I am alive! Be wary of Covid-19

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Hungan I am so sorry to hear of your ordeal. I’m thankful you are back with us. You are in my prayers for healing - physically and mentally. Bless you.
 

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Sorry for your loss and the battle with COVID that you're going through; and thank you for sharing your story. Although I don't know you personally, I am starting to hear more and more first-hand accounts from acquaintances stricken with the virus which only shows how much this is spreading. Sadly, it seems like it always has to hit close to home in order for other people to open their eyes and minds and change their attitudes towards this pandemic.
Glad to have you back on board. Keep the comments and updates coming and stay strong!
Rowtheboatskiumahgogophers!
 

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It really is incredible how it has hit so many people so differently. There either has to be myriad different strains running around or the system of testing is completely off the rails.

I'm certainly not in the "young" crowd, and when I had it I had 24-36 hours of just being really weak from head to toe, temp never got above 100.5, never had any loss of smell or any other flu-like symptoms, had to watch football in the recliner for the day or two that I was feeling weak; took the mandated week off from work and accomplished a shitload of things, including a really heavy workout load in the gym; decided that was long enough to run it out of my system for the purposes of testing, got my negative test a week after the positive test and headed back to work.

I suspect it may be a long time before we really know as much about this as we would like.
There already is a lot of knowledge about all infectious diseases including the Covid-19 virus.
In general the outcome of being infected with anything depends on the number of organisms, their virulence and the resistance of the host.
The Covid-19 has mutated some making it more likely to infect the respiratory tract but survival still depends on the number of the bugs and the resistance of the host.
You cannot project your relatively benign course on the rest of the population at risk.
 

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I have not been posting for awhile.

My dearest wife passed away last September after her arduous battle with cancer. A month later, I was hospitalized for Covid Pneumonia. The emotional, mental, and physical stress took its toll on my body. I got exposed to Covid through community exposure. Covid hit me real hard being very vulnerable.

A trip to the ER being unable to breath rushed me to a Covid-19 hospital ICU. They hooked up on an Intubated Ventilator for a few days to save my life. I lost twenty some pounds in one week. I could not sleep. The positive pressure blower was very noisy. They did not give me food or drinks during that time. I was on ivy fluids and a cocktail of medications including Remdesivir, and was constantly awaken around the clock for blood samples or injections, etc...

After learning how to swallow, I was moved out of the ICU. I cried when I saw that a big chunk of my muscles were gone. I had to relearn everything from learning how to eat to learning how to walk. I am a"long hauler" needing oxygen because my lungs cannot pump out enough oxygen to the rest of my body.

It will be March of next year that I will find out if I can return to work and/or if I will need oxygen for a long time.

My kids and are finally had time to lay a wreath on my wife's grave last Sunday. We haven't had time to grieve. My kids were worried sick that they were losing both parents. I was determined with lots of prayers.

My message to you all is be careful. Take this pandemic seriously. Wear a mask, keep your duration of contact down to a minimum, and make your public presence small.

It is a miracle that I am alive.
Your struggle against so many difficulties is impressive - please persevere. Thank you for the warning - this disease is scary, dangerous, and wildly contagious. It will still be many months before enough people will be vaccinated to slow it down. I know of a nurse in her 30s who died from it, a girl of 17, another nurse 46, a man 51. It can be a killer. Most people may have only mild symptoms, but those who get heavy cases are in real trouble. Here's hoping you will make the recovery you wish for and that your lungs will heal.
 

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Prayers and blessings to you.

One interesting bit - The timeline means Covid was here in Sept/Oct 2019.
 

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Welcome back Hungan. Being with a loved one as they take their final breath is a very difficult thing to deal with. I hope you're able to find peace in knowing you did all you could for her and that you're lifted up by your family and gods grace.
 

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You are a very strong person.
22 days in a hospital bed, stuck on your back, knowing you are on a ventilator.

Here’s to you healing!
 

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Prayers and blessings to you.

One interesting bit - The timeline means Covid was here in Sept/Oct 2019.
It refers to Sept 2020, hungan1 posted then of his wife's passing...go look at his posting history.
 

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Thank you for sharing your story, hungan. While what you've gone through these past few months is simply awful, I'm thankful that you made it through. Best of luck with your recovery, and may you have good health moving forward.
 

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Glad to hear you are doing better and sorry for your loss at the same time.

Hang in there.
 

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I have not been posting for awhile.

My dearest wife passed away last September after her arduous battle with cancer. A month later, I was hospitalized for Covid Pneumonia. The emotional, mental, and physical stress took its toll on my body. I got exposed to Covid through community exposure. Covid hit me real hard being very vulnerable.

