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2020-10-26 4:01:25 PM  
Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.
 
2020-10-26 4:03:38 PM  
COVID infects your endothelial system, which is the same mechanism used by Marberg and Ebola.  You are going to need a long time to recover from this shiat.
 
2020-10-26 4:15:25 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


I am so sorry to hear you're going through this.

fark COVID
 
2020-10-26 4:33:12 PM  

NateAsbestos: ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.

I am so sorry to hear you're going through this.

fark COVID


Thank you, sweetness. I'm alive. For that I am grateful.
 
2020-10-26 5:55:16 PM  
So lets do away with preexisting conditions through our illegitimate  SCOTUS.
 
2020-10-26 5:55:32 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


Can I make jokes about bacon instead?

And I wish you all the best in terms of improvement in your health.
 
2020-10-26 5:56:15 PM  

ginandbacon: NateAsbestos: ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.

I am so sorry to hear you're going through this.

fark COVID

Thank you, sweetness. I'm alive. For that I am grateful.


So are we. Get better soon.
 
2020-10-26 5:59:24 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


I'll tell them to fark themselves anyway.

/Aunt and uncle both fighting it now.
//Friend of mine also tested positive this week
 
2020-10-26 6:00:13 PM  
fingers crossed the covid-20 will come with a manualimmune option for the purists.
 
2020-10-26 6:01:08 PM  
This happens with a number of diseases.  Based on the fact that I personally suffer from the described tendency (over active immune system), and having been researched and research it for many years, I'm forced to conclude that a person has to have a certain type of genetic make-up to be susceptible.

I was prescribed large does of prednisone, which is a helluva drug.  Avoid if possible.
 
2020-10-26 6:01:32 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.



try some lube next time.sheesh
 
2020-10-26 6:01:54 PM  
Just like the Flu! (right?)
 
2020-10-26 6:03:13 PM  
Gee, maybe we might know more about this pandemic if we didn't have anti-science farkwads in control of this country.
 
2020-10-26 6:03:41 PM  
air borne aids. nice.
 
2020-10-26 6:04:17 PM  

notto: Just like the Flu! (right?)


it will go away last summer. just wait.
 
2020-10-26 6:04:21 PM  
Where are the conspiracy theorists that said, when this first came out, that this is the flu virus spliced with the AIDS virus?
As if humans would do such a thing.
 
2020-10-26 6:05:28 PM  

some_beer_drinker: notto: Just like the Flu! (right?)

it will go away last summer. just wait.


Not even summer, by Easter it will be gone. 15 people.
 
2020-10-26 6:06:11 PM  
Now this makes sens. Finally!

Id still like to see a comparison with people on immunosuppressants. Anyone? Bullet?
 
2020-10-26 6:06:47 PM  
Damnit! Bueller?
 
2020-10-26 6:06:56 PM  

Resident Muslim: Where are the conspiracy theorists that said, when this first came out, that this is the flu virus spliced with the AIDS virus?
As if humans would do such a thing.


Viruses don't work like that.

Not that such matters to conspiracy nutters
 
2020-10-26 6:10:42 PM  

notto: Just like the Flu! (right?)


Ironically accurate.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.go​v/pmc/articles/PMC6723519
 
2020-10-26 6:11:54 PM  

some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.


Way back when this all started to get B.A.D., I asked the Fark armchair M.D.s if that was what this disease was shaping up to be. The gist, more or less yes, not because it's airborne AIDS, but because it does a lot more suppression of the immune system than a typical disease normally would. Hence, underlying conditions and secondary infections wreck havoc in addition to the damage the virus causes.
 
2020-10-26 6:12:18 PM  
It is my opinion--informed by reading dozens of case studies--that SARS-CoV-2 infection persists beyond seroconversion.  Antibodies don't permeate cells, and the virus is incredibly adept at scrambling and circumventing cell mediated immune responses.

The good news?  I've seen more bonafide work published the past two weeks than I have the past 9 months, including work on the autoimmune etiological layer.  That's small comfort for someone that is sick, but learning to accept SARS-COV-2 for what it is rather than what politicians and self-interested academics want it to be is a huge step towards developing therapies allowing sufferers to return to normalcy.
 
