The Coronavirus Journey

Being tested POSITIVE for the coronavirus is a grueling journey.The protocol for this outcome was isolation in my room for at least two full weeks. After that, I would have to be tested until I received two consecutive NEGATIVE results before I could return to the workplace. My room is upstairs and no one was allowed to entire without a mask and gloves on. The sources of nutrition were left at the bottom of the stairs for me, and once I was finishd eating, the dishes were put back on the stairs for removal. I felt like a leper. Slowly, I began to feel Back to the life of the living, I was able to watch TV, more lucid and animated, began to eat, and gain back the seven pounds I had lost. But my most prominent symptom was difficulty breathing. With each passing day, I felt stronger and stronger, better and better. I wasn’t going to let this pandemic coronavirus beat me. Although I’m a fighter, my spirit was shrinking. I had four POSITIVE COVID-19 tests and one NEGATIVE one squeezed in there. I’m still quarantined and feel like an outcast.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-05-30 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? yes

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, Paying the bills, and Safety of my neighborhood

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: People are treated how they want to be treated
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: --