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2020-08-05 10:08:02 PM  
19 votes:
I'm the guy who wrote the long post about surviving COVID.

I used to have super-thick long hair down to the small of my back. After getting out of the hospital, it started coming out to the point each brushing resulted in a hamster amount of hair. Ponytail is thin now to the thickness of my index finger.

It's a brutal disease and it beyond thrashes everything in your body.
 
2020-08-05 7:15:24 PM  
15 votes:
Now, THIS will get everybody's attention.

/appeal to vanity
//works every time
///see Jonathan Snow for further instructions
 
2020-08-05 10:34:36 PM  
8 votes:

luna1580: Znuh: I'm the guy who wrote the long post about surviving COVID.

I used to have super-thick long hair down to the small of my back. After getting out of the hospital, it started coming out to the point each brushing resulted in a hamster amount of hair. Ponytail is thin now to the thickness of my index finger.

It's a brutal disease and it beyond thrashes everything in your body.

p.s. my post was not meant to belittle your experience, i've taken your posts about covid as a first person voice of reason from the beginning of this madness.

i just feel like catching it, suffering, and coming to the other side with "hair thinning" being a giant and primary complaint means some people (not you personally) are perhaps not aware of OTHER parts of "being alive" the virus could have stolen from them.


Oh, not in the slightest. I'm so tired from it all that the hair thing now registered as a 'huh' on the Znuh Freakout Scale.
 
2020-08-05 11:18:12 PM  
7 votes:

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: Thanks again for the link and I hope I'm not the only one who will be enlightened by your posting it in this thread.


Dude, you're very welcome. I put it together in the hopes it might help people, god forbid, should they catch it.

If in doubt, and your state offers it, testing is one of the best ways to ensure one can relax, or at the worst, know what's up. There's a lot of allergies and rubbish floating around that mimic some of the symptoms; so don't freak out if you have a handful of those.

The biggest tell for COVID is loss of taste and smell. And by 'lost', with me, it was gone. Removed. Luckily, this turned out not to be permanent.
 
2020-08-05 8:56:27 PM  
7 votes:
Damn. I'm 45 and a head full of hair was one of the few things I had going for me.

f*ck.
 
2020-08-05 10:32:55 PM  
6 votes:

Znuh: I'm the guy who wrote the long post about surviving COVID.

I used to have super-thick long hair down to the small of my back. After getting out of the hospital, it started coming out to the point each brushing resulted in a hamster amount of hair. Ponytail is thin now to the thickness of my index finger.

It's a brutal disease and it beyond thrashes everything in your body.


p.s. my post was not meant to belittle your experience, i've taken your posts about covid as a first person voice of reason from the beginning of this madness.

i just feel like catching it, suffering, and coming to the other side with "hair thinning" being a giant and primary complaint means some people (not you personally) are perhaps not aware of OTHER parts of "being alive" the virus could have stolen from them.
 
2020-08-05 11:10:40 PM  
5 votes:

Znuh: https://www.fark.com/comments/1080294​2​/Farker-Znuh-me-survived-COVID-19-was-​hospitalized-documented-whole-thing-Fu​ll-summary-of-what-it-was-like-tips-th​at-hopefully-might-help-you-get-throug​h-it?startid=126969694&fbclid=IwAR1XIn​djvjdhY2Iy3Fr2E_FObAoRI6GjaJgyTt2tvlN6​a0S24EEtsxdN2rA#new


OMFG - you are an absolute *rock* for having lived through all that. Thank you so much for your insights and I will take every word as advice.

Strangely, I do own a Pulse-Ox meter, just because they are strangely cheap on Amazon and I needed a filler item once.

Thanks again for the link and I hope I'm not the only one who will be enlightened by your posting it in this thread.
 
2020-08-05 9:45:40 PM  
5 votes:
A couple months ago everybody was complaining because they couldn't get a haircut. There's no pleasing some people.
 
2020-08-05 10:33:41 PM  
4 votes:

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: Znuh: I'm the guy who wrote the long post about surviving COVID.

I'd appreciate a link to this. (With sympathy.)

I'm exactly the target audience for this virus and would like to know more about fighting it after-the-fact.