2020-10-26 6:12:59 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


Spent two weeks trying to not die. And I now have other issues popping up I've never had before. One insane thing my doctor cant explain is on the back of my left leg...on my calf I now have 2 veins that look like they belong on Sylvester Stallones arms. They werent there before. I still cant walk more than 30 or 40 feet without losing my breathing ability to the point of feeling like an asthma attack. I was doing 5 miles 2 times a day on a treadmill a month ago... And I still cant smell anything. Part of my taste has come back. But just sweet and hot. My usual sugar free milos tea taste like syrup. And the slightest spice sets me on fire. It's like the only two tastes I have and now they're hyper sensitive. And....some may want this issue....prolonged erections. For a 52 yr old I guess I should be thankful. But not for 4 hrs
 
2020-10-26 6:24:27 PM  
It's not exactly like an auto-immune disorder at all but does share some key similarities. In that when your immune system finally kicks it into high gear after a latent period it starts killing your own cells which are producing the virus and due to it's nature Rona can hide in all kinds of disparate cell lines. It becomes a war inside but from a foreign agent but not what your body would ordinarily produce.
ginandbacon: Much sympathies. It really got my GI tract as well I suppose because I had underlying ulcerative colitis.
 
2020-10-26 6:26:24 PM  
Wasn't there a link to how bad you are effected and blood type?  Yep, and type A is the worst.  I'll continue to take it deadly seriously while the rest of my redneck community believes it's over.

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefi​n​g/2020/10/20/covid-blood-type
 
2020-10-26 6:26:31 PM  

thrillbilly1967: ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.

Spent two weeks trying to not die. And I now have other issues popping up I've never had before. One insane thing my doctor cant explain is on the back of my left leg...on my calf I now have 2 veins that look like they belong on Sylvester Stallones arms. They werent there before. I still cant walk more than 30 or 40 feet without losing my breathing ability to the point of feeling like an asthma attack. I was doing 5 miles 2 times a day on a treadmill a month ago... And I still cant smell anything. Part of my taste has come back. But just sweet and hot. My usual sugar free milos tea taste like syrup. And the slightest spice sets me on fire. It's like the only two tastes I have and now they're hyper sensitive. And....some may want this issue....prolonged erections. For a 52 yr old I guess I should be thankful. But not for 4 hrs


not in playgrounds or on the bus.
 
2020-10-26 6:27:29 PM  
is there anything that COVID can't do?
 
2020-10-26 6:28:48 PM  
As someone with an autoimmune disease and a rare neurological disease/disorder, let me welcome all you new people to the group. Let's start by reciting the group motto: GODDAMNSONOFAbiatchOUCH!

Here's your complimentary piteous look and bumper sticker explaining that your handicap is invisible but yes you do need to park closer.
 
2020-10-26 6:29:17 PM  

The Tony Danzas: Can I make jokes about bacon instead?


Do....
 
2020-10-26 6:31:41 PM  

thrillbilly1967: And....some may want this issue....prolonged erections. For a 52 yr old I guess I should be thankful. But not for 4 hrs


Well, you'd be living up to your name if you could go more then a couple of minutes of heavy breathing.
 
2020-10-26 6:32:00 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


I wish you better days ahead.
 
2020-10-26 6:34:43 PM  

some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.


No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.
 
2020-10-26 6:42:56 PM  

thrillbilly1967: ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.

Spent two weeks trying to not die. And I now have other issues popping up I've never had before. One insane thing my doctor cant explain is on the back of my left leg...on my calf I now have 2 veins that look like they belong on Sylvester Stallones arms. They werent there before. I still cant walk more than 30 or 40 feet without losing my breathing ability to the point of feeling like an asthma attack. I was doing 5 miles 2 times a day on a treadmill a month ago... And I still cant smell anything. Part of my taste has come back. But just sweet and hot. My usual sugar free milos tea taste like syrup. And the slightest spice sets me on fire. It's like the only two tastes I have and now they're hyper sensitive. And....some may want this issue....prolonged erections. For a 52 yr old I guess I should be thankful. But not for 4 hrs


What a random list of symptoms....
Can't do much with a 4 hour boner if you cant breathe properly.
 
2020-10-26 6:47:20 PM  

The Tony Danzas: I wish you all the best in terms of improvement in your health.


frankb00th: wish you better days ahead.


Thank you.
 
2020-10-26 6:50:25 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


Christ, that's bad. You have my sympathies and i hope the effects aren't permanent.
 
2020-10-26 6:51:09 PM  

Resident Muslim: Where are the conspiracy theorists that said, when this first came out, that this is the flu virus spliced with the AIDS virus?
As if humans would do such a thing.


Covid-19 is Allah's will.
 
2020-10-26 6:51:10 PM  

wantingout: is there anything that COVID can't do?


Invoke the 25th.
 
2020-10-26 6:51:18 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


Could be the bacon.

Seriously, i hope for your complete recovery. I have been extremely fortunate to have avoided it so far.

Had a moron tell me today, i guess we'll just get it. Implying there's nothing that could be done.
 
2020-10-26 6:53:27 PM  

SumoJeb: fingers crossed the covid-20 will come with a manualimmune option for the purists.


Or at least an Apple Carplay option.
 
