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Well, 2 friends are gone. One was 94 the other 86. Both in bad health but their bodies just could not recover.


Sorry to hear that.


My condoleances my fellow traveller


It is pretty painful al around, and yet hardly anyone seems to be wearing masks or social distancing. So weird.

My heart goes out to those who are still suffering from all this. I don’t know if there is anything more we can do to help, but I’m going to keep wearing a mask when I have to go out.


Well, I seem to have caught the Chinese flu. I hesitated to say anything for a few days because it causes such drama around here, but it looks to be on its way out. Yeah, it was pretty nasty. I wouldn’t be surprised if my buddy Jack gave it to me, poor old drug casualty, hanging out in pot sale houses. He took me to the store for a grocery run and was coughing through the place, and of course wouldn’t cover his mouth. He won’t listen to anyone so I just let it go. He’s in Colorado now, so he can enjoy it himself far away from me for good.

Three days of yucky tender body aches, a lingering headache I’ve been ignoring, and a really raw throat. One curious symptom is my palette is sensitive to salt now, so my salt intake has dropped. I think I could actually use more to make my bloodstream inhospitable to these little bugs, but oh well. I’ve been staying away from sweets because diseases really love sugars, even cancer. I need creamer in my coffee and tea, but I use it sparingly. My brain has been pretty foggy too, so I’m holding off on creativity till maybe today if I feel up to it. Mostly I’ve been playing Fallout 4 this week as NMS is just too chill, and even the slow parts of FO4 can have me drifting off.

Today is my birthday - yay! - and my throat is finally not killing me. Body doesn’t feel too bad, and the headache is mostly gone. Maybe after a week and a half, I should have that eye surgery done.


I’m so sorry to hear that it got you! Sending waves of “good vibes” your way, hoping you can get back on track soon.

And isn’t it lovely that we have video games in which we can immerse ourselves to distract us from the agonies of illness!

Also… Happy Birthday! :sparkler: :fireworks: :sparkler: :partying_face:


Brain fog. Lasted about 4 months for me when I had the original strain. As long as your brain tissue is healthy, it should rebuild itself and you will recover.
As for the taste disruption, a friend of mine has long covid and strawberries still taste like an ashtray to her. Hopefully, yours will clear up.
My health situation is on the mend, thank goodness. I have missed so much sleep and am exhausted…
Happy cake day! Coincidentally, salt makes sweet tastes sweeter.


Happy Cake Day? That just sounds wrong to say. :slightly_smiling_face:

Hopefully you won’t get some of the long COVID problems. Heart, lung, and brain issues. And reinfections increase the chances of those.

It’s a miserable disease.