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COVID-19 question
« on: August 12, 2022, 12:42:53 PM »

I have it. Verified by test. Taking medication provided by the VA hospital. I think I'm past the worst of it. So here's the question:

Today is Day 5, so tomorrow (Saturday) is day 6. According the the CDC guidelines, after Day 6 I shift from "self-isolate mode" to "mask in public mode." What the CDC guideline don't tell me is when I should burn all the bed linens and power wash the interior of the house with Lysol spray before returning to life [sort of] as normal.

Is there any useful guidance on that?

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2022, 12:57:11 PM »

Was it worse than any other flu?

Would you do that if you had the flu?
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2022, 05:56:24 PM »

When I was done with my isolation time I washed the bed linens and my clothes on the "sanitize" cycle, wiped down the hard surfaces with Clorox wipes, and sprayed the Clorox spray on the hard to wipe surfaces. I have it maybe a half hour of effort and called that good enough.

I had been isolating in three rooms only though so I didn't need to do a whole house

YMMV

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2022, 06:00:32 PM »

Get a new toothbrush and tube of toothpaste.
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2022, 06:09:50 PM »

I had the pre-vaccine alpha version. I did nothing different than I do for any cold or flu - washed the bedsheets and towels, which I do weekly anyway, and that's about it.
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2022, 06:18:40 PM »

We didnít do anything special and were just fine
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2022, 07:23:05 PM »

You're gonna have to find a virgin for the sacrifice.
 
If you're in Washington, DC area, it is okay to use a goat.
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2022, 07:30:58 PM »

You're gonna have to find a virgin for the sacrifice.
 
If you're in Washington, DC area, it is okay to use a goat.

So, pretty much any politician, then?

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2022, 08:02:00 PM »

So, pretty much any politician, then?

I don't know about that. Is there such a thing as a worthy enough politician for it to be considered a sacrifice?  :old:

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2022, 08:15:46 PM »

You're gonna have to find a virgin for the sacrifice.
 
If you're in Washington, DC area, it is okay to use a goat.

You really think one can find a virgin goat in DC?
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2022, 09:03:37 PM »

What meds did the VA give?  I didnít even think about getting anything other than Mucinex and a decongestant.  Wife finally tested negative this morning but Iím still positive (since Sunday).  Congestion and headaches subsided Wednesday but I still have minor nose runs and cough. 

Also have our daughter here that tested positive Wednesday so disinfecting the house now wouldnít be much good. 

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2022, 02:01:27 AM »

What meds did the VA give? 

Their first choice would have been Plaxovid, but that's contraindicated for patients who are on blood thinners (which I am). So they gave me INV-Molnupiravir. Five day course, 800mg x2.

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2022, 02:08:06 AM »

Their first choice would have been Plaxovid, but that's contraindicated for patients who are on blood thinners (which I am). So they gave me INV-Molnupiravir. Five day course, 800mg x2.

Mine was INV-MOLNUPIRAVIR 200MG ORAL CAP
TAKE FOUR CAPSULES BY MOUTH EVERY 12 HOURS FOR 5 DAYS
Same dose, different pill mg.
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2022, 06:25:09 AM »

So, on a scale of 1-10, with flu as 5, where'd it sit?
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2022, 12:09:57 PM »

Mine was INV-MOLNUPIRAVIR 200MG ORAL CAP
TAKE FOUR CAPSULES BY MOUTH EVERY 12 HOURS FOR 5 DAYS
Same dose, different pill mg.

No, that's exactly what I've got. I skipped over taking four 200 mg capsules to get the 800mg per dose.

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2022, 12:19:07 PM »

So, on a scale of 1-10, with flu as 5, where'd it sit?

I'll give it an 8.

The other symptoms weren't much worse/different than garden variety flu. The fatigue was unbelievable. I'm using a ground floor bedroom that's right across a hallway from the bathroom. I would wake up needing to use the bathroom. It would take half an hour or so to muster the energy to move from lying down to sitting on the bed with my feet on the floor. Then I would just zone out and sit there -- head hanging down, hands in my lap, eyes closed. It would take another half hour or 45 minutes to generate enough energy to even open my eyes. It was crazy. I'd be like, "Okay, it's time to open my eyes and get up. Yep, gotta open my eyes. I'll do it any minute now. Yeah, just gotta get my eyes open. Any time, now. ... " And so it would go, on and on and on.

And after visiting the bathroom I would be so exhausted that I barely had the energy to make it back to the bed and collapse onto it. Sheet? Too tired to pick it up and crawl under -- just fell on top of it.

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2022, 12:32:51 PM »

The fatigue was unbelievable.

That's how mine was. It would take all my energy to get out of bed and take 30 steps to my recliner, where I figured I'd watch TV or something so I just wasn't laying in bed 24hrs a day, and as soon as I hit the recliner, I was out for another couple of hours. Lather, rinse, repeat.  :laugh:
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2022, 12:48:33 PM »

For future reference:  Bathroom?  That's what bedside urinals are for.  (quart small-mouth Mason jar works great for that, and is less likely to spill than a wide-mouth jar but those work too)  HTH :)
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2022, 12:55:11 PM »

For future reference:  Bathroom?  That's what bedside urinals are for.  (quart small-mouth Mason jar works great for that, and is less likely to spill than a wide-mouth jar but those work too)  HTH :)

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2022, 12:56:44 PM »

The OTHER end was the problem for us!

Wide mouth mason jar it is then!  :rofl:
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2022, 01:09:01 PM »

Yes, the exhaustion was BAD, the drowning in snot was bad, the waking up coughing "to death" because of all the snot running down your wind pipe until you have a bitching case of pleurisy is not fun AT ALL either!
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2022, 04:12:26 PM »

The OTHER end was the problem for us!

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2022, 08:11:10 PM »

Okayfine - I had a case of the crud, but tested negative. Pretty decent crud, all things considered. 101-2ish fever for close to two weeks.
 
When I started snotting, I put a chair next to the bed, with a pillow on the chair and hung my head over the side and dripped on an old towel face down. I don't think I aspirated much...
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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2022, 09:54:49 AM »

Iím on day 7 with some minor congestion still and a productive cough.  No sinus pressure, headache or fatigue anymore.  Days1-3 weíre the worst but honestly it wasnít much different than past sinus infections Iíve had.  I did have about a 1 degree increase in body temperature for this 3 days but am now back down to normal. 

As for meds, Mucinex and some sinus congestion meds is about all I took. 

Finally broke out of the house yesterday and went for a short 2 mile hike and lunch after with grandson and daughter.  Felt good to finally get out for some fresh air.  Playing a round of golf today.

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Re: COVID-19 question
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2022, 12:16:06 PM »

Do y'all still have a bunch of Covidians where you are? Around here, we have the college kids, the Subaru and Prious drivers, and a few older folks who probably watch too much TV - along with the youts who maybe have warrants out.
 
St. Louis City has attributed 17 deaths to the 'Rona since May 18 in the 300,000 population, last one back in mid-July, according to the administration's webjunk.
 
But it is still in the news, etc., etc...
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