What an interesting family story, Candace! You have strong female genes.

My neighbor also had all the symptoms of Covid-19 in March before tests were available here. She was told by her doctor to stay home unless she could not breathe or ran a fever above 103. At 68-years-old and living alone, she was petrified. Her fever reach 102.5 at its highest but usually hovered around 101.5. She had horrendous night sweats and chills and no appetite for days. She coughed and could hear rattling in her chest but was always able to breathe. To this day, she doesn't know if she had the virus. She is considering the antibody test.

Fortunately, you survived and are here to write about the experience and to give advice to the rest of us. Thank you for sharing both.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store