Shani Scott: How I Survived COVID-19 and Pneumonia This Year
This virus COVID-19 has come into our lives and turned everything upside down. I thought that I would make it without catching this deadly virus, but it caught me about 5 weeks ago and it was not pretty at all.
It all started on a Tuesday. I just finished taping my live morning show and decided to open a window in my workspace. I had the window open for about 30 minutes and my head started hurting really bad, eyes started watering and my throat began itching. I figured that it was a sinus infection because for me that's usually how they start and I had the window open. So, I treated myself for a sinus and allergies. Day 2, I woke up with the same symptoms but I was really tired and had to lay down several times through out the day. It was really hard for me to complete any task that I had. By Day 3, it was so bad that I picked my daughters up from school early because I needed to rest and didn't want to have to break my sleep.
Day 4, I was scheduled to go out of town with one of my girl friends but I was really felling bad. I was tired, head was hurting but I did not have a fever, my appetite was on point and my taste buds were working fine. We ended up leaving late because I had to lay down and go to sleep. I was really just thinking that I was tired, my allergies and sinus were out of wack and I just needed a little extra rest.
Needless to say, we went on our trip and when we made it to our destination a huge storm rolled through. I got rained on when we arrived to our destination and then had to walk through a freezing hotel and this made everything worse. For the duration of our trip, I slept most of the time and decided that when I got back to Dallas I was getting tested for COVID-19.
Once I got back to Dallas, I got test and it was positive. The funny thing to me was I never had a fever, chills, loss of appetite or taste. However when I got to the hospital I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia.
In the hospital they treated me very well and focused on getting me well. Yes, they did ask if I was vaccinated and I told them no because I am not. No one gave me a lecture or even insisted that I get it and I really appreciated that. The doctors and nurses did their jobs and in 12 days I was back at home. Being at home meant that the pneumonia was gone. COVID was too, they actually got that cleared in 5 days, but that pneumonia was a trip.
Recovery is still going on now because I am still not 100 percent. It is just going to take time for me to get back to me and I am not rushing it. I would suggest that anyone else that has experienced or is experiencing this, to take their time as well. What we don't want is a relapse because I would not wish this on the devil himself.
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