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Anyone else get the "gift" of Christmas Covid?

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 gmc94 (original poster guide #62810) posted at 8:05 PM on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

I've been feeling crummy for two weeks now. Last week was bc of the Shingles vax - which KICKED my arse big time. I got tested last week and was negative, and started to feel better by Friday/Sat (Xmas).

12/26 my DD woke up feeling "hit by a bus" awful, and by late afternoon she tested positive.
Monday, her BF tested positive. And my WH tested negative (rapid test).
Yesterday I did a PCR, but dunno if I'll get results before Friday.
Yesterday, I was having some symptoms (achey, headache), and managed to find a PCR test, but didn't do a rapid

Last night the coughing began. Tested positive this am (got SUPER lucky on Monday and found some home kits). Dr says he won't order any antibodies (and not sure what that would be) until I get a positive PCR (which is kind of crazy, given the difficulty even finding a test coupled with the turnaround time for results. I tried to get a rapid test from a drive thru place I used last week and WH used on Monday. They stopped the drive thru and this am there were at least 100 people in line outside in the cold - something I don't have the energy for).

Can't quite believe it..... Feels like the flu, but having some intermittent chest pain that cause me concern.
SUPER glad I bought the pulse oximeter last year so I can monitor and that's all looking OK.

Just praying I don't have more chest pain (it's not tightness or shortness of breath, but like really bad hearburn, on the right-hand side) and have to go to the ER or urgent care.

Anyhow, wondering if I should get a shirt made that says "I invited my kids for christmas and all I got was this lousy Covid"

M >25yrs/grown kids
DD1 1994 ONS prostitute
DD2 2018 exGF1 10+yrEA & 10yrPA... + exGF2 EA forever & "made out" 2017
9/18 WH hung himself- died but revived

It's rude to say "I love you" with a mouthful of lies

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zebra25 ( member #29431) posted at 10:25 PM on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Hope you're feeling better soon!!

So far we are well. My DD and her bf came over for Christmas. They left to go to his dad's house and came back which kind of irritated me. His dad and girlfriend are not vaccinated and don't wear masks and mock those that do. It would not surprise me if we get sick from them.

I am getting the shingles vaccine soon. What symptoms did you get?

Take care of yourself!!

How can sick exhausted people be expected to wait in line for hours to get tested?

[This message edited by zebra25 at 4:39 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)]

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

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HFSSC ( member #33338) posted at 10:50 PM on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

I’m sure this will come as a shock to everyone, but I’m in this lucky, lucky group.

Last year I abstained from joining my family’s Christmas Eve gathering because everyone else wanted to go mask-free. This year I just really needed to be with my family. I’m kicking my own butt for this but I didn’t wear a mask because it seemed pointless. We were spread out over several well ventilated rooms.

Anyway, started coughing Monday. Woke up yesterday feeling like absolute hell. Sore throat, coughing, fever, headache. My foster sister texted me yesterday that she tested positive. JM is sick too, as well as one of my nephews.

I’m waiting for results from my PCR test from work on Monday.

To make things even better ds30 has had at least 2 seizures in the last 24 hours.

Me, 54
Him, 45 (JMSSC)
Married 24 years. Reconciled.

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MIgander ( member #71285) posted at 12:59 AM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Me and my whole BHs extended family hit the jackpot on covid this year. BIL and his sis tested positive and guess who was snuggling with her snuffly baby niece? Sigh.

Only have myself to blame on this one. To be fair to BIL, he didnt know his sister was sick or had covid until Monday when I started getting symptoms.

My whole family has been sick as dogs and nowy mom and dad in law are sick too.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Tallgirl ( member #64088) posted at 1:02 AM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Are you all double vaccinated? I get my booster tomorrow at 9.30 and been avoiding people again all Christmas.

Today my son informed me that his girlfriends mother has Covid. She Tested positive today. My son was at his girlfriend’s house on Boxing Day, and she was at my house last night (as well as every other day in 2021).

He tested negative today. Hope it sticks.

Legally separated, one more step.

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 gmc94 (original poster guide #62810) posted at 1:21 AM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

I’m fully vaxxed (2 shots) and boosted (1 shot) at end of Oct.

