Thinking I Am Sick

8:00am

I am having horrid stomach pains, diarrhea and vomiting.

I am lost about what to do next, though. Call my provider, I will do at 9am.

5:45pm

Called at 9am and got a tele-doc appointment for tomorrow morning at 8:30am.

As the day has gone on, I’ve developed a fever (my normal is 97.3 and temperature is 99), a headache and it is harder to breathe. Breathing is worse when laying down, so I am staying upright as much as I can. I’m also beginning to cough and have had a sore throat since yesterday. One more… body aches. Ugh!

Of course I am trying to read everything in the world and found this about the GI symptoms:

In the small study of 204 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Hubei province of China, researchers noted that nearly 49% of these patients presented to the emergency department with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain. This subset of patients with abdominal pain as their chief presenting symptom also had a more severe course of their illness, while also taking longer to seek medical care.

(emphasis mine)

I had a friend at work send me to Chris Cuomo on YouTube and he shares how to MOVE and BREATHE DEEP to help keep the lungs clear. I have been doing that since watching it. It is much easier sitting up.

Send good thoughts.

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