New Year, Norovirus, and Me - page 4

by VivaLasViejas Guide | 11,916 Views | 47 Comments

Ever notice that your values change when you're throwing up? "I don't care about my new $200 shoes.......BLAAAARGH!" Lord, I hate being sick. Especially THIS kind of sick. It's been four or five days (I've lost count) and I... Read More


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    I'm using hand sanitizer after reading this thread.
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    oh norovirus that's a word I don't ever want to hear in our facility again.

    My first experience on lockdown, my hands so raw from washing, washing and washing some more. Oh and did I mention I worked 72hrs that week, because I was one of the staff who didn't get sick?
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    Quote from Mewsin
    oh norovirus that's a word I don't ever want to hear in our facility again.

    My first experience on lockdown, my hands so raw from washing, washing and washing some more. Oh and did I mention I worked 72hrs that week, because I was one of the staff who didn't get sick?
    Normally I would feel badly for you, but trust me---your coworkers would RATHER have worked a 72-hour week than catch this nasty, disgusting bug!

    If anyone can figure out how to avoid a virus that just needs to visit you with a handful of friends to d@mn near kill you AND has every known route of transmission, please let me know!! As the old saying goes....I'd rather have bacterial pneumonia...THAT is treatable!
    Last edit by Paul'in'FL on Jan 8, '13 : Reason: typo
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    5 wards were shutdown due to a super strain of Gastro (haven't had noro yet) and only opened yesterday.
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    I had the noro virus so badly once, that I literally made my bed on the bathroom floor. I just couldn't walk further! Never been so sick in my life. NEVER want that again!
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Thanks, but I haven't vomited since the first day and am taking fluids OK. I've always had trouble throwing off stomach bugs---what takes the average person 2-3 days to recover from, takes me at least a week. I honestly don't see any reason to waste a co-pay for a doctor to tell me what I already know. But I appreciate your concern.
    I am right there with ya....my kids brought home the high school crud.....horizontal surfaces (or porcelain ones) are the only surface I seek right now......feel better friend!!! ((HUGS))
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    You too, Esme!
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    You too, Esme!
    Ok, then, we now have definite proof that tummy bugs do spread over the net. See, I've been in the bathroom six times since noon. Dayem.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Ok, then, we now have definite proof that tummy bugs do spread over the net. See, I've been in the bathroom six times since noon. Dayem.
    Scrubbing my screen......with bleach



    Oddly, I feel absolutey fine - until I check back into this thread. Now I feel my stomach roll. Retreat....retreat....delete...delete
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    I had Norovirus last Christmas and stayed in bed for three days. I went to work that morning, had to leave two hours later and threw up ten times on the 45 minute drive home. I felt like my joints were being slowly and brutally twisted and like my guts were in a war at sea with Blackbeard and his band of evil pirates winning. This Christmas I got the lovely gift of double pneumonia. I have spent the last two Christmases in bed away from family
    The virus spread like wildfire through the 60 bed facility I worked in and we had state survey while everyone was quarantined, on full liquid diets with the aroma of vomit and diarrhea wafting down the halls.


    OP, I hope you feel human again soon. I know how you feel
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