out of it, could not concentrate. I was fine, though... for a week. The following week, I woke up with a heavy head. I was feeling dizzy all round, especially when changing position. Out of nowhere, after being fighting fit for a week, it seems brain fog set in for me out of nowhere. Two times, my head spun, and I fell. Out of nowhere. Got an ECG done, nothing. BP drop? Nope. After a long chain of consultations, I was referred to the ENT. After a few investigations, the ENT found that I had right canal paresis. They try to induce vertigo by pumping your ears with hot/cold water, while they could do that successfully in my left ear, the test failed to induce vertigo in my right ear. They said the cause was most likely viral, and hopefully reversible.

 

Even now, more than a month after my infection, COVID continues to haunt me. I finished my move to Bangalore, and when walking down the steep slopes of Vyalikaval and Malleshwaram, I feel a little dizzy. Not as often as before, but it's still there. I did fall once, didn't tell my family because they might worry. Ah well, the silver lining has been making best use of the temporary immunity. That, and dad's recovered mostly though the infection did apparently do a lot of damage to his lungs and reduce his reversibility further. .__.

 

Here's hoping the next wave is a good while off.

 

Sad to hear, mate. Hope you and your dad recover soon. 

 

6 hours ago, dylanjosh said:

 

More than a month after recovery I'm almost fully ok but still feel breathless while talking sometimes 

 

I've the same issue. Have to catch a couple of minutes of break. 

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I might have to travel this weekend to Chennai from Delhi. I know that the Delhi airport doesn't have a RTPCR requirement but does anyone know if I need a negative RTPCR to travel to Chennai ? Are they checking it on arrival ? I am obviously vaccinated (both doses). 

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1 minute ago, Big Boss said:

I went to a lunch at a buffet place on Sunday with a bunch of friends. First restaurant outing since March 2020. Holy sh*t that felt good :panic:

Stop bumping this thread :chair:

 

*takes a deep breath of relaxation 

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14 hours ago, The Panda said:

I got a rare covid side effect - avascular necrosis (stage 3). May have to go for hip replacement surgery in the next 2 weeks. :( 

Good luck for your Surgery today. You will come out Stronger Boi :thumbsup:

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9 minutes ago, hope said:

Good luck for your Surgery today. You will come out Stronger Boi :thumbsup:

 

Hopefully! Thanks bro!

 

Just now, KnackChap said:

 

All the best man. Wishes & prayers. 

 

Thank you!!

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12 hours ago, The Panda said:

 
Thanks, man! Going to Hyderabad tomorrow. Surgery most likely on Monday.


Good luck bro.

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