Haven’t been around much since the demise of the AO, but figured I’d share for anyone who cares…
I got the Vid right before thanksgiving. Woke up on day #1 with a headache (Loons playoff game was night before, thought I might have drank too much) and felt tired pretty much all day. By that night I felt like I got hit by a bus. Got tested day #2, came back positive day #3. The aches and pains got better day over day and I was pretty much good to go by day 6. I never got the cough/cold/congestion/fever.
Greenwoman and the kids (9 and 11) got tested after my positive and were all positive as well. Greenwoman started to feel symptoms about 5 days after me and had it way worse, she had the bad cough/congestion in addition to the aches and pains (no fever for her either). She actually slept on the sectional for 5 nights since she couldn’t lay flat without coughing. I don’t think the kids had any noticeable symptoms.
A few notes:
Covid was everywhere at the end of November up here. There are 3 possible places where I think we could have got it. One of our friends got it and I was around him maskless for about 15 minutes 5 days before he came down with symptoms, and 8 days before I had symptoms. But the odd part with him is that neither his wife nor his kids ever tested positive (they were tested twice). Another possible place was at my 11 year olds basketball tournament the week before I came down with symptoms. I was designated to keep to scorebook for our team and sat next to some random people for an hour at a time (we were both masked up). Or it came from our kids somehow through school/sports?
I will continue to blame my friend for infecting me in trying to make him feel bad so he buys me beer.
My worst aches/pains were in my back. The friend I mentioned above had pretty similar mild symptoms to me and he said his worst pain was his back too.
Both greenwoman and I couldn’t take a deep breath w/out coughing for 2-3 weeks.
A neighbor kid was at our house for most of the day when I first had the headache/tired. We notified them the next day after I went downhill and again after my test. That kid ended up testing positive (no symptoms). Her dad got basically the same symptoms as me, but tested negative 3 times. Her mom and younger brother tested negative twice.
I have asthma, so I was worried how I would react with Covid. I didn’t really have any problems at the time besides being able to take a deep breath. But starting a few weeks ago my asthma has been acting up worse than it has been in a while. I am going to my doc next week to get that figured out.
There were a few good things about having it when we did. One, we were able to spend Christmas day with my wife’s parents, which wouldn’t have happened if we never got it as they have been super careful. And two we are planning a spring break trip without having to worry about catching it.
I received a letter from my state department of heath 2 weeks after I tested positive telling me to give them a call to contract trace. Seems like that is something they could provide me with my test results? I am guessing they were so overwhelmed by cases at that point that it was too much for them to handle.
tl;dr - My family got Covid. Wife got it worse than me. We are all ok now.