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Title: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vainsharpdad on July 23, 2021, 07:58:38 AM


Just a self-pity post really. I had this week booked as leave, and had planned to spend the time on the Xbox eating crisps.

I felt ill on Friday - I often do just when I go on leave as I sort of drop my shields, so I just thought it was that. I've not had a cough or loss of smell or anything obviously COVID - and I am double-vaxxed. I had just been feeling really, really knackered.


But it was lasting too long, so the missus nagged me to do a PCR test just in case, and fuck me if it hasn't come back positive, and I seem to have a few other symptoms now which apparently can be linked to the Delta variant. I can't decide if the worst one is:
I have no idea how I got this - I barely go out and my family are all regularly testing negative.

Summary: I am not enjoying Covid.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Dr Rock on July 23, 2021, 08:39:12 AM
Sorry to hear this. You might be able to get something to help you sleep?
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vanilla.coffee on July 23, 2021, 08:49:00 AM
Be a real man and hope it goes away.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Chedney Honks on July 23, 2021, 09:18:03 AM
So much for the conspiracy, buddy. Life comes at you pretty fast.

Edit: Sorry, my mistake. Look after yourself, mate.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: JamesTC on July 23, 2021, 09:22:08 AM
Incubate a new variant for a laugh.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Uncle TechTip on July 23, 2021, 11:11:57 AM
Feel like I want to contract covid now just to see what it's like

Not sure on painful eyeballs though. That's a symptom they kept a lid on. I am a big fan of looking around so this would hit me bad.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 23, 2021, 11:15:33 AM
Feel like I want to contract covid now just to see what it's like

Not sure on painful eyeballs though. That's a symptom they kept a lid on. I am a big fan of looking around so this would hit me bad.

Hope you dont get it
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vainsharpdad on July 23, 2021, 12:08:44 PM
Seems to be a thing:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/coronavirus-sore-eyes-can-be-a-sign-of-covid-19-as-per-study/photostory/80326382.cms

Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Fambo Number Mive on July 23, 2021, 12:19:57 PM
Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: katzenjammer on July 23, 2021, 12:23:50 PM
If you don't mind me asking, how bad would you say you feel on a scale of 1 to 10?  And how does it compare to cold/flu type illnesses you've had?  Since I'm also fully vaxxed I'm wondering how bad it could be.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vainsharpdad on July 23, 2021, 01:23:39 PM
The first 4/5 days was like the worst flu I have ever had. Unable to exert much or concentrate and dizzy with muscle pain like I’d been tenderised. Sleeping was like a battle with my own psyche - waking every 20 mins or so all night. And as I said, unable to gently cough without front lobe pain or move my eyeballs without it hurting.

Thats improved a bit now, but by no means entirely - that was the worst of it..

I’d give it a 9
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: katzenjammer on July 23, 2021, 01:41:28 PM
Woah! That’s a lot worse than I was hoping or expecting you’d say. Hope you get well soon
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on July 23, 2021, 01:44:04 PM
The first 4/5 days was like the worst flu I have ever had. Unable to exert much or concentrate and dizzy with muscle pain like I’d been tenderised. Sleeping was like a battle with my own psyche - waking every 20 mins or so all night. And as I said, unable to gently cough without front lobe pain or move my eyeballs without it hurting.

Thats improved a bit now, but by no means entirely - that was the worst of it..

I’d give it a 9

Christ, really? Sounds awful.

Hope you sort yourself off in time to play Xbox and eat crisps at least for some of the time off.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: jobotic on July 23, 2021, 01:45:02 PM
Hope you feel much better very quickly.

My friend has just called off a small gathering for her fiftieth birthday. Her and her son have had it - both been double jabbed - recovering now but pretty poorly.

Just imagine if you weren't jabbed!
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vainsharpdad on July 23, 2021, 07:02:42 PM
Aye, I think I might be on the up a little bit now, but glad I’ve been vaxxed.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Glebe on July 23, 2021, 07:07:21 PM
Aw no, hugs vainsharpdad, take it easy and get well soon.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Noodle Lizard on July 23, 2021, 07:42:06 PM
Worth remembering that PCR tests aren't 100% accurate, especially the at-home ones. If you've not got a cough or loss of smell/taste, and since you're double-vaxxed for COVID-19, you may just have another type of bug. Plenty of people I know have been coming down with stuff like that recently[1], presumably because their immune systems took a bit of a break from exposure over the last year or so.

Not that it makes that much of a difference, of course, if you feel like shite you feel like shite. Hope you're on the mend!
 1. I had one of the worst I've ever felt in May - double-tested negative for COVID, so allowed/expected to work on site!
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 23, 2021, 07:46:59 PM
Sorry it's eating into your leave mate!

One of my mates who has had it is now signed off work because the oaf managed to slip down the stairs and fracture his coccyx; their main gripe was that 'they just had to sit there and get stoned in front of the tv' like that was some sort of big burden, the fucking ingrate.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Brian Freeze on July 23, 2021, 11:13:47 PM
Isn't it a thing where you can claim back your leave if you are ill while you are supposed to be off?

No idea how it works, I'm not head of HR.

