My COVID-19 experience

by Karin L. Nauber

For the most part, when a person works for the news media, we just like to report the news, not be the news.

Sometimes though, we may have a personal story to tell that, with hope, offers help or enlightens our fellow humans.

That is why I am sharing my story about my personal experience with COVID-19. I hope that it helps you better understand this illness and encourages you to do what you can to stay healthy.

I will admit that I was skeptical about the “realness” of COVID-19 even up until a month or so ago. I mean, come on, really? An illness that kind of makes you sick, makes you really sick, or does not make you sick at all or it kills you?

That sounds pretty fake to me.

But let me assure you, COVID-19 is anything but fake.

I know, because on November 9 I had a COVID-19 test performed and three days later I received a positive test result.

I was pretty sure I had it before that, however, because I was sick enough on Monday, November 9 to actually go to the doctor and allow the test to be performed.

If you know me at all, you know I don’t go to the doctor unless I feel like I am nearly on death’s doorstep.

My throat hurt, my head ached and I was having trouble breathing. I had no fever at this point. In fact, they had a hard time finding a temperature at all and had to try three or four times to get a reading while I was at the doctor’s office.

There are a lot of symptoms related to COVID-19 that range from respiratory symptoms to neurological. I think if there was a symptom noted, I had it.

I would walk from one room to another and be completely out of breath. . .

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