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The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by bfcjg » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:51 pm

So many posts about this and how you feel etc the best thing for a genuine not to bad, or armageddon situation is to post on the official nhs * sponsored Bee Hole End thread. Genuine posts only.
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Post by IanMcL » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:51 pm

It says on the other Who thread, that postponement rules.

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Post by Lowbankclaret » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:54 pm

There is only one confirmed case I know of in our area, he works at the same place as me.

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:20 pm

Son-in-law been told to stay away for 2 weeks as somebody in his dept. is positive. Full pay thankfully.

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Post by bfcjg » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:40 pm

Genuine thread this one, if as is suspected a lot of us catch it we can post tips, support, genuine advice, be somewhere to moan and groan on and celebrate when you're better. Also if you are in an area and you need genuine help perhaps other Clarets can rally round ?
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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:50 pm

bfcjg wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Genuine thread this one, if as is suspected a lot of us catch it we can post tips, support, genuine advice, be somewhere to moan and groan on and celebrate when your better. Also if you are in an area and you need genuine help perhaps other Clarets can rally round ?
Can I second that!!

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by tiger76 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:37 pm

3 people have tested positive at my place of work,they're self-isolating,and the email to staff is that currently we report for duty as normal,unless of course we're displaying corona symptoms,i'm not due back til Tuesday,so it's possible the advice will have changed,just have to keep checking my inbox.
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Post by bfcjg » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:08 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:37 pm
3 people have tested positive at my place of work,they're self-isolating,and the email to staff is that currently we report for duty as normal,unless of course we're displaying corona symptoms,i'm not due back til Tuesday,so it's possible the advice will have changed,just have to keep checking my inbox.
Keep us updated, good luck.
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Post by JohnMac » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:23 am

According to official figures, as at 9am yesterday there were 6 confirmed cases in Lancashire from a 1.21m population.

Be interesting to track it through the next 2 weeks

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Post by box_of_frogs » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:45 am

Remember, 90% of folk will have a slight cold, approx 8% will feel proper cr@p, and 2% or so will be in danger. If you’re generally healthy then you’re in the 1st 2 groups. Keep calm.......

In you’re in the last group then you have an underlying health condition and so you (should) know the dangers here.
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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by Spijed » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:48 am

box_of_frogs wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:45 am
Remember, 90% of folk will have a slight cold, approx 8% will feel proper cr@p, and 2% or so will be in danger. If you’re generally healthy then you’re in the 1st 2 groups. Keep calm.......

In you’re in the last group then you have an underlying health condition and so you (should) know the dangers here.
I would have thought most over 65s have an underlying medical condition of some sort

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by tiger76 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:51 pm

box_of_frogs wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:45 am
Remember, 90% of folk will have a slight cold, approx 8% will feel proper cr@p, and 2% or so will be in danger. If you’re generally healthy then you’re in the 1st 2 groups. Keep calm.......

In you’re in the last group then you have an underlying health condition and so you (should) know the dangers here.
Mikel Arteta is certainly is in the 90% camp,and in normal circumstances he'd have carried on working,but he recognised his social responsibility,hence his self-isolation.

https://talksport.com/football/682675/m ... onavirus/

Now i'm well aware that not everybody will have such mild symptoms,but it does suggest that the vast majority will recover fairly quickly.

This is one of the main reasons for the government's thinking in trying to shield the over 70's as much as possible,as clearly they are the main at risk group.

Most people of working age need to continue as normal as possible,obviously as long as they're feeling well they should go to work,unless home working as an option,if everyone downs tools then the country will collapse economically.
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Post by kentonclaret » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:00 pm

The phrase "underlying health conditions" is being trotted out to almost imply that those most at risk are the people already knocking on death's door, but also includes conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes which many of us receive medication and treatment for.

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by AlargeClaret » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:27 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:37 pm
3 people have tested positive at my place of work,they're self-isolating,and the email to staff is that currently we report for duty as normal,unless of course we're displaying corona symptoms,i'm not due back til Tuesday,so it's possible the advice will have changed,just have to keep checking my inbox.
Is this 100% confirmed ? If so that’s a very very high amount to test positive within a work space , the spreading potential is huge .Presume the whole site is self isolating ?

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by tiger76 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:51 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Is this 100% confirmed ? If so that’s a very very high amount to test positive within a work space , the spreading potential is huge .Presume the whole site is self isolating ?
It's not a normal workplace i''m employed by a university,so we are open to the public,mainly students but we do have some access to the general public.

