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Post by Tortoise » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:48 pm

Good point. I also have to be careful not to accidentally eat or drink something that’s gone bad. Luckily the appearance usually gives it away, but not always.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm

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Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Good point. I also have to be careful not to accidentally eat or drink something that’s gone bad. Luckily the appearance usually gives it away, but not always.
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too. And whether an egg in a bowl of water floats or sinks.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:57 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Good point. I also have to be careful not to accidentally eat or drink something that’s gone bad. Luckily the appearance usually gives it away, but not always.
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too.
First time I got food poisoning: dried peaches ;D
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Post by sophie » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:04 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Finally resumed lifting weights last night, nine days after my first symptoms appeared. Based on how long the weakness and lightheadedness lingered over the past week, I thought I'd have to reduce the weight quite a bit, but surprisingly all of my strength had returned. I'm back to 100% now.

Still have absolutely zero smell or taste. I'll update this thread when it finally returns (or at least starts to return). Could be days, weeks, or even months from now.
Glad to hear that Tortoise!

Definitely let us know about the smell/taste progress. And, I never thought of the spoiled food issue! Probably best to write expiration dates on leftovers and perishable foods for the duration, unless there's someone in the house with a good sniffer who can pre-test for you.
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Post by vnatale » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:44 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:48 pm

Good point. I also have to be careful not to accidentally eat or drink something that’s gone bad. Luckily the appearance usually gives it away, but not always.

Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too. And whether an egg in a bowl of water floats or sinks.


The whole date thing is strictly a marketing gimmick to get you to throw things out that are fine so as to get you tod buy more.

I go strictly by looks and smell.

Last summer I saw a jar in my cupboard. Polaner All Fruit with Fiber - Blueberry.

Date? "Best 7/29/2012"

Last summer was eight (8) (!!!) years past that date.

I opened it and I heard a quite loud pop from the obviously still strong vacuum seal.

Looked at it. Looked fine.

Smelled it. Smelled fine.

Ate it. Tasted fine.

I went through about 40% of it in a few days last summer and then put it in the refrigerator.

Had not touched it until just now.

Opening it..it still smells good. There is a tiny spot that has some white mold on it. I'll scoop out that mold and eat the rest!

Waste not, want not!

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Post by Tortoise » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:53 pm

Yeah, stuff that has a ton of sugar (like jelly/jam), vinegar (like mustard), or both (like ketchup) seems to have almost infinite shelf life even after it's opened.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:03 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:44 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too. And whether an egg in a bowl of water floats or sinks.
The whole date thing is strictly a marketing gimmick to get you to throw things out that are fine so as to get you tod buy more.
...
I was unclear. I didn’t mean the date stamp. Just the time I bought something vs what day it is.
The stamp can sometimes be safely ignored, but it is not strictly a marketing gimmick. If milk has a stamp on it that has already passed, I don’t buy it in the first place. If i accidentally do, that’s on me. So in that sense, the date stamp can be useful.
With medication, I’ve read some articles say that the “expired” stuff probably isn’t going to kill you, but it also might not be that effective.

But Vinny, you just went on about smelling and tasting when the context is that Tortoise can’t frickin smell anything. :D
Unless there’s a professional food taster on call, he’s got to go by something.
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Post by Xan » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:56 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:03 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:44 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too. And whether an egg in a bowl of water floats or sinks.
The whole date thing is strictly a marketing gimmick to get you to throw things out that are fine so as to get you tod buy more.
...
I was unclear. I didn’t mean the date stamp. Just the time I bought something vs what day it is.
The stamp can sometimes be safely ignored, but it is not strictly a marketing gimmick. If milk has a stamp on it that has already passed, I don’t buy it in the first place. If i accidentally do, that’s on me. So in that sense, the date stamp can be useful.
With medication, I’ve read some articles say that the “expired” stuff probably isn’t going to kill you, but it also might not be that effective.

