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Old 07-17-2022, 04:44 PM   #61
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That was my experience. I lost 15 lbs. over COVID, just because nothing tasted like anything. To be fair, it was good for me, and even with the rest of the COVID, was still way less painful overall than dieting it off.
Thatís what Iím experiencing now. I think Iím eating just because I know I should. I havenít lost all my taste, just nothing really tastes that great. Kinda just donít feel like eating that much. Of course, I think that also adds to the run down feeling as well.
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Old 07-17-2022, 05:32 PM   #62
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My wife and I got it in December of 2020. Both of us lost our sense of taste and smell. Mine came back slowly over the last year, hers, not so much, but it is somewhat better. Overall, it was much like a moderate case of the flu. It affected me a little worse than it did my wife. But you know how us men are, a cold is almost as painful and debilitating as childbirth is to a woman, right? We were off for two weeks so it wasn't an issue with us not working.

Many people urging us to get the vaccine afterwards. We believed our immune system would be stronger since we had already had it. Then in August of last year we got the "whatever" variant that was infecting everyone at the time. It was much like a common cold, nothing that really even slowed us down. Fortunately, as we are OTR truck drivers, we stay isolated from virtually everyone so it didn't keep us from working. Since it was so mild we thought our immune systems had helped us fight it off so we still did not get the vaccine.

A good friend of mine (my in law actually) back home went ahead and got the vaccine and followed it up with a booster shot. Eight days later he had a stroke while driving. Luckily he had one of his employees with him and he was able to get medical assistance. He had a blood clot in the brain. The man was younger than me, in great health, very active. His family is convinced the booster/vaccine was responsible. I had hoped he could overcome the effects of the stroke. He was a VERY strong willed man. If anyone could beat it I figured he could.

I spoke to another one of his employees a month ago (his son has taken over his father's two business's) and he told me they expect him to live out his last days in a nursing home.

Understand now, we deal primarily with pharmaceuticals and all things related to COVID, including the test kits. During a conversation with one of the companies we were at it was revealed that we would be hauling a load of test kits. At some point in our dialogue, we addressed the kits capability to identify COVID and were informed that the kits could identify a virus, which may be the flu, a cold, or COVID. It apparently does not differentiate.

We still believe these vaccines were rushed and we have no plans to get one. Don't get me wrong, do what you feel is best for you. But we do know that it doesn't stop the virus, nor does it prevent the spread. And there is some evidence that shows blood clots being a side affect. I'll take my chances, but YMMV.
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Old 07-17-2022, 07:33 PM   #63
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My wife and I got it in December of 2020. Both of us lost our sense of taste and smell. Mine came back slowly over the last year, hers, not so much, but it is somewhat better. Overall, it was much like a moderate case of the flu. It affected me a little worse than it did my wife. But you know how us men are, a cold is almost as painful and debilitating as childbirth is to a woman, right? We were off for two weeks so it wasn't an issue with us not working.

Many people urging us to get the vaccine afterwards. We believed our immune system would be stronger since we had already had it. Then in August of last year we got the "whatever" variant that was infecting everyone at the time. It was much like a common cold, nothing that really even slowed us down. Fortunately, as we are OTR truck drivers, we stay isolated from virtually everyone so it didn't keep us from working. Since it was so mild we thought our immune systems had helped us fight it off so we still did not get the vaccine.

A good friend of mine (my in law actually) back home went ahead and got the vaccine and followed it up with a booster shot. Eight days later he had a stroke while driving. Luckily he had one of his employees with him and he was able to get medical assistance. He had a blood clot in the brain. The man was younger than me, in great health, very active. His family is convinced the booster/vaccine was responsible. I had hoped he could overcome the effects of the stroke. He was a VERY strong willed man. If anyone could beat it I figured he could.

I spoke to another one of his employees a month ago (his son has taken over his father's two business's) and he told me they expect him to live out his last days in a nursing home.

Understand now, we deal primarily with pharmaceuticals and all things related to COVID, including the test kits. During a conversation with one of the companies we were at it was revealed that we would be hauling a load of test kits. At some point in our dialogue, we addressed the kits capability to identify COVID and were informed that the kits could identify a virus, which may be the flu, a cold, or COVID. It apparently does not differentiate.

We still believe these vaccines were rushed and we have no plans to get one. Don't get me wrong, do what you feel is best for you. But we do know that it doesn't stop the virus, nor does it prevent the spread. And there is some evidence that shows blood clots being a side affect. I'll take my chances, but YMMV.
The common cold is a Covid of some sort and the main tests used that have since been pulled couldn't differentiate between a cold and Covid-19.
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Old 07-20-2022, 05:38 PM   #64
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you weren't "vaccinated" you were just inoculated and it didn't work. A true vaccine would have prevented the china virus
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Old 07-20-2022, 06:06 PM   #65
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you weren't "vaccinated" you were just inoculated and it didn't work. A true vaccine would have prevented the china virus
Exactly. I'm surprised more people aren't angry and embarrassed that they got juped by this who knows what garbage injected into their bodies.. And don't get me started about these stupid masks that do nothing but cause discomfort.

Don't drink the kool-aid folks and don't believe everything you're told. Use your head and think for yourself. Question everything.

But then again, I'm a guy that believes we never flew a rocket 480,000 mile round trip in 1969 to space (when most cars still had carburetors), through the firmament, landed safely on the moon while the other part of the rocket orbitted the moon, called to the whitehouse and spoke to the President, connected back to the other part of said rocket, and flew back through the firmament landing safely back on earth... So take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Now where did I set my tin foil hat?..
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Old 07-20-2022, 06:47 PM   #66
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" I'm a guy that believes we never flew a rocket 480,000 mile round trip in 1969 to space." Parts Guy, we already knew that's what you believe.
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Old 07-20-2022, 08:10 PM   #67
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Any consolation but the good Doctor Fauci announced he was stepping down from his current position at the end of our POTUS's term in 2024. No politics intended.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:44 PM   #68
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When we got a positive test result on July 2 our son says "I've got 2 bottles of Ivermectin if you want some". No, your Mom will go ape feces if I take that. So I didn't.
Last week we had our annual in home nurse visit by our health insurance company. He went through their usual routine, discussing our current meds, weight check, etc. Then we got to covid. He asked what we took. Paxlovid (?). Only that? Yes. He recommended high doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc. AND IVERMECTIN. Betty about soiled her trousers.
So I asked our son about the Ivermectin and how he heard about it. He said he works with a smart Engineer that is very familiar with it. The Engineer is from Vietnam and said whenever anyone there got sick they got Ivermectin. No bad side results and it was effective.
I'm kinda changing my mind about our g'ment and big pharma.
But I'm leaving soon for The Knoxville Nationals sprint car races and don't want to be on the road alone and taking a new regimen of meds. I'll get them when I return. I do have the vitamins and will start them tomorrow.
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