Get well soon.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: icehaven on July 24, 2021, 10:56:46 AM
Sorry to hear that, Mr. Haven tested positive on Thursday after having similar symptoms (bad cough, loss of taste and smell, painful eyes). I had a test yesterday but I'm negative (both were PCR tests done at test centres). He hasn't had the jab but I've had my first, was supposed to have the 2nd next Friday but I've obviously had to reschedule it for the following week as we have to isolate until a week today. Presumably my jab worked then? Or does it not work like that and I've just not caught it somehow?
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: flotemysost on July 24, 2021, 11:12:58 AM
Sorry to hear that, Mr. Haven tested positive on Thursday after having similar symptoms (bad cough, loss of taste and smell, painful eyes). I had a test yesterday but I'm negative (both were PCR tests done at test centres). He hasn't had the jab but I've had my first, was supposed to have the 2nd next Friday but I've obviously had to reschedule it for the following week as we have to isolate until a week today. Presumably my jab worked then? Or does it not work like that and I've just not caught it somehow?

Loads of people I know had "household disparity" in terms of who tested positive and who didn't last year (in the winter, so before anyone had been jabbed) - my manager's partner (who lives with her) tested positive, but my manager and their young daughter were negative, even though they're almost certain they must have got it via the daughter's nursery. And it's not as if they weren't all in close physical contact with each other during that time. So it does seem to happen quite a lot.

Sorry to anyone who's ill/isolating anyway, hope you all feel better soon.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vainsharpdad on July 24, 2021, 12:47:59 PM
Vainsharpdaughter has it now as well. No real symptoms though.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Blue Jam on July 24, 2021, 02:44:53 PM
My werkplace are offering weekly saliva sample testing for employees. I thought "fuck that" and never bothered going, but my new boss just asked me "Have you signed up? It's a good idea if you're coming in regularly" and thought erk, perhaps I fackin' should.

Get well soon VSD x
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: greencalx on July 24, 2021, 05:55:15 PM
I’ve done the saliva test, BJ, and can’t see any reason not to if you’re going in regularly. It takes about 5 seconds - most time consuming part is wiping the tube and table down afterwards - and is way less unpleasant than swabbing. That said, they’ve had about 6 positive results in total so far, so one does wonder about the sensitivity.

Oh and yes, sorry to hear you’ve got it bad VSD. We had an outbreak in our household at the beginning of the month, I was the only person not to get it but luckily those who did got only the mildest symptoms. (In fact, one got nothing more than a briefly raised temperature and a headache). After a negative swab test I found it quite reassuring to continue to get negative saliva tests as well.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Blue Jam on July 24, 2021, 05:57:47 PM
Yes, I didn't realise it was a saliva test until the boss told me this week, I had somehow missed that part. The swab test I had wasn't pleasant and I didn't fancy doing one of those every week. Going to sign up for it now.

As for the sensitivity, isn't part of it just testing a new system and giving the team who developed it some research data? Still not entirely sure of the point, but I guess it won't hurt me to go.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: greencalx on July 24, 2021, 06:33:39 PM
Yea, but unless they are following up people who test negative with swab tests I don’t see how they can estimate the false negative rate. Edit: as for point, I think the idea is that it they get enough data to show this is a reliable mass surveillance method then it can be widely used during times when incidence rates are low in an effort to keep them low so we don’t have to lock the fuck down again. I’d take gobbing in a pot once or twice a week over another lockdown any day of the week.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: purlieu on July 24, 2021, 08:49:21 PM
Since I'm also fully vaxxed I'm wondering how bad it could be.
Friend of a friend is in intensive care despite being double jabbed. So the answer is: bad.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: vainsharpdad on July 26, 2021, 08:15:02 AM
Still knackered and unable to sleep. Sleeping pills no help. Thinking this might turn into that long covid.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Chedney Honks on July 26, 2021, 08:17:06 AM
Seems pretty standard to be absolutely knackered for a good couple of weeks. I wouldn't start worrying about long Covid.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Cloud on July 26, 2021, 08:33:07 AM
Damn that sounds rough.  No conditions that may make the vaccine less effective for you?
Hope it clears up soon.

I’ve done the saliva test, BJ

That's not how a saliva test works...
Sorry, I'll get my coat.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Blue Jam on August 04, 2021, 06:25:04 PM
I’ve done the saliva test, BJ, and can’t see any reason not to if you’re going in regularly. It takes about 5 seconds - most time consuming part is wiping the tube and table down afterwards - and is way less unpleasant than swabbing. That said, they’ve had about 6 positive results in total so far, so one does wonder about the sensitivity.

On the basis of this post I've gone and got myself some lateral flow kits. Might as well do it properly. Cheers.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Glebe on August 05, 2021, 12:36:31 AM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for you and your daughter.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on September 16, 2021, 10:23:48 AM
Any updates from vainsharpdad? No sign-in since July.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Glebe on September 16, 2021, 02:17:29 PM
Hope he's doing okay. Going for a covid test today actually, being feeling like I'm coming down with something these past few days.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 16, 2021, 02:21:09 PM
They boy had a 104f fever overnight which kept us up, he’s had seizures at temperatures that high in the past which were fairly flippin terrifying. Spike in cases here as well in the last week since students came back to uni (I’m a grad student and have been to several in person events so err… uh oh).

