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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2021, 09:10:15 pm »
Well, Mrs Ham's third test on Saturday was negative, too.

Looking into the history, Mrs Ham only went for her test more than a week from the onset of symptoms. That opens the possibility that she had Covid (from the little'un?), recovered (apparently the cough can continue for weeks) and I contracted it from her.

Mebbe. Who knows?

Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2021, 09:24:56 pm »
Little miss hatler (17) had a positive test back in November. Three days of feeling crap and then taste and smell disappeared, all back to normal about a week later. She was in the house with us and neither of us had any symptoms.

Mrs h had the dry tickly cough, a fever and loss of smell in about August, but the PCR test came back negative. Cough continued for the best part of a month and she now has tinnitus (which is apparently one of the things associated with long-covid).
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2021, 01:45:37 pm »
One of our carers has just tested positive  :demon:

Came to work on Thursday, with a dicky tummy, said he was feeling hot, and had more bowel issues while here.  He was summarily sent home with one of our test kits - which came back positive this morning.  No cough, no loss of sense of taste or smell

PHE have basically said that becasue we are essentially a one-person care home, the carers can carry on coming to work, but isolate within this as a bubble, and none of us can go out into the world, so my ride today is my last for ten days.

So now we are all sat in facemasks in the house, until we get the test kits we've ordered, and everything else the offender had touched has been thoroughly sanitised.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2021, 03:44:17 pm »
So sorry Dave, that must be super stressful and frightening for you with your Son. Keeping fingers crossed for you all!

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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2021, 04:34:07 pm »
Annoying. Could they not have let you know they were feeling a bit off before they turned up?
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2021, 04:47:45 pm »
Exactly, even if not COVID, a D&V bug would be bad news. We have a protocol in place for that reason. 


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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2021, 04:54:35 pm »
Exactly, even if not COVID, a D&V bug would be bad news. We have a protocol in place for that reason.

Jeez. Surely if you're a carer and you wake up feeling crook, the LAST thing you do is go to work? Isn't this the same for anyone whose job brings them close to folks who may be vulnerable or need to take extra care?

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2021, 05:01:37 pm »
Exactly, even if not COVID, a D&V bug would be bad news. We have a protocol in place for that reason.

Jeez. Surely if you're a carer and you wake up feeling crook, the LAST thing you do is go to work? Isn't this the same for anyone whose job brings them close to folks who may be vulnerable or need to take extra care?

It's for this reason that a proper package of care for those suffering from Covid needs to be instated. Well, not just Covid, any bloody disease. Low-paid workers are still going to go to work if the alternative means they can't buy food.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2021, 05:03:52 pm »
Exactly, even if not COVID, a D&V bug would be bad news. We have a protocol in place for that reason.

Jeez. Surely if you're a carer and you wake up feeling crook, the LAST thing you do is go to work? Isn't this the same for anyone whose job brings them close to folks who may be vulnerable or need to take extra care?

It's for this reason that a proper package of care for those suffering from Covid needs to be instated. Well, not just Covid, any bloody disease. Low-paid workers are still going to go to work if the alternative means they can't buy food.

Hmm... Unlikely with this colour government, for whom "safety net" only has meaning if the word "bank" is involved.

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2021, 05:38:32 pm »
Exactly, even if not COVID, a D&V bug would be bad news. We have a protocol in place for that reason.

Jeez. Surely if you're a carer and you wake up feeling crook, the LAST thing you do is go to work? Isn't this the same for anyone whose job brings them close to folks who may be vulnerable or need to take extra care?

It's for this reason that a proper package of care for those suffering from Covid needs to be instated. Well, not just Covid, any bloody disease. Low-paid workers are still going to go to work if the alternative means they can't buy food.

Please don't bring your politics into this, we have a direct payments package and we select and pay our carers directly, and far better pay than they would get through an agency
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2021, 07:45:23 pm »
Some people I know have put in extra sick pay arrangements during Covid to try and avoid people turning up while sick or at risk, but not everyone can suck up that cost in their package as it takes a fair bit of knowledge and energy to fight for a good package.

Dave, I'm sorry in spite of better T&Cs than usual and a protocol that this carer still turned up while feeling unwell and didn't phone you in advance to discuss options. That is unconscionable given the risk it puts your son at.

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2021, 08:39:47 pm »
5 out of 7 tests come back negative so far, just daughter and one carer to go.

