#001: My experience with COVID-19: From contraction, through isolation, to full recovery
Back in September, I tested positive for coronavirus. YUCK. A few weeks later, Trump contracted coronavirus, and so did several members of his administration and inner circle. The key takeaway here is I 👏 DID 👏 IT 👏 FIRST 👏.
Since testing positive, I have been asked three primary questions:
What was I doing when I contracted COVID-19?
Who gave it to me?
How am I feeling?
I decided to go Live on Facebook/ Instagram to answer these FAQs ✨en masse✨ and now, after deciding to start a blog, I am sharing my Live as the inaugural post. Timestamps are below for your convenience of picking and choosing which information is important to you.
00:01:04 -- Why tf I went LIVE in the first place.
00:02:05 -- How I felt in isolation.
00:02:27 -- "When you have COVID, you have to power to kill someone with your breath."
00:02:40 -- A quick story about walking my dog Cecil.
00:04:33 -- What was I doing when I contracted COVID-19? Who gave it to me?
00:05:10 -- Four moments of weakness that led to contracting COVID.
00:06:14 -- How am I feeling?
00:06:50 -- Acute headaches, dry cough, sneezing.
00:07:52 -- Canker sore.
00:08:27 -- My journey with losing my sense of taste.
00:09:27 -- How I experimented with losing my taste.
00:10:43 -- How long it took for me to begin tasting again.
00:11:30 -- My journey with losing my sense of smell.
00:11:50 -- How I experimented with losing my smell.
00:12:59 -- THE MOST EMBARRASSING PART OF THIS WHOLE VIDEO.
00:14:22 -- Dizziness, Fatigue, Brain Fog.
00:16:02 -- Anxiety
00:16:41 -- We are discovering new long-term effects of this virus everyday.
00:17:35 -- I have no idea what's going on in my body, but I am so lucky.
00:18:43 -- Testing positive, and knowing that your symptoms statistically have a good chance of becoming tremendously worse in a matter of moments is enough to give anyone anxiety. You are not exempt from that.
00:19:16 -- no one can tell you how to live your life. If you think you "know the truth" about coronavirus...
00:19:28 -- But if you're wrong...
While I was completely alone and isolated during my COVID-19 recovery, I realized two things: 1) Texture of food is not enough to say that food "tastes good;" and 2) I crave conversation. So, I decided to start a blog and create conversation with the world around me.
Obviously, this is post numero uno. I am working this out post-by-post, but I KNOW there will be kinks, and we might get kinky. And my perfectionist tendencies are attempting and will continue to attempt to prevent me from posting at all. But I promise I'll show up rain or shine. If you're interested in joining the conversation, sign up using the form below to be notified of future posts.
Until next time,