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  1. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    You look after yourself mate and I hope you have a speedy recovery without any complications. As you say, the Health Staff in every country are bloody angels during these worrying times.
  2. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Yes mate, Bielefeld is where I'm at. If your mate needs anything and I can help then don't hesitate to PM me. I'm in isolation but my daughter and other family members are out and about.
  3. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Sad news mate, what can you say apart be there for him. Also, hope Elite is back home soon and on the mend.
  4. Pistonbroke

    Board games/family games

    Mexican train is an excellent family game, just thought I would share that with you all. Also just ordered Game of Thrones monopoly which looks shit loads better than the original.
  5. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Cheers mate, I hope you and yours are coping well? We're all still full of cold with other symptoms, but in the big scheme of things it isn't anything that bad, especially when you see and here what others are having to put up with. Still waiting for a date for the second test I have to undergo and the result of the CT scans on my thorax. Just lots of rest and hammering the streaming services. Having a garden is a also something you appreciate at times like these. Sitting in there yesterday whilst reading a book, and you kind of take more notice of the wildlife and beauty which is around you. It was spoilt by some neighbours in an adjacent street having a rave with some real shite music, but the police turned up and I'm certain their bank balances won't be so healthy in the coming weeks, the idiots.
  6. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Weather isn't helping. Yesterday we had 18°C, probably more like 21 in the Sun. Today it is 2.3°C at the moment and trying to snow! Edit: Now it is snowing.
  7. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Hope you all make a speedy recovery mate, take care.
  8. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Poor Italians, they now have over a third of total deaths Worldwide. A lot of countries are obviously being a bit secretive about the true state of affairs and a lot of them just won#t have the testing capabilities etc, the true figures must be horrendous, bad enough as it is.
  9. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Finally back home after a bit of a nightmare. Thanks to John (Skaro) for posting a few updates for those who know me and those who are interested in a fellow formurite's well being. They don't mess about over here. I only called the hotline to explain that I'd been fighting a heavy cold for a few weeks, headaches, dry throat and nose, feeling weak and on Saturday coughing up blood. Never had a fever though, none of the time, although my temperature on Saturday was up to 38.3°C. 10 minutes later there was an ambulance at the door with a paramedic looking like a spaceman. He said that quite a few people had called in with more or less the same symptoms (especially coughing up blood) so they were gathering them all up to go to the Covid ward in the main hospital (flap time). Got there and was put straight onto the ward in a room meant for 2 patients but obviously in total isolation. One Dr after the other came in, chest x ray with a portable machine, shit load of blood taken then the Covid test with one of those large earbud things which they rammed up my nose. I was then stuck on a drip which they kept replacing with a new one, not sure what was in it and I didn't bother asking as I slept for ages apart from when they were doing their checks and whatever they were using was making me feel better. Thankfully the Covid test came back negative, think that was on the Monday morning. Here's the catch though, the Dr said that despite it being negative they can't completely rule it out, or that I had indeed had it and my immune system had fought it off. I was supposed to have another test but they've put that off until next week, maybe's because it ties in with this new test that can also say you've had it as well as checking cases who are still positive. They were worried that quite a few people had all called in withing a space of a few hours with the same symptoms but none with a high temperature as such. They took more blood which they are going to analyse as my SATS were, and still are all over the place, also high white blood cell count and although my breathing is way better I still get short of breath and feel dizzy when exerting myself beyond the norm. The thing is, due to having Sleep Apnoe my lungs were tested about 6 months ago with CT scan etc and they were fine. He said he couldn't divulge what the other patients results were but he did say the similarity with everyone was interesting and way above normal odds. I'm kind of hoping it is due to Covid and not that I have some lung issue, although I'll cross that bridge if it arises. I have to have a new CT scan in a local clinic, normally have to wait between 3 -16 weeks for an appointment but they want me to go in at 5pm today. I can't be arsed as all I want to do is go to bed, better go though. I also have to go back to hospital in 10-14 days for a Bronchoskopie and more blood tests. Obviously have to self isolate apart from appointments like this afternoon in clinics set up for it and use a car/taxi. I can go in the garden, so at least I have that. Family are fine apart from sniffles. Not sure if they'll be tested when this Health bod comes over to do that second test. Anyway, just thought I'd give you an update and I'll keep you informed as and when results etc come in. Desperate need of my bed, as although I feel much better I'm still feeling like shit, hopefully this CT scan will get sone quickly. Take care all, strange time we are all having to live through at the moment.
  10. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Ambulance on the way, I'm coughing blood and feel like shit, lips, nose and throat burning like fuck. Pulse 130 average. Wish me luck guys, stay safe.
  11. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Eldest son's best friend and his adoptive parents (both school teachers) are now in quarantine due to being in contact with a positively tested person. Due to work commitments and other stuff they haven't been in contact for about 3 weeks, so hopefully nothing to worry about. If they test positive though, then everyone who they have been in contact with will be notified for testing, horrendous when you take into account his adoptive parents are teachers. Our eldest son doesn't think we are overreacting anymore, in fact he has become quite concerned now that things are moving closer to home. Stats for Bielefeld where I live ( approx 333.000 residents). 81 confirmed cases, 1268 people in quarantine, no deaths.
  12. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    We're almost a week ahead of you as far as things go, local Gov't now have security staff in all shops (much like they did when ISIS kicked off big time) who are basically making sure people distance themselves from each other, that shops adhere to the rules about how many people can enter at a time and finally to ensure people don't take the piss with their panic buying. Just did a shop for the mother in law and apart from the obvious delays things seem to working fine. I'm sure that something similar will be implemented in most countries eventually, because if they leave things the way they are people will start panicking even more and the last thing the emergency services need right now is an unnecessary burden.
  13. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    My missus would start to worry if I started taking such photos.
  14. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Surroundings are important for well being, I couldn't live in a high rise flat or an estate but obviously if needs must then you do. I'd rather have your view than the one I was greeted with this morning. Looking out at the garden, birds chirping and the serenity of it all and my fat neighbour showing her crack as she was bent over.
  15. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    That's some view mate.
  16. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    A friend of ours is stuck in Portugal on the Algarve. She said that the Portuguese are very disciplined in their shopping habits during this and people are not panic buying so as there's enough to go around. Shop assistants in chemists are separated from the shoppers with plexi glass, gloves being distributed when you walk into shops. Told her she's better off staying there.
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    Coronavirus

