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2021-09-17 7:55:07 PM  
Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.
 
2021-09-17 7:59:43 PM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


I ended up changing jobs so I could work from home as a result. it does totally suc. I figured it was fairly permanent.
 
2021-09-17 8:00:05 PM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


That's a fear of mine.  I don't think we've seen how bad this is going to be for another 10-20 years.
 
2021-09-17 8:02:45 PM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


yeah but see if you don't die from it right away then it doesn't count
 
2021-09-17 8:02:54 PM  

chucknasty: Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.

I ended up changing jobs so I could work from home as a result. it does totally suc. I figured it was fairly permanent.


How you digital jizz mop?
 
2021-09-17 8:09:47 PM  

Por que tan serioso: chucknasty: Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.

I ended up changing jobs so I could work from home as a result. it does totally suc. I figured it was fairly permanent.

How you digital jizz mop?


I'm guessing that your monitor has plenty of tongue trails and saliva streaks to show you have already figured it out.
 
2021-09-17 8:10:22 PM  
Kids AND grown ass-adults can benefit from these books:
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These books work for the suffering adults I help at a mental health charity.

You don't need a college degree to learn how to mitigate a panic attack.
 
2021-09-17 8:11:45 PM  
I studied Political Science not Psychology.

And my useless degree is only good for shiatposting, but the psychology stuff I learned to help myself has helped others
 
2021-09-17 8:16:01 PM  
Tell me
5 things you see
4 things you are touching right now
3 things you can hear
2 smells you smell
1 taste

Short "grounding" exercise.

It helps with:
- Panic attacks
- Psychotic delusions
- Disassociative disorders
 
2021-09-17 8:25:39 PM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


I learned yesterday that a high school acquaintance died of COVID.  He and his family spent six weeks posting online asking for thoughts and prayers, believing that God was going to miracle his ass back to wellness.  But no mention of why, when his God offered him a vaccine to fight what ultimately killed him, he didn't take it.  Imagine that.

I'm sorry, but I'm at a point where part of me will be glad to see some of these people suffer for decades.  I'm pissed that I have a pre-teen who has been robbed of a double-digit percentage of her life thus far due to COVID... and that because adults are being assholes, she's forced to basically be a hermit until vaccines are available to her.  These assholes who refuse to be vaccinated?  They deserve every goddamned thing they get - including death, or better yet decades of crippling medical bills and pain that reminds them of their farking stupidity.
 
2021-09-17 8:32:11 PM  
It's taken a year and a half to work up to being able to walk three miles. The senses of smell and taste are mostly back. Breathing is normal now. And I don't space out several times a day. The coordination is still for shiat, but getting better.

They said that getting vaccinated would help with the long-haul symptoms, and they were absolutely right. A couple weeks after the second one everything took a noticeable turn for the better.

And I'm one of the really, really lucky ones.
 
2021-09-17 8:32:52 PM  
A good friend of mine tested positive last December. Mild symptoms at the time, luckily. She was more careful than anyone I knew, but worked in heath care and volunteered a lot for homeless causes so she was in contact, obvs. She was vaccinated in the spring, but around May she started getting random fevers, exhaustion, aches, neuropathy, etc. Still going on. She also damn near lost her voice for like 2 months. It's really scary stuff.
 
2021-09-17 8:37:27 PM  
A coworker had a stroke due to Covid19.
Vaccinate yourself.
 
2021-09-17 8:44:04 PM  
I went to the doctor today, and told them me being sick back in February of 2020. I lost the ability to taste, and had a horrible cough for a few months. I also had an odd rash on my stomach a few months after getting sick. She went yeah, you probably had covid. One of the nurses said she had similar symptoms as me during around the same time as I did. She thinks she got covid too. I was like JFC there are so many people out there they may have had it, and couldn't even properly find out. I wonder what is going to happen to them.
 
2021-09-17 8:45:52 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Tell me
5 things you see
4 things you are touching right now
3 things you can hear
2 smells you smell
1 taste

Short "grounding" exercise.

