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Thank you, both. The 13 in my family all tested negative (and all vaccinated) before we got together on Sunday. Now four of us are sick and everyone else is still testing negative.
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I hope the treatment takes effect quickly Five. That sounds horrible.
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Five, I really hope you start to feel better soon.

I went for a PCR test today (I thought I might need that as part of an insurance claim but we’ve been able to shift our cruise booked for Wednesday out a few weeks) and the doctor/nurse who administered it said to me “So you have Covid and a cold?” which seemed like an enormously stupid question.

Anyway. Thankfully mine’s not getting worse. Today I’ve been quite tired and the only other notable symptom I’ve got it a blocked nose and ears.
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I’m sorry Five, hope you feel better very quickly.

Me and A said the same, in that we couldn’t imagine how awful we’d have felt if we hadn’t been triple vaccinated as we were pretty rough and it took a good two weeks plus to feel “normal”.
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Hope you're soon feeling better Five.
Mr Speedy had to have a chest xray yesterday because he's still coughing. Luckily that was clear and if he's still coughing in two weeks time it's a referral to the long covid clinic. When he had it March 2020 he took 14 weeks to stop coughing.
He gets moaned when when he works from home because they prefer him on site. Then when he's on site they moan because of his coughing. He's getting so fed up.
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So it finally got me too. Either MrE had it last week but never tested positive (3 tests a mix of saliva ones and nasal swabs) or I’ve got it from just being out and about. Feeling not bad - dry cough, headache, sweaty and achey.
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How's Mr. Speedy? I can't imagine this cough going on for 14 weeks. I think I've turned a corner, my cough stopped in the night and I had four hours of sleep. Mr 5 still has not tested positive and he's had no symptoms.

How are you feeling, Hazey?

I hope your case stays mild, Est.
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Oh no Est, on your birthday as well!

Glad that you’ve turned the corner Five, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery here on in.

Was shattered over the weekend and had a couple of long naps but I still feel a bit tired, and I know I’d be out of breath if I had to walk up the stairs, same as after a normal cold. Other than that no real symptoms and my blocked nose is clearing up.
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How are you doing Five and Est?

I asked just less than a week ago what the chances are of testing negative by today are, as I was supposed to be boarding a boat to go to Norway today. I have of course now tested negative, but wouldn't have been allowed on my cruise because I tested positive in the last 14 days so it's a good job we've postponed our trip. Still a bit tired but that's also my default state anyway.
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I’m wiped out to be honest. I reckon I was awake for about three hours total yesterday. My head is killing me and I feel like I’ve been beaten up. My nose is super stuffed today too. But I’ve no chesty symptoms except an occasional stupid fake sounding dry cough. I’ve had awful night sweats though - proper change all my clothes type. The rest of the household seems ok still for now though.

Were you able to reschedule your trip, Hazey?
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Getting better, thanks, but tired like Est. When will you be able to go on your trip to Norway?
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9th of next month. Can’t wait!!!
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Not long now! We are flying to London and then driving up to Edinburgh in one month. Everyone keeps asking me what I want to do/see and I can't imagine doing anything except going out for a coffee.
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Maybe check out Superbloom at the Tower of London. It should be looking good by then. There’s going to be a slide :)).

https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/ ... #gs.0mby4f
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Ooh that looks great Ella, thanks for posting.
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I’m going to be volunteering at it at some point. Hope I get a free go on the slide :community-minded:.
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That looks amazing! Thank you
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Ah! Good timing! I want to see that, and had forgotten! Am off to London in summer for a delayed 40th trip, and I've asked for that to be on the list. I'll wave at anyone who might be you, Ella.
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I volunteered for the Moderna mRNA-1273-P305 clinical trial (testing the effectiveness of boosters), and today was given either the Moderna vaccine already in use, or an investigational Moderna Omicron vaccine.

My commitment lasts a year, during which time I'll have four more visits to the hospital, and four telephone interviews. I also have to keep a diary.

I feel a bit tired with a bit of a headache, but that may be as a result of today being quite full on with lots of questions and tests before I was jabbed. It was at St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster, and I did have a great spot with a view of Westminster Bridge and the Thames, so it could have been worse!
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That sounds really interesting, Rosa!
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