I have the coronavirus.

Help Support ValveReplacement.org:

Art O Ceitinn

Active member
Joined
Aug 6, 2013
Messages
25
Location
Neuilly Plaisance
I am 68 years with a host or problems.
Pneumonia as a 10 year old
OHS when I was 15 years
AVR 55 years old.
Hip replaced a few years back.
I have hemochromatosis which caused Arthritis in my ankles, knees, hips, hands and arms.
Nasal polyps which give me a constant cough and nasal discharge.
High blood pressure most of the time under control.
O negative blood group.
Not exactly the perfect body for fighting the Virus.
15 April I noticed a slight pain in my lower back.
17 April I had a busy day organizing the 18 birthday of my daughter.
20 April I noticed a new pain in my left leg and I was a bit tired.
21 April woke up and felt like I was suffering from a hangover to beat all hangovers
Went to the loo in a hurry !!!
Forced myself to eat breakfast
Then went back to bed with a headache that felt like my head was about to explode.
My arms, legs and back were about a 8 on a 1 to 10 scale.
For the rest of the day I forced myself to drink lots of water but eat very little.
I checked my temp. it reached 39.8° in the evening and BP was 185/100.
Time to call Dr. He arrived 40 minutes later and confirmed that I may have the Virus.
The next day was worst than the day before.
23 April I had an appointment with a drive in test center in Torcy.
Result on internet the next day.
My breathing during my illness was not laboured and oxygen level in blood ok.
I still have a slight headache and apart from my family isolating me I have survived to tell the tale.
Yesterday I managed to assembled our new plng pong table and I will play a few games today.
 

Seaton

Well-known member
Joined
May 13, 2015
Messages
363
Location
London, UK
Wow. So glad to hear things improving @Art O Ceitinn. Anxious times indeed for you and your family.
Wishing you a continued good recovery and the best for all concerned.
 

KatherineA

VR.org Supporter
VR.org Supporter
Joined
Feb 3, 2020
Messages
39
Sounds like a really debilitating weird illness. I’m happy you are recovering. Hopefully, you got a good game of ping pong in! And more to come soon!
 

Angie

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Apr 9, 2019
Messages
78
Location
SE USA
Sure glad your post ended with you getting through the illness.
 

Stowegirl

Active member
Joined
Feb 17, 2020
Messages
31
My Daughter is only 30 and Im convinced she has it but she couldn't get a test. Mostly because she works from home. She had a temperature as high a 39 degrees and she had dreadful pain in her back and kidneys. She has returned to work (from home) has a 2 year old to deal with and not feeling great but she is a highly motivitated person work wise and won't give in. Its stressing me immeasurably which isn't helping me with my heart issues (pre surgery). In the UK you can only get a test if you are a key worker and have symptoms, are 65 or over and have symptoms or if its ordered by a GP. I am not likely to be going anywhere near her but it still concerns me.
 

Superbob

Steely Resolve!
VR.org Supporter
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Messages
8,325
Location
Coastal Carolina
Wow, what a harrowing experience! So glad you appear to have weathered the worst of the storm. Hope your recovery continues smoothly.
 

tom in MO

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 17, 2012
Messages
1,326
Location
MO USA
The recent guidance indicates that for people with Covid symptoms, just because you test negative doesn't mean you don't have Covid. There is a significant false negative rate for some tests.
 

Protimenow

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 10, 2010
Messages
3,466
Location
California
Ping Pong is an interesting analogy to the spread of the virus -- that's one of the reasons for contact tracing.

Making it worse is the possibility that someone who has the antibodies for COVID-19 may only have temporary immunity - the person may get it again. Even with the antibodies, this person can, possibly, be contagious again.

May we all get it once, an extremely mild case, and get lifelong immunity - until an effective vaccine is developed and readily available.
 
Last edited:

dornole

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 5, 2014
Messages
675
Location
Minnesota, US
My favorite analogy is that coronavirus transmission is like drunk driving - and the ones who get killed aren't necessarily the ones who took the initial risk. Except that other drivers you pass also become drunk.
 

Latest posts

Top