It helps with:
- Panic attacks
- Psychotic delusions
- Disassociative disorders


not sure you want to ask farkers what they are touching because we all know what farkers are touching.
 
2021-09-17 8:51:07 PM  

mactheknife: Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.

I learned yesterday that a high school acquaintance died of COVID.  He and his family spent six weeks posting online asking for thoughts and prayers, believing that God was going to miracle his ass back to wellness.  But no mention of why, when his God offered him a vaccine to fight what ultimately killed him, he didn't take it.  Imagine that.



That reminds me of an old joke.

Guy is watching the news on TV, and the weatherman says that there's a massive storm coming and that the entire area is going to flood and be underwater. Everyone needs to evacuate now. Guy says, "God will take care of me." and choses not to leave.

Next morning the water is up to his porch and a neighbor in a jacked up pickup drives up and says he'll give him a lift out of there. Guy declines and says, "No thanks, God will take care of me." So the driver leaves.

A few hours later the water has risen up to the second story of the house. A man in a boat comes up to the window and offers him passage out of the flood water because it's going to get worse. Guy once again refuses, saying "No thanks, God will take care of me." So the boat goes away.

Hours later the sun is setting and the guy is on the roof because the second floor of the house is now flooded. A helicopter flies over the house and drops a basket for the guy to climb into so that they can rescue him. Guy again refuses the offer saying that God will take care of him. After pleading and getting no where, the helicopter flies away.

Later that night, in the darkness, the house goes completely underwater. The guy is swept away and drowns.

The guy dies, goes to heaven, but is pissed off. He isn't glad to be there. He storms through the gates and demands to speak with God. Thus is he granted an audience. The man screams at God proclaiming that he was a Christian, and a true believer who led a righteous life and did everything that was ever asked of him. Screaming with tears in his eyes, the man yells at God, "Why did you let me die?!? When I needed you most you had forsaken me and refused to take care of me! WHY?!

The Almighty replies back, "I sent you a warning. When that didn't work I then a truck, a boat, and finally a helicopter to rescue you. All of my efforts to save you, you rejected. What more did you want from me?"
 
2021-09-17 9:02:04 PM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


Gotdamn. Two coworkers of mine just came back from being sick (both contracted Covid). I was out on PTO (fam went to plague rat Vegas, I stayed home). One co- was vaccinated with Moderna already and had what amounted to an average chest cold. Other guy is anti-vaxx type with similar symptoms and just a generally whiny person that a paper cut gets in the way.

Better question seems to be is boosters every year, or 2x?
 
2021-09-17 9:08:13 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.

Gotdamn. Two coworkers of mine just came back from being sick (both contracted Covid). I was out on PTO (fam went to plague rat Vegas, I stayed home). One co- was vaccinated with Moderna already and had what amounted to an average chest cold. Other guy is anti-vaxx type with similar symptoms and just a generally whiny person that a paper cut gets in the way.

Better question seems to be is boosters every year, or 2x?


That is going to depend on how many times this damn virus mutates. I read that either Pfizer or Moderma was in the works on making a vaccine just for the delta variant.
 
2021-09-17 9:09:07 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Tell me
5 things you see
4 things you are touching right now
3 things you can hear
2 smells you smell
1 taste

Short "grounding" exercise.

It helps with:
- Panic attacks
- Psychotic delusions
- Disassociative disorders


I just shared that with my youngest daughter that has random panic attacks. She is going to farking love you.
 
2021-09-17 9:31:28 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Purple_Urkle: Tell me
5 things you see
4 things you are touching right now
3 things you can hear
2 smells you smell
1 taste

Short "grounding" exercise.

It helps with:
- Panic attacks
- Psychotic delusions
- Disassociative disorders

I just shared that with my youngest daughter that has random panic attacks. She is going to farking love you.


Check back later or tomorrow. I'll post a few more exercises when I get home.
 
2021-09-17 10:08:00 PM  
In some thread last week, I mentioned a phone call I'd had with a doctor friend. He was obviously a completely exhausted man. We talked about COVID and he kept saying that the hospitals were full. He also talked about a another friend of his who'd been intubated due to COVID. It had been 6 months, but he still wasn't moving well and had no stamina at all.