Here you go. Kudos for your name, genuinely got a laugh: 

https://www.fark.com/comments/1080294​2​/Farker-Znuh-me-survived-COVID-19-was-​hospitalized-documented-whole-thing-Fu​ll-summary-of-what-it-was-like-tips-th​at-hopefully-might-help-you-get-throug​h-it?startid=126969694&fbclid=IwAR1XIn​djvjdhY2Iy3Fr2E_FObAoRI6GjaJgyTt2tvlN6​a0S24EEtsxdN2rA#new
 
2020-08-05 9:58:32 PM  
4 votes:
I had COVID.. hair is now thinner.  Wife and mom had it too, and they concur.
 
2020-08-05 9:43:08 PM  
3 votes:
This is anecdotal but, a lot of people I know including myself haven't had Covid but have lost a lot of hair since March. It's just a generally high-stress time for a lot of people which can def trigger hair loss. Im taking vitamins now but they probably won't do much *shrug*
 
2020-08-05 9:40:39 PM  
3 votes:
It can take my ass hair, that's for sure.
 
2020-08-05 10:26:28 PM  
2 votes:
don't worry friends, it appears a MINISCULE amount of persons-

-either 1000 cases worldwide, OR 27% of something? is it the "long-haulers"? or recovered american cases who spent a long time in hospital? or just in the ICU of the hospital? who knows? who can say?-

-experience "significant" post-covid hair loss.

and NONE of this hair loss can be directly linked to the virus acting in the body.

nope, it's linked to the mental STRESS of surviving either a very scary diagnosis, OR the physical STRESS of spending days/weeks/months in the ICU and/or on a vent.....

if you personally survive the above scenarios STOP biatching about thinning hair. be HAPPY you're not complaining about living with reduced lung function for the rest of your life.

if your hair situation still REALLY bothers you just look into the GIANT pre-existing industry of wigs and weaves and extensions. or shave it off and shut up (yes, females too.) and be happy you're still alive to biatch about this...
 
2020-08-05 10:17:14 PM  
2 votes:

Znuh: I'm the guy who wrote the long post about surviving COVID.


I'd appreciate a link to this. (With sympathy.)

I'm exactly the target audience for this virus and would like to know more about fighting it after-the-fact.
 
2020-08-05 9:58:38 PM  
2 votes:

Chinesenookiefactory: Bullshiat. Covid now causes everything from hangnails to leprosy.


Well, we just can't have people making their own assessment of risk or deciding to not be fearful.

Fear. Terror. Sickness. Death. Be afraid.

Now pick up that can, plague rat.
 
2020-08-06 12:28:36 AM  
1 vote:

37dragonfly: luna1580: don't worry friends, it appears a MINISCULE amount of persons-

-either 1000 cases worldwide, OR 27% of something? is it the "long-haulers"? or recovered american cases who spent a long time in hospital? or just in the ICU of the hospital? who knows? who can say?-

-experience "significant" post-covid hair loss.

and NONE of this hair loss can be directly linked to the virus acting in the body.

nope, it's linked to the mental STRESS of surviving either a very scary diagnosis, OR the physical STRESS of spending days/weeks/months in the ICU and/or on a vent.....

if you personally survive the above scenarios STOP biatching about thinning hair. be HAPPY you're not complaining about living with reduced lung function for the rest of your life.

if your hair situation still REALLY bothers you just look into the GIANT pre-existing industry of wigs and weaves and extensions. or shave it off and shut up (yes, females too.) and be happy you're still alive to biatch about this...

The effects of Covid are serious, but hair is silly. Before my cancer treatment, I spent lots of money and time cutting, coloring, and styling my hair because I believed the lie that this accessory was central to my identity. After all, once upon a time, I was even a hair model. My entire perspective shifted when I lost it all. I was fascinated by the shape of my own head. I could wear many different wigs, hats, or scarfs. I had so much more time everyday for real things like playing with my kids or kissing my honey. I observe my slow hair regrowth with curiosity and humor. Before this, my hair was always straight and dyed red. After this, it has grown in curly and brown. The bottom line is what makes you you isn't any of your accessories. Health challenges can be devastating teachers.


thank you for sharing this.

i'm a 40 year old woman born with white-girl "straight as a board" "good hair". i had 2 surgeries over the past 4 years for ovarian cancer, but am EXTREMELY lucky that is was caught very early and required no chemo or radiation so far. i've kept my hair, so far.

but i've become hella sensitive for how just having hair, and having "good hair" can be a cultural struggle, and a bigger daily struggle for black women in our "white is best" beauty culture.

