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D&D and the rising pandemic


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Greg K

Adventurer
Everyone, please take precautions. Yesterday, I was discharged to go home after having been admitted to the hospital on December 14 with Covid and spending two and a half weeks in the hospital followed by nearly three weeks in a nursing home.

The week prIor to admittance, it was initially thought that i had an upper respiratory infection, because I took all the proper precautions and rarely left the house other than to buy food, walk the dog, or attend medical appointmemts. It was only when I began running a fever while on antibiotics that Covid was suspected and I was given a Covid test. Three days later, the same day I received my positive test results. I was rushed to the ER with Covid, pneumonia, and acute respiratory failure with hypoxia.

Several days after admittance, I learned that I had been on death's door and the doctors were unsure they could save me- covid and stress of my body fighting to survive caused other complications on top of the repiratory failure.

Covid is serious. Thankfully, I am still alive. Many have not been so lucky. Yet, despite being alive. I am still on meds, using a walker, and waiting for both temporary in home care and to see a specialist to find out if there is permanent damage to some organs (looking over the diagnoses and a med, I am unsure if I now also have a permanent condition that can lead to an over production of blood platelets).

Please, take precautions and be safe
 
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Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Doctors in the UK are recommending people use an oximeter three times a day to measure their oxygen levels. Apparently one of the big mysteries of COVID is that people's oxygen levels are dropping without them noticing until it's too late. Full article on the BBC: Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives - BBC News
I’m not surprised. Humans are surprisingly durable. My father has had patients walk into his offices who were borderline cyanotic* who claimed they were “just fine”.


* not related to current events
 
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It's interesting to hear/witness the wide variety of Covid effects.

I know some people who have died. I also know some people who said they barely noticed having it.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
Doctors in the UK are recommending people use an oximeter three times a day to measure their oxygen levels. Apparently one of the big mysteries of COVID is that people's oxygen levels are dropping without them noticing until it's too late. Full article on the BBC: Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives - BBC News
Yes, this can be a challenging one because the body adapts. My wife had a health incident a number of years ago that was scary. She was dealing with some chronic anemia that pretty much cratered her hemoglobin levels - when she finally got that tested, the doctors noted the panic low result and called her in to the ED for a transfusion. She had no idea she was having so much trouble or at so much risk because the body can adapt and your feelings and perceptions adapt to the new, even if declining, normal as long as it is gradual enough.
We're all just frogs in the slowly heating pot.
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
@Imaculata, I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers. I have lost two relatives to this bug, and they weren't as close as a father.

Good and bad news locally for me. Bad news, the number of contagions is so severe that the mayor has decreed all markets have to close, starting Monday. Honestly, I'm not surprised. The number of people not wearing masks and even eating in the local market is staggering. I guess that's why we can't have nice things anymore.

Good news? The Federal Government has finally opened the door for local Governments and businesses to import vaccines directly. This is good because 1) I can hope to get vaccinated this year, and 2) I'll have an option not to take the Cancino vaccine -which I have serious doubts about, but will likely end up being the one applied in mass by the Government because it is cheap. -, 3) There was a fear that they would use vaccines as a way to pressure people during the elections this year. I guess that they had to admit there was no way they would be able to pay for a hundred million vaccines and administer them efficiently.

Also there was a scare with my sister. Her immediate boss was diagnosed this week, but she is fine. Thankfully she is fine.
 

I'll have an option not to take the Cancino vaccine -which I have serious doubts about, but will likely end up being the one applied in mass by the Government because it is cheap.

In Dutch we have a saying: "Goedkoop is duurkoop".

Which means (roughly translated) "Buying cheap is paying a high price". If you buy things on the cheap, you get what you paid for, and you may end up paying more in the end.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
In my state, they have opened up to all "Phase 1" vaccine recipients. We don't have a hard start date, but we are expected to go to Phase 2 in early February.
 

Doctors in the UK are recommending people use an oximeter three times a day to measure their oxygen levels. Apparently one of the big mysteries of COVID is that people's oxygen levels are dropping without them noticing until it's too late. Full article on the BBC: Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives - BBC News
The oximeter I'd ordered yesterday just arrived. I tried it, and it said 98%. Just goes to show what I've always suspected: I'm full of bull!

("Oxi", get it? Sounds like "ox", as in "bull". I crack myself up sometimes.)
 


Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
The oximeter I'd ordered yesterday just arrived. I tried it, and it said 98%. Just goes to show what I've always suspected: I'm full of bull!

("Oxi", get it? Sounds like "ox", as in "bull". I crack myself up sometimes.)
You are only 2% short of being a complete gas (as in something that causes laughter). Just a little bit more to go !
 


Ryujin

Hero
Regional and international shipping via Canada Post is taking a hit, due to a large Covid-19 outbreak at a local sorting facility. This place is a little over a 15 minute drive from my place and is how most of my parcels and Amazon purchases are handled. It's a 3 shift, 24/7 facility, now with one less shift.

 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Researchers testing extant pharmaceuticals’ efficacy vs C19 have found that a cancer drug that may be MUCH more effective than remdesivir.


It’s still preliminary, but looks promising.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Something you read about but a video.


Americans moving to NZ going through qurantine. Not as strict as Aussie, they can't leave the rooms or chose their food.

Technically he's a kiwi, NZ father but raised in USA. NZ has birthright citizenship if one parent is a citizen it's how he got in. US wife afaik.
 

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