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Gundy
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RogerKint
February 27th, 2021 at 5:18:03 AM permalink
No vaccine for me.

I am extremely healthy- proper diet, daily exercise, good sleep, stress management. No chronic health conditions at all. No prescription drugs. No over-the-counter meds either. Haven't had as much as a common cold for at least 20 years. COVID wouldn't stand a chance against my immune system. Why should I bother with a vaccine?

I never stopped living my life either. I pretty much live the same lifestyle as I did pre-COVID. Everywhere I go, I go maskless, except for a dozen or so flights, and one trip to Costco (they made me do it).

I look forward to a week in Vegas after they end the stupid mask requirement. Stay well.
SOOPOO
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February 27th, 2021 at 8:31:35 AM permalink
Quote: Gundy

No vaccine for me.

I am extremely healthy- proper diet, daily exercise, good sleep, stress management. No chronic health conditions at all. No prescription drugs. No over-the-counter meds either. Haven't had as much as a common cold for at least 20 years. COVID wouldn't stand a chance against my immune system. Why should I bother with a vaccine?

I never stopped living my life either. I pretty much live the same lifestyle as I did pre-COVID. Everywhere I go, I go maskless, except for a dozen or so flights, and one trip to Costco (they made me do it).

I look forward to a week in Vegas after they end the stupid mask requirement. Stay well.



Welcome to the forum. I could not live the same lifestyle I did pre COVID simply due to government imposed restrictions. No gyms. No restaurants. No indoor basketball. No casinos. No massages . No..... all at some point or another during the pandemic.

One other issue is the difference of opinion amongst friends about what to do. We only have one couple that we usually go out with that feels safe with indoor dining out. So a few other couples are out of our Ďusual rotationí. Even if I couldnít care less about COVID-19, there is no way I could live the same lifestyle I did before COVID-19.
MDawg
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February 27th, 2021 at 10:23:59 AM permalink
Gym - there was a month or so there at the beginning of the lockdown in our state when I was just doing the Arnold "at home" workout.
https://generationiron.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-home-workout/

Then we joined a rogue gym that stayed open in defiance of regulations, until our regular high end gyms re-opened (I maintain multiple permanent gym memberships actually, both high end and chain).

When our regular gyms re-opened, we quit the temporary rogue gym, but then after a month or so our state went back on lockdown and our regular gyms closed again.

We then joined yet another gym that was initially staying open illegally, but then later moved entirely outdoors - outdoor gyms are currently legal in our state.

And now, at least one of my regular gyms, a very high end one, is staying open so back to that, and dumped all the temporary memberships. Technically, this gym is staying open in defiance of regulations, but it is very uncrowded, sometimes barely fifteen people in the whole gym and it is quite huge, two stories. I actually feel safer in this high end gym which is very uncrowded versus the temporary outdoor gym we joined, which may be outdoors, but is more crowded.

Meantime, I converted a room and large gazebo outdoors to be a covered gym with treadmill, lifecycle, and some strength conditioning equipment. We keep everything that is outdoors covered with these custom waterproof covers. That's enough for her - she's happy and doesn't even go to the gym anymore just works out at home.

In short, really the main things we missed during the pandemic are the gym and travel. And we still managed that one long trip to Vegas and another week and a half long one to a non-gaming vacation spot that ends soon.

As far as dining - take-out is fine. Not appreciably missing the indoor dining experience.

Give me a gym and I could live in an underground bunker for years....
I tell you itís wonderful to be here, man. I donít give a damn who wins or loses. Itís just wonderful to be here with you people.
rxwine
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teliot
February 27th, 2021 at 10:25:22 AM permalink
Quote: Gundy

No vaccine for me.

I am extremely healthy- proper diet, daily exercise, good sleep, stress management. No chronic health conditions at all. No prescription drugs. No over-the-counter meds either. Haven't had as much as a common cold for at least 20 years. COVID wouldn't stand a chance against my immune system. Why should I bother with a vaccine?

I never stopped living my life either. I pretty much live the same lifestyle as I did pre-COVID. Everywhere I go, I go maskless, except for a dozen or so flights, and one trip to Costco (they made me do it).

I look forward to a week in Vegas after they end the stupid mask requirement. Stay well.



