I had COVID-19. I am 99% certain of where and when I contracted the virus (with the help of contact tracers; more on that later). I had ups and downs while the virus ran its course (mostly downs). I lost my appetite. I lost weight. I lost "friends". Here is my story.

DAY 2:  So it was "yesterday" that I came in contact with someone who was carrying the coronavirus. Today, I had my first symptom.

I have been working from home since the end of February. "Today's" date is June 29.

I had just finished lunch and I was sitting at my laptop working when I noticed that it was getting warm in the house. I got up to check the thermostat, and it was right where it is programmed to be in the middle of the day while I am home: 76. Then I realized that the ceiling fan was off in the room in which I was working, so I turned on the fan, wiped the sweat from my brow, continued working, and thought no more of it.

The rest of that day was normal, with no symptoms.

For me, Day 3 was when the coronavirus hit the fan.

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