  18. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    I think Merkels strength is that she hasn't politicised things if that makes sense. She and those in Berlin are listening to state level ministers of all parties and they are working together for the good of the people. States themselves are taking the initiative in how they are planning things. Nordrhein-Westfalen state where I live has been hit the worse yet they are doing a good job in extremely difficult and challenging times, the mental stress must be off the scale mate.
  19. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Take care of yourself mate, pass on my regards to your Mother.
  20. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    I'm not her biggest fan but she and other MP's have handled things pretty well and with both empathy and understanding. TBH though, local governments within states have been acting pretty darn good.
  21. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Lee, for peace of mind and the fact you are in one of the high risk groups you should ask someone at Gov't level/your MP or a lawyer. I'm sure that people who have to self isolate due to this are covered, but best to be sure.
  22. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    I was just about to post that. This is a huge moment, says business group Rain Newton-Smith, chief economist at the CBI business group says this is a "huge moment", and that the government, businesses and the trade unions are "standing together to make sure our economy comes out the other side". Asked how the government's promise to cover workers' salary will help those who have already been let go due to coronavirus, she says: "If you were on the payroll as of the 28 February but have since been let go then the company can apply for you on your behalf. "I think they have really worked hard to make sure they are protecting people who are already facing challenging times."
  23. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    Just had an e-mail from Sky Germany. They are giving everyone free access to all channels (Sky Premium) for a whole month, at least I can hammer that. They have also been given the go ahead to show actual new release in the cinemas when they show. (Got to pay for those though)
  24. Pistonbroke

    Coronavirus

    People on Twatter and Face Aids will be having a meltdown later.
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