I’m no stranger to getting sick, but that didn’t stop me from getting a few days off work, too.
I’m not sure what I expected to happen in the weeks leading up to this year’s pandemic, but when I got home from work one day in early January, I was diagnosed with COVID.
My symptoms included a fever, cough and runny nose.
I was still recovering from the flu and, in fact, I had not been able to go to work for a few weeks, but I was in an awful state.
I didn’t even know what to expect.
I thought I was going to be fine, I thought my cough was going away and that I’d just get better.
But I had other symptoms: diarrhea, fever, sore throat and, finally, severe joint pain.
The coughing wasn’t gone, but the fever was not improving.
I began feeling increasingly nauseous, and I couldn’t go to the bathroom.
I’d been on antibiotics for the flu.
I had to keep my fever under control to keep the infection at bay.
On the second day, I got a call from my doctor saying my symptoms had worsened and I needed to go home.
He told me I had COVID and that he was calling the next day.
I could feel my lungs start to fill with fluid, and he called for an ambulance.
I had the worst feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.
My stomach was burning.
I went into a full-on coughing fit.
I tried to put my arm around my chest to help keep it from bursting.
It was too painful.
I felt so sick.
I remember my eyes rolling back in my head.
I knew I had a very bad infection.
It wasn’t until I was finally home that I realised what I had done.
I’d been sick and then I’d be fine.
I’ve never had the flu in my entire life.
It didn’t matter what I ate.
I didn’t have any symptoms, I just had a bad case of COVID that kept getting worse.
What I didn´t know is that I had contracted the virus in a crowded crowded public place.
The next day, when I came home, my condition was worse than ever.
My doctor ordered me to stay at home with a ventilator, and when I asked for the ventilators, he told me, “No, we are going to keep you at home.”
I was in such a state, I didn�t even know if I would be able to leave the house.
I did not want to leave my house and walk the streets alone.
I even thought I had pneumonia.
My lungs were filled with fluid and my respiratory rate was skyrocketing.
I was told to wear a mask for 24 hours a day, and there was a good chance that I would have a heart attack if I went outside without one.
My heart was pounding, I could not breathe, I felt nauseous and I was sweating profusely.
The doctors told me that the only thing that was keeping me alive was the medication I was taking to keep me alive.
I went to the doctor at work and told him everything I knew about COVID, but he just looked at me and said, “Well, I guess it is your fault.”
My doctor told me it was my fault.
I wasn’t in the right place to know how serious the infection was.
The doctor even said, �If you don�t have COVID symptoms, you are fine. It doesn�t matter what you eat or drink, just stay home and get well.�I was so scared.
I hated the thought of leaving the house without my mask.
I feared for my life and thought it would kill me.
I would never be able get back to work without a mask.
So I stayed home and ate nothing but pasta, rice and bread.
My temperature dropped.
I ate less and less, even to get my body temperature back down to normal.
I just wanted to go back to the house to eat.
I cried every day.
My doctor said I should go home, but my mother told me no.
I couldn’t leave my home without my masks, my mother said.
I can’t do it alone.
I knew I was on to something, but it was difficult to figure out how.
I started to get sicker.
My coughing got worse.
The cough kept getting stronger.
My lungs were getting filled with water.
I got sicker and sicker, and the fever got worse and worse.
I wanted to die.
I saw so many doctors who told me they were doing everything they could, but they just weren’t doing anything to help.
When my condition worsened, I started thinking about my children.
I decided to call the National Vaccine Information Center and talk to them.
The first thing they said was, “If you do not have a history of COVIS,