A trip to the ER being unable to breath rushed me to a Covid-19 hospital ICU. They hooked me up on an Intubated Ventilator for a few days to save my life. I lost twenty some pounds in one week. I could not sleep. The positive pressure blower was very noisy. They did not give me food or drinks during that time. I was on ivy fluids and a cocktail of medications including Remdesivir, and was constantly awaken around the clock for blood samples or injections, etc...

After learning how to swallow, I was moved out of the ICU. I cried when I saw that a big chunk of my muscles were gone. I had to relearn everything from learning how to eat to learning how to walk. I am a"long hauler" needing oxygen because my lungs cannot pump out enough oxygen to the rest of my body.

It will be March of next year that I will find out if I can return to work and/or if I will need oxygen for a long time.

My kids and I finally had time to lay a wreath on my wife's grave last Sunday. We haven't had time to grieve. My kids were worried sick that they were losing both parents. I was determined with lots of prayers.

My message to you all is be careful. Take this pandemic seriously. Wear a mask, keep your duration of contact down to a minimum, and make your public presence small.

It is a miracle that I am alive.
Sounds awful. Best of luck to you going forward.
 

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Okay. I don’t quite get your point. Are you insinuating I’m somehow mocking him? As that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Absolutely not. I had communicated with him a couple times. Based on what he shared with me privately and what he posted wasn't quite the same. As they were lengthy communications and private, I learned more about this dreadful virus. I was merely attempting to point out that it was worse than what he shared.

People on this board need to calm down and not attempt to read into every little syllable.
 

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Wow. Thanks for your account of your experience. Hope you keep getting stronger. Sorry to read of your tough year.
 

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God bless your family.
 

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Very sorry to hear all of this. I hope that you regain your health and strength and that your family can find comfort in time.
 

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I have not been posting for awhile.

My dearest wife passed away last September after her arduous battle with cancer. A month later, I was hospitalized for Covid Pneumonia. The emotional, mental, and physical stress took its toll on my body. I got exposed to Covid through community exposure. Covid hit me real hard being very vulnerable.

A trip to the ER being unable to breath rushed me to a Covid-19 hospital ICU. They hooked me up on an Intubated Ventilator for a few days to save my life. I lost twenty some pounds in one week. I could not sleep. The positive pressure blower was very noisy. They did not give me food or drinks during that time. I was on ivy fluids and a cocktail of medications including Remdesivir, and was constantly awaken around the clock for blood samples or injections, etc...

After learning how to swallow, I was moved out of the ICU. I cried when I saw that a big chunk of my muscles were gone. I had to relearn everything from learning how to eat to learning how to walk. I am a"long hauler" needing oxygen because my lungs cannot pump out enough oxygen to the rest of my body.

It will be March of next year that I will find out if I can return to work and/or if I will need oxygen for a long time.

My kids and I finally had time to lay a wreath on my wife's grave last Sunday. We haven't had time to grieve. My kids were worried sick that they were losing both parents. I was determined with lots of prayers.

My message to you all is be careful. Take this pandemic seriously. Wear a mask, keep your duration of contact down to a minimum, and make your public presence small.

It is a miracle that I am alive.
Bless you and take care of yourself
 

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Absolutely not. I had communicated with him a couple times. Based on what he shared with me privately and what he posted wasn't quite the same. As they were lengthy communications and private, I learned more about this dreadful virus. I was merely attempting to point out that it was worse than what he shared.

People on this board need to calm down and not attempt to read into every little syllable.


Thanks for the explanation. After reading over your post again I can see were there was a misunderstanding on my part and for that I apologize.
 

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Deeply regret your loss and personal struggles. God's grace to you and your family.

In the meantime, looking forward to hearing when you get back to historic form...

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Sorry to hear about your loss & everything that you went through.

As said above, so true how it the effects are so different for everyone. My 3 kids, my wife, & myself all tested positive back in late July. My wife did have trouble breathing & did have to go to the hospital due to lack of oxygen, but did not have to go to ICU or any danger past low oxygen & seemed to start recovering once that changed.

Myself: I felt tired & weak for about 8-9 days, but took a quick turn for the good about that 10th day. I didn't have any other symptoms, no fever, no trouble breathing. If everyone was able to get it how I got it went through it, I would have just said get it & get it over with. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same experience & although it seems quite a bit of evidence is that you are ok after you've gotten through it, there are still the anecdotes of those that have experienced a 2nd wave. So much unknown still.

3 kids: Other than 1 of them having a minor cough that would remind you of a child's cough as the temperature gets colder, didn't feel a thing.
 

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I have not been posting for awhile.

