I have the fabled Coronavirus (Covid-19) Ask me anything

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  1. Tony Ray Bans

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    Hey guys. The Mrs and I found out we have the virus officially today (we were told by a doctor we PROBABLY have it like 3 days ago but have been sick for like 6 days. With all the insanity going on, I figure it wouldn't hurt to give everyone a chance to ask some questions.

    Just to knock out the big ones I am sure will get asked: we have no idea how we got it. Mrs. RayBans is the administrator of a nursing home so she has been insanely careful about exposure. Neither of us has travelled. For all we know, we got it at the grocery store getting stuff when the panic started. As far as condition, both of us kind of just have a low grade flu. Nothing crazy. I have been MUCH sicker in my life. The only weird part is that both of us have lost our senses of smell and taste entirely. Like no matter what food goes in our mouth, zero taste. Doc says that is unique to Covid. It is really bizarre.

    Anyway, fire away boys
     
  2. One Two

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    Hope y’all get better man. Glad you are both ok
     
  3. BlazingRebel

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    Good luck and god bless man hopefully this thread doesn't add anymore to the count.
     
  4. Daddy Rabbit

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    Hang in there homie
     
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  6. Ingram

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    Are you going to eat anything crazy since you can't smell or taste now is the perfect time
     
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  8. Tony Ray Bans

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    Dude this was my FIRST thought. I settled on eating CRAZY healthy since i suck at that but since ALL food now sucks, might as well
     
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  9. Mix

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    Damn feel better man.
     
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  10. BamaNug

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    How easy was the testing process? How long did it take to get your results?

    No taste -- any idea if it will come back? That's wild
     
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  12. Tony Ray Bans

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    Pretty easy once they approve you. It was drive through testing. They shove a Q tip far enough up your nostril to tickle your brain lol. Results take about 2 days but can take longer because the labs are super backed up right now.

    Yeah man its freaky. Everything tastes like water lol. Doc said 2-4 weeks for full senses to return
     
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  13. Jimmy Mac

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    Is it no taste/smell from a stuffy nose or is your nose clear?

    Did you have any GI issues before it started? I had a low grade fever and vomited yesterday, read an article that almost 50% of Covid 19 people have GI issues and it’s a more severe case of Covid, hope it’s just a stomach bug for me.
     
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  14. Owsley

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    Pardon my ignorance, but will your senses of smell and taste forever be diminished, or will they return in normal capacity after this has run its course?
     
  15. Cornelius Suttree

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    hope you get well soon

    and hopefully your senses return
     
  16. BamaNug

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    Have they given you any guideline on when you can be un-quarantined?
     
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  17. Tobias

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    i gotta be honest. if i lost my sense of taste and smell forever, i wouldn’t really know if that’s a life worth living in some aspects. that’s horrifying
     
  18. Goose

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    Have you been puking?
     
  19. Cornelius Suttree

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    how are you fixed for cereal? And milk?
     
  20. One Two

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    If you aren’t experiencing respiratory issues it’s probably a bug or something you ate I’d think.

    I saw that about the GI issues and COVID too. As someone with a poor GI tract to begin with this complete upheaval of my routine has not been easy on my stomach.
     
  21. Tony Ray Bans

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    Nose is totally clear. Its literally just like everything is oderless and tasteless. Ive never seen anything like it.

    I did not have any GI issues. I had a low grade fever, chills, fatigue to start. That subsided. Now im just a little tired and cant taste or smell anything.
     
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  22. Tony Ray Bans

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    Yeah 14 days from when i showed symptoms I will be tested again. If i am negative, I am good to go
     
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  23. Lyrtch

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    do you have enough toilet paper

    cause can a guy get some
     
  24. Tony Ray Bans

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    Doc says itll be totally back to normal
     
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  25. Jimmy Mac

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    Haven’t coughed or short of breath and I can smell, feeling better today but still a little off so I’ve been resting.
     
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  26. One Two

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    And you’ll have some immunity.
     
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  27. Tony Ray Bans

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    Dude im low key pretty upset because i managed to stockpile a TON of awesome food and now its all kind of pointless lol. Everything is just crunchy water, chewy water etc
     
  28. Jimmy Mac

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    Why you been puking? Maybe we’ve got a bug going around Ahia
     
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  29. Ingram

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    I did not realize they had to test everyone again. Really hurts when you already don't have enough tests that that is how the virus protocol works
     
  30. Ingram

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    You could probably get a good bit of YouTube views eating like 4 Carolina reapers
     
  31. BamaNug

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    No respiratory issues?
     
  32. Tony Ray Bans

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    Yeah the doc told us they are going to catch up on capacity quickly (who knows if that is true). Me and the wife can both work from home so we arent in too huge a rush. Would rather not risk infecting anyone else.
     
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  33. Hogview

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    Where do you live?
     
  34. Tony Ray Bans

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    I had a LITTLE bit of a wet cough days 1 and 2 but thats totally gone now. I never had like a debilitating cough or fever. At the worst point of it, I felt like i had a cold.
     
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  35. Tony Ray Bans

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    Austin, TX
     
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  36. One Two

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    This might lead to the digestive issues he’s avoided thus far
     
  37. Jimmy Mac

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    Keep an eye on it, sounds like it may get worse as time goes on
     
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  38. Cornelius Suttree

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    hop on the soylent bandwagon with all the Austin tech bros
     
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  39. Ingram

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    But what about the views
     
  40. bertwing

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    You ate the booty in the past 2 weeks?
     
  41. laxjoe

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    Here’s to a speedy recovery!!
     
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  42. One Two

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    Save the stock market and be a YouTube star. Thank you for your service Tony Ray Bans
     
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  43. Redav

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    Was going to ask about this. Is it supposed to come back?
     
  44. Jimmy Mac

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    When did you lose your taste/smell? Early into the virus or a few days in?
     
  45. Redav

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    Sorry realize now this was answered. Disregard
     
  46. Tony Ray Bans

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    Yeah we were worried about that as well. Fortunately the doc told us if we get halfway through the 2 weeks and we are where we are, we probably arent in for the bad stuff.
    Doc says it will come back completely in 2 - 4 weeks
    The taste/smell disappeared like 4 days in. After the worst of the standard sick feelings had subsided
     
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  47. SC

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    Just dropping in to say hope y’all feel better soon and get well.
     
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  48. bigred77

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    It would be a hell of an experiment though
     
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  49. Redav

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    Did you ever have congestion? Or you just woke up one day and your sense of taste and smell dipped?
     
  50. Duck70

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    Damn dude that sucks, best of luck to you and your wife and yourself Tony Ray Bans
     
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