Covid Grateful

Citizen Kim
on 10/2/20 8:16 pm - Castle Rock, CO

My family (myself, my partner, one son) have worked very hard on our health in recent years. My son, 17, severe non verbal autism, had lost 120lbs in the last year or so to a BMI of 24, I maintain a 26 ish I and my partner, aged 64,has lost and maintained a 40lb weightloss to be just under 30. We all take vitamins religiously every day to maintain good levels per labs.

To cut a long story short, we all recently contacted Covid 19, but at 10 days out, appear to be weathering the storm.

Obesity is one of the biggest factors in sickness and death from this virus, particularly in young people with disabilities, so I just want to take a minute to be grateful for a healthy lifestyle, while we battle this horrible virus.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

White Dove
on 10/2/20 8:41 pm

It sounds like things are getting better and I am glad that you did not have the extra risks caused by obesity. Hope this is all over soon for you and your family.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 10/3/20 3:43 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

Happy all three are doing better.
We don't need to help COVID with obesity, so grateful most of us at least don't have to worry about that one co-morbidity. And people keep thinking we do WLS just for vanity or laziness!

SW:261 6/26/17 GW:150 10/6/18


on 10/3/20 5:07 am
RNY on 06/03/15

sorry to hear about this - but I'm glad you guys seem to be doing OK..

on 10/3/20 5:28 am
RNY on 08/11/14

I'm so glad you're all doing ok and getting through it as best as possible.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 10/3/20 5:43 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I am glad to hear you are all okay and hope that you continue to recover well. It is so important to take care of our health for so many reasons, but especially now with COVID.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 10/3/20 6:03 am
RNY on 02/14/18

So glad you all are doing well through this. I am also very grateful to have gotten on the journey to better health before all thi**** The challenges of Covid + obesity + other comorbidiites is scary.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 10/3/20 6:15 am - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

Kim - how amazing that the three of you have lost and are maintaining at healthy weights. That certainly helps you successfully fight this virus. Is there any proof that you will be unable to re-contract it for any period of time once you are on the other side?

Stay well and healthy and happy

Citizen Kim
on 10/3/20 12:51 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I believe we have antibodies for 3-4 months.

However, I hope our bodies' immune responses are still active after that.

I'm no expert, but I think it really depends on how much the virus mutates over time.

If we don't retain some form of immunity, it doesn't bode well for vaccines

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 10/4/20 6:42 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I, too, have heard that people are immune for about three months, but they can't guarantee immunity beyond that. I've also read that the virus mutates, but not as quickly as they once feared - however, we still may be in for yearly vaccines like we are with the flu. Crap. Hopefully they CAN develop annual vaccines and sort of control this thing. This is beyond awful. It hard to see the other side of this - although I suppose some day...

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