@ivannabc Sorry to hear about your dad’s cancer diagnosis. That sucks and it is an emotional earthquake for your entire family. If your dad is financially stressed whisper me and I can send you a list of organizations that help financially - things like insurance premiums, co-pays, drugs (like anti nausea drugs), etc.
Thank you everyone!! He had his first treatment two weeks ago. His next treatment will be next week. I’m praying for the best. We haven’t asked what the prognosis is yet because we’re just not ready to know that. We will see how he’s responding to the treatment before we start thinking about it.
started out ok…
Parents got their first Dose of the Moderna Vaccine on the 3rd, I got myself on the pharmacy’s “Stand By” list, and got my First Shot on the 4th…
shortly there after we all started getting symptoms we thought were just side effects…
when they hadn’t gone away by the 13th, they took Dad to the ER, where he tested positive for Covid, and Pneumonia. they admitted him to the Covid ward.
while he was in, Mom and I both tested Positive (YAY!)
they sent dad home after 3 days. he was treated with 3 units of Convalescent Plasma, Remdesivir, and Steroids.
My Symptoms never went beyond Cold/Flu like, while mom had headaches, and was tired a lot.
our Quarantine is now officially over. I go back to work Tomorrow (3/1).
they Tell us, Mom & I are OK to get our second Doses on schedule on the 3rd and 4th, Dad has to wait 45 days because of the Convalescent Plasma.
oh, and now that i’ve been able to get out and drive the past few days, My Check Engine light came on, Codes point towards “lost Communications” with the Electric Water pump… could be a broken/corroded connector, could need a new pump.
have to call the stealership for an appointment monday.
@earlyre harbor freight is having a $25 off their heavy duty jacks. And 10% off other things (jack stands) if you’re looking. Granted I worked under the craftsman one ton saturn for decades before upgrading so…
@unksol no… i have jackstands, etc. but i had a couple incidents with my last car(involving plastic ramps) that have me shaken to the point I’m waiting on my brother to get off his duff and build his shop, where I’ll have lift access…until then, I’ll just pay someone.
or when i get tired of waiting, and get a set of quickjacks.
@earlyre@unksol Smart man! My chest hurt just reading the words “jack incidents”!!
@earlyre Prayers for you and your parents, that’s no joke! I was wondering what happens if you got the virus between the doses of the vaccine. Do you have any idea where you all where exposed? I was feeling extremely vulnerable and exposed when I went to get my vaccine, no one was social distancing, it looked like a shit show and I left without being vaccinated! My guy just now text me that they’re giving him the Moderna vaccine, thought to be getting the Johnson. The moderna is the only one he didn’t want. Sure as heck won’t be telling him about your experience. 5 I’m going to have mine there in a few hours.
How are you all feeling now?
It was cold. We got a new car but I’m grieving the loss of my truck. I did not think trading her in would affect me like it has.
We found out we are going to have a baby girl in July, so that’s exciting. Our two boys are stoked to have a sister. My dad is fully vaccinated but my mom doesn’t want the shot quite yet. It’s frustrating because I want her to spend time with her grandkids.
my MIL is refusing to get the vaccine as well and she’s immunocompromised and has a lot of vectors for exposure even though she’s home 24/7. we hope we can get her to come around. we haven’t seen her in a year and would like to, yanno? sigh.
@show_the_maw yup! ours lives with her son/my BIL and his family (wife, HS age daughter & elementary school age daughter) plus she has two younger daughters, one who had a baby this year and another who just left for college, so there’s just… a lot of coming and going. and the family is all amazing, thankfully, but we didn’t want to add to the list unnecessarily especially as my partner and i live in a town that has a really high rate of infection by comparison.
Great!! How do you feel, any side effects? Johnny/my guy, just got his 20 minutes ago, I go in a few hours. That is the ONLY brand he didn’t want, he’s scared of getting bad side effects. Matter of fact, he’s already saying he doesn’t feel well, at least he knows it’s ALL in his head! He’s too much!! Lol…
@Lynnerizer all good. My arm was a little sore for a few days, no big deal. I was A LITTLE tired the next day but nothing serious. Fee extra cups 9f hot tea to get me going.
Hopefully you do well also.
So unlike Johnny I was thrilled to get Moderna. The shipping rules for Pfizer are difficult and outside of the norm. Although it is doable I see it as an increased risk of issues (temp deviations, thawing, etc). I am sure it is fine, I just worry.
