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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I’m still in isolation with COVID, although I’m over the symptoms, except still no taste or smell. Getting very stir-crazy here in my truck waiting for a return to work authorization . Hopefully I can get that today and go back to work, although the nations highways have been much safer with me sidelined, lol.

The most annoying effect of COVID has been the loss of taste. We don’t fully appreciate that sense until it’s gone. Everything tastes like cardboard and eating becomes only an exercise to get something in the tummy to stave off hunger. Since I’ve had plenty of time to research, I know that it can take from between 3 weeks to 6 months to get the sense of taste back.

Have any of you had COVID? What has been your experience as it relates to your driving?

PackRat's Comment
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How many days has it been for you sitting?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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How many days has it been for you sitting?

It’s been 8 days. The good news is that I just got my return to work authorized

On my way to Kalamazoo to pick up a load. Wow, it’s a great day!

PackRat's Comment
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That's great news!

Pace yourself, though, because it can take a toll on elderly folks like us.

Wile E.'s Comment
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The most annoying effect of COVID has been the loss of taste. We don’t fully appreciate that sense until it’s gone. Everything tastes like cardboard and eating becomes only an exercise to get something in the tummy to stave off hunger. Since I’ve had plenty of time to research, I know that it can take from between 3 weeks to 6 months to get the sense of taste back.

Have any of you had COVID? What has been your experience as it relates to your driving?

Since I'm not driving, I can't relate to that part of your question, but both my wife and I have had Covid, back in February of this year. I lost all sense of taste & smell. Like you, I ate because I knew I needed to eat. I told my wife, if you've got something you know I wouldn't normally like/eat, bring it on. I can't taste it anyway!

The taste/smell senses came back gradually over a period of about 2 weeks.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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My wife, son, and I have COVID in June 2020. My fever persisted for 8 days, wife was 4-5 days, Michael 2 days. Wife lost sense of taste and smell which still is not completely normal. Five months into it, she thought the Thanksgiving turkey tasted spoiled or something. She did smell training with a kit she bought. There are different ideas on how to speed smell/taste recovery but nothing works for everyone and time of recovery varies a lot. We had no other long-lasting issues. Good luck!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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My wife, son, and I have COVID in June 2020. My fever persisted for 8 days, wife was 4-5 days, Michael 2 days. Wife lost sense of taste and smell which still is not completely normal. Five months into it, she thought the Thanksgiving turkey tasted spoiled or something. She did smell training with a kit she bought. There are different ideas on how to speed smell/taste recovery but nothing works for everyone and time of recovery varies a lot. We had no other long-lasting issues. Good luck!

Thanks Harvey. I was told that zinc supplements can help. I’ve got some with me so I’m going to try that. Can’t hurt

Bruce K.'s Comment
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That's great news!

Pace yourself, though, because it can take a toll on elderly folks like us.

Back to work as of today. Pickup an empty, went to shipper for a live load of 90 minutes. Then had an enjoyable drive towards Cincinnati. Shut down 100 miles from my destination. Nice, easy day. I didn’t get many miles today, but I also didn’t hit anything, or run over any cones. Ha!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Glad you're back up and at 'em, Bruce!

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