I think the prob is DD & her BF dragged their feet on the booster - which I asked her about in late Nov. He got boosted last Wed and she did on Thu - so unlikely any time for it to give immunity. My DS got his booster 12/18 and so far no symptoms ( we are waiting for his PCR test results)

Find out today it’s going thru his family like wildfire (some of whom are also not fully vaxxed/boosted)

Lesson learned - no more effing around with folks not fully vaxxed. Yes, it can still breakthrough, but I want to minimize any risk I can. I feel like crap.

M >25yrs/grown kids
DD1 1994 ONS prostitute
DD2 2018 exGF1 10+yrEA & 10yrPA... + exGF2 EA forever & "made out" 2017
9/18 WH hung himself- died but revived

It's rude to say "I love you" with a mouthful of lies

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MIgander ( member #71285) posted at 1:30 AM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

In laws are vaxxed and boosted. BH and me are vaxxed, sister ajd brother in law are vaxxed too.

Hah, kids were supposed to gwt their 1st shot Tuesday, but I ended up getting them swabbed for flu and covid instead.

Vaxxed or not, people are still getting sick. Even my in laws who are boosted still got it.

The blessing is that noone in ly family had to be hospitalized. DS gets viral triggered asthma from these respiratory infections, but so far, no wheezing or crackling when I listen to him breathe.

And yeah, if you used to have to take your kid to the ER 2x a year because your controller med and home nebulizer still werent cutting it, you learn how to listen for asthma breathing sounds.

To quote Scotty from Star Trek, "I'm an engineer, not a doctor!"

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million pieces ( member #27539) posted at 1:44 AM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

My daughter tested positive 12/20 and my son 12/26. Couldn't see anyone over the holidays, have a house full of food that will go bad. I have had to test daily for work (at hospital) since the 21st. Fun times.

Me - 50 D-Day 2/5/10, separated 3 wks later Divorced 11/15/11!!!!

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ibonnie ( member #62673) posted at 2:41 AM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

My family started getting sick on 12/12, and then I got sick a few days later. Our 5yo tested negative and showed no symptoms while we quarantined, but we had #averycovidchristmas this year.

FWIW, WS and I were both fully vaxxed but caught it. 🤷‍♀️

[This message edited by ibonnie at 2:43 AM, Thursday, December 30th]

"I will survive, hey, hey!"

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Lionne ( member #25560) posted at 3:58 PM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

DIL's whole (vaccinated and boosted) family is sick. Most of the adults tested positive. My son and DIL were with them Christmas Eve and Day and with us Christmas and Boxing day. So far, they have no symptoms, son tested negative so he could work, he's a nurse, many coworkers calling out sick (bless those nurses) None of us have any symptoms but we are quarantining anyway to prevent inadvertent transmission.
I ordered 2 rapid tests from Amazon, got two at home but not rapid tests for free from my state (NJ) and scheduled testing for next Friday.
My understanding is that if you go 5 days without symptoms, the likelihood of you having it drops significantly, although with this monster, I'm sure there are tons of exceptions.

Take care of yourselves, my friends.

Me-BS-65 in May<BR />HIM-SAFWH-68<BR />I just wanted a normal life.<BR />Normal trauma would have been appreciated.

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DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 4:05 PM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Hmmmm. We dont do English Christmas with family. Wh sister always invites us down but its unfair to rush our kids opening gifts just so we can make the long drive down for dinner there.

Plus i enjoy cooking my own meal and having a drink or three ya know. . .

On the 24th we got a notice that everyone in Big D's class had been exposed to covid on the last day if school (17th) and were to quarantine until the 27th. Ya gotta love that late notice.

The only thing we all seem to have right now is runny nose, itchy eyes. Something i suspect is due to running out of shavings for the house pigs litter box and replacing it with straw.

I do believe we have cancelled ukrainian christmas with my family due to my dads condition but it makes sense regardless. Wh and i cant get booster until February and the three younger kids aren't vaxxed yet. I havent been able to get any appointments yet.

I know many people unable to get their shots and or even tested for covid. Its crazy.

