Covid got me, elk hunt on hold...

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Lots on this thread are saying the same on lung capacity. That bothers me that we may not be out of the woods for a while...
It's not only lung capacity, it can be other internal organs. In any case just keep an eye on yourself and your wife. Any unusual symptoms should be noted and watched. Your care provider or doctors are the ones to listen to and kept in the loop. My two cents from the peanut gallery.
 

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I'm sorry to hear that Ed. I didn't know that. Glad you're on the mend though.
Yes Sir! I am doing well now. I am up 5-7 mile hikes with my dog now and managed to go out and do some hunting but still taking it easy. Along with my other surgeries, my stamina, strength, and cardio are still not up to my usual health condition. Considering I am not supposed to be able to hunt this year, I am very please with my recovery,
 

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Yes Sir! I am doing well now. I am up 5-7 mile hikes with my dog now and managed to go out and do some hunting but still taking it easy. Along with my other surgeries, my stamina, strength, and cardio are still not up to my usual health condition. Considering I am not supposed to be able to hunt this year, I am very please with my recovery,
Envy is an ugly thing ;) Great to hear you doing better brother!
 

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Get well my friend and to all others who have been afflicted with this virus. My family and I have avoided the virus so far but it seems like it's only a matter of time before virtually everyone gets it.

For the good of humanity, we need to work together to get this terrible scourge behind us.
Last fall I got this fella in the ER with shortness of breath. He was really working to breathe and I knew he was gonna peeter out. This was over one year ago. I figured him for covid and he came back positive. We managed to get him out of there without tubing him but shortly after his arrival to a level one ICU facility, they tubed him. Nice fella, one sick puppy. Mid 50's in age. Came into work the other day and I look over and he's in one of our trauma bays. He remembered I got him out of there and hollers at me. Remember he was one year out of his original acute episode. He could hardly talk to me he was working so hard to breathe again. Chest tube time. Got him settled down and breathing comfortably and we had time to talk a little. He has no memory of most of the past year. He was on a vent for 7 months from the time he was tubed and he was in the hospital until less than one month ago. They had to pull out all the stops just to keep him alive including rotating him on a stryker bed to allow his chest to expand as best it could. IV everything that could do anything to give this guy a chance to live. This poor guy has lost almost all of his lung function. He is on home O2 at up to 5 liters per cannula when he's doing well. This man has pretty much become a total invalid. I am sure that one of these days he is just going to go to hell in a hand basket and that will be it for him. He's a decent fella and I feel badly for him but it sure was nice to know that he remembered well of me after all he has been through. The point of this whole monologue is that this took a generally healthy 50 some year old and turned him permanently into a shell of his former self. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to whom will get this outcome. Where I work, we have seen healthy young people die and old infirm persons pull through it. So.... it is not BS. This is something you really don't want to see anyone get. As far as what I believe, I do not want to be responsible for passing this onto others. I have been lucky so far and so has my spouse. We are all vaccinated and boosted up and neither of us have gotten it. She retired this summer, she is a nurse, and I am going to hang it up at the end of this year....December 31st. I am so sick of dealing with this crap that I am almost to the point of pain just to go into work anymore. So take care of yourselves, the ones that you love, and think of others because it appears to me that this crap is just going to keep going around and around and keep changing itself for the worse. This outcome may not happen to you but is sure as hell could happen to anyone that you might give it to.
I do not mean to denigrate anyone at all, by telling the story of this person. I just want others to know that this could happen to anyone. And I agree with Varmint Hunter that "For the good of humanity, we need to work together to get this terrible scourge behind us."
Tens :cool:
 

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Last fall I got this fella in the ER with shortness of breath. He was really working to breathe and I knew he was gonna peeter out. This was over one year ago. I figured him for covid and he came back positive. We managed to get him out of there without tubing him but shortly after his arrival to a level one ICU facility, they tubed him. Nice fella, one sick puppy. Mid 50's in age. Came into work the other day and I look over and he's in one of our trauma bays. He remembered I got him out of there and hollers at me. Remember he was one year out of his original acute episode. He could hardly talk to me he was working so hard to breathe again. Chest tube time. Got him settled down and breathing comfortably and we had time to talk a little. He has no memory of most of the past year. He was on a vent for 7 months from the time he was tubed and he was in the hospital until less than one month ago. They had to pull out all the stops just to keep him alive including rotating him on a stryker bed to allow his chest to expand as best it could. IV everything that could do anything to give this guy a chance to live. This poor guy has lost almost all of his lung function. He is on home O2 at up to 5 liters per cannula when he's doing well. This man has pretty much become a total invalid. I am sure that one of these days he is just going to go to hell in a hand basket and that will be it for him. He's a decent fella and I feel badly for him but it sure was nice to know that he remembered well of me after all he has been through. The point of this whole monologue is that this took a generally healthy 50 some year old and turned him permanently into a shell of his former self. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to whom will get this outcome. Where I work, we have seen healthy young people die and old infirm persons pull through it. So.... it is not BS. This is something you really don't want to see anyone get. As far as what I believe, I do not want to be responsible for passing this onto others. I have been lucky so far and so has my spouse. We are all vaccinated and boosted up and neither of us have gotten it. She retired this summer, she is a nurse, and I am going to hang it up at the end of this year....December 31st. I am so sick of dealing with this crap that I am almost to the point of pain just to go into work anymore. So take care of yourselves, the ones that you love, and think of others because it appears to me that this crap is just going to keep going around and around and keep changing itself for the worse. This outcome may not happen to you but is sure as hell could happen to anyone that you might give it to.
I do not mean to denigrate anyone at all, by telling the story of this person. I just want others to know that this could happen to anyone. And I agree with Varmint Hunter that "For the good of humanity, we need to work together to get this terrible scourge behind us."
Tens :cool:
Well thank you and your wife for your work during this trying time. I take care of a family member that's been in and out of hospitals for the last decade. So I appreciate the work that both of you do. And empathize with stress that you both have endured.
 