The latest info we've received is that the campus will remain open,but exams won't take place in exam halls on campus,they are still finalising arrangements.

And it's likely all lectures will be cancelled from tomorrow,the plan is for students to get course materials in electronic format,i guess the idea is to minimise the number of people on site,but still remain operating if possible,closing the entire campus will only be a last resort.

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Post by Lowbankclaret » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:17 pm

Best friend of my mums daughter sent home from work today, north west hospital.
She is showing signs of symptoms, but not going to be tested.

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Post by tiger76 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:41 pm

An employee at my father's workplace decided to report as normal this morning,despite suffering from a fever,of course they were immediately sent home,but why aren't some of the public heeding the advice,which has been in place for several days,it's clearly falling on deaf ears for some reason.

Another one of his workmates did take the advice,and they've rightly self-isolated,as they were displaying corona symptoms,so at least some people are paying attention.

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by karatekid » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:50 pm

The problem is that a lot of slackers who fancy a couple of weeks off will be taking advantage of this despite having nowt wrong with 'em. The problem will be when they contract it ' again ' for real after returning to work.
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Post by Claret32yrs » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:57 pm

I've definitely GOT IT. Not the virus. I've just got it! Perfection I guess.

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Post by ralphdpomeroy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:09 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:51 pm
It's not a normal workplace i''m employed by a university,so we are open to the public,mainly students but we do have some access to the general public.

The latest info we've received is that the campus will remain open,but exams won't take place in exam halls on campus,they are still finalising arrangements.

And it's likely all lectures will be cancelled from tomorrow,the plan is for students to get course materials in electronic format,i guess the idea is to minimise the number of people on site,but still remain operating if possible,closing the entire campus will only be a last resort.
Me too .. no word as of 21.09 tonight :roll:

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Post by dpinsussex » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:11 pm

Problem now is they are not testing everyone. So number of confirmed cases are irrelevant.
Any signs of a cough etc do the decent thing and hide yourself away for a couple if weeks

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by KateR » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:11 pm

Spijed wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:48 am
I would have thought most over 65s have an underlying medical condition of some sort
why on earth would you think that?

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Post by Spijed » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:18 pm

KateR wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:11 pm
why on earth would you think that?
If you take statins, for example to lower cholesterol.

Blood pressure & high cholesterol are two of the ailments which are common in the over 65's. They'd be classed as an underlying health issue.

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Post by KateR » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:29 pm

Spijed wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:18 pm
If you take statins, for example to lower cholesterol.

Blood pressure & high cholesterol are two of the ailments which are common in the over 65's. They'd be classed as an underlying health issue.
many younger people have both of those but agree the percentage by age will definitely go up, while I hear hypertension and diabetes are bad with the virus is high cholesterol alone bad with the virus.

I tend to envision the younger ages (below 65) with being overweight and diagnosed with borderline/start of diabetes more than older people and this is a worry as it is supposed to be bad when combined with the virus. I was assuming when you mention underlying health issues you meant those that when combined with the virus make it very risky and nearly, well actually all death cases I have heard mention the dreaded "underlying health issues"

as on another thread I think or here, is erectile dysfunction an issue with the virus, am going out on a limb and say no but again that would occur more in the over 65's I think, or is that the reason men are more susceptible to the virus than women and children are, obviously not believing that?
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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by Bullabill » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:08 am

Lowbankclaret wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Best friend of my mums daughter sent home from work today, north west hospital.
She is showing signs of symptoms, but not going to be tested.
Your sister's best friend ?

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Post by Bullabill » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:19 am

KateR wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:29 pm
many younger people have both of those but agree the percentage by age will definitely go up, while I hear hypertension and diabetes are bad with the virus is high cholesterol alone bad with the virus.

I tend to envision the younger ages (below 65) with being overweight and diagnosed with borderline/start of diabetes more than older people and this is a worry as it is supposed to be bad when combined with the virus. I was assuming when you mention underlying health issues you meant those that when combined with the virus make it very risky and nearly, well actually all death cases I have heard mention the dreaded "underlying health issues"

as on another thread I think or here, is erectile dysfunction an issue with the virus, am going out on a limb and say no but again that would occur more in the over 65's I think, or is that the reason men are more susceptible to the virus than women and children are, obviously not believing that?
Hell, Kate, I've read this three times and I can't understand much of it - it's bloody hard work !
How about trying a bit of punctuation ?
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Post by Lowbankclaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:22 am

Bullabill wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:08 am
Your sister's best friend ?
Apologies.

I will clarify.

