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By Spoonman
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My sister tested positive for Covid on the Sunday before last, but has been clear now for nearly a week. And Wednesday last week, my father (whom is in cancer remission) also finally tested positive - thankfully, for someone immunocompromised he's had very little in terms of symptoms, just a bit of a headache and a sore leg for the first few days, the worst thing for him is that he's bored out of his mind - doing a LFT every morning and getting two red lines back is starting to get to him.
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By Boiler
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Spoonman wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:38 pm My sister tested positive for Covid on the Sunday before last, but has been clear now for nearly a week. And Wednesday last week, my father (whom is in cancer remission) also finally tested positive - thankfully, for someone immunocompromised he's had very little in terms of symptoms, just a bit of a headache and a sore leg for the first few days, the worst thing for him is that he's bored out of his mind - doing a LFT every morning and getting two red lines back is starting to get to him.
Best wishes to him, Spoony.
By Bones McCoy
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My experience from a week in hospital, pretty close to the ward's control desk:

1. Significant staff shortages due to rostered staff tasting positive.
2. Considerable pressure to accommodate "contact" or "testing incomplete" patients on previously covid free wards.
3. Staff shortages resulting in staff being joggled between covid and non-covid wards to maintain service levels.

Points 2 and 3 indicate pressure of workload breaking down the plan to segregate patients and staff into red and green hospital channels.

The painful reality of point 1 is that a ward staffed by 4 (when 6 are stipulated) loses another who is constantly phoning reserves, banks etc. in the hope of gaining on more nurse for 2-4 hours.


Such realities of "Living with it" don't affect radio phone-in hosts, or junior government ministers.
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By mattomac
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My mum went in for 8 days and my overarching concern was this, not the fact she was really unwell which did concern me, but I knew that might be ok, but a frail woman with lung cancer catching covid while there worried me.

Thankfully she didn’t catch it and is seeing to be getting better, her cancer treatment threw up an unknown reaction which they think it hindsight was more to do with the removal of certain drugs rather than the treatment itself, the treatment is going really well by the way and they are delighted with the reduction of cancer they have seen.

Sorry to go off on a tangent.
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By davidjay
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mattomac wrote: Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:07 pm My mum went in for 8 days and my overarching concern was this, not the fact she was really unwell which did concern me, but I knew that might be ok, but a frail woman with lung cancer catching covid while there worried me.

Thankfully she didn’t catch it and is seeing to be getting better, her cancer treatment threw up an unknown reaction which they think it hindsight was more to do with the removal of certain drugs rather than the treatment itself, the treatment is going really well by the way and they are delighted with the reduction of cancer they have seen.

Sorry to go off on a tangent.
Tangent away with impunity. We could do with some good news.
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