“Today has definitely been the hardest day for me since this whole COVID19 crisis unfolded,” she captioned the post. “Before Christmas last year while I was playing basketball in China, I thought I was coming down with the flu again. It started with body aches and coughing up a little phlegm which then turned in to a fever and sweating within 24 hours.”
By the second day, Liz was so weak she could no longer walk and ended up fainting in an airport.
“Day 3 - 7 I spent in a wheelchair going to and from hospital. I remember crying screaming (lol dramatic) to mum on the phone that I had some f*cked up bird or swine flu, and that she would end up spending Christmas flying to China to collect my body bag,” she continued. “I honestly thought I was going to die.”
Even though doctors diagnosed Liz’s symptoms as those consistent with a “viral infection,” they "couldn't/wouldn’t" provide her with more information.
“I clearly got hit with a severe case of covid,” she said. “It took me until the end of January to have phlegm free lungs.”
Thankfully, with time (and rest), Liz has fully healed, but she fears others won’t be so lucky if we don’t make an effort to change our routines - especially those who are vulnerable.
“The thought of passing this virus on to someone with a low immune system is terrifying,” she added. “You might be young and healthy and not scared of getting the virus, but the fact that you can pass this on with no symptoms is what we need to focus on. please everyone stay inside!!! wash yo hands and take care ❤️”
Thanks for the timely reminder, Liz.