I’m writing this blog post because I’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, and I feel like sharing my experience might help someone.
First, I’d like to say that I’m fine and that there is no reason to worry about my health condition.
The only symptoms I have at the moment are extreme tiredness and no sense of smell. Losing all sense of smell is the weirdest thing ever, but I’ll tell you more about that later.
Other than that, I feel okay.
Last week Anna (my partner) told me that a family member got diagnosed with COVID-19. I asked what were the symptoms this family member had and Anna said that the only symptoms were lack of sense of smell and headaches.
I was at my dinner table, so my first instinct was to smell the candle that was in front of me.
It should smell like mango, but instead:
At this stage, I knew that something was up and that the most responsible thing to do was order a COVID-19 test, so I did.
Today, I got the test results: POSITIVE
Positive for me, for Anna and for Nicholas, my oldest son.
Well, now we all need to isolate, which is not easy an easy task because we’ll have to keep the kids entertained and I’m not great at that.
I have contacted the people that were in contact with me and have advised them to read the GOV guidance and isolate for 14 days.
On Friday, 20 November I didn’t feel too well. In the evening, my throat was itchy and irritated.
On Saturday, 21 November, I realised that my sense of smell was completely gone, so I ordered a test.
On Monday, 23 November, I received my test through the post and sent it back straight away.
Today, 25 November, I received the test results.
Up until now, I have also suffered from extreme tiredness, headaches and muscular pain. No high temperature, I think.
I urge to follow the COVID-19 guidance that the relevant organisations give you.
That is, in my opinion, the only way we can fight coronavirus and hopefully see better days.