Every little sniffle or cough has you utterly paranoid while you are waiting.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2021, 08:59:15 pm »
I have had a single blocked nostril all day. I hope that's not a symptom. I am a bit paranoid, our cleaner turned up Monday (surprise!) – my bad, I'd sort of assumed that wasn't a thing but didn't specifically cancel it, but apparently it is still a thing – and she's from the plaguey bits of northern Kent. It's my left nostril if that means anything.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2021, 11:55:39 pm »
You're probably okay.  Right nostril means you're a homosexual, obviously.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2021, 12:08:42 am »
You're probably okay.  Right nostril means you're a homosexual, obviously.

Rights tough lefts puff, or is that for ear piercings?

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2021, 12:11:15 am »
I had no covid symptoms, bar a temperature.  Wet cough, and that was a chest infection.

So I'm going with no symptoms as such and very lucky as it could be much worse.

ian

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2021, 09:21:35 am »
You're probably okay.  Right nostril means you're a homosexual, obviously.

It mostly seems gone today. Still, at least for a day, I was all man.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2021, 08:34:24 pm »
Daughter negative,  :thumbsup:

Lateral flow tests oorganised for the whole team.

Utter, utter, fucking shite that we need to do this
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2021, 10:54:15 pm »
You're probably okay.  Right nostril means you're a homosexual, obviously.

Rights tough lefts puff, or is that for ear piercings?

Oh no, no....   right ear = queer.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2021, 12:14:58 am »
Right/left, which one is which? I can never get it right.
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2021, 08:33:08 am »
A good friend of mine, living in Belgium, had Coronavirus. 40s,cyclist, fit and regularly training. He regularly got around big Alpine rides .
He’s now awaiting Heart surgery to deal with Coronavirus damage. He’s a medical science professional, and is obviously taking a big interest in “ long Covid” - and reports that there is a growing body of evidence about how widespread and serious this is.

Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2021, 08:49:16 am »
Also there is an increasing number of recovered patients with significant lung damage from the CPAP.  Again probably that there was little evidence base for prior to the epidemic.  Likely to give lifelong problems.

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2021, 12:57:34 pm »
I was 'well crook' early December. Went out for a ride, first thing, didn't feel right, limped home with chronic stomach ache, and had a cup of tea. Started shaking uncontrollably, with chills, went to bed about midday. Skin was prickly and sore, couldn't stop shaking in bed, for may be 3 hours, then Mrs  Pig brought me a hot Ribena, and I could feel it working its way through my body. 5 mins later warm as toast, 5 mins later was soaking wet and running with sweat with a v.high temp.  I had Chills, fever, nausea,stomach ache, headache, complete exhaustion, lethargy, just slept and sweated. Woke in the night to get a towel to lay on, bed was wet.  Next morning , Tues, Mrs Pig took me to a pre booked test,  (she had booked at 9am , test was for 1.30pm), did the thing, back home to bed, more of the same. 6.05am Wed PING.....NHS.......NEGATIVE?????   :facepalm:
In all I spent almost a week in bed, and found it very difficult to walk up stairs after. Still short of breath now, find I try and avoid hills on my ride.
If it wasn't....you know....that thing, I have no idea what it was.  Mrs Pig was fine.  I thought swab tests were 100% accurate.

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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2021, 01:02:43 pm »
I don't think any tests are 100% accurate.

Whatever it is, GWS!
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Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2021, 02:41:05 pm »
I was 'well crook' early December. Went out for a ride, first thing, didn't feel right, limped home with chronic stomach ache, and had a cup of tea. Started shaking uncontrollably, with chills, went to bed about midday. Skin was prickly and sore, couldn't stop shaking in bed, for may be 3 hours, then Mrs  Pig brought me a hot Ribena, and I could feel it working its way through my body. 5 mins later warm as toast, 5 mins later was soaking wet and running with sweat with a v.high temp.  I had Chills, fever, nausea,stomach ache, headache, complete exhaustion, lethargy, just slept and sweated. Woke in the night to get a towel to lay on, bed was wet.  Next morning , Tues, Mrs Pig took me to a pre booked test,  (she had booked at 9am , test was for 1.30pm), did the thing, back home to bed, more of the same. 6.05am Wed PING.....NHS.......NEGATIVE?????   :facepalm:
In all I spent almost a week in bed, and found it very difficult to walk up stairs after. Still short of breath now, find I try and avoid hills on my ride.
If it wasn't....you know....that thing, I have no idea what it was.  Mrs Pig was fine.  I thought swab tests were 100% accurate.
they have a 29% false negative rate.

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