Politics aside how is everyone doing ?

SethBullock

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Feeling less feverish today. My nasal passages are achy. No sore throat. No loss of taste or smell so far. Doc said to expect some bad days where everything gets worse, like around Day 5. I don’t have much appetite. Been drinking a lot of cranberry juice while watching reruns on TV.
 

mothra

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Feeling less feverish today. My nasal passages are achy. No sore throat. No loss of taste or smell so far. Doc said to expect some bad days where everything gets worse, like around Day 5. I don’t have much appetite. Been drinking a lot of cranberry juice while watching reruns on TV.

Well, in some parts of the world, you'd call that a resort.
 

Texan

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Feeling less feverish today. My nasal passages are achy. No sore throat. No loss of taste or smell so far. Doc said to expect some bad days where everything gets worse, like around Day 5. I don’t have much appetite. Been drinking a lot of cranberry juice while watching reruns on TV.
Keep us posted if you can. As much time as you have on your hands at the moment, we will worry about you if you don't. I watched EVERYTHING on Netflix and dozens of barndominium videos on youtube during my month long quarantine. We got sick in shifts and that extended our quarantine.
 

SethBullock

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Keep us posted if you can. As much time as you have on your hands at the moment, we will worry about you if you don't. I watched EVERYTHING on Netflix and dozens of barndominium videos on youtube during my month long quarantine. We got sick in shifts and that extended our quarantine.
I have no fever. My symptoms are lessening.

I sure hope things keep going that way.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I am so sorry to hear this, Pink. I sincerely hope that you respond well to the treatment, and can turn this disease around. The liver is the only organ in the body that can completely regenerate itself over time. You were the first person who taught me alot about myself. And, some of your comments I will never forget.

Ask your doctor about diets, exercises, herbal teas, and other remedies, that can help to ease your symptoms(bloating, hypertension, fatigue, weight loss, etc.). And, maybe he can suggest a safer alternative to alcohol.

After over 35 years of smoking, I tried everything to stop. The only thing that worked, was after I read that any habit or addiction can be stopped in 3 weeks. So each day I told myself, not that I can never smoke again, but that I just don't want to smoke today. After 2 weeks this became easier. That was almost 30 years ago.

Also make sure that your spirits are up, and your stress level is down. The last thing you need is stress hormones coursing through your veins.

Again, I am very sorry to hear about this. And, if you're ever in Queensland, my home will always be open to you and yours. And, if there is anything else I can do, please don't hesitate.
Thanks for your post.

I am thinking a non-alcoholic red might substitute.
I like teas. Never drink coffee.
Anyway I face the choice as he put it to me.
And I choose to give it a go.

I have started on my own personal reduction plan. My Old Doc sat down and showed me a way to quantify how much I actually drink.
Actually have found out I actually drink less than I thought, so far. Casks are a bugger...hard to keep track of. :thumb
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
glad it's not cancer Pink ... although that Macronodular cirrhosis doesn't sound great either. I've never heard of that before. If you don't mind my asking, what is the long term prognosis with that?
well ? haven't fully checked it out yet.......it is terminal, usually, much of the harm comes from the fact I had bad Hepatitis in my teens. It is THAT which is the primary cause of the ascites, (which cause the bloating and lack of appetite etc) and from what Iittle I have read about it so far, the only cure is a Liver transplant.


Funnily enough tests have shown I am now IMMUNE to Hep B, and the Hep C results are equally good. Have had it, not now active, no viral load.

So.. if any one can do it I can.
 

SethBullock

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Trust it all goes well Seth. Were you vaccinated?
Yes, I was vaccinated in February.

As I move into Day 4, I’m feeling pretty good. Doc warned that patients often go down hill from Day 5 - Day 8, so I’m hoping I keep getting better rather than the opposite.

I am so bored!!
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
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Yes, I was vaccinated in February.

As I move into Day 4, I’m feeling pretty good. Doc warned that patients often go down hill from Day 5 - Day 8, so I’m hoping I keep getting better rather than the opposite.

I am so bored!!

What jab did you have?
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
am still absorbing the info.

I am not surprised though, not because I drink a lot, but of course that wasn't a good thing to do. No I've been through a shit load of life, and am surprised I am the age I have attained now.

How AM I? Low energy, sleep a lot, too bloated to eat or drink much really. Don't feel hungry much. My overall bloods (tests) are not much different to normal.
Got another one next week, then see my GP then find out about the results and then have an appt for an endoscopy.
THAT will be an experience .. haven't had one of those before.
 

SethBullock

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Hang in there. TRY READING a BOOK. Not for study or interests, but for escape .

A good book is a true blessing.
For the first couple of days of this, what with fever and congestion and no energy, I really didn’t feel like reading, even though I love reading. I’m feeling pretty good this morning of Day 4, and sick and tired of the TV. So today I’m going to get back to reading The Battle Cry of Freedom.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I wouldn't call THAT light reading.

How about some scandinavian Noir, or Scottish Noir.
Better yet ......Ever read the John Rebus books by Ian Rankine. ?

Compelling engrossing, and a real look at Scottish crime , policing and everything.
John Rebus is so real you could touch him.
 

SethBullock

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I wouldn't call THAT light reading.

How about some scandinavian Noir, or Scottish Noir.
Better yet ......Ever read the John Rebus books by Ian Rankine. ?

Compelling engrossing, and a real look at Scottish crime , policing and everything.
John Rebus is so real you could touch him.
I’ve never read his books, but thanks for the recommendation. Do you have a particular title you recommend?
 
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