Have you avoided whatever is going around?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 246 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 11:58 AM

Seems like everyone I know is sick right now, or has been within the last month or so. I've been lucky, I guess. Zoom calls for work are really annoying right now because so many people have that sicky voice.


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 123 reps Joined Feb 2010
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 12:10 PM

So far, so good. My lady has had some crap where she's had congestion and was throwing up early on. All our grandkids had it too. Normally I get a flu shot but I haven't yet.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 85 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 12:15 PM

Knock on wood but I’ve avoided being sick for almost a year. I think it’s because I make a point to sanitize my hands whenever I leave the store, my kid’s school, or the gym. 

Also, I’ve somehow never had covid despite being exposed to it several times a week. I had a positive antibody test back in 2020 and that was it. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 12:18 PM

Nope. Daughter got influenza a last Wednesday. Fever of 102-103 for five days. Son got it 2 days after. I got it 1 day after that. Was brutal. Just not we are all getting over it. Just a runny nose and cough left. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 1:09 PM

No illness yet.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 163 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 1:12 PM

Terrible sinus issues for 2-3 weeks in December but not what is going around. Being back at school now I hope to avoid it.

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 30 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 2:09 PM

covid and a sinus infection. literally everyone in my family and 2/3 of my extended family have had it since christmas.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 106 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 4:04 PM

Tested positive for Covid in late September.  It was mild with the worst part being the sinus issues, which lasted like a month. 

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 30 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 4:23 PM
posted by BRF

Tested positive for Covid in late September.  It was mild with the worst part being the sinus issues, which lasted like a month. 

yeah mine was very mild. no fever this time, only the sore throat and stuffy nose. The only reason i know it was covid was my mother in law tested positive when she went back to work after the holiday.

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 4:40 PM

My family all got it pretty bad around Christmas- New Years. I was mildly sick but mostly loaded up on vitamin c and was fine

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 5:46 PM

not a scratch

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 97 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 6:20 PM

I got strep before Thanksgiving (from my daughter), it fucking sucked. Other than that kids have been sick a couple of times but recovered in a day or two.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 16 reps Joined Mar 2015
Thu, Jan 4, 2024 10:20 PM

I got sick in early November. Typical flu progression for me is headache -> sore throat -> congestion -> nose runs like crazy for a day or two -> healthy.

I went through that normal progression with two added symptoms: early on I had a day of fever and chills and then when it was all said and done I had developed a very persistent and annoying cough.

I finally shook the cough over the last week or so, so it was about a two month ordeal for me.

It wouldn't surprise me if I had pneumonia.

TedSheckler Emporium Entrepreneur
4,023 posts 48 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 5, 2024 7:50 AM

I've been dealing with it for...going on 3 weeks now.  Sore throat, fever came and went.  Slightly congested.  The only thing lingering is a dry cough.  Can't shake that.


I think my grandson brought it with him from Colorado.  We ended up taking him  to urgent care while he was here.  Tested positive for croup and RSV.  He had a miserable week here.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 123 reps Joined Feb 2010
Fri, Jan 5, 2024 8:35 AM

Kiss of death...woke up feeling a little off. Did a sinus rinse and hit the Alka Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu. We'll see how the day progresses.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 246 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 12, 2024 11:59 AM

Pretty sure I've got a mild cold right now. Feeling tired and my sinuses are going crazy. Otherwise feeling fine.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 12, 2024 12:04 PM

I luckily missed all of this, but my GF has dealt with it twice in the past month.


I did just get over having giardia over Xmas. That was not fun. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 16 reps Joined Jul 2017
Mon, Feb 5, 2024 5:08 PM

Yes

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 97 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 5, 2024 5:22 PM

4 year old tested positive for flu last Monday. I got hit Tuesday night and slept until noon on Wednesday (never sleep past 7), wife got hit Thursday night. Somehow the 6 year old never had any symptoms besides a slight fever and cough. Thankfully it happened last week, as my wife and I are flying to Cle for a wedding this weekend. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 163 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 5, 2024 5:27 PM

My wife CANNOT stop coughing….deep, heavy, loud, violent coughing. Can’t sleep and not sure how I do. I feel terrible for her.

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