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I tested positive for covid

Discussion in 'Diving Medicine Q&A' started by pepperbelly, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    I have hear recommendations to get the second dose in the opposite arm. No idea if that helps but I think I might try it Tuesday.
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  2. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    Thanks for that tip. I just got my first shot a couple of days ago (Moderna.) So far only just a little tenderness at the injection site-no other side effects. I'm looking forward to your second shot update.
  3. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    Hey @couv! I should have said suggestion not recommendation since it isn’t based on any science. Just some antidotal rumors.
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  4. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    I had a mild case in November and tested myself gradually- no impairment. My brother and 2others also had zero symptoms or impairment.

    Just did first dive last night, no issues. Yes, media does hype this but OTOH it is devastating to some people. Turn a negative into a positive and donate convalescent plasma.

    PS: Too bad you quit smoking you could have cut to the front of the vaccine line.
  5. divinh

    divinh Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    Yeah, hyped to 2.1+ million deaths worldwide, 420,000+ in the US... not to mention long-term affects to those who have recovered.
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  6. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Remember when the media hyped 9/11, which killed fewer Americans than COVID has killed every day since December 10? Stupid sensationalist media.
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  7. pepperbelly

    pepperbelly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    I had a low dose ct scan of my chest per American Lung Association recommendations due to the years I did smoke.
    Lungs are clear. My cardiologist is happy. I’m good to go.
    I do have a ways to go to get fit. Covid plus me retiring last summer has added some buoyancy to me. BTW do they make a wetsuit that stretches?
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  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Bare's better wetsuits stretch wonderfully! :D

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