I have been sick with the flu or maybe the coronavirus since Wednesday. I have symptoms; fever, shortness of breath, cough so I called my MD and was told to... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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I am home sick with the flu or coronavirus

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21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 1:47:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have been sick with the flu or maybe the coronavirus since Wednesday. I have symptoms; fever, shortness of breath, cough so I called my MD and was told to stay home and try contacting the county health department to see if they could administer the test for COVID-19. The county asked if I have been in contact with someone that has the virus. How would I know????? They told me to go to the ER if I have trouble breathing and suggested I call my primary care physician. This is very frustrating because I am worried that I may have infected others including my parents.
21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 2:01:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
People returning from Europe to Chicago.


21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 2:46:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh eck, hope you’re ok!
21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 3:38:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh how frustrating and worrying that is!

Have you done any travelling recently?

I hope you feel better soon.
21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 4:09:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thanks 4eva and spoon

Nope, haven’t traveled anywhere outside of the local area. Don’t know how I got the flu or coronavirus but I read that the coronavirus may spread as an airborne aerosol. So when I went to the grocery store I maybe was infected just walking around. Thought I was being careful but there really wasn’t any restrictions on people going to public places.

It is really frustrating not being tested. Made me so angry watching the news conference with Trump not accepting any responsibility and then VP Pence saying what a great job Trump is doing.

Sounds like Europe is having a bad time with this.
21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 4:20:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 5:31:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Likely came from shopping cart...

Hope you find yourself better soon.
21 days ago - Sunday 3/15/20 - 9:16:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I feel so bad for you. I have personally had pneumonia. Pneumonia is associated with this virus. When I had it, I honest to God thought I was dying. What I am trying to say here is if you are told to just stay home, that is not good because they need to do a chest x-ray to see if you have pneumonia and treat it if you do. This is what scares me the most about this virus. We do not have the resources, health care wise to treat everyone. Some are going to slip through the cracks... So yeah, if you do not start getting better and get any worse on the shortness of breath, you may have to insist on going in...
19 days ago - Tuesday 3/17/20 - 12:10:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cowdung - You may be correct and I didn't wipe off the food products. But that was a week ago and I will sure do much more cleaning.

Damsel, thank you for the advice. I felt much better yesterday and hope I don't have pneumonia but my chest stills feels congested. I guess I will be self-quarantining for at least another week. Maybe I just had the flu. I don't think I will be tested.
19 days ago - Tuesday 3/17/20 - 12:32:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm glad you are feeling better!
17 days ago - Thursday 3/19/20 - 11:17:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I’m trying not to touch anything. I am more conscious of things I’m touching that other people touch throughout the day. There’s a lot of stuff: elevator buttons, door handles, shopping carts, atm machines, keypads whenever you pay for something, etc. Not to mention if you buy something from a fast food place or a restaurant or a Starbucks, the person handling your food or drink could pass the virus on to you that way.
17 days ago - Thursday 3/19/20 - 11:18:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
It seems there are so many was to get this virus
17 days ago - Thursday 3/19/20 - 11:19:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
The best thing that the country can do is order a total lockdown for three weeks.
17 days ago - Thursday 3/19/20 - 11:30:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Did you see the videos of the people at the beach in FL, and I believe also in TX? Spring breakers. They interviewed a few of them and I cannot believe how selfish and how STUPID those young uns seem. They are not closing the beach til Monday or something like that. Why the wait? Also some stores I have received E-mails from...closing but waiting a few days. Why the wait?
17 days ago - Friday 3/20/20 - 2:15:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I saw the videos of the Spring breakers. As you said, stupid and selfish.
16 days ago - Friday 3/20/20 - 2:17:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
I’m glad California didn’t say the lockdown begins on Monday. If they’re going to do it, they need to do it immediately. The longer you wait, the more it spreads.
16 days ago - Friday 3/20/20 - 2:17:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Thinking of you and Chicagoan YTers
Hope you're feeling better soon!
16 days ago - Friday 3/20/20 - 4:46:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
My state is being ridiculed along with six others for not being strict enough...our government officials are "strongly suggesting" things but not implementing closures and rules. Most businesses are doing all they can to stay alive yet be "correct" in that local restaurants are doing a lot of take out, curbside pickup, deliveries. And some are being especially kind and giving free meals to students who aren't able to go to school. It saddens me so much that those students rely on school meals for their food.
16 days ago - Friday 3/20/20 - 3:02:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
get well soon, and stay safe.



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