Coronavirus Symptoms Day by Day
I got COVID!
For nine months, I stayed holed up in my house trying to avoid this like everyone else. Here is how it went for me.
Maybe you’re wondering what its like? I will say that we know it is different for everyone. Some have mild cases and some have grave cases. Like you, I was really worried about contracting it because my husband has a compromised immune system. He’s had medical problems since 2004 and from all of the stories I have read about, it really scared me for his sake.
I had to shut down my business for almost four months during the initial onset of the pandemic. We stayed home and didn’t go anywhere except doctors offices and picking up groceries via Click List. Once I was able to open my business back up, I was very careful to go straight to my studio and straight home. Fortunately for me, I don’t have a lot of clients come in all throughout the day. I design customized sessions for each of them so I only need to see one per week. This was very helpful in keeping contact with outsiders to a minimum.
I got it, anyway! YUCK!
So, here are my coronavirus symptoms day by day.
DAY 1: Itchy throat and slight headache
On a normal day, we don’t think anything about these little symptoms but due to paranoia, I went to Urgent Care to get tested. The nurse told me that they only test people who’ve shown symptoms for at least 4-5 days but I was able to persuade her to test me anyway. I told her I was really worried about my husband being exposed due to his health issues. She gave me a rapid test and by the nights’ end, the result was in my MyChart. POSITIVE.
DAY 2: Nothing too different today. Just a weird scratch in my throat kind of like what a Spring allergy might do to me. So far so good.
DAY 3: Felt like a bad head cold. No body aches or breathing issues. I took Dayquil all day. Low grade fever. 99-100 degrees. I was in bed all day today. Felt terrible.
I feel better! That was easy!
DAYS 4-7: I felt better. No DayQuil needed. Thought I was over it. No more meds to take and I’m up out of the bed. What was the big deal?? I’m already over it. That was fast and now I can get back to normal.
I’m happy that I feel better but guess what? On Day 5, my husband wakes up and looks like he was hit by a truck! He looked terrible like he had a bad case of the flu. So, off to Urgent Care we go. Yep, POSITIVE. Here we go again. Now, I’m freaking out wondering how it’s going to be for him.
Boy, was I wrong!!!
Day 12: I feel like I’m finally past it although I do still have a strange feeling in my throat. Its hard to explain but its just like an achy feeling in my throat when I take a deep breath.