I Tested Positive for COVID, Now What?
There's so much we don't know about the coronavirus yet and we naturally fear what we don't understand.
I tested positive for COVID-19. What's next for me? It's a legitimate question. I have no idea what to expect with each new day that I recover from the virus.
This isn't an article sharing medical advice. This is just me sharing my personal experience in hopes to connect with someone who's curious or might have also tested positive for the virus.
If you know me you know that I'm a pretty open book. I share just about everything from my personal life with my listeners and my followers on social media but for some weird reason I've struggled with discussing this topic. Maybe it's because it's related to my health and I typically don't talk about my health as I rarely have injuries or illnesses. However. this past weekend, after spending hours in the testing line with a high fever I tested positive for COVID-19.
I was exposed to the virus last Wednesday afternoon and I developed symptoms this past Saturday. I feel like the worst is over for me but I guess what worries me is that I just don't know.
I can't speak for everyone's experience but I personally had a high fever and body aches. The worst part for me is that I had a three day migraine. I also have some congestion and a scratchy throat.
I worry about what's to come. My wife has also tested positive and she has similar but more sever symptoms. I worry for her most of all. She lost her sense of smell and taste a few days after her first set of symptoms. Will I lose my soon? Will I lose them at all? Will I ever get it back I've been told by some people who have tested positives that they did not gain their senses back for weeks and some have not gotten them back after 9 months.
The weirdest experience so far has been contacting people you were near and letting them know that you could have exposed them to a potentially deadly virus. There's a weird combination of shame, guilt and embarrassment that comes with a positive COVID diagnosis. Those are a couple of symptoms no one talks about. Could I have been safer?
If you've got any questions about my experience or maybe you've had your own experiences feel free to share them with me.
Take care and be safe.