Kimberly got the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Episode 48,  Apr 24, 2020, 07:00 AM

Kimberly is a doctor, and she took early, extraordinary measures to avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus. She was concerned for herself and her immediate family, but especially for her aging parents. In spite of her efforts, Kimberly tested positive and began a journey of severe symptoms, apparent recovery, then relapse. This happened several times. She agreed to come on the podcast and describe in detail what this experience was like.

Today’s guest is Kimberly. Recently, Kimberly tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, also known as Coronavirus. She is a doctor.

Note: No information on this website or this podcast should be construed as medical advice. The host is not a doctor. The guest for this episode is in fact a doctor, but she is in no way offering any medical advice here. If you have any questions concerning your health, you should consult your own physician.

Kimberly was aware early on of how the COVID-19 virus was spreading, and she took extraordinary measures to avoid getting infected. She was concerned for herself, her husband and their 3 year old daughter. But even more so, she worried about the possibility of her parents contracting the virus; in particular, her father, who already has health issues that would make COVID-19 especially dangerous for him.

But in spite of her efforts, she tested positive. And her case has been a rather severe and drawn-out one. She described her symptoms each day as she fought the virus for over a month. Just when she would think she was recovering, it would return.

Kimberly agreed to come on the podcast and tell her story because she wants others who have tested positive to know they are not going through it alone. And to advise those recovering to take things slowly.

Kimberly kept a journal of her journey through this experience, and you can read that here:

https://medium.com/@drkimberlykruse/your-test-was-positive-d2638fbbe450