My Story With COVID-19

By An Anonymous Student

I tested positive for COVID-19. It was on November 18, 2020 when I tested positive. I want to tell you about my experience.

It all started with a sore throat, then a runny nose, then a cough. The next day, I couldn’t taste or smell anything. I then went to go get tested just to see, and I took the rapid test (where you get your results in about 1-2 hours). When we received the call, they said that me and my brother had both tested positive. I wasn’t scared, I was just in shock.

So, of course, we had to quarantine for 14 days. My parents had planned a trip to Cancun since January, but since me and my brother tested positive for COVID, they had to cancel. I felt really bad because they couldn’t go on their trip.

We ate inside our room, and when we needed to go to the restroom, we just wore our mask. We actually wore a mask in the entire house. For treatment, we took a lot of vitamin c and zinc, and we drank a lot of hot tea. That really helped. We ate a lot of caldo de pollo (chicken soup) which helped as well. We drank a lot of water to keep us hydrated.

About 10 days later, my taste and smell finally came back. I was so happy! It was really frustrating to not be able to taste any of the food that we ate. Overall, I had mild symptoms which was really good because many people around the world get worse and have to stay in the ICU.

I thanked God that I was okay and I didn’t get as bad as others do. I just prayed every day, asking God to heal us. And he did. I started to feel much better after 10 days. To avoid getting COVID-19, just make sure you wear your mask and stay socially distanced, and avoid big crowds.

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