Re: There is no good time to be SICK



I am glad you recovered and were able to enjoy Thanksgiving food. My wife
and I stayed home as well but we did a Zoom get-together with family. Not
as much fun as an in-person event, but better than complete isolation and a
lot better than gathering in unsafe conditions.

COVID-19 can first present with GI symptoms. Did you get tested or has the
fairly rapid (I'm sure not rapid enough for you) resolution of your
symptoms been your indicator that the infection was not COVID-19? I ask
because my colleagues have seen some patients (mostly pediatric) who had
only GI symptoms and their parents' first thought was "just a GI virus",
but because the pediatricians have been alert to atypical symptoms were
tested and were positive. The importance of this was then keeping the kids
out of school (which had resumed here) until they tested negative and to
test their parents as well. You don't have tell me anything more about your
medical history - I don't want to be nosy.

Thanks for all the work you have done getting copies of Peter Keller's book.

I hope your wife can stand the wait until "elective" surgery can be
resumed. I know what this is like - we shut down all elective surgery
during the first COVID wave and it delayed many procedures. For people in
pain but whose surgery was considered "elective", this was a terrible
waiting time. Best wishes to both of you.

Steve Horii

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 3:51 PM Dennis Tillman W7pF <>

My apologies. I sure my absence the past 4 days has caused some concern. I
have been sick.
Tuesday morning I was in bed with what I guess was a stomach flu. The next
two days alternated between bed rest and emergency visits to the bathroom.

My worst fears (COVID) were unfounded and by Thursday afternoon I was
definitely feeling well enough to taste some of the Thanksgiving dinner my
wife made for the two of us yesterday. Thanksgiving is a national holiday
the US and some other countries. It began as a day of giving thanks and
sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. This
year it has taken on much greater significance because the virus has
prevented us from celebrating it with friends and family.
I don't know if it was because I hadn't eaten anything in several days or
because she is a wonderful cook but that was the best tasting food I can
ever remember eating.

PayPal has once again been an enormous source of frustration for ME. That
frustration got the better of me by Monday and I know it was apparent in
some of my comments which I regret. But it appears YOU have found ways to
work through the PayPal issues I was struggling with and I appreciate that.
Marian reports that almost $3,300 has come into our PayPal account for
Peter's book. That is a very good indication that almost everyone has paid.

My mail box is flooded with over 400 new emails right now. It will be
necessary for me to triage them. Please be patient. I allowed plenty of
for all of the payments to arrive. Priority will be given to matching the
payments for Peter's book to the orders I have. I will be very busy in the
next few days as I do all of this.

I hope you are all taking precautions to stay safe from the virus. We are
our family. The virus has exploded in the US over the past few weeks.
Hospitals are at near capacity. Hospital staff are exhausted from dealing
with the virus for the past 7 months. I can only watch in horror as people
are packing into airports to travel during the holiday season and packing
into stores to buy gifts.

Part of my time I have to help Marian with our five Golden Retrievers now
that she can barely walk them. She is waiting for elective surgery to
replace her hip. Those surgeries are being postponed by hospitals so they
can deal with COVID cases. She is in constant pain when she stands.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

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