My housemate wrote me on the 3rd of January, saying that him and his girlfriend tested positive for covid, so it would probably be a good idea if I got tested as well. I got a test on the afternoon the same day. I felt alright, but I could feel my body slowly shut down. Once I took the test, I went to do some shopping, and went home. That same night, I began to feel really bad, so I went to bed early. The following day, I checked my health app, where any covid test would appear. I got a message in the app on the 4th of January: on the 3rd of January at around 4.40 PM, I tested positive for covid. That means I am a part of the 185.159 infected people here in Denmark. Let me tell you, having covid isn't fun. The first few days, where the virus is really wreaking havoc in your body are the worst. They include loss of appetite, loss of sleep and, in my case, nose bleed. I never lost my sense of smell or taste, thankfully. However, what it did give me, was some crazy fever dreams. During the peak of my fever dreams, everything - and I mean everything - was trying to kill me. It got so bad, I didn't want to sleep, because I was too scared to go to sleep. Every night was a fight for survival in my dreams.
A few days later, the fever dreams subsided, and I had calm sleeps. I still have that now, but I sleep for longer. From 11 pm to around 9-10 am, which is insane.
Six days after my diagnosis, I was finally able to stay awake for more than six hours. I started watching some YouTube videos, while slowly gathering my strength.
At the beginning of my illness, I told my doctor I had coughs and I was very tired. She told me, that those were the symptoms I was supposed to look out for. Once they were gone, or down to a regular level, and if they stay there for 48 hours, I have cleared the covid, and I am allowed outside again. But here is the problem: I am always tired, so I don't know when I will be rid of the covid. I have cancelled everything, to focus on getting better. That includes my education that I was set to begin on Monday. I will not start anything unless I am 100%!
So there you have it: I am now one of the people who have contracted covid. I would not wish this illness on my worst enemy. Honestly, this is the hardest thing ever. Do NOT take this lightly, please. Wear your mask, social distance and PLEASE get yourself a test if you feel any symptoms at all!