March 26 I got a fever and then I lost my sense of smell and taste. A few days later, I became extremely exhausted and was very lucky for a dear friend doctor, that kept in touch with my family and forced me to take small walks and lots of breathing exercises since I was starting to get a lot of tightness in my chest. I felt awful for 3 weeks and then it was on and off feeling great one day and bad for three. The worst part for me has been the current stiffness, pain, and weakness I have felt in my whole body joints all over my body but mainly in my arms, shoulders, and hands. This has been happening for the past 3 weeks.

Blood work, MRIs for my brain, spine, and cervix have come out good. This is my 10th week still no taste or smell. Once in a while, I get a soft smell and I am starting to feel less currents and pain.  I hope in the next few days to be able to leave this behind me.

I advise anyone that is going through this process and going through different experiences to join the COVID-19 support groups. I really thought I was losing my mind and it has given me a lot of peace of mind knowing I am not alone. It is scary to read how many people are experiencing so many different effects and it would be a great idea for doctors to join these groups to learn so they can have a better understanding of what people are experiencing. There is nothing more frustrating when I read how many are being treated for anxiety and depression when in fact there are thousands of us that have been healthy, young, active, and now are experiencing hell.