Flu Etc Roll Call



  • Everyone doing alright? My family got wrecked with a hacking cough for several weeks. Near the tail end now. Hope everyones ok.



  • @approxinfinity said in Flu Etc Roll Call:

    Everyone doing alright? My family got wrecked with a hacking cough for several weeks. Near the tail end now. Hope everyones ok.

    Read an article today that several things going on - - Flu is up - - & this thing RSV or RSP whichever it is is also running rampant. - -Some schools have sent letters to parents saying if your kids are sick - - keep them home - A couple of schools saying their schools are at a 7 % absentee - just multiple virus going around and saying it is attacking early this season - -stay safe everyone Doctor up - -like they say starve a fever feed a cold



  • Got a weird one a month-ish ago. All the signs of strep. Went to the doc, she prescribed an antibiotic like normal. Before it was even available to pick up, it cleared on its own. I’m also still not quite normal after Covid. The fatigue is real.



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in Flu Etc Roll Call:

    Got a weird one a month-ish ago. All the signs of strep. Went to the doc, she prescribed an antibiotic like normal. Before it was even available to pick up, it cleared on its own. I’m also still not quite normal after Covid. The fatigue is real.

    just take care of yourself buddy - -so many things out there trying to get us down



  • @jayballer67 thanks my man. Getting better slowly. I’m just not patient enough with it 😂



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in Flu Etc Roll Call:

    @jayballer67 thanks my man. Getting better slowly. I’m just not patient enough with it 😂

    I think there is probably a lot of others just like you in the same way, including myself — patience has never been one of my attributes - -when I want to do something or want something I want it now. - -patience is a virtue my friend especially in times like these - -you gonna be fine



  • I am ok except for having to stay up so late to see the game after UK/MSU double overtime. It will start at 10:25 here.

    Problem is I go in for hernia surgery tomorrow, reporting for slice and dice at 6. Should be easy to put me to sleep!

    Never had a surgery before except for a few oral surgeries. Wish me luck!



  • @mayjay said in Flu Etc Roll Call:

    I am ok except for having to stay up so late to see the game after UK/MSU double overtime. It will start at 10:25 here.

    Problem is I go in for hernia surgery tomorrow, reporting for slice and dice at 6. Should be easy to put me to sleep!

    Never had a surgery before except for a few oral surgeries. Wish me luck!

    your gonna be fine bud , I’ve been there. Double hernia-- then hernia again- - you got this piece of cake. You go to sleep take a little nap then you be up and out rooting for the NEXT KU game. - - Good Luck – see ya on the other side - - ROCK CHALK



  • I have to leave at about 6:00 to get my 79-year-old mother to her cateract surgery tomorrow. Figure I’ll sleep in my car in the parking lot after I drop her off.



  • @jayballer67 Thx! I have definitely learned a lot from so many people who seem to have had hernias. Mostly, pay attention to the recovery restrictions!

    My dad had double hernia surgery due to having set a situps record in the Army Air Force base he was in during WW2. 2600 situps. Always regretted it!



  • @mayjay Good luck!



  • Thx, everyone. Home now. Not too much pain (they do a local while you are under the general, to enable the discomfort to come back only slowly; just like a dentist). Just don’t like the moving slow and having to get up so awkwardly. But my wife is the best of the bunch…and is repaying me, she says, for the hours I have been in hospital waiting room during procedures!

    Best part was going to bed at halftime and waking up before surgery to the news that we won! RCJH!!! I will watch it later.



  • @DanR Hope your mom is okay!



  • @mayjay All went well, and she’s good. Pretty amazing procedure, that cataract surgery. Super clear distant vision, but will need to use reading glasses.



  • Glad to hear it guys @mayjay @DanR i need to rewatch the game with the wife and kids. I was the only one who didnt pass out



  • My family has been slammed by it for 6 weeks+. My son got something in late september (maybe RSV – lots of coughing, never tested positive for covid) that evolved into walking pneumonia in october. He got antibiotics and was better for almost a week. Played in another football game and immediately went down again… We took him in on Sat Oct 29 and he tested positive for the flu, so he got Tamaflu.

    I was starting to feel bad, so I figured I caught what he had. I went in the next day and tested positive for Covid (my first time – i have been very careful as I have multiple risk factors). They sent me to the hospital to get the monoclonal antibody infusion and I started feeling better daily over the next 4 days… By then my wife was feeling bad. She had tested negative, but then went back the following weekend and, of course she was positive.

    I tested positive for 14 days. She finally is negative as of today. I still have a cough and residual asthma which was agitated by the virus, and I feel a bit drained at times, but I think there is very gradual improvement.

    Through all of this, my son never tested positive for Covid, but I’m convinced of two things: 1) it’s everywhere now (but fortunately not as lethal as earlier variants) and 2) the tests are not as accurate (more false negatives) for these strains as they were for the earlier ones.



  • @bskeet your assessment sounds about right. Sorry you’re going through this. I tell myself the silver lining is maybe we will have some strong immunity through the holidays.



  • My wife hasn’t smelled or tasted anything for 2 years. Weird cold.


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