Six weeks after she was declared ‘recovered’ from COVID-19, a woman says she’s still experiencing new and mysterious symptoms. According to her, “They call this the second wave. It’s honestly more like a tsunami.” After seeing many people online compare COVID-19 to the flu, a woman we’ll call ‘Jean’ wanted to set the record straight about what really happens when you get the Coronavirus.
Jean was diagnosed with COVID on June 29. She said she thought it was just her yearly ear infection because she had no fever. “The only difference I can say is there was a burning in the back my throat when I coughed. Nothing major, but a little strange.”
She explained that she developed bad headaches and felt tired, but otherwise did okay. She was released from quarantine on July 8. Fortunately, no one else in her household tested positive.
“I still tired but I was basically OK up to this point I functioned and worked from home.”
Doctor Was Worthless
Just when she thought she was on the road to recovery, symptoms hit hard again. “Then from the week of July 20, I was extremely tired. The headaches were unbearable. I slept every moment I didn’t work, including lunch. Come Friday, July 24, I went to bed and could not function. I couldn’t even set up to watch TV probably slept 80% of the weekend.”
She developed a low-grade fever, tightness in her chest, lost her appetite, and said, “My sense of taste and smell got weird.”
Jean decided to contact her doctor. She wasn’t pleased with the response. “Monday, I got up and called my doctor. They were pretty worthless. Honestly, they know very little about it.
Jean then decided to email the health department to speak with the person who originally contacted her about her COVID exposure. Then she found she was not alone. “She said in many cases, yes they call this the second wave. It’s honestly more like a tsunami. I’ve never been so sick. I couldn’t function for about two weeks.”
Jean said she felt so bad she was frightened she might end up another COVID statistic. “I went to the doctor Tuesday. It was basically a worthless trip. They looked at me and said I needed to go to the ER.”
Jean said she found help at the hospital. “They gave me steroids again.”
She said she’s praying there’s no third wave but she’s been told it’s a possibility. “I was told at the hospital it can last up to three months. No one wants to hear that. I got into some support groups on Facebook that I found to be the most helpful because these people are actually going through it or have already, and many of them have been three months and still not 100%.”
Jean’s not the only one who contacted us with a COVID horror story. We heard from a man who said his aunt desperately ill in a Florida ICU.
Running Out Of Room
A man, who asked not to be named for privacy reasons, warned people that the possibility of hospitals becoming overrun is real. He said his aunt received a COVID diagnosis a month ago.
“She lives in Florida. She called me said she was okay, just mild flu symptoms. Her doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine. Two days later she in the ICU in an oxygen tent but alert. Two days later she was in a coma and on a vent with a slight chance of recovery. There are no vents available for new patients. They are removing her from the vent today to let her pass away with no family or friends allowed by her side.”
He said his uncle and cousins told him the hospital is totally overrun in Orlando.