BUT mostly due to this struggle there is a massive USA industry of wigs, and weaves, and hair extensions, -mostly started by black women, BUT followed by hollywood starlets of every race, and now followed by "influencers"-

that can provide "hair headgear" for nearly any person, no matter gender or race, who wants to camouflage hair loss.


that said, if a human has lived through COVID and their biggest complaint is "MY HAIR THINNED!" they MAY be in need of a perspective check......
 
2020-08-05 11:54:21 PM  
1 vote:

luna1580: don't worry friends, it appears a MINISCULE amount of persons-

-either 1000 cases worldwide, OR 27% of something? is it the "long-haulers"? or recovered american cases who spent a long time in hospital? or just in the ICU of the hospital? who knows? who can say?-

-experience "significant" post-covid hair loss.

and NONE of this hair loss can be directly linked to the virus acting in the body.

nope, it's linked to the mental STRESS of surviving either a very scary diagnosis, OR the physical STRESS of spending days/weeks/months in the ICU and/or on a vent.....

if you personally survive the above scenarios STOP biatching about thinning hair. be HAPPY you're not complaining about living with reduced lung function for the rest of your life.

if your hair situation still REALLY bothers you just look into the GIANT pre-existing industry of wigs and weaves and extensions. or shave it off and shut up (yes, females too.) and be happy you're still alive to biatch about this...


The effects of Covid are serious, but hair is silly. Before my cancer treatment, I spent lots of money and time cutting, coloring, and styling my hair because I believed the lie that this accessory was central to my identity. After all, once upon a time, I was even a hair model. My entire perspective shifted when I lost it all. I was fascinated by the shape of my own head. I could wear many different wigs, hats, or scarfs. I had so much more time everyday for real things like playing with my kids or kissing my honey. I observe my slow hair regrowth with curiosity and humor. Before this, my hair was always straight and dyed red. After this, it has grown in curly and brown. The bottom line is what makes you you isn't any of your accessories. Health challenges can be devastating teachers.
 
2020-08-05 10:48:00 PM  
1 vote:
On the plus side, if it makes you that hot at 54, bring it on.

/ 54.
 
2020-08-05 10:07:13 PM  
1 vote:

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: ecmoRandomNumbers: Damn. I'm 45 and a head full of hair was one of the few things I had going for me.

Oh man, 45 is a cakewalk hair or not. In two or so weeks you'll be in your 50s where shiat actually falls apart. And even if it doesn't, you're still in your 50s and effectively "dead" to most of society.

Yes, I said two or so weeks.

/Enjoy those weeks like a bastard!
//Not bitter, as I'm sure you can tell from this reply


You're forgetting that with Trump in office, two weeks feels like 2 years.
 
2020-08-05 10:05:25 PM  
1 vote:

hammershapedtomato: This is anecdotal but, a lot of people I know including myself haven't had Covid but have lost a lot of hair since March. It's just a generally high-stress time for a lot of people which can def trigger hair loss. Im taking vitamins now but they probably won't do much *shrug*


Yeah, I'm preemptively letting mine grow out.
 
2020-08-05 9:49:36 PM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Damn. I'm 45 and a head full of hair was one of the few things I had going for me.


Oh man, 45 is a cakewalk hair or not. In two or so weeks you'll be in your 50s where shiat actually falls apart. And even if it doesn't, you're still in your 50s and effectively "dead" to most of society.

Yes, I said two or so weeks.

/Enjoy those weeks like a bastard!
//Not bitter, as I'm sure you can tell from this reply
 
2020-08-05 9:49:35 PM  
1 vote:
Damn. This virus is the Apostle Paul of disease:  it's all things to all men (women and children).
 
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