1. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I was scheduled for dental surgery today so I was tested last week and I was shocked to get a positive results.
    I have no symptoms, in fact I feel like a million bucks.
    The only time I was sick was last February and it was brutal but I never got tested because it wasn't available do once I recovered I didn't worry.
    Thankfully I believe in masks and gloves so I hope I didn't infect anyone but there's no way to know.
    My man didn't get tested, we're assuming he's positive and he'll get tested when I get my retest, we're both in quarantine.
    The scariest part is how good and normal I feel. I had no way to even suspect that I could be infected. Surgery is rescheduled for January 15.
    Please wear your masks. Wear gloves in grocery stores. It's not about you if you feel healthy, it's about the next person who could literally be killed by a hug or a handshake.
    12-10-2020 10:45 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Best wishes for staying healthy, and thanks for continuing to be careful!
    12-10-2020 11:21 AM
  3. 11B1P's Avatar
    Please dont wear gloves. Gloves are for a specific task and then to be discarded. Wearing them from one location to another multiple times is cross-contaminating. You're safer just washing and sanitizing your hands regularly. Good luck.
    12-10-2020 01:24 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Please dont wear gloves. Gloves are for a specific task and then to be discarded. Wearing them from one location to another multiple times is cross-contaminating. You're safer just washing and sanitizing your hands regularly. Good luck.
    That's an excellent point.
    12-10-2020 02:26 PM
  5. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Please dont wear gloves. Gloves are for a specific task and then to be discarded. Wearing them from one location to another multiple times is cross-contaminating. You're safer just washing and sanitizing your hands regularly. Good luck.
    I discard the gloves in the trash when i exit the store and take a new pair for each different place i must visit. No cross contamination.
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    12-10-2020 02:56 PM
  6. stevenjb2020's Avatar
    In grocery stores I use disposable hand wipes on the cart handles - cover the handles and place my hands on the wipes - then dispose the wipes when I return the cart. I only use a cart for heavy items - else I bring my own hand bag.

    And I complain to store managers that allow people into the store without a face mask - I don't care about their HIPPA policies - my health, and others is important.
    12-11-2020 11:18 PM
  7. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I like the handwipes too.
    I confess to having the worst hostility towards anti maskers. I don't buy the "i can't breathe with a mask on" BS.
    My surgeon operated on me for 18.5 hours straight, he wore his mask the entire time, he does it everyday. These days women give birth while wearing masks, don't tell me masks hinder breathing, that's a complete lie.
    There's only one reason to refuse to wear a mask in public, and that's selfishness, pure and simple.
    Entitlement. The "because I can" ugly American mentality.
    I will never be able to summon a nonagram of respect for anti maskers.

    And don't get me started on people who don't wash their hands. I'd get banned for voicing my sadistic fantasies
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    12-18-2020 06:22 PM
  8. SeanD_Colorado's Avatar
    I like the handwipes too.
    I confess to having the worst hostility towards anti maskers. I don't buy the "i can't breathe with a mask on" BS.
    My surgeon operated on me for 18.5 hours straight, he wore his mask the entire time, he does it everyday. These days women give birth while wearing masks, don't tell me masks hinder breathing, that's a complete lie.
    There's only one reason to refuse to wear a mask in public, and that's selfishness, pure and simple.
    Entitlement. The "because I can" ugly American mentality.
    I will never be able to summon a nonagram of respect for anti maskers.

    And don't get me started on people who don't wash their hands. I'd get banned for voicing my sadistic fantasies
    Speaking of medical offices my wife is a dental hygienist.

    The standards of ppe that they have to wear since the cleaning aerosolizes bacteria in the mouth is a N95 with a surgical mask over it, a facesheild, gown, cap and booties, gloves.

    If she can wear that all day and breath OK surely folks can survive 30 minutes in the grocery store right?

    That's a looong surgery. I hope you are doing well afterwards!

    Not a picture of my wife, but pretty much how she is dressed these days for work

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    12-18-2020 07:05 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I like the handwipes too.
    I confess to having the worst hostility towards anti maskers. I don't buy the "i can't breathe with a mask on" BS.
    My surgeon operated on me for 18.5 hours straight, he wore his mask the entire time, he does it everyday. These days women give birth while wearing masks, don't tell me masks hinder breathing, that's a complete lie.
    There's only one reason to refuse to wear a mask in public, and that's selfishness, pure and simple.
    Entitlement. The "because I can" ugly American mentality.
    I will never be able to summon a nonagram of respect for anti maskers.

