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Re: COVID recovery

Post by SkaredShtles » Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:10 pm

This type of unknown aftereffects is what is most concerning to me: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandso ... ymptomatic
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by Oman » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:25 pm

HikerGuy wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:52 am
It seems that we have a thread every week or two about wearing masks outside and I agree, it's unnecessary (I still do it when passing others as a courtesy, but this thing really does not spread outdoors).
One of our sons got covid for the second time in a year after grabbing a beer in a backyard with one friend who was asymptomatic at the time but tested positive four days later. It was his only contact in a week with someone outside his house. He said they were across a five-foot table from each other. Covid spreads outdoors, too.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by ltlFish99 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:58 pm

I have known a few people who had it.
One reports some lingering fatigue after exercise, etc. One is still mildly I'll, but also has other health issues.
Fortunately I have not had it.
For reasons I will not boor people with, I am a hand washing freak. I am not quite OCD about it as I once was, but still very diligent. I have not dined at a restaurant in a long time, only takeout for quite a while.
I do attend indoor meetings about 3 times a week, but we all, always utilize masks and stay away from each other. We also cap the meetings at the recommended maximum number of people.
I hike quite often and do not wear a mask while hiking. When passing others, I simply get off to the side of the trail as do other people.
When I am next in line, i will get the vaccine.
I am 61 and enjoy several different types of outdoor activities. I have damaged certain aspects of my health with other activities for a long time.
I do not believe that I have seriously compromised my health, but do NOT want covid and will continue to be very careful.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by CaptCO » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:32 pm

ltlFish99 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:58 pm
I have known a few people who had it.
One reports some lingering fatigue after exercise, etc. One is still mildly I'll, but also has other health issues.
Fortunately I have not had it.
For reasons I will not boor people with, I am a hand washing freak. I am not quite OCD about it as I once was, but still very diligent. I have not dined at a restaurant in a long time, only takeout for quite a while.
I do attend indoor meetings about 3 times a week, but we all, always utilize masks and stay away from each other. We also cap the meetings at the recommended maximum number of people.
I hike quite often and do not wear a mask while hiking. When passing others, I simply get off to the side of the trail as do other people.
When I am next in line, i will get the vaccine.
I am 61 and enjoy several different types of outdoor activities. I have damaged certain aspects of my health with other activities for a long time.
I do not believe that I have seriously compromised my health, but do NOT want covid and will continue to be very careful.
Hmm wish you the best fish. I’m very lucky in that I’m 25 and active. Not obese or allergy prone etc etc. I had every covid symptom in the book late February - 3/1 or so. Continued working for a week or two whilst having mild flu symptoms and never got anyone sick. Fast forward 3 weeks I got my first snowflake on longs, and believe I now have enough antibodies that it doesn’t matter anymore. I think I did 100 peaks or something last year, not bragging just stating you can overcome it
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by Will_E » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:09 pm

I had it back in April. I work for Walmart, I was working at a store that had a massive outbreak, 58 associates got it, store closed for 3 days. I had a severe case, I’m a cardio maniac, run marathons, crazy long days in the mountains, but for the 8 days or so I was infected, I couldn’t walk upstairs in my house without running short of breath. It was horrible. My biggest fear was losing lung capacity and not being able to do the things I love. 2 weeks after healing I did Iron Nipple, Huerfano and Lindsey, then California Peak the next day. It was such a relief to be able to get back at it. Everything seems to have recovered, similar running pace as before, and I’ve had some crazy long days on peaks.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by CoHi591 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:17 pm

Will_E wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:09 pm
I had it back in April. I work for Walmart, I was working at a store that had a massive outbreak, 58 associates got it, store closed for 3 days. I had a severe case, I’m a cardio maniac, run marathons, crazy long days in the mountains, but for the 8 days or so I was infected, I couldn’t walk upstairs in my house without running short of breath. It was horrible. My biggest fear was losing lung capacity and not being able to do the things I love. 2 weeks after healing I did Iron Nipple, Huerfano and Lindsey, then California Peak the next day. It was such a relief to be able to get back at it. Everything seems to have recovered, similar running pace as before, and I’ve had some crazy long days on peaks.
Thank you everyone for sharing all of your stories, I appreciate it. There's a solid chance I've already had it and been asymptomatic, of course, I worked in grocery until last month, but who knows.
I know the horror stories are possible but I desperately needed to hear at least one story like this^ to maintain some semblance of sanity in not going on a full spiral. I am one of those people who is fully dedicated to the mountains. Very reliant upon my fitness and I have very little else. So it's tiring to worry like this. To all of you who have shared stories of lingering effects I've got my fingers crossed for your full recovery soon.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by CaptCO » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:25 pm

Will_E wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:09 pm
, and I’ve had some crazy long days on peaks.
Sandbagging it; this guy is a machine
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by Kiefer » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:45 pm

I had it for about two and a half weeks. It was REALLY bad for about four days. But holy hell, the sheer exhaustion was insane!
I tried Belford/Ox a few days after being what I thought was fully recovered and had to turn around at 13,500'. I couldn't breathe and my legs
weren't having it.
Things are back to normal now but wow; that damn virus really knocked me on my a** for a while. Much worse than any seasonal flu.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by nyker » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:11 am

Three family members had it, one was very ill for about 6 weeks, unable to get out of bed for 3 of those and still has a loose cough and the other two had less severe symptoms and no real lasting effects.
Like most things related to this virus, it's very variable based on the individual (and known risk factors which complicate the case and some probably unknown risk/lifestyle factors), and sometimes not really predictable.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by Jorts » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:27 am

Lioness wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:13 pm
By 2100 it is estimated there will be 10.9 billion people on the planet.

More people will probably be killed by climate change but that will not really be addressed because it is slow moving and not dramatic.
Man, that's just depressing. There are too many of us. Humans need to check themselves. It should really be a cultural revolution. Only economists and idiots think exponential growth can continue indefinitely in a finite world.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by Lioness » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:21 am

Jorts wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:27 am
Lioness wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:13 pm
By 2100 it is estimated there will be 10.9 billion people on the planet.

More people will probably be killed by climate change but that will not really be addressed because it is slow moving and not dramatic.
Man, that's just depressing. There are too many of us. Humans need to check themselves. It should really be a cultural revolution. Only economists and idiots think exponential growth can continue indefinitely in a finite world.
That's one reason I don't hold out much hope climate change will be addressed. No on is talking about the demand for energy, just the supply.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by Phill the Thrill » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:23 am

I got the virus in November. I was moderately sick for 4-5 days, but recovery has been slow. Exactly one month after getting sick I climbed Quandary Peak and my lung capacity was clearly affected - I really struggled above tree line but summited. For me that was a call to action and I've since lost weight (11 lbs) and ramped up my cardio training. It's getting better every week, now approx 10 weeks into recovery. My lungs are slowly healing and I feel like I'm on the road to full recovery in another couple of months.
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