My Story: “I Have COVID-19”
So what’s it like to be diagnosed with this COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus? One woman is vlogging her journey.
Caitlyn, a resident of New Orleans and her family tested positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. She describes how it was her father, who works at a hospital, who initially started to have some symptoms of COVID-19. But with her urging, he went and got tested. In the video she details that it wasn’t until days later that his test results came back positive.
But Caitlyn herself hasn’t had any of the symptoms of the disease and was told certain things by her doctor that not everyone is hearing from the media. That’s why we think the video would be great to view in all its entirety to get a full picture of what a patient is like.
So what about you? What if you were tested positive with COVID-19?
The CDC says follow these steps if you’ve been diagnosed with the virus:
Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
Stay in touch with your doctor: Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
So after you stay at home? Then what?
The CDC recommends:
People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions: