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Take control and protect yourselves!

From Pickering, ON

Sat May 01 2021


My husband and I have tested positive for COVID-19, the UK version. I am the most careful person I know and have no idea where we picked it up. It doesn’t matter, what does matter is how horrible this virus can be. It effects each person in a different way.

It is relentless as it steals your breath and makes you so weak and dizzy as it throws a slew of additional symptoms your way to deal with. Severe vomiting and diarrhoea, violent shakes, sore throat, sore ears, coughing, headache, overall body aches, loss of taste and smell, just to name a few! I had the added symptom of an out of body experience where I would be standing somewhere and have no idea how I got there - they call this brain fog. And you go through your linens and clothes until you’re left digging something out of the back of your closet and sleeping on a towel, praying that the laundry Gods would come and help you, too weak to help yourself. Too weak to eat or to help each other! Three weeks of hell where we weren’t sure we’d even make it through!

Why have I decided to share something so personal? Because THIS IS REAL PEOPLE! If I can prevent just one of you from getting this virus then it was worth sharing! Please please please, wear your masks, distance yourselves, or better yet, STAY HOME! You can buy anything YOU NEED online and have it delivered. Get your vaccine!!!! Let’s try and stop this! Take control of your own health - it’s just not worth the risk!

PS: Our doctor told us it will take another 4-6 weeks to get back to somewhat normal! I am thankful we didn’t end up in emergency. If we weren’t sick enough to go to hospital, I can’t even imagine what those poor souls are suffering!

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