Birthday Hangover: Some Good, Some Not So Good News

@moffittjc (106633)
Gainesville, Florida
June 3, 2022 6:43pm CST
My annual trip around the sun culminated last weekend with a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, with family and loved ones. We had an amazing time (as we always do), and got to ride every ride and experience every attraction we set out to accomplish. But as with many great celebrations, a hangover followed this week. Not literally (I don't drink alcohol), but figuratively. On Tuesday, my first day back after our 3-day trip, my back started bothering me, and has continually gotten worse as the week wore on. Some may blame it on old age, but I like to blame it on the thrill rides and excessive walking at Disney. I'm at the point where it's difficult to walk without extreme pain, but I have hope since I know it's muscular related and not spinal related. I've started doing my stretching exercises again, coupled with lots of heating pads, so in about a week or so the muscles will start loosening up and feeling better. The not-so-good news is that out of the five of us that went to Disney, four have tested positive for Covid and are currently sick. Thankfully, the strain going around right now is a mild one, and all four are vaccinated and boosted. The expectation is that everyone will be as good as new after about 4-6 days of being sick. The great news? I'm the one that didn't get Covid! lol. I've been taking the at-home test every day this week, and it has been showing negative each time. Plus, I feel great (other than my hurt back). My girlfriend says I have super immunity from all the multiple times of having Covid over the past few years. I tend to agree with her. That's my news for this week. I've been playing doctor and trying to keep my daughter and girlfriend feeling as comfortable as possible (the other two--my son and his gf) are back home 4 hours away in south Florida and resting comfortably. Anyway, happy Friday everyone! Anyone else have interesting news from this week?
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@RubyHawk (67541)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Jun
I am so sorry that your family have covid. Thank goodness they have the a milder strain. You’re having to take care of them with your bad back so that makes it worse. I hope everyone is improving and will be well in a few days. Everyone get all the rest you can.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
I came home from work today and my back was hurting so bad I just wanted to lay down in bed with my heating pad, but I had to take care of my sick loved ones instead.
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@RubyHawk (67541)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Jun
@moffittjc That’s too bad. What bad luck you and your family have had with covid. I hope this will be the last time. Several of my family have had covid but I’ve escaped it so far. I hope your crew will be up and about in a few days. And hopefully your strained back will be okay.
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@RubyHawk (67541)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Jun
@moffittjc So many families have lost loved ones to covid. My heart goes out to all of them. Thank goodness the new strain of covid is less serious. Glad the stretches are helping your back. Hopefully it will soon be back to normal.
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@LadyDuck (401429)
• Switzerland
4 Jun
They got Covid and you got back pain... not the best for a great day at the park. Two months ago, I got up from my chair and I had so much back pain that I could not even keep straight. I got some pain pill during a few days, ignored my husband who insisted to see a doctor and in a few days I was fine. I wish you to get well soon as well the four who are Covid positive.
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@marlina (149343)
• Canada
4 Jun
@moffittjc , What is the name of those pills?
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@LadyDuck (401429)
• Switzerland
4 Jun
@moffittjc I am sure you will be better in a few days. I also hate taking pills, but I was almost unable to walk.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
My boss--who's recovering from knee surgery--gave me some of his pain pills to help get me through the weekend. I'm not one who likes to take pills, but if the pain is really bothering me this weekend I will take the meds just to give me some relief. I'm continually doing stretching exercises and using the heating pad, so hopefully within a few days it starts to loosen up the tight muscles that are causing me so much pain.
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@GardenGerty (146405)
• United States
4 Jun
My back pulled a stunt last Sunday that lasted a couple of days. I have a prescription for muscle relaxers that helped a lot..In my case I would say my back hurt from inactivity. I hope you are right that your covid visitation will be a light one. I have not had it so far, that I know of.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
My boss gave me one of his muscle relaxer pills today, and it worked wonders! He also gave me a couple more to get me through the weekend. I hate taking pills, but man I felt so much better today after that medicine kicked in!
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@much2say (56065)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Jun
Argh! Oh man, hope everyone gets better - you and your back - and the family with Covid ! I was about to cringe . . . I was thinking a 4th time cannot have happened to this poor guy . . . so I am super glad you are ok. Please take care - all of you guys!!!!
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@much2say (56065)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jun
@moffittjc Hope your back is doing better today! We know you are Superman and can beat big villain Covid many times over, but still, I wouldn't want you to go through that ever again .
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
My daughter was teasing me about how many times I’ve had Covid. I can only hope I continue to stay healthy. I don’t need Covid AND a hurt back at the same time!
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Jun
@much2say Thank you. I don’t ever want to go through a bad Covid experience again either. Being on my deathbed twice was enough for me! Back is doing a little better with each passing day. Back massages, stretching and heat therapy are doing there job to relax and loosen the muscles.
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@kaylachan (35960)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Jun
Sorry it didn't go as well as you hoped, but you enjoyed yourself.
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@kaylachan (35960)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Jun
@moffittjc I know the feeling. I'll do a lot of things, and wind up paying for them later.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
@kaylachan I’m really good at that! Lol
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
Oh it went as well as I hoped, it was the after effects that got me. But it wil all be fine soon and I will be back to my normal self.
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Jun
Glad you had fun even though everyone is paying the price in one way or another. Good for you not getting COVID again.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jun
@MarshaMusselman we celebrate birthdays every year. It takes one year for the earth to circle the sun. So I’ve taken one trip around the sun since my last birthday.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
Why does it always seem there is a price to pay for having fun? LOL
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Jun
@moffittjc I meant to ask before what do you mean by an annual trip around the sun?
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@flapiz (18454)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun
Oh that's a bummer. But at least had tons of fun before the C! Well have you had the covid before Jeff?
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@flapiz (18454)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun
@moffittjc Oh I'm glad you've evaded it this time. Thank you Jeff. Life has been stressful these days but I'm trying to bear it with grace.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jun
Oh yes, I’ve had it really bad twice, and mildly once. But I was the only one who made it through this round without getting sick! So all is good! I hope you’re doing well. I love seeing your beautiful Facebook posts!
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jun
@flapiz Is everything okay? I hope you have ways to help manage your stress and frustrations.
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@RebeccasFarm (67925)
• United States
4 Jun
So glad to hear you didnt catch the virus
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• United States
23 Jun
@moffittjc Still not gotten it Jeff?
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
Well, considering I'm still in the mix of it with two sick people in my house, I can only keep my fingers crossed and hope that my immune system can keep fending off any attacks from the virus. So far so good. I really don't want to be sick with the virus again. I've had it too many times already.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Jun
@RebeccasFarm Nope! Still healthy as an ox!
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@DWDavis (20610)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 Jun
Happy belated birthday! Sorry about your back and your household's COVID situation. Glad they are all vaxxed.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
I just hope they all get better quickly’ And I hope my back heals just as quickly!
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@1creekgirl (32819)
• United States
4 Jun
So glad to hear you've been negative so far. Hope the others will continue to recover. Hope your back feels better soon !
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@1creekgirl (32819)
• United States
4 Jun
@moffittjc Hope you continue to be covid free. I made chicken rice soup that really helps when we're sick.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
@1creekgirl That what I made last night! Rice, peas and carrots, and chicken. I wanted to add potatoes, but realized after I started cooking that I didn't have any potatoes left. I was intending it to be a nice chicken stew. It still came out amazing even though I didn't add potatoes.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
Still tested negative as of this morning. Keeping my fingers crossed on that one. Loaded up on OJ, water, and fruits and vegetables to help boost my immune system. Even made homemade chicken soup last night for everyone. A good homemade soup always gives everyone a little boost. My boss gave me some of his pain pills and muscle relaxers to help get me through the weekend. I don't like taking pills, so I only plan to take them if absolutely necessary. I find that constantly doing my stretching exercises and applying a heating pad affords me great temporary relief. At some point over the next week or so the tight muscles that are the source of my pain will finally start to loosen up and relax.
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@noni1959 (8597)
• United States
4 Jun
Sorry to hear about the back issue and others are positive for covid. I came to my son's new place for the weekend. He is now five hours from me. I needed the break from helping with the new twins. Other then that, nothing new going on here. Going to Vegas June 20th to 23rd.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
A Vegas vacation. Sweet! I hope you have lots of fun. And until then, get rested up and recharged!
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@noni1959 (8597)
• United States
5 Jun
@moffittjc I want to iFly and zip line down Fremont. Hoping to be out of this flare-up by then.
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@noni1959 (8597)
• United States
9 Jun
@moffittjc I used to live four hours away from Vegas and would go twice a year. I don't gamble but like some of the things to do like the M&M factory, Fremont Street and the water show.
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@nela13 (50954)
• Portugal
4 Jun
It is great that they have mild symptoms and finally you are not the one that is infected. Hope you get better of your back pain.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
Thank you. I did have a panic moment when they all tested positive, because my experiences with having Covid were really bad experiences. But thankfully it’s been a week now and I’m still testing negative. Unfortunately, it’s been a week and my back is still hurting me.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Jun
@nela13 Everyone else’s backs seem to be fine. I just have a bad back from multiple car accidents a few years ago. Thankfully, it’s all muscular and not spinal, so as like no as I do my back stretches and exercise regularly, my back will stay healthy and strong.
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@nela13 (50954)
• Portugal
6 Jun
@moffittjc I am sorry about your back but at least you didn't have covid. How are the others backs? Hurting too?
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@arunima25 (74998)
• Bangalore, India
4 Jun
Sorry about four of them testing positive. This nasty virus has to just go now and let us have fun without it's fear. Belated birthday wishes. Hope the stretching exercises and heat pads make you feel better.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
I agree, this virus just needs to go away and leave us alone! Thank you for the birthday wish! I’m still celebrating a week later! Haha
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Jun
@arunima25 Everything is almost back to normal!
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@arunima25 (74998)
• Bangalore, India
5 Jun
@moffittjc Hope all is well and back to normal. Enjoy!!
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@Fa_Maverick (8818)
• Australia
26 Jun
I thought I replied to this . Maybe I didnt see my own comment? I dunno. Either way Happy many belated birthdays.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Jun
Awww, thank you! I love birthdays! The more you have, the longer you live! I hope to have many, many more! How have you been?
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Jun
@Fa_Maverick Things going well with C? I’m always rooting for you to find that special someone that makes you happy!
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• Australia
27 Jun
@moffittjc many many many many * 8 Been okay just got home from spending the day with C he slept for most of it I studied. We also watched wrestling matches and family guy.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jun
Wishing them a very speedy recovery lots of virus over here too and gastroentiritis a very stubborn strain with the very hot prolonged weather.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jun
@moffittjc Here´s to that a speedy recovery for all of them.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jun
@lovinangelsinstead21 I’ll drink a toast to that!
@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Jun
It’s very hot here too. Let’s hope that everyone gets over all these illnesses quickly.
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@Juliaacv (68516)
• Canada
4 Jun
You are going to be kept on your toes, no time for your back to be acting up. I hope that the patient with covid isn't too awfully ill, and that they recover soon-and you stay away from them. That's an order Jeff. I don't want to hear that you are infected again.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
Two of them live with me, so I don't really have options for keeping away from them. It's been a week now, and I think I would have shown symptoms by now if I was going to get it. I agree that I have no time for my back to be acting up! Thankfully, we're a month away from our next national paintball tournament, so I have plenty of time to heal and get ready.
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@Juliaacv (68516)
• Canada
4 Jun
@moffittjc If you do get covid, I hope that you are over it and back to your usual self by the time that the tournament rolls around.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
@Juliaacv Me too! I mean, I hope I don’t get it at all, but if I do I hope it’s a quick recovery!
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• United States
4 Jun
First let me say Happy Birthday! your trip to Disney sounds like a whole lot of fun but sorry to hear that your back is hurting now due to all the fun and activities. Hope your family recovers quickly from Covid and it's sad to hear that's what they got on that fun time at Disney. Most people get a tee-shirt Hope your back feels better soon and that you don't wind up testing positive.
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• United States
10 Jun
@moffittjc Hope everyone is feeling better and that you're still having fun celebrating your birthday
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jun
@Marilynda1225 I had so many people make or bring me cakes (everyone knows how much I love cake) that I said my birthday celebration will continue until every last piece of cake was eaten. Well, the last of the cake was finally eaten today (Friday), twelve days after my birthday.
@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
Well, in all fairness, they each did get a t-shirt! I guess getting Covid was the bonus, if you could call it that! Lol And thanks for the birthday wish! I’m still celebrating, since I still have so much birthday cake leftover. I figure I’ll stop celebrating once I eat all the cake! Lol
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
4 Jun
I'm so sorry about your back and about the COVID-19 infections!!!! I hope you all feel better really soon. Have a good weekend. No news here.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
I hate taking pills of any sort, but I finally broke down and started taking muscle relaxers. It’s taking the edge off of the pain, at least for now.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Jun
@LindaOHio Well, I’m already headed in that direction! I’m trying to catch up to everyone! Haha
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
5 Jun
@moffittjc I'm glad you're taking something for your back. When you get to be our age; you will be taking a pharmacy's worth of pills!
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@oahuwriter (24757)
• United States
4 Jun
Sad some family got covid, but glad you're ok! Soon you'll be good as new. Take care all! My week same, shopping as needed. Finally found toothpaste tube squeezer! Surprisingly enough, CVS, Walmart & Walgreens, don't have any. Found it at Daiso. We had fire alarm testing today. Bus fares went up. Friday, was at Safeway, went to restroom, li and behold, with only 2 stalls, someone was heaving like a covid heave.... I prayed silently for her... someone poked their head in the restroom, "a possible covid person in here"... I felt so sorry for her. I left, tested the next day, negative.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
I've never heard of a toothpaste squeezer! lol I try to avoid public restrooms at all costs, due to the fact that we don't know what kind of germs and viruses there are in those things. But I also understand that sometimes we have no choice! lol Glad you tested negative. I tested again this morning and I'm still showing negative as well.
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@oahuwriter (24757)
• United States
5 Jun
Squeezers
@moffittjc Very good. Me too, tested today, negative. I've 2 kinds of toothpaste tube squeezer.
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@CarolDM (188080)
• United States
4 Jun
Glad you are COVID free. I hope everyone recovers soon and with no issues. The heating pad can be our best friend. Enjoy the moments and take care of yourself.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
Everyone seems to be holding their own. Not fully recovered yet, but also not getting any worse. My back is doing okay as long as I keep stretching the muscles and keep using the heating pad.
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@CarolDM (188080)
• United States
4 Jun
@moffittjc Sounds good. A day at a time.
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@moffittjc (106633)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jun
@CarolDM Yep. One day at a time. It looks like everyone is now recovered from Covid, so now I just need to focus on my back.
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