The conversation ended with him telling me he had to go on rounds.
 
2021-09-17 10:31:09 PM  

anuran: It's taken a year and a half to work up to being able to walk three miles. The senses of smell and taste are mostly back. Breathing is normal now. And I don't space out several times a day. The coordination is still for shiat, but getting better.

They said that getting vaccinated would help with the long-haul symptoms, and they were absolutely right. A couple weeks after the second one everything took a noticeable turn for the better.

And I'm one of the really, really lucky ones.


After finally getting over the worst of the brain fog last August, and finally getting off my ass to see a pulmonologist, I got a relatively clean bill of health (at least in terms of lung function and sleep apnea). Just finished a 7 day EKG this week, and did a stress test yesterday at the cardiologist.  They called it after 7 minutes (so about a minute of walking 3.4mph, as my pulse had gotten to 150)

... and I won't get the results for almost a month as the next available appointment was October 13th.

My friends are convinced I'm just out of shape from not exercising for a year (because I was sick), but things just don't feel right, and I have no good way to explain it to them.

My oxygen saturation has been shiat this past year (typically 93-96%, with dips down to the 80s), but most of the watches that claim to measure O2 won't give real-time results, just what it was overnight

My asthma meds don't do anything (even had it get worse the first time I monitored it), but I've at least found a pulseox that I can wear all day without it screwing up my typing.

/but I think I had whooping cough, not Covid
//unless 7+ months of coughing is a Covid symptom
///coughing so hard you white out and/or puke
 
2021-09-17 11:00:08 PM  
Oneiros:

/but I think I had whooping cough, not Covid
//unless 7+ months of coughing is a Covid symptom
///coughing so hard you white out and/or puke


Yeah, about twenty years back I got whooping cough. I was one of the cohort that got shiatty vaccines as a kid. It was four months of wheeze-cough-cough-double-over-gray-ou​t-cough-WHEEEZE-cough
 
2021-09-17 11:07:41 PM  

UberNeuman: Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.

That's a fear of mine.  I don't think we've seen how bad this is going to be for another 10-20 years.


This is also my opinion.  Though part of me thinks it will just wait around until you are weak, then strike and finish you off.  The moment you have a co-morbidity and have a dip in your resilience, you'd better watch out.  You're going down.
 
2021-09-17 11:19:51 PM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


... most of the sufferers of which will be dead a decade before lawyers force the insurance companies to recognize & cover all the myriad Long Covid conditions.
 
2021-09-17 11:42:45 PM  

anuran: Oneiros:

/but I think I had whooping cough, not Covid
//unless 7+ months of coughing is a Covid symptom
///coughing so hard you white out and/or puke

Yeah, about twenty years back I got whooping cough. I was one of the cohort that got shiatty vaccines as a kid. It was four months of wheeze-cough-cough-double-over-gray-ou​t-cough-WHEEEZE-cough


My doctor wants me to get tested to see if I have antibodies for other things I'm supposed to be vaccinated against.  Because I also had mumps as a kid.

But there's a possibility that one was bad vaccine.   Besides the fact that the manufacturer of the MMR lied for years about the protections against mumps. I got the mumps from someone who had gotten that same batch of vaccine.... My twin brother.

/missed all of summer vacation
//asshole brother missed a chunk of the school year and all of his finals
 
2021-09-18 12:14:35 AM  

Mad-n-FL: A coworker had a stroke due to Covid19.
Vaccinate yourself.


I'm friends with a man, only a couple years younger than me so about 47ish, who had a "mild" case of covid. He was surprised how light it was for him, baffled how what he was suffering could cause severe illness. He was back to work no problems as soon as his symptoms waned and he was back to work. This was in February 2021. Hadn't heard from him in a while, and he got back in touch a couple days ago.

He has had a stroke since then. I'm figuring it's covid related, but who tf knows these days.
 
