David, yes I check in every day and "lurk". Hi Tim and John!
March 26 I tested positive for covid, a week after I got my first Pfizer vaccine. I was totally shocked as I'm so careful and go nowhere, except to the grocery store and only early. It went on for a good five weeks. Quarantined for al that time. Thank god for my sister and neighbors! No idea where I got it. Perhaps at Northwest Community Hospital offsite location for the first shot where there were a ton of people, something I've not been around in over a year. It was pretty nasty and I thank god I didn't have to go to the hospital! I'm totally vaccinated now but still wear my mask when I go out.
Laila is doing good. She's 14 now and has been such a lifesaver during the pandemic!
Nothing exciting to talk about on my end so that's why I've been a lurker. Peggy
Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie
I do have to wonder if you got the virus from that ton of people you were around, or whether the vaccination made you test positive. You said it was pretty nasty? How long did you feel that way?
Cheri was tested for it a couple of weeks ago but apparently never had it. If I ever had it I never knew it and apparently never gave it to her, even though I'm around hundreds of people every weekend. For a year we couldn't work in Kansas City at all but we kept busy in all the smaller towns around. Now we're in Kansas City again all the time and it's wearing me out. We were up there last night. (Tonight we're down on the Lake Of The Ozarks.) I never got vaccinated, not because I was afraid of it, I just never went out of my way to get it. There was a weird statistic coming out of New York that said the more isolated you tried to be, the more likely you were to get the virus! Of course I kind of doubted that but statistics can be strange that way, and when they say "the numbers don't lie", oh yes they do, and statistics especially can be twisted to come up with all kinds of weird results.
Many thanks to Laila for taking care of you! Cheri's not that close to Van Gogh, but she is close to Piggy. The doctors say she shouldn't pick him up, but yeah, that's not going to work. She's been feeling rougher today but she still went grocery shopping before I got up. John
They say you cannot get covid from the vaccines. 48 hours after the first shot I had a low grade fever which kept getting worse as the days went by. Just assumed it was a reaction to the shot but then I had the cough. My doctor said it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get tested, something I was thinking of doing also, and the rest is history. I'd say two weeks I felt really nasty but very slowly it wasn't as nasty. Took lots of baby steps to get my strength and stamina back. Lost 15 pounds as had no appetite. Did lose taste and smell. Fever and chills went on for about ten days. Was experiencing shortness of breath but not enough to go to the hospital. Sure something I don't care to go through again! Peggy
2 days after being around a bunch of people doesn't seem very long to have caught the virus from them, but it would seem about right for getting it from a shot. I've heard of people getting the vaccination and having no symptoms at all, or having symptoms for a day or 2, and people getting the full blown virus from it. I'm so sorry you had to go through all that.
Those few people I know who have had the virus, differed quite a bit in how they reacted. My drummer had it. His symptoms were flu-like and he had a headache for about a week, and that was it. My brother had it and went through the whole thing, feeling like crap, losing taste and smell, etc. My borther was one who tried to isolate himself to the extent he could. My drummer never tried to isolate himself at all, seeing hundreds of people every weekend and working at a hospital in Kansas City during the day. And yet so far at least, I've never had it. Neither have Cheri, Karly, or her grandson James. All 3 of her grandkids went to school, (at least for that part of the year they actually had school). They had to wear masks and that was about it. Makes it pretty hard to make sense out of any of it and especially hard to know what to do about it.
I'm glad you're over it though and I think that means from here on out, you've got a free pass! John
Hi Peggy! Sorry you got so sick! It sounds like yo mayhave picked it up at Northwest Community Hospital.
But now you are over it, yes? I think the natural immunity is more effective than the vaccine. In any case you are doubled on that now, yes?
Does Laila sleep on your bed with you at night?
David and the CoolCyberCats
David - tested positive March 26 and took until about five weeks later that I felt I was over it. Totally over it now, even the residual coughing. Yes, I'd say I'm overflowing with immunity.
Laila never sleeps in bed with me. Once in a while she'll jump up and lay by me for maybe ten minuties. Minchie was on the bed every night right up next to me. Peggy