    And don't get me started on people who don't wash their hands. I'd get banned for voicing my sadistic fantasies
    There are respiratory conditions where wearing a mask would be detrimental. Having said that... people with those types of difficulties they probably shouldn't venture out.
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    12-18-2020 08:00 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ow. Today my arm feels like somebody hurled a Nokia brickphone at it.

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    12-19-2020 12:07 PM
  11. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Speaking of medical offices my wife is a dental hygienist.

    The standards of ppe that they have to wear since the cleaning aerosolizes bacteria in the mouth is a N95 with a surgical mask over it, a facesheild, gown, cap and booties, gloves.

    If she can wear that all day and breath OK surely folks can survive 30 minutes in the grocery store right?

    That's a looong surgery. I hope you are doing well afterwards!

    Not a picture of my wife, but pretty much how she is dressed these days for work

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    It was a triple spinal repair, i really got myself all busted up over the years. It worked beautifully, i have no back pain. I've got all kinds of other pains but my back is sound.
    12-20-2020 08:00 PM
  12. SeanD_Colorado's Avatar
    It was a triple spinal repair, i really got myself all busted up over the years. It worked beautifully, i have no back pain. I've got all kinds of other pains but my back is sound.
    Awesome! Glad to hear the the surgery went well. To paraphrase Jay-Z "I got ninety-nine problems but a back ain't one."
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    12-20-2020 08:45 PM
  13. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I am sorry you are positive. Good luck and stay well. But your post states the point, if you don't wear a mask and are asymptomatic then the risk is to other people. Get well soon.
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    12-23-2020 01:18 AM
  14. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Drumroll please...............

    I TESTED NEGATIVE, I FOUND THIS MORNING, WOOHOO!!!

    So dental surgery is a go for the 15th.
    It'll hurt a megaton for about a month and then I'll no more dental pain for the rest of my life and I'll be able to eat anything I want.

    But that means I still mask up in public places. I have no idea if I can still make anyone sick plus right now these days, not wearing a mask (unless exceptions I know) i a frankly disgusting thing to do.

    But wow, finally some good news 😁
    01-05-2021 04:00 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's great! If you're negative, you're not contagious -- but it's obviously still very prudent to mask up when out and about.
    01-05-2021 04:18 PM
  16. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Drumroll please...............

    I TESTED NEGATIVE, I FOUND THIS MORNING, WOOHOO!!!

    So dental surgery is a go for the 15th.
    It'll hurt a megaton for about a month and then I'll no more dental pain for the rest of my life and I'll be able to eat anything I want.

    But that means I still mask up in public places. I have no idea if I can still make anyone sick plus right now these days, not wearing a mask (unless exceptions I know) i a frankly disgusting thing to do.

    But wow, finally some good news 😁
    Local hospital CEO recently recovered from Covid and declared he would no longer wear a mask because he's got antibodies and can no longer spread it. Following week he was let go as CEO.

    I also COVID, don't see a point in wearing a mask anymore but I do to prevent public backlash against me. Really not that inconvenient to mask up so I just go with it.
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    01-05-2021 06:08 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I appreciate the attitude about how it's not a real inconvenience to mask up, so thanks for that! I would mention 2 caveats about what you said, though:

    1. We're still not entirely sure how many people who have recovered could still potentially be a carrier and therefore spread the virus (and if so, for how long); and

    2. We're still not sure how long effective natural immunity lasts after being infected, so although you may be protected for the immediate future, you may not know when that immunity might wane.

    So until we have more definitive evidence about those issues, and until we get a large part of the population vaccinated, I agree that it's still prudent to take these easy precautions.
    01-05-2021 06:43 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I like the handwipes too.
    I confess to having the worst hostility towards anti maskers. I don't buy the "i can't breathe with a mask on" BS.
    My surgeon operated on me for 18.5 hours straight, he wore his mask the entire time, he does it everyday. These days women give birth while wearing masks, don't tell me masks hinder breathing, that's a complete lie.
    There's only one reason to refuse to wear a mask in public, and that's selfishness, pure and simple.
    Entitlement. The "because I can" ugly American mentality.
    I will never be able to summon a nonagram of respect for anti maskers.