My mums best friends are Paul and Thelma.

Their daughter Eve has it, sent home from hospital.

Yesterday she was in bed, aching limbs and fever, plus the cough.

As a nurse she has not been tested and I think that needs to be urgently changed. Sounds like the gov are trying to address this.

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Post by houseboy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 am

Spijed wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:48 am
I would have thought most over 65s have an underlying medical condition of some sort
I don't think rheumatism or arthritis counts though. :D

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Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:37 am

Lowbankclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:22 am
Apologies.

I will clarify.

My mums best friends are Paul and Thelma.

Their daughter Eve has it, sent home from hospital.

Yesterday she was in bed, aching limbs and fever, plus the cough.

As a nurse she has not been tested and I think that needs to be urgently changed. Sounds like the gov are trying to address this.

I'm personally amazed all frontline Health Workers in hospitals weren't prioritised for testing.
And the testing then continued on to all staff.

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Post by Mala591 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 am

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:37 pm
3 people have tested positive at my place of work,they're self-isolating,and the email to staff is that currently we report for duty as normal,unless of course we're displaying corona symptoms,i'm not due back til Tuesday,so it's possible the advice will have changed,just have to keep checking my inbox.
Where do you work? Which town/city?

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Post by Lowbankclaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:18 am

Been on my daily link call.
One colleague has a yes please of 38.5 as does his 3 year old.
3 people went home with symptoms yesterday.

Sounds like this thing is getting around.

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Post by tiger76 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:23 am

Mala591 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 am
Where do you work? Which town/city?
Glasgow.

I think we'll stop staff services on Friday,but that's not been confirmed officially.

Whether the campus will shut down altogether IDK,but i wouldn't be :o if this was the case.

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Post by Cubanclaret » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:59 pm

I had a phone consultation with the duty doctor at my local health centre (Clitheroe) yesterday. When I described my symptoms he said I ‘most probably’ had Covid 19. He said I was the 6th patient to call in describing similar symptoms and a couple of his colleagues had it. Surely, It’s everywhere.
Started with really bad headaches and onset of muscle fatigue and not being able to get out of bed. Then more feverish - chills and sweats. Last night had the feeling of what I’d imagine ‘cold turkey’ to be like (maybe I shouldn’t have watched the miles Davis documentary!). Metallic taste at the back of the throat.
Now into the 4th day and I’m up and about enjoying some fresh air in the garden. Largely kept things at bay with paracetamol and lots of fluids.
It seems a lot of cases nosedive into the 5th day, but some people get better. Hopefully the latter in my case.
Touch wood, I’ve experienced far worse, but if my recovery continues I’ll still want testing so I know 100 percent that I’ve had it and can get on with helping other people in the community as the situation is bound to ramp up.
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Post by bfcjg » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:52 pm

Hope all goes well Cuban

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Post by Spijed » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:52 pm

Cubanclaret wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:59 pm
I had a phone consultation with the duty doctor at my local health centre (Clitheroe) yesterday. When I described my symptoms he said I ‘most probably’ had Covid 19. He said I was the 6th patient to call in describing similar symptoms and a couple of his colleagues had it. Surely, It’s everywhere.
Started with really bad headaches and onset of muscle fatigue and not being able to get out of bed. Then more feverish - chills and sweats. Last night had the feeling of what I’d imagine ‘cold turkey’ to be like (maybe I shouldn’t have watched the miles Davis documentary!). Metallic taste at the back of the throat.
Now into the 4th day and I’m up and about enjoying some fresh air in the garden. Largely kept things at bay with paracetamol and lots of fluids.
It seems a lot of cases nosedive into the 5th day, but some people get better. Hopefully the latter in my case.
Touch wood, I’ve experienced far worse, but if my recovery continues I’ll still want testing so I know 100 percent that I’ve had it and can get on with helping other people in the community as the situation is bound to ramp up.
Where do you think you got it?

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Post by tim_noone » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Spijed wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Where do you think you got it?
Havana :D
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Post by dushanbe » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:23 pm

My mate over Whalley way has it currently. Massive fever described as 'sweating like a glass blowers arse' but freezing cold. Other symptoms much like Cubanclaret, he thinks today or tomorrow is the crossroads where he either recovers or takes the other fork in the road. So fingers crossed.

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Post by FactualFrank » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:24 pm

dushanbe wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:23 pm
My mate over Whalley way has it currently. Massive fever described as 'sweating like a glass blowers arse' but freezing cold. Other symptoms much like Cubanclaret, he thinks today or tomorrow is the crossroads where he either recovers or takes the other fork in the road. So fingers crossed.
Make sure he's aware of the advice of not using any NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen.