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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sisoon ( Moderator #31240) posted at 5:42 PM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Son was early to get vaxed but had bad reactions. He's a substitute teacher and didn't want to risk losing any work, so he scheduled his booster for 12/24. On 12/22 or 12/23, he tested positive. He got pretty sick, but his oxygenation stayed at 96 or above. He's mending, but still doesn't feel very good.

He's far away, living alone. When I'm sick, I want my mommy. W is a pretty good substitute, but I want my mommy. Our poor son is ... alone. I wish we were closer.

fBH (me) - on d-day: 66, Married 43, together 45, same sex ap
DDay - 12/22/2010
Recover'd and R'ed
You don't have to like your boundaries. You just have to set and enforce them.

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whatisloveanyway ( member #66450) posted at 6:44 PM on Thursday, December 30th, 2021

We made plans not to travel or see any family after Thanksgiving and are glad we did. Both our adult kids in the Chicago area have recently had covid, much worse for the one not yet boosted. Both their significant others and multiple friends/coworkers have it. Interestingly, although all have similar symptoms, some are testing negative on the rapid test. I've heard the rapid tests aren't as accurate with those vaccinated, or if the infection is a lower viral load, and can also remain positive long after infection. PCR tests are more accurate but too hard to find right now. Minute clinics are booked, lines are very long, so they are all doing rapid tests. We all think anyone in their circles with any allergy or cold symptoms likely has the new covid strain and should lock down.

Family on the east coast say it's running through their towns like wildfire. Thankfully most are mild symptoms, no hospitalizations we know of. It feels inevitable at this point...

Crazy. Stay safe out there. Prayers for our medical professionals and what they are facing.

As to shingles, I have had both shots, since the second was more effective, and besides a sore arm, no other problems.

BW: 61 WH: 61 Both 57 on Dday. M: 34 years, 2 grown kids, 9 year A with MOW, 7 month False R, years of trickle truth. I got rid of her. Reconciling, but the lies have piled up. Trying one more time, again.

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 1:24 AM on Friday, December 31st, 2021

The numbers of new cases are through the roof in my world. Way higher than they have ever been in this thing.
I have a bit of normal contact day to day with recently discharged folks that ha e had it.
My group also mans a program for diagnosed patients that are at home. We monitor daily through a phone app or by phone to track symptoms our entire goal.of the program is to keep people well and out of the hospital.
We had about 250 people in the program 2 weeks ago. We now have almost 2000. So the man power needed to manage this has shifted significantly. My boss pulled me to help and today I talked to 50 people with covid. Most were vaxd. Most were between 28-45. Most were nervous about getting bad sick. Most are fine. Most have flu symptoms. Most respond well to Mucinex Robitussin acetaminophen gobs of fluids rest humidifier air and good old tea with honey and lemon, and vapor rub.
So while the numbers are CRAZY high most folks are going to be just fine.
Yes they have fevers and feel like shit and aren't enjoying their holidays. But most are appreciative of the fact they won't need to be hospitalized.
Out of 50 people I sent 1 person who is quite ill normally to the ER and set 2 up for virtual visits to get them meds something stronger than OTC meds.
Yesterday was about 40 and 1 person to the ER who was elderly and had several Comoros conditions and 2 that needed a virtual dr visit.
This is way better than the summer/fall peak. Where in 20 patients we were sending 2-5 to the ER and setting up as many as 8 virtual visits.
So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we are seeing this virus do what most do. Get weaker and weaker and hopefully reach herd levels finally.
For those of you that are sick please know I'm sorry you feel like shit. Please follow the above recommended treatments they work.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 21 &23
Married for 28 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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Seeking2Forgive ( member #78819) posted at 9:16 AM on Friday, December 31st, 2021

I dodged it so far.

My wife and I have been battling a cold so we've done multiple tests, all negative. Meanwhile her BIL and four or five others on that side of the family have come down with it. All those who got it were vaxxed, some boosted. Most of those who didn't get it are unvaxed but had it previously. We're vaxxed, not boosted.

We suspect they contracted it at an event before Christmas day that we didn't attend, but they were not yet contagious on Christmas day.

We'll be testing again this weekend just to be sure.

Me: 60, BS
Her: 59, FWS
Dday: 11/15/03
Married 37 yrs
Reconciled

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number4 ( member #62204) posted at 9:42 PM on Friday, December 31st, 2021

@HFSSC - you've got to be kidding. 🤨

You'll be the first I know to get it THREE times!

