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Post#1441 » by Mags FTW » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:01 pm

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LittleRooster wrote:Had a co worker upset with me that I returned to work today after quarantining because I didn’t do a rapid test before coming (work didn’t require it and asked me to come in since it had been 5 days since symptoms). I also only have one rapid test left and at least around where I am in milwaukee, hard to find, so I was hesitant to use it.

Long story short, she basically demanded I do a rapid test there at work and because she had one, I did, and it was positive.

I'm confused. Did you take a test once you first had symptoms?

For everyone looking for at-home tests, if feasible, I recommend hopping in the car and driving to rural areas. We were in northern Minnesota near Brainerd for vacation awhile ago and the small-towny grocery store had them, along with a drug store.

Anyways, here's my uneventful COVID story:
Had muscle aches and night sweats a few weeks ago, took an at-home test and was positive. Laid in bed for a couple of days while alternating between ibuprofen and DayQuil. Was back to normal after Day 3, which is when my 4-year old tested positive. Alternated between giving him Tylenol and ibuprofen for 2 days because he said he didn't feel good, but he wasn't bedridden. He played with his Legos and Transformers, and watched TV. We both got PCR tests confirming the positives, and the next day my 1 year-old daughter tested positive. She was asymptomatic. Wife never got it.

I assume we had Omicron because we never lost our taste. If you would've told me beforehand that we could get natural immunity by going though it, I would've signed up.

I took a test on Saturday but started getting a scratchy throat that Thursday.

She’s not upset with that. She’s upset I went back to work yesterday without taking another at home test.

You can test positive months after contracting the virus.

Like others have said, you were following CDC guidelines and your employer's directives. If your coworker has a problem with that, she needs to take it up with them.
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Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION] 

Post#1442 » by LittleRooster » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:33 pm

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Mags FTW wrote:I'm confused. Did you take a test once you first had symptoms?

For everyone looking for at-home tests, if feasible, I recommend hopping in the car and driving to rural areas. We were in northern Minnesota near Brainerd for vacation awhile ago and the small-towny grocery store had them, along with a drug store.

Anyways, here's my uneventful COVID story:
Had muscle aches and night sweats a few weeks ago, took an at-home test and was positive. Laid in bed for a couple of days while alternating between ibuprofen and DayQuil. Was back to normal after Day 3, which is when my 4-year old tested positive. Alternated between giving him Tylenol and ibuprofen for 2 days because he said he didn't feel good, but he wasn't bedridden. He played with his Legos and Transformers, and watched TV. We both got PCR tests confirming the positives, and the next day my 1 year-old daughter tested positive. She was asymptomatic. Wife never got it.

I assume we had Omicron because we never lost our taste. If you would've told me beforehand that we could get natural immunity by going though it, I would've signed up.

I took a test on Saturday but started getting a scratchy throat that Thursday.

She’s not upset with that. She’s upset I went back to work yesterday without taking another at home test.

You can test positive months after contracting the virus.

Like others have said, you were following CDC guidelines and your employer's directives. If your coworker has a problem with that, she needs to take it up with them.

Appreciate it guys. I called a former co worker who worked with myself and her and explained the situation. He felt the same way, so between you guys and him I’m feeling better.

Her and I are pretty close, as is this former co worker, and her losing her cool isn’t rare haha. I’m just very Covid conscious and started wondering if I f’d up.


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Post#1443 » by jschligs » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:58 pm

I'd say I'm 80% better, but the lingering symptom is complete shortness of breath. I can't even fold laundry without feeling like I just ran 10 miles.
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Post#1444 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:12 pm

Mine came back negative. Just a bad cold apparently.
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Post#1445 » by KidA24 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:10 pm

jschligs wrote:I'd say I'm 80% better, but the lingering symptom is complete shortness of breath. I can't even fold laundry without feeling like I just ran 10 miles.


As a non-covid having out of shape 43 year old, I feel personally attacked by this statement.
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Post#1446 » by Mags FTW » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:06 pm

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jschligs wrote:I'd say I'm 80% better, but the lingering symptom is complete shortness of breath. I can't even fold laundry without feeling like I just ran 10 miles.


As a non-covid having out of shape 43 year old, I feel personally attacked by this statement.

Yeah after recently having COVID, I wouldn't be able to tell you if any heavy breathing would be after effects or just me being out of shape.
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Post#1447 » by humanrefutation » Today 4:43 pm

So, I got married last month. It was quite a whirlwind leading up to it, especially with omicron emerging, people cancelling travels, last minute dropouts, and such. It was all to be expected, and a miracle that this thing came together in relative harmony.

I thought that if there was anyone likely to catch COVID-19 at this thing, it was my bride and I. All the handshakes and hugs and close contact, with at least one moderate exposure to a confirmed case identified after the wedding. But we never did. We got tested three times after the wedding - one rapid test the next day (I had stocked up in October for my engagement ceremony), a PCR three days out, another six days out. Negative. Luck of the draw, I suppose. We were both boosted, so I'm sure that helped.

I am getting tired of this thing, though. Tired of wearing masks. Tired of worrying about considering whether to cancel plans to go to events because of this thing. Tired of having to postpone travels because of changing border restrictions.

My biggest annoyance right now is that our honeymoon is effectively on hold because our preferred destination - Bali - isn't letting in Americans right now unless they're on a business visa.
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Post#1448 » by TroyD92 » Today 5:04 pm

humanrefutation wrote:So, I got married last month. It was quite a whirlwind leading up to it, especially with omicron emerging, people cancelling travels, last minute dropouts, and such. It was all to be expected, and a miracle that this thing came together in relative harmony.

I thought that if there was anyone likely to catch COVID-19 at this thing, it was my bride and I. All the handshakes and hugs and close contact, with at least one moderate exposure to a confirmed case identified after the wedding. But we never did. We got tested three times after the wedding - one rapid test the next day (I had stocked up in October for my engagement ceremony), a PCR three days out, another six days out. Negative. Luck of the draw, I suppose. We were both boosted, so I'm sure that helped.

I am getting tired of this thing, though. Tired of wearing masks. Tired of worrying about considering whether to cancel plans to go to events because of this thing. Tired of having to postpone travels because of changing border restrictions.

My biggest annoyance right now is that our honeymoon is effectively on hold because our preferred destination - Bali - isn't letting in Americans right now unless they're on a business visa.


Yeah it's getting to be exhausting, but congrats on getting married buddy! I know you haven't had a honey moon yet, but hopefully you two have had a chance to take a little vacation.
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Post#1450 » by emunney » Today 5:34 pm

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