Jeanette’s Story

What started as mild congestion for me ended up to be the most awful ordeal I have ever had. I couldn’t taste, smell, or talk for 3 days. My throat was on fire. The coughing was never ending. Sputum of yellowish phlegm was blood tinged. My ribs hurt so bad. 

That was only one half the pain. 

I am very grateful to be home and alive, but I just want people to realize how badly this virus affects your body. The muscle aches are still astronomical. It sucks the life out of you and is no walk in the park. It’s a chore to keep moving, keep drinking, and keep eating. I have to. 

It beats being in the hospital.

As a Home Health Nurse who has tested positive for COVID-19, I greatly encourage everyone to please be considerate of the next person, use precautions, social distance, wash your hands often, and sanitize. Stay home if you can. This is a very real deadly virus.

-Jeanette S., Johnstown