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I work in a healthcare facility that was hit hard by COVID-19 early on.  I got sick on 3/5 and test results came back positive on 3/9.

 

This was a flu like no other.  I was fortunate not to require hospitalization - only needed some IV fluids.  I have since made a full recovery.  Home isolation was lifted yesterday after meeting all the criteria and follow up testing.

I can say with absolute certainty that if I were still smoking there would have been a VERY different outcome.  I hacked, coughed, and had breathing issues all the time before I quit.  I truly don’t feel I would have had the fortitude to make it through the last few weeks if I started out with all those preconditions.

 

If there were ever a reason to push you to quit smoking, this is it.  DO IT NOW.

 

Hope you all stay well.

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Wow BKP, how scary for you! I'm glad you are fully recovered now. Thank you for sharing this with us. And thank goodness you quit smoking when you did so that you had the strength to get well!

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Glad to see you made it through. A true testament to how important it is to quit NOW!

 

Thanks for posting

 

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@BKP, so glad to hear you are OK.  So glad.

 

All the climbing you have done since you quit strengthened your lungs !  Grateful for this.

Stay well and get stronger.

Thanks for the update.

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Thank you for sharing!  So happy to hear you are OK!!

 

Stay well!

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I'm glad you are ok and thanks for sharing.

 

This is scary stuff and continuing to smoke would make it so much worse.

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So glad to hear you're okay now, Paul.  You're really on the front lines working in a health care facility and hopefully you will have immunity to this virus now.

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Wow !!.....Scarey .....

Thankfully you have come out of this the other side ....

I agree ...being smoke free and healthy has totally paid off....

Take it easy ....make sure your fully recovered ....

Sharing this hopefully helps someone take the leap and quit ....❤

 

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Thanks for sharing, @BKP! Glad to hear you are doing better now....and have fully recovered from the nasty Covid19 virus! Stay safe! 

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4 hours ago, BKP said:

 

If there were ever a reason to push you to quit smoking, this is it.  DO IT NOW.

 

 

The pandemic is precisely what got me to quit. I am a grocery store cashier, so I'm face to face, within a few feet, of people all day long. It's not "if," it's "when" I catch the virus. I am 69 years old, so I am already in a high risk category for complications with the virus. But I need the income and my store needs cashiers to help handle the high flow of traffic we have every day. It feels good to be useful right now, with everything on lock-down.

 

Glad you made a full recovery. Thank you for the work you do.

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Stay safe @Kate18! Great quit you have going 😊

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I agree....do whatever it takes to stay safe ....

Your quit is very important ...more than ever ....

Stay closer we will help you through it ....

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32 minutes ago, Kate18 said:

The pandemic is precisely what got me to quit. I am a grocery store cashier, so I'm face to face, within a few feet, of people all day long. It's not "if," it's "when" I catch the virus. I am 69 years old, so I am already in a high risk category for complications with the virus. But I need the income and my store needs cashiers to help handle the high flow of traffic we have every day. It feels good to be useful right now, with everything on lock-down.

 

Glad you made a full recovery. Thank you for the work you do.

 

Be as careful as you can out there, Kate. And thanks to you, too, for the work you do helping to keep the stores open.

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Thank you @Kate18 for your work !  Stay safe, our former smoker's lungs and our age (I'm 64) means we may have a hard time with this virus.

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Right on BKP! Sorry you caught that and so happy to know you made it through! God bless all the healthcare practitioners! Thanks for quitting and stickin around.

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Very scary stuff BKP!  I’m so glad you got thr/ it!   I, too, work in healthcare and am soooooo thankful I quit.  One less thing to worry about.  And - hello!- improved lung function!!

 

Thanks for posting- it is important info to share!

 

Stay well!

 

L4L 

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