    And don't get me started on people who don't wash their hands. I'd get banned for voicing my sadistic fantasies
    I'm a preschool educator and am deemed an essential worker, so though we are in lockdown in Ontario, I am still working. I wear a surgical mask (so-called, anyway) and a face shield all day - about eight and a half hours a day. I'm finally used to it but you gotta do what you gotta do. Plus, when a kid sneezes in my face (happened today), at least I'm protected!

    Because of how seriously I take this virus thing, and the fact that I deem my job to be dangerous now, I feel like everyone should do their part by wearing masks and washing hands. We all have to do unpleasant things now. We just have to do our best. So like you say - 30 minutes of wearing a mask in a grocery store shouldn't be a big deal to people.

    I am so happy that you tested negative! That's wonderful! Keep us posting on how you are doing and how your dental surgery goes!
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    01-05-2021 07:31 PM
  19. Ranjen617's Avatar
    Congratulations on getting a negative result! Awesome news.

    I'm one that will wear a mask while out and about around the genteel public. Now around my close group of friends, no. We are all on the same page as far as staying aware. I'm a seasonal asthmatic and can breathe pretty much without any issue and I live in the South. Masks have never have me an issue to date. Used to wear one on occasion at work as well, zero issue back then.

    I personally do not want to get anyone sick nor vice-versa. It's just a responsible and respectful thing to do. We still do not know how contagious these new strains are. The newer ones are more deadly it looks. My state is infiltrated with it.

    Everyone please stay safe...😊😷
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    01-12-2021 01:53 AM
  20. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I have mild asthma. Used to be severe as a kid. But I always wear a mask. My friend with COPD wears a mask. I don't want to get covid as I am high risk for getting a bad reaction to it and after spending 3 weeks in ICU in 2019 attached via tracheostomy to a ventilator, I never want to go through that again. So I mask up, stay indoors as much as possible and hope against hope I will avoid this thing.
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    01-12-2021 07:59 AM
  21. Ranjen617's Avatar
    I have mild asthma. Used to be severe as a kid. But I always wear a mask. My friend with COPD wears a mask. I don't want to get covid as I am high risk for getting a bad reaction to it and after spending 3 weeks in ICU in 2019 attached via tracheostomy to a ventilator, I never want to go through that again. So I mask up, stay indoors as much as possible and hope against hope I will avoid this thing.
    Oh I can relate to the vent. I was on one for over two weeks fighting for my life in 2017. My tummy decided just to quit and implode on me, literally. After that experience, I don't want to see another vent. Irony is my mom was the fist fully "loaded" respiratory therapist that carried a PhD in our state. You would think I'd be ok with them. They are beyond my definition of a good time. I try to stay in myself with the occasional few outings. We really need to just bunker down until this mess passes. Stay healthy and we will get through this...😇
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    01-14-2021 03:24 AM
  22. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Oh I can relate to the vent. I was on one for over two weeks fighting for my life in 2017. My tummy decided just to quit and implode on me, literally. After that experience, I don't want to see another vent. Irony is my mom was the fist fully "loaded" respiratory therapist that carried a PhD in our state. You would think I'd be ok with them. They are beyond my definition of a good time. I try to stay in myself with the occasional few outings. We really need to just bunker down until this mess passes. Stay healthy and we will get through this...
    Sorry for your trauma as well. I am glad you got through it as well. It is quite hard sometimes seeing pictures of patients on the TV in ICU. Bring s back memories.

    Stay safe and take care xx
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    01-14-2021 03:52 AM
  23. Ranjen617's Avatar
    Sorry for your trauma as well. I am glad you got through it as well. It is quite hard sometimes seeing pictures of patients on the TV in ICU. Bring s back memories.

    Stay safe and take care xx
    I totally agree with you. It's definitely a surreal moment to see this on TV. I have a buddy about to be vented today actually. We are in some very scary times. Wishing you the best of health...😇🤗
    01-16-2021 02:42 PM
  24. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I totally agree with you. It's definitely a surreal moment to see this on TV. I have a buddy about to be vented today actually. We are in some very scary times. Wishing you the best of health...
    Good luck for your friend. I hope it all goes well
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    01-20-2021 11:10 AM
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