Must not have any family or friends, or even people you like too much to kill. So itís the perfect carefree lifestyle.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
coilman
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February 27th, 2021 at 10:31:23 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Mostly answering kewlj, who advised me to be safe, even after getting the vaccine. This Sunday I will be playing basketball for the first time in almost a year. Is it as safe as sitting in my house typing inane comments on WoV? Of course not! I am a risk/benefit guy. I get a ton of benefit from playing basketball. It makes me feel great that I can still play with the young adults at my advanced age. I disagree with AZ on a lot... but not on the overwhelming need to resume your normal life. If you think about it, my non COVID risks playing basketball far exceed my COVID risk. Iím on the planet to enjoy. I plan on doing so. Risk free? Nope....



Lost a buddy to pickup basketball game at 49 years of age. Regular group of guys playing in a local school gym. Lots of people playing with CPR knowledge when he went down. Happened literally 300 ft from a fire station and less than a mile from the hospital. No defibrillator available onsite. Heart attack claimed his life.

As tragic as that was another event directly related to his fatal medical emergency that night made things even worse.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/investigation-begins-into-fatal-police-crash-1.787187


Donít overdue it after a year on the shelf
SOOPOO
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February 27th, 2021 at 11:37:05 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

Lost a buddy to pickup basketball game at 49 years of age. Regular group of guys playing in a local school gym. Lots of people playing with CPR knowledge when he went down. Happened literally 300 ft from a fire station and less than a mile from the hospital. No defibrillator available onsite. Heart attack claimed his life.

As tragic as that was another event directly related to his fatal medical emergency that night made things even worse.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/investigation-begins-into-fatal-police-crash-1.787187


Donít overdue it after a year on the shelf



Iíve never seen a death on the courts but have seen a bunch of serious injuries. One acquaintance had fractured skull and has never been the same since. I think me stepping on the court may be overdoing it!
DRich
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February 27th, 2021 at 12:37:10 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

Lost a buddy to pickup basketball game at 49 years of age. Regular group of guys playing in a local school gym. Lots of people playing with CPR knowledge when he went down. Happened literally 300 ft from a fire station and less than a mile from the hospital. No defibrillator available onsite. Heart attack claimed his life.

As tragic as that was another event directly related to his fatal medical emergency that night made things even worse.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/investigation-begins-into-fatal-police-crash-1.787187


Donít overdue it after a year on the shelf



I have always wanted to do CPR on someone and the Heimlich. My sister had the opportunity to do CPR on someone at a K-Mart, sadly he didn't make it..
Living longer does not always infer +EV
billryan
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February 27th, 2021 at 1:58:45 PM permalink
Stop the breathing, and start the bleeding. Or vice versa.
rxwine
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February 27th, 2021 at 3:22:07 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

We only have one couple that we usually go out with that feels safe with indoor dining out. So a few other couples are out of our Ďusual rotationí. Even if I couldnít care less about COVID-19, there is no way I could live the same lifestyle I did before COVID-19.



One of the doctors who is on CNN, said he was going to out to dinner with his wife for the first time with another couple. And they all had been vaccinated.

I think that means youíve met the most stringent standards possible.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
MDawg
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March 8th, 2021 at 8:08:08 AM permalink
The study that I am in - turned out that few months ago they gave me placebo, not the real thing. But last week I was administered the real thing - one shot vaccine. I actually didn't feel much different from the placebo experience other than a few minutes of soreness/pain in the arm around the injection site. Next day, went to the gym, same as always.

She has now received both of her vaccinations (two shot vaccine). No real side effects either - maybe a tad more than I.

I remain in the study, and they opted me into a sub-study where they will pull my medical records for the past ten years, and continue to monitor me for the next ten to determine if there is any difference in my health over the years post-vaccination. Interesting. They continue to pay me (a pittance, but something) throughout. How's that for an AP move - get a vaccine that I wanted to get anyway, and get paid for it, monthly, over a decade, plus free health monitoring? The check ins other than the first few are all online via app. I assume there will be another blood draw for the study but that may be the last one before it goes all virtual.

Both fully vaccinated now and ready for another Vegas trip. Will continue to wear masks and be vigilant.
I tell you itís wonderful to be here, man. I donít give a damn who wins or loses. Itís just wonderful to be here with you people.

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