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I've tested Positive for Covid-19 - UPDATED

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UPDATE  (3/29):  My husband is in the hospital with coronavirus and pneumonia (bacterial, so antibiotics are helping.)  OUr daughter's cough and breathing are still worsening, tho she's in pretty good shape.  She hasn't been tested, but county health assumes she has it as well.  (She does.)

My symptoms remain minimal - more like spring allergies.  I consider myself symptom-free (it's been almost 2 weeks since I was tested as positive, and my symptoms have remained minimal.

Friends are ensuring that we have anything we need, so isolation is working out.  I'm hoping David can come home from the hospital soon.

 

Alice

 

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Yup, I have it.  But I don't think I'm the primary vector in my family (we all have it); I'm just the only one tested - and that because of a lucky fluke.

I went to chemo on Tuesday, and my blood counts were off.  Yes, I had a slight cough, and had been in contact with someone who had recently been through S. Korea, but was essentially feeling fine.  Meanwhile, my hubby had been coughing badly for over a week, and was assumed to have a viral bronchitis.

My onc, figuring I couldn't get chemo, and knowing that the hospital had just set up community testing (since discontinued) sent me for the test, and I found out yesterday I tested positive.  Otherwise, I'd be assuming that I was just still in avoidance mode.

Meanwhile, husband was ill, and daughter also had some symptoms - her ortho office had been shut down for 2 weeks due to a case of coronavirus, so for all we know, she got it there before the shutdown.  She's recovering from a major broken ankle and related surgery.

My symptoms of the 3 of us are absolutely the mildest.  But we wouldn't know if my dr hadn't been able to get me tested.  If chemo was next week, I wouldn't have been tested due to lack of tests.

I'm doing well.  My husband has me worried, but I'm watching out for him.  Public health nurses are checking from afar daily.  (I must show myself at the front door, when they are back in the car.  I'm under official "Isolation" - rest of my family is under quarantine.

Hanging in there - I'll keep you posted.

Alice

 

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So sorry that you are in this circumstance, but thank you for letting us know.  I assume that a great number of us have been exposed, including me.  But until there is widespread testing available, we will just be guessing and taking a conservative approach to things.  Personally, I will try to keep up with exercise and sunshine as much as possible.  I wish you and your family all the best health in this difficult time.

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My best thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family as you weather the CV and other issues.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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Hang in there, take care of yourself.  I am praying for you all.

Tueffel
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I wish you and your family all the best! I will pray and hope for you that it will all go away and that you can continue your treatment. 

Hopefully you will tell us soon about your recovery!

Stay safe!

Tueffel

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Sorry to hear that you and your family aren't feeling well.. Take care of yourselves and feel better soon!

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So sorry to hear this and I'm glad that you were able to be tested.  I'm hoping that you all feel better soon.  Prayers and cyber hugs.

Kim

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Oh my. Sorry to hear this. I hope you and your family recover soon. Hang in there!

k

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So sorry to hear this Alice! Praying that you and your loved ones recover quickly !!

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I am so sorry to hear this, I hope everyone in your family recovers without any intervention. 

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How are you all?  Thinking about you and family.

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Just checking in to see how you are feeling? Hopefully a little better..

ellend
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Sorry to hear you have been infected. Wishing you a speedy recovery without lingering effects.

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Alice... please give us an update. I’m thinking of you and hope you are ok. Sending love and strength 

k

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I've been thinking about you too and wondering how you are doing.  Hopefully well and wishing you well.

Kim

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and I hope that your husband and daughter get over it real soon. 

Tru

 

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initial post has been updated.

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I am so sorry that is so scary

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I am praying hard for you all!!!  Thank God for antibiotics working.  What are they reccomending for your daughter and her breathing?

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And watching her blood O2 sat.  We also have her using an inspiration spirometer regularly.  She's finally feeling better.  We're hoping to have David home tomorrow, but probably not until Tuesday.

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You are showing only mild symptoms, I hope your husband and daughter feel better soon. I keep coming to see how you are doing. I was very happy to see this update.

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I'm so sorry to hear of your husband being in the hospital, but glad that the antibiotics are working.  Wishing him a speedy recovery so that he can return to you.  Hoping that your daughter gets better soon as well.

Glad to hear that you have minimal symptoms and that you are doing relatively fine.

Thank you for the update.  We have been concerned for you and your family.  May your whole family have a speedy recovery.

Kim

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Sounds like you were really lucky to have a mild version of this awful virus.  I've been staying home and afraid to see my grandkids and other family members outside of household.  

I just finished 3 weeks of radiaion and am supposed to start back on chemo next week.  I have had a slight cough and runny nose, thought it was allergies, but my husband is also coughing and he doesn't have any allergies. 

I'm going to ask my doctor about testing before starting on the chemo. 

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I'll be thinking of you and hubby and hoping it is just seasonal allergies or the common cold. 

Keep us updated. 

Tru

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