Thanks for asking, my February sucked!
After being seen on & off 35+ years by the same pain management clinic, I got a dirty urine. Came back that I had codeine in my system, something that I don’t take. The drugs THEY prescribe me are WAY stronger than codeine and when I mentioned that fact, I was called a lier and THEN accused of doing heroin. I think if i’d done heroin then my urine test would be positive for heroin and NOT codeine! All of this said/done by a brand new APRN who’s never even met me!! It wasn’t even SO much “what” she was saying as much as it was the WAY she was saying it! The girl (maybe 24 yrs old) didn’t even introduce herself to me, she just layed into me with her accusations in the most judgemental way. After all of THAT she says she’s not qualified to give me the trigger point injections that I get every visit! For goodness sakes the Dr used to give me the supplies to do the injections at home! I’ll sure as heck make it known that I won’t be seeing HER again!
After that whole fiascos I had put off going to the ER because i’m SO afraid of catching Covid. I finally got SO sick that I had to call the ambulance. When I finally made it to the ER I get put in a exam room with a woman who tested Covid positive! You’d think that would be enough crap to deal with right? NOPE, not done yet! The next day (Sunday) when I get home from the hospital and i’m reading the “my chart” to see what my Covid test had come back as (it was Negative) and i’m not believing what i’m seeing! I’ll back up a minute…
Just before midnight my urine test at the ER had been lost for 2 hours and I’d offered to do another one. The APRN (not a doctor) who’d been caring (cough cough) for me during this visit didn’t want to have another test done. HE said he was getting off his shift in 15 minutes and wanted to “get me out of there”, his words! I was persistent and said I have to pee again right now anyway. I even said that they could just call me IF the results showed anything and call in a Rx IF need be. He wasn’t having it. Nor would he give me IV lasics for my super swollen legs and feet that I couldn’t even walk on. My regular lasics (even doubling my dose) isn’t working at home but that was only my secondary reason for my THIS ER visit. Dry heaves and wicked stomach pain was what finally got me there, those symptoms were fixed within minutes. (IV drugs work amazingly fast, thank goodness!) I’d also been peeing blood for 5 days, that’s WHY I was persistent about the urine test.
So as i’m reading the “my chart” what this APRN wrote was that “I”, the patient, REFUSED to give a urine and stated that she could not urinate. OMG was I livid!! Just about jumped out my skin as I felt my blood pressure hit the roof! How can these people just lie on you like that?! As I continued reading it just got worse, and before I was even done I get a call from the ER Dr saying that my CT scan was misread and I needed to be seen ASAP!
He was in fact a full fledged doctor, I explained a few things about my visit only hours prior and he was super apologetic. With the abnormal CT scan results the Dr talked about cancer. These days i’m SO skeptical and cynical about what Dr’s say, I truly believe they throw the “C” word around just to scare me into making sure I have it looked at. Anyway, THAT’S what made MY February suck!
@Kyeh Thanks! I’m hangin in there, waiting for my tella-health follow up with my GP in about 7 hours. Not very hopeful that anything is going to be resolved through a video Dr’s appointment, in these days of the Covid what are we going to do…
Ultrasound Thursday, should hear something soon. Going for my Pfizers vaccine in a few hours, thank goodness I got in so soon, some anxiety has been lifted!
@mehcuda67 I’ve been wanting to ask you since I first saw your username, what’s the meaning behind yours? I’d always been a real gear head, loved my old hotrods, had a handful of super cool ones. The 68 Cuda was a sweet ride! My guess is you have or had a 67.
@Lynnerizer There are certainly some asshats who shouldn’t be in medicine in any capacity. Sounds like you hit one of those. Insist that the medical facility correct your medical record. I have had to do that twice. They don’t want to do that, they say they can’t (not true), they say they will just post a correction. Nope correction is no good, people may read the original visit record but not the correction. If the doctor you are now seeing with this mess can’t help get that changed (as in get the wrong information deleted) talk to patent advocacy or whatever it is called there.
@Kyeh thanks. It’s just been emotionally exhausting. I live in a different state than them. I’m happy for video chat though… and my best friend is an ER nurse that helps COVID patients every day. I asked her to check on them and she sent them to the hospital. We’re all very thankful