My dearest wife passed away last September after her arduous battle with cancer. A month later, I was hospitalized for Covid Pneumonia. The emotional, mental, and physical stress took its toll on my body. I got exposed to Covid through community exposure. Covid hit me real hard being very vulnerable.

A trip to the ER being unable to breath rushed me to a Covid-19 hospital ICU. They hooked me up on an Intubated Ventilator for a few days to save my life. I lost twenty some pounds in one week. I could not sleep. The positive pressure blower was very noisy. They did not give me food or drinks during that time. I was on ivy fluids and a cocktail of medications including Remdesivir, and was constantly awaken around the clock for blood samples or injections, etc...

After learning how to swallow, I was moved out of the ICU. I cried when I saw that a big chunk of my muscles were gone. I had to relearn everything from learning how to eat to learning how to walk. I am a"long hauler" needing oxygen because my lungs cannot pump out enough oxygen to the rest of my body.

It will be March of next year that I will find out if I can return to work and/or if I will need oxygen for a long time.

My kids and I finally had time to lay a wreath on my wife's grave last Sunday. We haven't had time to grieve. My kids were worried sick that they were losing both parents. I was determined with lots of prayers.

My message to you all is be careful. Take this pandemic seriously. Wear a mask, keep your duration of contact down to a minimum, and make your public presence small.

It is a miracle that I am alive.
Kindest thoughts to you.
 

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Welcome by hungan. Hang in there.
 

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Thanks for sharing your experience. We often take for granted our health, until it's gone. Glad to hear you're on the upswing again. A long road to recovery can be difficult to endure -- take it a day at a time with each new day bringing you better health than the day before.
 

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Hungan, thank you for sharing and glad to have you back posting on the GH community. I recall reading when you posted about the loss of your wife, I meant to send my condolences at that time, and then just forgot to do so. I am glad I have the opportunity now and I appreciate you sharing your ordeal with us. Take care and best to you in your continuing recovery!
 

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Sorry to hear about your loss & everything that you went through.

As said above, so true how it the effects are so different for everyone. My 3 kids, my wife, & myself all tested positive back in late July. My wife did have trouble breathing & did have to go to the hospital due to lack of oxygen, but did not have to go to ICU or any danger past low oxygen & seemed to start recovering once that changed.

Myself: I felt tired & weak for about 8-9 days, but took a quick turn for the good about that 10th day. I didn't have any other symptoms, no fever, no trouble breathing. If everyone was able to get it how I got it went through it, I would have just said get it & get it over with. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same experience & although it seems quite a bit of evidence is that you are ok after you've gotten through it, there are still the anecdotes of those that have experienced a 2nd wave. So much unknown still.

3 kids: Other than 1 of them having a minor cough that would remind you of a child's cough as the temperature gets colder, didn't feel a thing.
There's no such thing as "get it over with" unfortunately. Much like with other viruses....the antibodies are not permanent.
 

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I have not been posting for awhile.

My dearest wife passed away last September after her arduous battle with cancer. A month later, I was hospitalized for Covid Pneumonia. The emotional, mental, and physical stress took its toll on my body. I got exposed to Covid through community exposure. Covid hit me real hard being very vulnerable.

A trip to the ER being unable to breath rushed me to a Covid-19 hospital ICU. They hooked me up on an Intubated Ventilator for a few days to save my life. I lost twenty some pounds in one week. I could not sleep. The positive pressure blower was very noisy. They did not give me food or drinks during that time. I was on ivy fluids and a cocktail of medications including Remdesivir, and was constantly awaken around the clock for blood samples or injections, etc...

After learning how to swallow, I was moved out of the ICU. I cried when I saw that a big chunk of my muscles were gone. I had to relearn everything from learning how to eat to learning how to walk. I am a"long hauler" needing oxygen because my lungs cannot pump out enough oxygen to the rest of my body.

It will be March of next year that I will find out if I can return to work and/or if I will need oxygen for a long time.

My kids and I finally had time to lay a wreath on my wife's grave last Sunday. We haven't had time to grieve. My kids were worried sick that they were losing both parents. I was determined with lots of prayers.

My message to you all is be careful. Take this pandemic seriously. Wear a mask, keep your duration of contact down to a minimum, and make your public presence small.

It is a miracle that I am alive.
Sorry for you loss. Hope you will be able to work again. Thank you for the advice.
 

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If anyone's interested....there's a whole thread on covid on the OTB. Lots of deniers and mockers on this forum. A couple of whom posted in this thread (BarnBurner, Plausible Deniability).


 

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Thanks for the explanation. After reading over your post again I can see were there was a misunderstanding on my part and for that I apologize.
Apology is accepted. It is unfortunate sometimes "beefs" are caused by misunderstandings for various reasons. I've been there as well. Thanks.
 
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