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pimoore
pimoore

Well shit.

I think I may have finally won the lottery I didn’t want to. Definitely symptomatic for covid, but several tests have been negative. Omicron is notorious for evading the lateral flow tests, so it’s hard not to feel like I’m being toyed with at this point.

🤬 🦠

maique
maique

@pimoore Shit Indeed. Hope you get to the bottom of this and, if it turns out your time has finally arrived, wishing you a quick and full recovery.

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odd
odd

@pimoore Hope you’ll power through it and have no lasting effects. I’d try to get a lot of cold remedies to stay the healthiest possible while it lasts. You know, ginger shots, honey, citrus based stuff, and maybe garlic and fish, lots of fish. I know this isn’t for everyone though…

jaheppler
jaheppler

@pimoore Sorry to hear, I hope it's mild and you have a fast and full recovery.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@pimoore Sorry to hear. My family and many others have found that the at home test is more accurate it you swab the back of the throat (strep test wise) before the nose swab. Have confirmed with Medical Pros as well.

pimoore
pimoore

@maique @odd @jaheppler @patrickrhone Thank you all, I’m hoping this is in fact is just a normal head/chest cold but I’m still not convinced. Ironically enough I already did what Patrick suggested and swabbed my throat first, yet it was still negative. Orange juice will be in my near future, and I already take immune-boosting supplements—though apparently uselessly in this case.

Give me a cold or bug of any kind, and I turn into a big man child. :)

manton
manton

@pimoore Hope you feel better.

odd
odd

@pimoore The good thing is that you are now allowed to lay in bed and watch movies, whilst being given coffee and what not at your request! 😌

pimoore
pimoore

@manton Thanks Manton, the reflection staring back at me in the mirror this morning was truly terrifying. 😂

pimoore
pimoore

@odd I wish, I’m home by myself so I have to get my own coffee.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@pimoore Get well soon! I hope it's just a cold.

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore hang in there. Take it easy.

mroutley
mroutley

@pimoore yikes, I hope you recover quickly

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pimoore Sorry to hear that you feel unwell. I hope that you get an answer soon one way or the other - and my wish for you is that it is negative. Having caught COVID over a month ago and still dealing with the after effects - yuk!

Sylari
Sylari

@pimoore Damn those test evasion microbes!

pimoore
pimoore

@bradenslen @archimage @mroutley @sylari @crossingthethreshold Thank you all, honestly at this point long covid scares me more than the actual virus itself. My test earlier today again came back negative, so I’m at a loss.

My wife also just called me leaving work, and her first response was “you sound horrible.”

That’s super. 😂

JMaxB
JMaxB

@pimoore Why at a loss? All the nasty ailments that were around before COVID are still around. I had a two-week respiratory illness in the middle of the lockdowns, got acquainted with telemedicine, took lots of tests, decided along with the doctor that it was some other bug.

pimoore
pimoore

@JMaxB Don’t get me wrong, that’s what I want this to be. It’s definitely easy to forget colds didn’t disappear when the pandemic showed up. I actually like that telemedicine became a thing, I hope it stays around whenever an in-person visit isn’t necessary or is unsafe.

SgtApple
SgtApple

@pimoore Let's hope it's just another one of the gazillion less serious bugs that are out there. Other than that my only suggestion is if you have any breathing issues whatsoever call the doctor back. Will keep you in prayers.

ptrck
ptrck

@pimoore whatever it is I hope it passes quickly and that you feel better soon.

pimoore
pimoore

@SgtApple @ptrck Thankfully it doesn't yet feel like it's in my lungs and affecting my breathing. That admittedly gives me a little more hope that maybe it's not covid, but still working from home and leaving nothing to chance.

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@pimoore sorry to hear this Pete but if you’ve tested multiple times at this point including the throat swab seems likely it’s something else. Are you getting a PCR?

pimoore
pimoore

@jasonekratz Unfortunately I’m not eligible for a PCR. They’ve pretty much made them exclusive to health care workers or people with severe comorbidities.

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@pimoore Wow. That's ridiculous. Still very easy to get here.

pimoore
pimoore

@jasonekratz It’s brutal, especially when it leaves people in limbo whether they have covid or not.

gregmoore
gregmoore

@pimoore I got COVID right before my whole family went off on a family reunion and I ended up being able to make it for the last half of the trip. I mention this because, while your experience may be different, it might be similar too. You have my prayers and well wishes for getting through this as well as you can. At the bare minimum, Micro.blog needs your positive presence sticking around.🙂

pimoore
pimoore

@gregmoore Really appreciate reading that last sentence, Greg. 🙏

I’m hanging in there so far; I’m battered and bruised but still fighting this thing like a champion. I went to our Covid assessment centre yesterday, and while I still don’t have a definitive answer, my O2 levels and blood pressure were bang on. I’m armed with an inhaler now so hopefully it will help with the cough, by far the worst part of this.