2020-10-26 7:01:58 PM  

ginandbacon: Ever since my bout with COVID-19 back in March, I have had a massive blood clot in my aorta, inflammations of my colon, pancreas, liver, and heart. (Go ahead and make some jokes about gin but I'm not actually drinking a lot because I'm not stupid.) It's hard for me to suss out what is a lasting effect from the Coronavirus and what is a symptom of my POTS. 

But I can say that I have been flattened for months now. 

Normally, I'll have a few well days each month but not lately. I'm thrilled if I can get out of bed these days. 

The next time somebody tells you COVID-19 is a hoax, tell them from me to go fark themselves.


Echoing others' wishes for your full and speedy recovery, and much strength to you.
 
2020-10-26 7:06:22 PM  

SomeAmerican: some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.

No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.


so, worse?
 
2020-10-26 7:07:21 PM  

kpaxoid: This happens with a number of diseases.  Based on the fact that I personally suffer from the described tendency (over active immune system), and having been researched and research it for many years, I'm forced to conclude that a person has to have a certain type of genetic make-up to be susceptible.

I was prescribed large does of prednisone, which is a helluva drug.  Avoid if possible.


Same. I have 3 auto-immune diseases (grave's disease, addison's disease and vitiligo). I tend to have flare ups when I get a cold or sinus infection. It started when I was pregnant with my first child.

If you are gentically pre-disposed to auto-immune disease, then any illness at all, covid or not, can activate it. Covid itself is NOT an auto-immune disease, though..it can simply be a catalyst that jumpstarts it, just like anything else that messes with one's body.
 
2020-10-26 7:15:50 PM  

SomeAmerican: some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.

No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.


so... air borne lupus
 
2020-10-26 7:21:52 PM  

some_beer_drinker: SomeAmerican: some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.

No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.

so, worse?


If you had to pick one to catch - COVID-19 or AIDS - you'd definitely want COVID-19, because AIDS always does what it does while not everyone's immune system responds the same way to COVID-19.

Of course by far the best option is to catch neither.
 
2020-10-26 7:24:14 PM  

SomeAmerican: some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.

No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.


It's actually not the opposite.  SARS-CoV-2, HIV-1, and HIV-2 are the only viruses I know of that productively infect CD4+ cells, including Helper T Cells.  AIDS is the endpoint for both HIVs, but HIV-2 generally moves quite slowly compared to HIV-1.  An AIDS-like state characterized by abysmally low CD4/CD8 cell counts is pretty common during severe form Covid-19.  That's bad news for those displaying signs of chronic infection-immune depletion is definitely in the basket of potential long term horrors.
 
2020-10-26 7:29:58 PM  

TheGogmagog: Wasn't there a link to how bad you are effected and blood type?  Yep, and type A is the worst.  I'll continue to take it deadly seriously while the rest of my redneck community believes it's over.

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefin​g/2020/10/20/covid-blood-type


I'm still trying to B+.
 
2020-10-26 7:34:36 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: SomeAmerican: some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.

No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.

It's actually not the opposite.  SARS-CoV-2, HIV-1, and HIV-2 are the only viruses I know of that productively infect CD4+ cells, including Helper T Cells.  AIDS is the endpoint for both HIVs, but HIV-2 generally moves quite slowly compared to HIV-1.  An AIDS-like state characterized by abysmally low CD4/CD8 cell counts is pretty common during severe form Covid-19.  That's bad news for those displaying signs of chronic infection-immune depletion is definitely in the basket of potential long term horrors.


Hmm, interesting.  The article though is talking about the immune system misidentifying healthy systems as COVID-19, and then forming autoantibodies against your own systems.  But pretty much all I feel I really know about COVID-19 is that the interaction of our bodies with COVID-19 is incredibly complex and varied... basically I'm in an "pay attention while withholding judgement" pattern on it, waiting for consensus to emerge.
 
2020-10-26 7:38:08 PM  

badkneemm: SomeAmerican: some_beer_drinker: air borne aids. nice.

No... kind of the opposite.  AIDS attacks your immune system, so that you become deadly sick from things that you'd normally be able to fight off.  From the article, it sounds like there is a chance that some peoples' immune systems, once they realize COVID-19 is around, misidentify healthy parts of their body as infected and start attacking their cardiovascular and respiratory systems, maybe even their nervous systems.

so... air borne lupus


From what I can gather so far that's a very rough yet apt comparison.
 
2020-10-26 7:42:43 PM  

thrillbilly1967: And....some may want this issue....prolonged erections. For a 52 yr old I guess I should be thankful. But not for 4 hrs


I just watched the surprisingly budget video for Then Leave and...I'll be in my bunk but no one come in.
 
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