What is it Like to be Tested for COVID-19?

April 15, 2020  •  1 Comment

What is it Like to be Tested for COVID-19?

Yesterday, I experienced it firsthand. In a word, AWFUL!!!

Awful not just because it's so physically uncomfortable. Awful because it plays with your mind.

I really thought I was handling all of this ok, considering I might actually have coronavirus. But after going through the test, I LOST IT!

Every emotion I'd been holding in for the last 2 weeks came rushing out like a tsunami. All I could do was drive to a local park, sit alone in my car, and sob uncontrollably.

Because I want to keep it real with all of you, I decided to record my thoughts at that very real moment on video.

 

It's personal.

It's raw.

It's emotional.

 

I can barely re-watch it myself. I debated for hours whether or not to share it. I didn't want my parents to see it, especially after my father called me this morning in tears with so much pain in his voice, worried sick about me. Heartbreaking!
 

But if sharing my personal experience gets just one of you to NOT tempt fate, STAY vigilant on social distancing, and understand why we CANNOT "open up the country" before we have appropriate testing, I think it's worth putting out there.

 

So here it is... Please feel free to share, and leave a comment with your thoughts.

 

What-its-Like-to-be-Tested-for-COVID19What-its-Like-to-be-Tested-for-COVID19I made this video after being tested for COVID-19 on April 14th, 2020. I hope by sharing my raw, emotional experience, it helps you understand what it's really like to deal with the possibility of having the virus, and why we need to stay vigilant about social distancing.

 


Comments

Claire Wolfe(non-registered)
These have to be the longest hours of your life waiting to get the results. It’s very powerful when you say how you have been doing everything right. Let us know as soon as you can. Thx for being so open.
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