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COVID-19: a survivor tells what it's like

By Pam Spires

COVID-19 is real, people. It's everywhere. It's taking lives hourly and not just old people either.

November 18th I started running a fever, I knew it without even taking my temp, I felt like I was on fire from the inside out. My legs hurt, they felt like they weighed 200 pounds each.

I took my temperature, it was 102. I'm someone whose temp is usually 96 or less. I took some Tylenol and went to bed. Sleep was all I needed.

So I thought...

On the 19th I went to be tested.

Positive. Where did I get it? I never went anywhere that I didn't wear my mask. I just don't go anywhere.

I hadn't been with anyone who had it, that they knew of... that's how easy it is to catch.

Three days later I had done nothing but sleep, wake up to make myself drink which would cause me to cough and cough until I would throw up.

Fever, coughing, body aches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, crazy dreams, a rash on my chest - and I was one of the lucky ones. I could breathe. I was able to stay at my house secluded away from anyone else.

Thank goodness for FaceTime, my only means of communication with anyone, I know that I am one of the lucky ones.

I am 60 years old and I have never had anything hit me like this. I could do nothing but sleep.

A simple shower would deplete me of any energy whatsoever.

Thanksgiving Day I ate a few bites and kept it down. I never lost my smell or taste but my nose felt like someone had injected bleach into it.

I lost 10 pounds in less than a week.

It's been almost three weeks and I'm still coughing, still sleeping 12 hours at a time and naps are a must have to get me through the day.

I have no energy and that is just not me at all.

Please, please, please take this virus seriously. Everyone hasn't been as lucky as I have been.

It breaks my heart everytime I hear of someone testing positive for I know what the fear of not knowing if you are going to live to tell your story is like - if you will just go to sleep and not wake up - if you will be taken to the hospital and not ever see your loved ones again.

Thank you each and everyone who prayed for me during this time, God wasn't ready to call me home yet as He has so many in our community from this virus.

Know that if you are sick I will be praying for you.

Please everyone just do your part to stop the spread, if it means wearing a mask, wear it.

Don't have large gatherings anywhere... Life will eventually get back to normal and I hope and pray that you will live to tell your story... Love and Prayers to all.

This story was posted on 2020-12-09 07:00:09
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