Just as well

@GardenGerty (128800)
United States
November 21, 2020 8:09am CST
Our usual Thanksgiving celebration is at my brother's house. More than a month ago we decided to not have the big gathering. It is just as well. My brother is waiting for test results for Covid 19. He does not have flu. He does not have strep. His rapid covid test came back "invalid". His doctor says when that happens usually you are covid positive. His results will be in on Monday. I have a friend in McPherson who is positive, as well as her husband and 20 year old son. I have a friend whose husband is positive. All are on the mend.
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@BarBaraPrz (28673)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Nov
I guess you'll be extra thankful if the result turns out to be negative. Enjoy your turkey wherever you have it.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
I think Bob and I will just have a chicken. We do have two turkeys in the freezer. I have not found any fresh cranberries, though.
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@BarBaraPrz (28673)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
@GardenGerty How about frozen? Then there's always the canned variety if all else fails.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
22 Nov
@BarBaraPrz Frozen would work but it is uncommon, unless they just toss the left over fresh ones into the freezer. Yes, if all else fails we would do canned. When I start with fresh I do some interesting things to it, like apple and spice or jalapeno.
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@Courtlynn (70095)
• United States
21 Nov
Good thing you already cancelled it otherwise that'd be a bummer being so close to the day now. Hope he gets better fast.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
Yes, it is good we were careful. He has more health issues than I do, so I really am praying he will be okay.
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@Courtlynn (70095)
• United States
21 Nov
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@moonandstars (46930)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
21 Nov
hoping for the best
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
Thank you. We are doing some praying.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Nov
@GardenGerty praying always helps, i feel.
@snowy22315 (102429)
• United States
21 Nov
Yikes, I don't think I would be going to a gathering where the host was presumed to be Covid positive.. Good luck with that one!
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
We were not going to have it at all. Now he has even cancelled church services for tomorrow.
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@snowy22315 (102429)
• United States
21 Nov
@GardenGerty sad, but better safe than sorry as they say.
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@JudyEv (228342)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov
I hope your brother has a mild dose - if he has it at all.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
22 Nov
That would be our hope as well.
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• United States
21 Nov
i so hope that all recover quickly, hon. most sad times.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
22 Nov
Sad and overwhelming.
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@FourWalls (29350)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Nov
Ooh, I’m so sorry to hear that. Hope everything goes well for him and the rest of your friends. I have friends who got it — the entire family (mom, dad, both sons), but thankfully they were better within 10 days.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
The one friend has had a fever for fifteen days. Had some kind of a secondary infection in her ears/sinuses. Finally got better with antibiotics. My brother is not running a fever but has flu like symptoms.
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@marguicha (164384)
• Chile
21 Nov
I hope he heals soon. Take care and keep social distance.
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@marlina (113480)
• Canada
21 Nov
I hope that your brother will be okay
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
I hope so too. It may still turn out not to be covid, but he does have some kind of virus.
@wolfgirl569 (35734)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Nov
Wishing all a fast recovery
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
I sure hope so. I feel fortunate, I have not had so much as a cold.
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@prinzcy (8843)
• Malaysia
21 Nov
Do you have to take the test too?
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
No. I have not been around him, he is 200 miles away. I have not been around anyone who is positive.
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@Nevena83 (55904)
• Serbia
21 Nov
Oh. Here the numbers are growing every day.
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@GardenGerty (128800)
• United States
21 Nov
Yes, here as well and that is why I am having an extended break from work.
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