Hope you're son is doing better today and perhaps you are on the mend, too.

Me: BW
Him: WH
Married - 30+ years
Two adult daughters
1st affair: 2005-2007
2nd-4th affairs: 2016-2017
Many assessments/polygraph: no sex addiction
Status: R

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HFSSC ( member #33338) posted at 5:02 PM on Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Thankfully, I’m negative for COVID, flu and strep. I have a horrible sinus infection and bronchitis. Started steroids and antibiotics yesterday.

DS hasn’t had any more seizures. But he is still having intermittent nausea and headaches. I’m becoming more concerned about his kidneys. Even though he’s not on the med that caused his kidney injury. I’m going to call his pcp Monday to get some labs done. He has a telehealth appointment with his neurologist on 1/10. We are thinking about switching to another epilepsy center because his doc is literally booked through December. I don’t find a lot of comfort in having a specialist that we can’t even get in to see.

We are having an outbreak at work and I am praying hard it can be contained and shut down quickly. Hope to get back to work Monday.

Me, 54
Him, 45 (JMSSC)
Married 24 years. Reconciled.

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DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 10:09 PM on Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Things here are nuts.

We are being told that if you have any symptoms of covid ASSUME you have it and quarentine for 5 days (if vaxxed or under 12). There isnt enough PCR tests available to test everyone so they are reserving them for specific people only.

The covid symptom guidelines are different from my region to say Toronto too making it even more confusing.

The covid assessment sheet for Toronto schools does NOT list nasal congestion, sneezing etc. Our assessment does. Who doesnt have a runny damn nose in the winter just going from warm inside to cold outside back to warm inside... rolleyes

My parents got their booster yesterday and are totally wiped today.

My three kids under 12 get their first vaccine Tuesday. School is to return to in person Wednesday. Theres a push to extend that but i doubt that will happen. Makes sense to push back in person school to the length of time it takes covid to present symptoms so kids infected over the holidays dont end up spreading it. I know even the vaxxed can spread it but it would prevent a huge volume of sick kids all at once. The concern is even if its a small percentage that needs hospitalization it will overwhelm the system if all at once.

Wh and i dont qualify for booster until February.

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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Gottagetthrough ( member #27325) posted at 4:23 AM on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Not me but my sis and her husband. Thankfully they have what seems to be a moderate case. Nothing awful but pretty gross. They are in good spirits and hanging out but oof its been a tough 5 days so far.

Feel better soon.

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Muggle ( member #62011) posted at 2:12 AM on Saturday, January 8th, 2022

Looks like Covid was the gift that keeps giving. The Grinch must have dosed everyone up before he headed back to Mount Crumpit.

My oldest son has it, and now everyone is afraid they have it. My youngest son just finished going on a college class trip to Las Vegas for a convention for his bachelor's degree. He came back and is now sick.

I suspect we will now all fall like dominoes. No one feels 100%, only two are feeling like they have the flu. No tests are available anywhere, and he has to go an hour away to a walk in clinic to get tested. He may have the flu or he has Covid. He has a compromised immune system, but wore a mask in public on his trip.

Everyone of us has been double vaccinated, and the son that went to Vegas has also had an additional booster. I just managed to get my stupid Christmas tree put away. I've yet to open my Christmas cards. I feel like I'm pushing a peanut uphill trying to keep everyone separated. I've gone through hundreds of disposable cups, plates, and masks.

I'll be happy if it was the flu. I'm tired, but not sick. Technically I'm "sick and tired" of this shit, but so far I've dodged the bullet. I hope everyone that received this "gift" this year doesn't re-gift it. lol

I'd rather have a sweater I don't like, fruitcake, or any other "gift" than Covid.

Cheers Everyone, may we all recover, and hopefully life will eventually return to normal. Until then, take care, and rest.

((Hugs))

Me: 58 Him: 58 DD Feb 2018 (my bday) with woman she's been married 5+ times. He married OW he knew her 14 days. They're getting divorced after 2.5 yrs. I'm healed, karma delivered, he and I got counseling, and boundaries. Life goes on.

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