2021-09-18 1:04:18 AM  
This one is from Mindful Games for Kids but it's helped a lot of adults at the mental health charity where I volunteer:
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I have a stupifyingly overpowered imagination, particularly when I have psychotic breaks. I use a modified version of that game: instead of a colored bubble, I imagine 1-8 black Halloween cats with witch hats and bat wings. The cats run around me in a circle. They run faster when I inhale and bumble around and reverse when I exhale.

They also poof into existence to hiss at people I think are Russian spies but this is more using the game as an adult to relieve scary spy themed psychosis. Whatever you're afraid of comes for you as delusions when psychotic. It's inappropriate for me to start accusing people at Starbucks of putting novichok in my coffee, but it relieves stress to have my imaginary cats hiss at them then throw out the coffee elsewhere, buy a sealed can of soda then take a booster dose of antipsychotics.

Halloween cats just make me feel happy.
Pick something you like to be an imaginary pet if psychotic or anxious.
 
2021-09-18 1:11:15 AM  
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2021-09-18 1:19:15 AM  
Here's another book.
I nicknamed it baby's first neuroscience book.
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It's less witchy* than Mindful Games for Kids and anger/frustration is a symptom of a vast number of problems. People who don't have a psychology vocabulary can easily understand it and it's useful for all ages.

/* less meditation
 
2021-09-18 1:23:35 AM  
Roar! My psychosis feels like:

Russian spies zap me / Marjorie Traitor Greene's space thingies zap me (I must take pills, this thought prompted me to fly away on a plane and visit my doctor last month)

Also everything else listed:
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2021-09-18 1:32:41 AM  
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As a psychotic adult, I feel safer in my foam psychosis fort. I pretend it blocks those imaginary zappers enough to start feeling better.

Also as a psychotic adult lady with a psychotic Florida Man partner, "Consider your senses" can be an adult game for adults as jokingly mentioned up thread. Florida Man does some Floridian things with me and I'll leave it at that. This is a post about mental health, not erotica.
 
2021-09-18 2:28:11 AM  
In short: every person who ever claimed covid was "no worse than  the flu" can only do one thing to better the species as a  whole, and that is to permanently disappear from it asap.
 
2021-09-18 2:30:16 AM  

Serious Black: Sorry, folks. People who suffered from SARS still showed sequelae more than fifteen years after infection. Long COVID is going to be a lifetime affliction.


And today i learned a new word.
 
2021-09-18 2:45:23 AM  

Revmachine21: Mad-n-FL: A coworker had a stroke due to Covid19.
Vaccinate yourself.

I'm friends with a man, only a couple years younger than me so about 47ish, who had a "mild" case of covid. He was surprised how light it was for him, baffled how what he was suffering could cause severe illness. He was back to work no problems as soon as his symptoms waned and he was back to work. This was in February 2021. Hadn't heard from him in a while, and he got back in touch a couple days ago.

He has had a stroke since then. I'm figuring it's covid related, but who tf knows these days.


My uncle, in his late 70s/early 80s caught covid in October. Earlier this year he started having muscle twitches. They assumed it was seizures and gave him seizure medication. He finally had a grand mal seizure and ended up in the hospital where they told him that this was all from a stroke that went undetected.

COVID is the worst.
 
2021-09-18 2:53:34 AM  
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The numbers are starting to go down SLIGHTLY, but we're 2 months away from when the super spreading events hit at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So far, there have been 42M covid cases.

We don't yet know how whether the vaccines do anything to help with Long COVID since we're just now figuring out that Long COVID exists and it may be another year whether we can tell if there are any discrepancies between vaccinated and non-vaccinated long covid.

And what effect will Long COVID have on the kids?

I don't think we should have gone or be going back to normal yet. This thing has longer effects than people anticipated and lockdowns kept the numbers low.
 
2021-09-18 3:01:44 AM  
You know how end stage renal failure puts ya on dialysis and Medicare was modified to cover it for those under 65?  yeah....I see Long Covid doing the same.
 
2021-09-18 5:02:12 PM  
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Don't care. saw tits. Old school. wait for it , wait for it ....
 
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