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Post by BennyD » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 pm

I’m hoping I get it so I can get it out of the way and build up some immunity for when it comes back. If it kills me, so be it. One way or the other I’m certainly not afraid of getting it. The world is going mad.

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Post by IanMcL » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:09 pm

Beware the flu!

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Post by boatshed bill » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:11 pm

I've definitely got something, but I don't know what it is :D

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Post by tiger76 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:15 pm

One of my relatives who's currently in hospital has been tested,and the results came back negative,he's in his 90's and was showing symptoms,mainly pneumonia like conditions,so that's the good news,he's still likely to be hospitalised for some time,but he's hopefully on the mend.
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Post by bfcjg » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:36 pm

I started this thread for Clarets and others who visit who personally have this horrible thing so we can share how we feel and tips etc such as a spoon full of honey lemon and hot water etc etc etc.

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by thatdberight » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:03 am

Cubanclaret wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:59 pm
I had a phone consultation with the duty doctor at my local health centre (Clitheroe) yesterday. When I described my symptoms he said I ‘most probably’ had Covid 19. He said I was the 6th patient to call in describing similar symptoms and a couple of his colleagues had it. Surely, It’s everywhere.
Started with really bad headaches and onset of muscle fatigue and not being able to get out of bed. Then more feverish - chills and sweats. Last night had the feeling of what I’d imagine ‘cold turkey’ to be like (maybe I shouldn’t have watched the miles Davis documentary!). Metallic taste at the back of the throat.
Now into the 4th day and I’m up and about enjoying some fresh air in the garden. Largely kept things at bay with paracetamol and lots of fluids.
It seems a lot of cases nosedive into the 5th day, but some people get better. Hopefully the latter in my case.
Touch wood, I’ve experienced far worse, but if my recovery continues I’ll still want testing so I know 100 percent that I’ve had it and can get on with helping other people in the community as the situation is bound to ramp up.
Did you have the cough? And if so was it dry?

We've had a guy in and out of work last two weeks including a three day spell in bed. Everything fits but he has (in accordance with the advice) discounted this virus because his cough has been phlegmy. You didn't mention the cough?

Thank you.

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by Winstonswhite » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:39 am

This is a good thread to keep things in perspective. So far in the week since it was stated, we’ve had one poster who was told he “probably” had it.

I work for a national company of around 1000 employees and there is one confirmed case, up in Scotland. But that’s it.

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Post by Cubanclaret » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:50 pm

Thatdberight
- The cough hasn't been a big issue for me, but note the official NHS video says cough OR fever.
Another day on and I feel I'm definitely coming out of it, I had more sweating last night but a much better night's sleep generally, and I have my appetite back which is always a positive sign. While I haven't been tested, I think the doctor had a good handle on it and I think I should be grateful for what is probably quite a mild dose. The fever symptoms and extent of sweating / chills are not common of seasonal flu, and I have had the jab for that.
I have a colleague at work who I have been comparing notes with and sadly she has more persistent symptoms, chest pressure and shortness of breath. It does seem to come in waves and she has more of it today whereas I feel like I have a hangover, still a bit grotty but functioning fine. I have an underlying heart issue (having had a valve replacement 12 years ago), so I am very grateful to not have had any undue chest complaints.
I have since noted a number of other people in Clitheroe have been reporting the same symptoms on Facebook etc.

Winston - I'm sure more users of this board must have been coming down with it, surprised people haven't checked in here but I did have to search out the thread a little, as I couldn't believe I'd be the first one, but in the thick of the virus, the last thing I wanted to be doing was going on screens.

I do hope I can get tested, I believe they are hoping to introduce a test that can tell you if you have had it, even when you have recovered, this I think, is paramount, to help get the world turning again. I obviously want to test my family too, as they have all been OK so far. Albeit, I have been keeping out of their way.

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by Winstonswhite » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:46 am

Just wondered if you’d been tested yet? Sorry if I missed it on another thread Cuban but I’ve been off the site a week.

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by chekhov » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:47 am

Cubanclaret wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Hope you are feeling better now, Cuban.
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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by icu81b4 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:30 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Make sure he's aware of the advice of not using any NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen.
Is aspirin considered to be NSAIDS? - lot's of people take a daily dose if they have had heart problems in the past

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Re: The who has definitely got it thread .

Post by Stevie2112 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:41 am

Good to hear you have come through this Matt.

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