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It's not only lung capacity, it can be other internal organs. In any case just keep an eye on yourself and your wife. Any unusual symptoms should be noted and watched. Your care provider or doctors are the ones to listen to and kept in the loop. My two cents from the peanut gallery.
Agreed. I went and seen the Doc last Friday 11 days after I got out of the hospital. One of the things we talk about was, I told him getting out of the house and getting some fresh air and going for a short walk or getting in the pickup to go see him or whatever, I told things weren't sitting wright. You know not sitting still ,jumping/moving.He told I have what they call Brain Fog. He said things should start to settle before to long. It's a slow process but I'm better than I was last Friday.Yes effects more than just your lungs. People don't think about but that oxygen level effects your blood stream that feeds all your organs .
 

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I did not spend that long in the hospital but on O2 for almost that long.

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Tool exercisers to help me build my lungs back to normal capacity.
Brother you must be tougher than a 3 dollar steak, after all the crap you have been through in the last couple years and you are still here kicking butt maybe not kicking as high but still kicking it best wishes on your recovery
 
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Thanks! We got right on the antibiotics and prednisone. O2 sats are good. Coughed up a bunch of junk but that is almost gone. Doc didn't want 02 to fall below 91. It's still 95 and higher. No fever but cold sweats are really bad. No bed rest because of the chills. Fatigue is minimal when I can manage rest, and I'm getting antsy to finish an electrical install in my shop. I can just do parts of it at a time if I feel wimpy.
Don't get in no hurry. Thats what I keep remindin myself, Bob. My oyx was 95 when thrown out hospital. Get some rest Bob.
 
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Brother you be tougher than a 3 dollar steak, after all the crap you have been through in last couple years and you are still here kicking butt maybe not kicking as high but still kicking it best wishes on your recovery
Yes, Sir, I have been blessed. I think God had other things for me to do before my time was up. Thanks!
 

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So me, the wife and my daughters family got the covid curse. For me and the wife it was a break thru case as we both had the Pfizer shots last February. I would say we're a mild case, although not what I'd call easy.
That put my friends elk hunt on hold. He's a doctor and eye surgeon, still in practice. He needs our help and we're on hold for this early half of the hunt.
I have had a bad week but getting better but it is a 10 day curse to get "clean" so I can get back up there for him.
If any of you have been hit with this, I wish you the best and hopefully you're getting out this season on time and enjoying your time afield.
We are praying for y'all to get well fast!
 

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Buddy ,,,PLEASE don't push to fast or it will take ya to your KNEE"S FASTER and longer ///wife and I both 3-4 wks.almost two months to get my wheels under me and running again,,In our prayers and have a blessed day.. I'm 56 most people think I'm a working ROBOT,,,I found out (DIFFERENT) 🤔 🥴 ;) 👍 👍
I had a friend Scott, 57. He and his wife got it. She got the cocktail. The hospital would not give it to him. 2 weeks in the hospital, h died of a heart attack due to the stress. He was healthy before. Covid is unpredictable.....not to mess with.

But, Biden restricted supplies of regeneron cocktail for no good reason. I don't know but suspect this is why my friend could not get it. His motive in suspending the supplies was political, to force people to get the vaccine is what I believe. If you think you will just take invermection or a cocktail if you get it, you may want to think again. I know of one person who had to sue the hospital to get them to administer invermectin.

Bottom line, you can't rely on treatment, and the disease is unpredictable on who and how bad it affects you. My wife had it, and it was no worse than a bad cold. Others though die. Now, we have a new variant today out of South Africa, and no one knows if the vaccines will work on it or not. Phizer says maybe 100 days to come up with a new vaccine for it.
I believe its an engineered disease to start. Who knows if these variants are normal evolution and mutation or something more sinister? We live in very strange times where nothing is really certain much anymore. Anything can happen, so stay alert and stay healthy. Get your reloading supplies put up for the winter, and stay prepared.
 
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