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Up until last week, I only knew one individual personally who was positive. On Sunday night, one of my wife's caregivers was symptomatic and tested positive. Now my wife is in the hospital, where she tested positive. I'm awaiting my test results (tomorrow).

Ordinarily, I'd be terrified. But I've accepted the fact that I'm very likely positive. I'm at home alone, managing the fever and watching my blood oxygen. My family and friends have been checking on me constantly.

In my 77 years on this planet, I never experienced anything like this. Sure, I've had a few nasty bouts of flu. But I wasn't confronted with the realization that "it's all around me."

I started feeling chills on Wednesday evening. Once I got the fever under control last night I felt a lot better. I've heard that the course of the disease is quite variable. I could start to recover soon, or be in for weeks of this. As long as I don't get much worse, I'll be happy.

Wish me luck.
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