Archimage
Archimage

@pimoore Get healthy. Relax. Remember, it can always be worse.

pimoore
pimoore

@Archimage Thank you, you’re definitely right. I’m doing my best to fight through whatever this bug is.

Denny
Denny

@pimoore Big man child, 😂🤣, yes, same. I got hit with some unexpected vertigo/ dizziness Monday I am just today able to look at a screen. Still having a hard time standing up or walking around after five days. A horrible experience.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@Denny I started getting vertigo when un-tended-to high blood pressure reached the symptomatic point. Got it under control with meds, but it was a dangerous situation. Worth checking out.

pimoore
pimoore

@pimoore The covid(?) story continues, as my wife—inevitably, since we live in a small condo with only one even smaller bathroom, and kitchen—is also sick now. 😢 We both knew it was only a matter of time, but it doesn’t make the situation any easier to deal with. At this point I’m more concerned for her than myself, as she has asthma and high blood pressure.

No rest for the weary, but now I’m doing my best to look after both of us. Send copious amounts of coffee, please.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@pimoore good luck. We're on day 2 and approx 4 here.

leonp
leonp

@pimoore I hope you’re both OK. When I first got Covid (asuming you have) around this time last year, my wife also inevitably caught it, and we felt really rough for a few days. Nothing to do but rest and ride it out.

Munish
Munish

@pimoore oh shit. Stay positive. Make sure you rest too and rest.

cygnoir
cygnoir

@pimoore So sorry to hear it, Pete. I'm sending lots of warm healing thoughts to you and your wife.

furstenberg
furstenberg

@pimoore That sucks. May it go away quickly.

pimoore
pimoore

@jemostrom Yikes, stay safe and healthy my friend. Hope all of you recover quickly!

odd
odd

@pimoore ❤️☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️

pimoore
pimoore

@leonp Unfortunately with any viral infection that’s about all you can do. The best medicine of all is plenty of water and rest. She’s been caring for me the past few days, so at least I have the chance to return the favour.

pimoore
pimoore

@cygnoir Thank you so much, that means a lot! 🙏 I hope you both also are fully recovered and in good spirits.

pimoore
pimoore

@furstenberg @munish Thanks gents, I would’ve preferred to be further healed before my wife got sick, but we never get to choose these things.

Miraz
Miraz

@pimoore Oh. Ugh! I hope you both can rest and heal.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@pimoore the same to you

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@Archimage @pimoore theoretically if one is dead is cant get worse ;)

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@Denny omg vertigo is the worst. sending good vibes your way.

pimoore
pimoore

@Denny That’s scary as hell, I really hope you’re feeling better Denny! There are many things that can cause vertigo, but I’d definitely suggest following up with your doctor after having it for that length of time.

Archimage
Archimage

@jasonekratz of course it can you can be alive again

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@Archimage touché 🤣

pimoore
pimoore

@odd 💙 👍🏻 👍🏻 👍🏻 👍🏻 👍🏻

annahavron
annahavron

@pimoore oh my, so sorry to hear this. Hope things improve soon.

pratik
pratik

@pimoore So sorry to hear about y'alls ordeal. I hope you get better soon.

pimoore
pimoore

@pratik @annahavron Thank you both! My wife and I just want our normal lives back, because this is a far cry from it.

cygnoir
cygnoir

@pimoore I would have said yes, earlier in the day, but I seem to have suffered a relapse. Spent most of the day in bed, trying to rest.

alpower
alpower

@pimoore get well soon Pete! Hope you power through it quickly, whatever it is.

pimoore
pimoore

@cygnoir Oh no. 😢 Hope you’re able to get some quality rest, it’s hard when you want to get back to a normal life but the physical ability just isn’t there. I’m very quickly learning this thing really knocks the energy out of you, especially the incessant coughing.

pimoore
pimoore

@alpower Thanks, Al! The only improvement so far has been in my voice, but my cough is incessant, energy levels are super low, and now I’m having smell and taste issues. This virus is a real nasty, and can’t fuck off soon enough.