How has the virus affected you directly?

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  1. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Been downing menstrual pain meds all day. You may laugh but the **** works.
     
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  2. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I would never laugh about that. Miracle drugs.

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  3. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    What meds?

    Feel any better?
     
  4. stitches

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    I'm in my 30s so I'm less worried about myself, but my mother is a nurse and her hospital has already been hit with cases of corona virus that required quarantine and closing of the hospital for disinfection for about 5 days. I'm really worried about my mom. She's been a nurse all her life and she loves her patients and co-workers. She's the head nurse of her ward and is responsible for about two dozens of nurses and sanitary workers. When they put her hospital under quarantine, it caught her outside of the hospital but after the second day she went to the hospital and wanted to break the quarantine and get in to help her coworkers because they were massively overworked and had been working for close to 3 days non-stop caring for the patients still left in the hospital during the quarantine. They didn't let her in. My point is - she's not the type to think about herself first in emergency situations. I've been reading a ton of stories about how many of the medical workers get the virus during work and how they are in much more of a risk than regular people because they usually get a much more potent and higher dose of the virus and have harder time battling the virus. She's getting close to her 60s and she's been a smoker all her life. I'm on pins and needles all the time and the fact that they don't seem to be getting the required protection doesn't help. Last week they told them they didn't have the protective gowns that WHO recommends so they were told to instead just put on 2 sets of their regular work uniforms instead. Yesterday she was disinfecting 5-6 masks she has in the oven. LIKE WTF?

    And we haven't even hit anywhere close to the peak yet. This thing will be getting worse and worse for a while. I don't know what to do. I've been trying to make her quit smoking for ages, I've tried again after this thing hit... but she's not going to quit now... if anything the anxiety and overworking probably makes her smoke more now. No idea what else I can do ...
     
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  5. Wes Mantooth

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    **** man, I’m very sorry. You’re mom is truly a hero in all this. Given the circumstances, it sounds like your mom will do the job, undaunted. Not to sound morbid, but my advice to you would be to speak with her through whatever method you choose and say whatever you feel you need or want to say to her knowing it could be your last conversation. I’m not trying to put any awful thoughts in your mind, brotha. I’m not. I just know I’ve thought of this a little myself and my parents, though 72 and 71 respectively, aren’t in such conditions. I just wouldn’t want any regrets and would want to tell them everything I feel the need to say at that moment.
     
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  6. Scat

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    Over the counter menstrual pain pills. It is a combo of acetaminophen, caffeine and pyrilamine maleate (antihistamine). Really much better than just Tylenol or aspirin.

    I do feel a bit better today. Drank a lot of vodka last night, woopie a couple times overnight and didn't get out of bed until 9:30 this morning. Wife has been simmering homemade tomato sauce for the past couple of days so will have some killer spaghetti this afternoon. Hopefully the drugs, rest, sex, booze and good food will save the weekend. If nothing else I will die a happy, satisfied man...
     
  7. Jazzmix

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    Big respect for your mother and good luck! Hope she will do fine. I have many Bulgarian friends, heard stories about hospitals over there.. So I can imagine how hard it must be to work there now under those circumstances.
     
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  8. stitches

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    Thanks for your posts. Much appreciated. Yeah, in these times letting your loved ones know how you feel is probably more prescient and pressing than ever.

    The good thing here is that incredibly surprising to me, we took measures very early. With just 30 or so cases we entered state of emergency with closing of non-essential businesses, closing schools, society wide pleads for people to stay home, etc. The hope is we manage to keep the numbers down and the curve as flat as possible. And I hope the weather gets hot soon. Seems like there are hopes this virus might be susceptible to the weather... it might not go away, but hopefully it dulls down the spread.

    Anyways... good luck to everyone and stay safe.
     
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  9. Wes Mantooth

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    What state? Utah?
     
  10. stitches

    stitches Well-Known Member

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    Bulgaria. I'm not from the US.
     
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  11. Safetydan

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    Dutch baby morning. 20200329_103341.jpg

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  12. Wes Mantooth

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    How long have you lived there?
     
  13. Wes Mantooth

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    What is that? Looks delish.
     
  14. stitches

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    Most of my life.
     
  15. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. You’ve always felt very American to me. I never would have guessed.
     
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  16. stitches

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    Spent some time studying in Canada. Weirdly enough, I've never stepped foot in the US.
     
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  17. Gameface

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    It's a Dutch Baby, you fill it with warm fruit (either macerated or with jam), looks like he's using jam, then fold it over, flip it and cut it into servings.

    This and almond puff pastry was something my mom often made in the morning on various holidays.
     
  18. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    This
    I'm shocked that he isn't American

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  19. Wes Mantooth

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    Racialist.
     
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  20. Rubashov

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    Stage 3 restrictions today. Girlfriend is worried about coming over for dinner since its a non essential gathering, I beg to differ...
     

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