“I am 28. I have no idea how I caught the Coronavirus. I suspect I got it from someone who was asymptomatic. I don’t know anyone else who had it. It started with an itchy feeling in my throat around April 11. I was paranoid about having it, so I went to Gulf Shores to stay at our condo away from the family. I was tested on April 14. I didn’t think I had it, it just felt like a cold. On the 20th I got the results back saying it was positive. I thought I would be fine it would only last for two weeks. A couple of days later I started having intense lung pain, body aches, and coughing up stuff. I was unable to breathe. It starves your organs of oxygen and it is hard to recover from. I went to the emergency room twice thinking I was having a heart attack. It was probably a panic attack. The pain was intense. By the time I got to the ER, the symptoms passed. They gave me an antibiotic and an inhaler. I was a smoker and then I vaped. I stopped both of those, but maybe that is why Covid-19 affected me.
I am missing music. My first experience with music was when my grandad took me to barbershop quartets when I was three years old. I quit concert band in middle school and started playing guitar. I play with Red and the Revelers and A Little Change. All of the gigs were canceled and I couldn’t play the livestream shows. I am ready to get back out there.
I don’t feel sick anymore, but I am still dealing with some pains and strains. I am grateful to be alive because there was a time I thought I wasn’t going to make it. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.”