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Feeling down

I got COVID for the first time this week after being extremely careful for this long. My family traveled for a funeral, which is the first out of three times during the pandemic we have decided to travel this far - first flight. It was a meaningful trip and we also had a lot of fun, so I don’t regret going. I don’t know when I was exposed because I also visited a clinical trial office masked, worked one day this week indoors masked, and attended an outdoor concert. I took a test before seeing friends and family, which was negative. Then, I tested positive two days later. The people who came over have tested negative after me though, so I hope that stays true.
I feel so guilty for exposing my family and also sad that I caught it this month.
Omicron Covid these days is much less deadly than the original strain. Also, there is much more resistance in the population, because of both vaccines and prior infection, so it doesn't spread as virulently as it used to.

All of which is to say you didn't put your people at any more risk than if you have interacted with them and then come down with the flu.

Sorry you've lost your Covid "virginity" (two of my relatives also got their first case recently); congrats on the several months of immunity that will follow & the freedom that entails; and stop feeling guilty for doing what almost everyone else is doing.
plungesponge · 41-45, M
I think each strain has been less deadly, should be fine. I caught it and the worst symptoms were gone in a week
revenant · F
I got it too. Just a little not panick.

after 3 jabs
chocolateNcheese · 31-35, M
@revenant I’m sorry that was your outcome. I hope you’ve fille recovered
revenant · F
@chocolateNcheese many thanks
revenant · F
@chocolateNcheese do not feel too bad. I got it along with my ex husband and our 2 sons all at the same time. They had 4 jabs each by then started with throat tingles and we all had those free tests. Canada. Omicron is just like a little cold for a few days.

The not touch !
I hope you recover quickly.
chocolateNcheese · 31-35, M
@Catzgano what side effects did she describe? I’m having a weird taste on my tongue and an upset stomach
Catzgano · 31-35, F
@chocolateNcheese weird taste. Burning diarrhea. Stomach ache. She said it was difficult to stay on for is it 5 days? But was like too risky not to ugh
chocolateNcheese · 31-35, M
@Catzgano yes 5 days. Hard decision, but it’s the reason I’m feeling much better than yesterday, then it’s worth it to me
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
Its a cold. Get used to it. Not a big deal. No one is going to die.
4meAndyou · F
The latest iteration of covid is called Arcturus. It doesn't respond to vaccinations, and is very, very mild. One symptom of it is conjunctivitis, or pink eye.
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
I am surprised that Covid is still around. I haven't heard anything about it for months
chocolateNcheese · 31-35, M
@smileylovesgaming really? Where do you live? It’s surging here in central Texas again
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
gol979 · 41-45, M
Dont test, dont get covid 👍
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chocolateNcheese · 31-35, M
@SandWitch I’m so sorry for your loss. That sounds like a very difficult experience 🫂
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