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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
11/29/2021

Have you or someone you know contracted COVID-19?

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Yes WINNER

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No

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Yes

36 Comments
Barbara Roose Cox
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Barbara Roose Cox

A good friend of mine got the disease and so did her husband. She recovered at home, but her husband was hospitalized. They are both well now thank goodness.

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Shellie Garbart Dean
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Shellie Garbart Dean

A friend's husband died from it on Sunday, and another friend's Mom died of it in Oct.. My granddaughter tested positive early last week but has no symptoms. 6 friends have tested positive, 3 have symptoms but are recovering.

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David May
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David May

My dad 93 and stepmother 89 came down with it soon after catching a ride with friends. No one wore masks! So far they seem to be recovering-a miracle-prayers answered.

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Shelley Green
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Shelley Green

Unfortunately she died in January 2020 before we knew about COVID-19. She had all the symptoms. I miss her.

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Jane
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Jane

My brother, 60. Month long hassle. Now he has to have his gal bladder removed but other than that he is over it altogether. Another family got it. The teens were not too uncomfortable. Their parents had it several days. They self quarantined. They were all done in a couple weeks but self quarantin

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LP Simmons
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LP Simmons

I HAD COVID 19 IN JUNE. HAVE LONG HAULERS SINCE AUGUST. HELP. NOTE MY PCP DOCTOR DOES NOT KNOW WHAT LONG HAULERS IS..

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Marilyn Fehrenkamp
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Marilyn Fehrenkamp

My husband and I caught mild cases in July 2020. No lasting effects, except for the friends we lost because of their fear. (We quarantined from the minute I had a few mild symptoms.)

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Carol Rademacher
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Carol Rademacher

My girlfriend and some family relatives families. My other friends mother passed from covid

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Tammy Monaghan
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Tammy Monaghan

My son 28, grandaughter 7 that live with me. Her mom and baby sister who is 20 months. My Dil 22 married to my other son. My cousin 46 that is going through chemotherapy.

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Wanda Woods
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Wanda Woods

Several of my co-workers and friends have gotten it. Thankfully, all have recovered, with varying degrees of lingering symptoms.

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Jen B
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Jen B

My hubby contracted it and landed in the hospital for a week. His mother died right after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and lung cancer- while hubby was still in the hospital. My 29 yr-old daughter and her husband got it- they live in my household. Luckily they had more mild cases of it.

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Elyse Probst
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Elyse Probst

My brother contacted it, he struggled to get over it,,, it was touch and go for a while, he is thankfully over it but the lingering effects are bad,

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Marijo Weissgerber
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Marijo Weissgerber

Almost all of my friends and several family members have had Covid-19. Several had not symptoms, and few had just a cough, a few had high temps & cough & extremely tired. One friend, with health issues, died at 74. I have not had it despite being in contact with all of them, I do wear a mask.

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Jane
Jane

Mask probably helps you.

Michelle Flora-Parrish Cox
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Michelle Flora-Parrish Cox

Lost my aunt and a few acquaintances to this horrible virus..

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Barb Greenland
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Barb Greenland

My cousin passed in may after a long battle with covid-19. He was on a respirator for 6 weeks and suffered greatly. My Aunt was inconsolable. This virus is real.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

A friend of my husband and a friend of my mom.

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Jessica M
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Jessica M

My brother, my sister in law and their four school age children got it. My brothers father in law got it too which was worrissome for all of us. They got it because my sister in laws teenage sister went to a party and hugged a friend who turned out to be sick. From there it spread like crazy.

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Robin Cassidy RN
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Robin Cassidy RN

Having family members in the medical field, along with both of my daughters who are nurses, the covid19 spread through her entire family. Extremely heartbreaking especially when you can't go to their house and care for them.

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Vicky VanValkenburg
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Vicky VanValkenburg

My 94-year-old uncle was living in an assisted living facility. They went on lockdown right away in March were very good about taking precautions but one patient got it in June and the residents started falling like dominoes. My uncle died in July.

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Dawn
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Dawn

I had it, as did my entire hoursehold

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Bre valenzuela
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Bre valenzuela

My grandma and uncle but they are better now and I went up and visited them yesterday

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Cynthia Maxine Bryan Wheelehan - Boo
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Cynthia Maxine Bryan Wheelehan - Boo

I have several local acquaintances that have been ill... Almost all live in the same community and were all ill early on....All had travelled to the same area on a tour group about a week before. Most had mild or no symptoms for the two with preexisting cardiac and lung disease both passed away...

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arielnola
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arielnola

My mom died of covid on May 6, when US deaths were in the 60,000s. She loved Christmas. It will be hard to get through. I am angry at the fed govt for failing us. I am having trouble finding compassion for those who lay dying of covid, while they still claim it is a "hoax".

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Jane
Jane

I’m sorry for your loss. Sincerely. Let’s not blame anyone for this disease and I think all that could be done has been done. Anger is not helping any of us.

Robin Cassidy RN
Robin Cassidy RN

I'm so very sorry for your pain. It also angers me when I read that this horrible disease is not real. I'm assuming they haven't had family members or friends get sick from it. My deepest sympathy to you during the holidays.

Jessica M
Jessica M

I'm so sorry for your loss. Four years ago I lost my grandmother, she has a stroke on Xmas. I know how hard holidays are without the ones we love. Sending good thoughts your way.

Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

I have a cousin and nephew who had it.

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

two more this morning, concerned I am

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Jane
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Jane

Yes! Just recently my first friend. She was very cautious, too. But she was working at her kids school parttime and shopping for groceries once a week and going to church social distancing wearing a mask. It’s very contagious. Also she has a weakened immune system.

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Robert Davidson
Robert Davidson

Hope she gets better soon.

Jane
Jane

Thank you. I’m certain she is on the road to recovery. She’s young and otherwise healthy. I’m told it’s like having flu and a cold. She’s on meds doing fine.

Jessica M
Jessica M

I have two autoimmune diseases and I'm terrified of catching covid. I wear a mask and rarely leave my home. I hope your friend gets well soon

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No

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Shirley C
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Shirley C

No. Noone. And I'm a retiree with a lot of contacts in a major city in Florida. My daughter and family have a zillion friends in Washington, D.C. Same thing. She knew of someone who knew someone....that's all.

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David Adams
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David Adams

Only deadbeats, losers and suckers catch corona virus!

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Jessica M
Jessica M

Like soon to be former President Trump?

Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

Nobody we know and nobody in our extended family have gotten the COVID. To put things in perspective, we are in our 70's and "family" stretches from Texas to Ohio to Montana, and all of the West Coast.

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Shirley C
Shirley C

Same here. Strange. The media reflects a different reality.

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Do your holiday decorations come down quickly or not so quickly?

Quickly

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Not so quickly

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Quickly

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Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

They fo up by Thanksgiving weekend and down by New Year's Day. We are tired of them by then, anyway.

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

If you don't put any holiday decorations up, you can "take them down" quickly.

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Not so quickly

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

I' m in no hurry, haven't had enough time to do the job completely.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

January 21st the ornaments came off the tree, 22nd the lights came off, 23rd it went out the door. Haven't unplugged the porch lights yet -- they still come on for a few hours when it gets dark!

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