Coronavirus : Been There, Done That?

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783516 by Garrick
Coronavirus : Been There, Done That? was created by Garrick
The more I read about this condition the more I suspect I may already have had it :

In the last week of January this year I contracted 'the flu'.

It was the worst example of flu I can recall in my lifetime.

My symptoms exactly matched those of the coronavirus that I have subsequently seen published in recent weeks. What has made me even more suspicious is that a family member - whose birthday we had attended in January - had recently spent some time in China although I feel the timeframe is a little suspect for the virus to have survived that long.

I did not see a doctor but was 'man down' for fully 8 days. In the early phases I struggled to contain a raging fever which persisted for about 4 days before it eventually broke. The overall condition lasted about 12 days before I felt reasonably well again.

As I work from home it was easy to rest up without interacting with other people. The week after I fell ill my partner went through the same experience although she recovered a lot faster than I did.

Just wondering.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783520 by Mac
Sounds like man-flu.

But you won’t know until you see a Dr.


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3 months 3 weeks ago #783564 by Dave Scott
Over the festive in Scotland, we caught very bad coughs in last few days ( i actually broke a rib) and only feeling better over the last few weeks.
We went for a few Chinese meals in the last week before getting on the plane.

Dear Mary : do you think we had the virus? Plus is it safe to go do restaurants or get take aways?

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783565 by Muhtiman
.....ever thought how bad the global sales of that gr8 Mexican beer Corona are going to be affected......:whistle:

My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783568 by Dave Scott
They have been cut drastically and specials in all bottle stores 😁

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783576 by BATMAN
For days I have been wondering. Early feb I was sick, all symptoms that I read up on,I had the worst fever I had in my life.And for a week i daily went on a nebulisor.Throat sore etc. The worst session I ever had in my life. I also wonder if South Africa had it the same time as others.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783582 by fingers
only a blood test for antibodies against the virus will tell if you had exposure - think I read somewhere that it is available but not here yet

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #783583 by Lionel
If it was that virus, then I see it as a positive...you all recovered. Which is good news!

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1 month 6 days ago - 1 month 6 days ago #788509 by Garrick
I posted this a couple of months ago when the whole Covid 'thing' started.
The incident had an interesting post script just this week :

I was chatting to my trainer's wife this week and she mentioned that she, like me, thought she had contracted the virus or something uncannily similar earlier in the year. It was around about the same period as I recall having become very ill with what I thought was seasonal flu but which I later began to suspect might have been Covid19.

As a side line the yard runs a very successful small business catering to tourists wishing to do out rides on Noordhoek beach. In January they took a booking from a group of Chinese visitors. It was only weeks later that she recalled that two of the riders coughed and spluttered intermittently throughout the entire afternoon.

I visited the yard during that period and spent a good time socialising with my trainer and his wife after viewing my horse.

The sequenece of events and my subsequent illness makes a credible case for how I might have contracted Covid or something remarkably similar.
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1 month 6 days ago #788515 by RA Stranger
....Patient zero....the real typhoid Mary:oops:

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1 month 6 days ago #788551 by Magi

Garrick wrote: I posted this a couple of months ago when the whole Covid 'thing' started.
The incident had an interesting post script just this week :

I was chatting to my trainer's wife this week and she mentioned that she, like me, thought she had contracted the virus or something uncannily similar earlier in the year. It was around about the same period as I recall having become very ill with what I thought was seasonal flu but which I later began to suspect might have been Covid19.

As a side line the yard runs a very successful small business catering to tourists wishing to do out rides on Noordhoek beach. In January they took a booking from a group of Chinese visitors. It was only weeks later that she recalled that two of the riders coughed and spluttered intermittently throughout the entire afternoon.

I visited the yard during that period and spent a good time socialising with my trainer and his wife after viewing my horse.

The sequenece of events and my subsequent illness makes a credible case for how I might have contracted Covid or something remarkably similar.


Sounds about right ... would be great if you could get tested for anti-bodies.

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1 month 6 days ago #788558 by Bob Brogan
I wouldn`t fecking know if i had it or not!

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2 weeks 4 days ago #789861 by RA Stranger
Have come down with a bug feels like a severe cold snotty nose sore throat and a painful cough. Had Temps taken at various places in last 24 hours 35.3 35.7 33.0 35.7
I think I may have anti Covid or just a cold soul. But honestly how accurate are these temp devices 33 deg in the sun at 11h30 this morning I should be a corpse.

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2 weeks 4 days ago #789862 by louisg
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These modern thermometers are very inconsistent. With the horses, have had to go back to the old glass types.

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