It is important to note that everyone experiences COVID 19 differently. This just happens to be what I went through when I got sick. And some interesting things I learned along the way.

So far, Brad and I have both gotten COVID 19 and with completely different experiences. Brad said he felt he has had the flu that effected him worse. For me, I don't recall a time I was ever more ill.

Statistically speaking, with Brad being older than me you would think that he would have been worse off than me. However, I do have a few pre-existing conditions that likely factored into my condition. I have asthma and a few other health issues.

Brad felt tired and lost sense of taste and smell. I obviously wasn't around him but he was able to work through it and it was likely a pretty mild case.

When I went in to get tested, I legitimately thought that I had a sinus infection and testing for COVID was just a precaution. Within the days following my diagnosis I was not well at all. I had body aches, I could barely breathe, chest pain, no sense of smell, no sense of taste, zero appetite (which may have been the worst symptom because, well, food) and chills. When I checked my temperature I never really had a fever, just chills and cold all the time. And the cough that hurt my entire body.

The exhaustion was the worst. I have never been so tired in my life. I could only stay awake for a few hours at a time. I swear I slept for 16 hours a day. And walking through the house winded me.

I have officially tested negative for COVID but I still have some lingering symptoms. Shortness of breath being the most notable and fatigue. Not as bad as it was, but still there.

Again, everyone's experience is different. I just have to admit being a fairly healthy 30 year old female, I didn't expect it to hit me as hard as it did. But I do know at least one man in his 90s that beat COVID.

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