Coronavirus only affects the old, at least that’s what we were told. But recent studies and occurrences have proved that the virus affects people irrespective of age.
The Government, however, has announced we stay calm and not spread fear. In Ghana, it is very difficult for a coronavirus patient to admit that he/she has contracted the virus due to the stigmatization that comes with it.
However, a 22-year-old Amy Shircel has decided to share her experience of undergoing the coronavirus symptoms transition.
Read here full experience below:
I’m 22 and I tested positive for COVID-19. Take it from me – you do NOT want to catch this. Hopefully hearing about my experience will help the rest of you to stay home (for real).
The first couple of days of symptoms were manageable. I had a fever, a mild cough, chills, headache, runny nose. Since I had been to Europe, they allowed me to get tested my second day of symptoms.
By the third day, I couldn’t keep anything down. I was vomiting constantly. I couldn’t sleep, I obviously couldn’t eat. At this point, I still didn’t have my test results back.
4th day: test back positive. I developed shortness of breath. It’s scary, it feels like your lungs are shallow and you can’t take a proper breath. I was weak, had a 102 degree fever and rising.
5th day. Things got worse and worse. I had never been this ill in my entire life. I was genuinely afraid I would die, because that is what it felt like.
7th-11th day of symptoms: ER again. I had never been that weak or fatigued by fever in my life. I either violently shivered in bed all day, or would wake up in a literal puddle of my own sweat. I couldn’t eat for 9 days. I was completely miserable.
Right now I am on my 12th day of symptoms, and I have my appetite back, but the end is nowhere in sight. I still have all the major symptoms.
A coronavirus diagnosis is dehumanizing and lonely, and I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. You aren’t invincible just because you’re in your 20s. Take it from me, and quarantine like your life depends on it (it might)
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