But Vinny, you just yammered on about smelling and tasting when the context is that Tortoise can’t frickin smell anything. :D
Unless there’s a professional food taster on call, he’s got to go by something.
I understand that liquid medication (kids' ibuprofen/benadryl, maybe neosporin?) really does decay in effectiveness pretty quickly. But stuff in a pill lasts pretty much forever.
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Post by barrett » Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:44 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too.
At first glance I thought this was a reference to the “bad dates” scene from the first Indiana Jones movie!
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:11 pm

barrett wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:44 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too.
At first glance I thought this was a reference to the “bad dates” scene from the first Indiana Jones movie!
The fact that he meant calendar dates didn't even occur to me. I think my brain is malfunctioning.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm

😂 Great movie scene. I’ve never watched the sequels. I’m a purist.

Btw, once I was at a grocery store and the checkout girl asked, “What do you do for dates?” I blushed and was going to say “flowers and dinner?” when i realized there was a box of chopped dates among my items. it was the preposition ‘for’ that threw me off.
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Post by vnatale » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:17 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:03 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:44 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm

Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too. And whether an egg in a bowl of water floats or sinks.


The whole date thing is strictly a marketing gimmick to get you to throw things out that are fine so as to get you tod buy more.
...

I was unclear. I didn’t mean the date stamp. Just the time I bought something vs what day it is.
The stamp can sometimes be safely ignored, but it is not strictly a marketing gimmick. If milk has a stamp on it that has already passed, I don’t buy it in the first place. If i accidentally do, that’s on me. So in that sense, the date stamp can be useful.
With medication, I’ve read some articles say that the “expired” stuff probably isn’t going to kill you, but it also might not be that effective.

But Vinny, you just went on about smelling and tasting when the context is that Tortoise can’t frickin smell anything. :D
Unless there’s a professional food taster on call, he’s got to go by something.


I definitely understood the context. However, there are some people who can smell but who slavishly obey those dates and throw out perfectly good food.

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Post by vnatale » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:20 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:53 pm

Yeah, stuff that has a ton of sugar (like jelly/jam), vinegar (like mustard), or both (like ketchup) seems to have almost infinite shelf life even after it's opened.


Last spring I stocked up on mustard. I was fairly shocked to see that it had an expiration date of less than a year as I had the same thoughts as you. Also, that jar that I opened had no sugar in it. Just fruit and fruit juices.

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Post by dualstow » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:12 pm

I moved Vinny the accountant's sheet story to its own thread,
accountant's blotter

but inadvertently took a few extra posts with it. They're just about smell and taste. I'll try to get them back. Done.
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Post by mathjak107 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:55 am

So we got the antibody test results back today .

I was positive at 8.4 and my wife 7.8.

There really is no explanation of what the numbers mean anywhere ....on the other hand the doctor said the number really does not mean much at all ...he said it really should be just negative , positive or not detectable
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Post by dualstow » Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:29 pm

What is that, like a B+?
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:41 pm

On my SARS-COV-2 test, I found out my oxygen saturation is at the HIGH END OF NORMAL. Which is a pretty big deal. My temperature was also slightly elevated in a very healthy way.

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Post by mathjak107 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am

We started to see the bills rolling in for the hospitalization my wife and I had from covid .

I was in 13 days ,she was in 9 with two emergency room visits since they sent her home the flrst time .

The Medicare part A portion, which does not include doctors yet as they fall under. Part B , so far is close to a quarter million dollars for the two of us ....our share is 10.26 ...

It seems even though we have Medicare and a high deductible F plan supplement the 2500.00 deductibles do not apply on part A charges
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Post by Tortoise » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:17 pm

Quick update (day 17):

The past couple of days, I've started to just barely be able to smell certain things like lemon and soap. But it's really subtle (< 10%), plus it's more of a "flat" or "hollow" version of the smell (if that makes any sense).

And a few days ago I just barely started being able taste chocolate again (< 10%), but it's really subtle. Zero taste otherwise.
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Post by mathjak107 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:23 pm

Good , glad things are improving...we had no issues with smell or taste ...just fatigue and sleep , not counting breathing is still far away from what it was pre as far as cardio ability
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Post by pp4me » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:11 pm

mathjak107 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am
We started to see the bills rolling in for the hospitalization my wife and I had from covid .

I was in 13 days ,she was in 9 with two emergency room visits since they sent her home the flrst time .