Negative PCR tests for us both this morning and his temp seems to be stabilizing which is good. Never a dull moment!
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Glebe on September 16, 2021, 02:22:04 PM
Glad to hear it Ferris!
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 16, 2021, 02:25:35 PM
Any updates from vainsharpdad? No sign-in since July.

Bit worried about this, he definitely wasn’t well with it. Hoping all ok.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Glebe on October 07, 2021, 08:50:58 PM
Hopefully he'll stop in to give us an update.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Cloud on October 07, 2021, 10:39:27 PM
Doesn't seem good, he was quite an active poster.  Hope he's alright.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Uncle TechTip on October 08, 2021, 12:54:40 AM
I had it last week and it was pretty tough, several flu-like symptoms and I can attest to that one where your head hurts like a fucker each time you cough. Ears went all funny too. After about 3 days I started to feel better but on day 12 I still have blocked ears and I feel exhausted half way through the day. This is with a double jab too. For goodness sake get the jab.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Glebe on October 08, 2021, 04:16:13 AM
Hope you're doing okay Unc TT.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Uncle TechTip on October 08, 2021, 01:32:23 PM
Thanks Glebe. Here's to you as well, always with a lovely word for everyone. Hope you're doing ok.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Chedney Honks on October 08, 2021, 01:55:07 PM
Amen to that.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: kalowski on October 08, 2021, 09:31:02 PM
Fucking hell. The first time I do anything other than go to work. Spend a weekend with friends and we all come back with it. I feel fine apart from a cough but obviously I know I'm a few days from hospitalisation. Fuck, I am so angry. I should have stayed at home.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: mothman on October 08, 2021, 10:40:23 PM
Jesus. Suddenly everyone is dropping like flies. Get well soon all.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 08, 2021, 10:57:16 PM
Jesus. Suddenly everyone is dropping like flies. Get well soon all.

My mum has told her school to shove it but has 6 more days of work. I’m a bit worried but think she’ll get away with it.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: kalowski on October 11, 2021, 07:36:28 PM
Fucking hell. The first time I do anything other than go to work. Spend a weekend with friends and we all come back with it. I feel fine apart from a cough but obviously I know I'm a few days from hospitalisation. Fuck, I am so angry. I should have stayed at home.
I exaggerated. I'm just holed up in the bedroom whilst me understandably pissed off wife delivers food like I'm a prisoner, but I don't feel ill at all. I do have a weird blocked ear, though. Sounds like I'm underwater. This is not a symptom I've read about.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Cuellar on October 11, 2021, 07:53:14 PM
I went to a wedding reception last Saturday and have been feeling ill ever since. Got a tickly cough now, can still smell and taste everything though. I keep doing tests and they keep coming back negative but I'm convinced I've got it.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: C_Larence on October 11, 2021, 07:58:26 PM
I went to a wedding reception last Saturday and have been feeling ill ever since. Got a tickly cough now, can still smell and taste everything though. I keep doing tests and they keep coming back negative but I'm convinced I've got it.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-58624295.amp
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Cuellar on October 11, 2021, 08:12:50 PM
Could be that I suppose, but I don't feel TERRIBLE, just a bit niggly cough phlegmy etc.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Blue Jam on October 11, 2021, 08:18:40 PM
Felt really rough about a week ago, took a couple of days off werk, did a few lateral flow tests and got nothing but negative results. Just assumed it was "Freshers' Flu". October innit? People mingling more after lockdown, vaxxed but still spreading things that aren't Covid.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: greencalx on October 11, 2021, 09:11:57 PM
Exactly that. Just imagine what happens to your immune system if it has nothing to do for 18 months.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Zetetic on October 11, 2021, 09:13:16 PM
Lot of rhinovirus and RSV (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_syncytial_virus) about again now.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: mothman on October 11, 2021, 09:15:46 PM
I’ve been feeling crap in some undefinable way. LFTs coming up negative though. I think I’m just generally wiped out.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Blue Jam on October 11, 2021, 09:34:42 PM
Gotta say I do love the way that feeling a bit crap is now a socially acceptable excuse to take some time off werk, and isn't seen as illness = weakness. This always should have been the case and I'm loving this new reality.
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Cloud on October 11, 2021, 09:47:53 PM
We still have to take it unpaid at our place or SSP.  The new reality needs to be affordable to stick

Taking a few risks, beer festival at end of month, convention at end of next (latter has me the most concerned - more spacious venue due to covid but I've never returned from one without the "con lurgy").  Just feel that life has to go on, but fingers firmly crossed...
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 11, 2021, 10:10:05 PM
illness = weakness.

“You know the credo”

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhq8fQzCQAAyGcg.jpg)
Title: Re: So I've got the 'Vid
Post by: Blue Jam on October 11, 2021, 10:44:37 PM
“You know the credo”

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhq8fQzCQAAyGcg.jpg)

Thank you thank you thank you x