The Medicare part A portion, which does not include doctors yet as they fall under. Part B , so far is close to a quarter million dollars for the two of us ....our share is 10.26 ...

It seems even though we have Medicare and a high deductible F plan supplement the 2500.00 deductibles do not apply on part A charges

OMFG but what does your share is 10.26 mean?
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pp4me wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:11 pm

mathjak107 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am

We started to see the bills rolling in for the hospitalization my wife and I had from covid .

I was in 13 days ,she was in 9 with two emergency room visits since they sent her home the flrst time .

The Medicare part A portion, which does not include doctors yet as they fall under. Part B , so far is close to a quarter million dollars for the two of us ....our share is 10.26 ...

It seems even though we have Medicare and a high deductible F plan supplement the 2500.00 deductibles do not apply on part A charges



OMFG but what does your share is 10.26 mean?


I believe it means that from nearly a $250,000 bill he and his wife only have to pay $10.26.

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Post by pp4me » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:24 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:17 pm
pp4me wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:11 pm
mathjak107 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am
We started to see the bills rolling in for the hospitalization my wife and I had from covid .

I was in 13 days ,she was in 9 with two emergency room visits since they sent her home the flrst time .

The Medicare part A portion, which does not include doctors yet as they fall under. Part B , so far is close to a quarter million dollars for the two of us ....our share is 10.26 ...

It seems even though we have Medicare and a high deductible F plan supplement the 2500.00 deductibles do not apply on part A charges

OMFG but what does your share is 10.26 mean?
I believe it means that from nearly a $250,000 bill he and his wife only have to pay $10.26.
If true it sounds like Part A, which is free, is great. I've been enrolled for 6 years now but never used it since I'm on my wife's plan (plus never having been in the hospital ever).

Now for the Part B/F part. Should be interesting. Keep us informed mathjak.
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Post by vnatale » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:26 pm

pp4me wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:24 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:17 pm

pp4me wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:11 pm

mathjak107 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am

We started to see the bills rolling in for the hospitalization my wife and I had from covid .

I was in 13 days ,she was in 9 with two emergency room visits since they sent her home the flrst time .

The Medicare part A portion, which does not include doctors yet as they fall under. Part B , so far is close to a quarter million dollars for the two of us ....our share is 10.26 ...

It seems even though we have Medicare and a high deductible F plan supplement the 2500.00 deductibles do not apply on part A charges



OMFG but what does your share is 10.26 mean?


I believe it means that from nearly a $250,000 bill he and his wife only have to pay $10.26.


If true it sounds like Part A, which is a free, is great. I've been enrolled for 6 years now but never used it since I'm on my wife's plan.

Now for the Part B/F part. Should be interesting. Keep us informed mathjak.


If my memory is correct mathjak also has a Medigap policy. I also have one and chose the most expensive one. That leaves never having to pay for anything medical (aside from a drug prescription).

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Post by pp4me » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:26 pm
pp4me wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:24 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:17 pm
pp4me wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:11 pm
mathjak107 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am
We started to see the bills rolling in for the hospitalization my wife and I had from covid .

I was in 13 days ,she was in 9 with two emergency room visits since they sent her home the flrst time .

The Medicare part A portion, which does not include doctors yet as they fall under. Part B , so far is close to a quarter million dollars for the two of us ....our share is 10.26 ...

It seems even though we have Medicare and a high deductible F plan supplement the 2500.00 deductibles do not apply on part A charges

OMFG but what does your share is 10.26 mean?
I believe it means that from nearly a $250,000 bill he and his wife only have to pay $10.26.
If true it sounds like Part A, which is a free, is great. I've been enrolled for 6 years now but never used it since I'm on my wife's plan.

Now for the Part B/F part. Should be interesting. Keep us informed mathjak.
If my memory is correct mathjak also has a Medigap policy. I also have one and chose the most expensive one. That leaves never having to pay for anything medical (aside from a drug prescription).
Assumed that was the high deductible part F he talked about.

Haven't had to navigate through any of the Medicaire stuff so far because my wife is still working and has a very good plan but I know my time is coming.
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