Antibodies and a Soap Box (or 2)

Ladies and gentlemen, my antibody test results are in. Drum roll please…. I have developed antibodies to COVID-19! I’ll post a picture of my test results and give a completely non-medically intelligent explanation of them below. This blog post is proving to be the hardest one to write because every time I think I understandContinue reading “Antibodies and a Soap Box (or 2)”

Antibody Testing

I have a serendipitous story to share that developed just moments ago: Yesterday I posted the story about my brother and the front page news story regarding his donations of face shields (PPE). If you haven’t already, you can read the article here: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/local/silverton/2020/04/08/3-d-printer-face-masks-coronavirus-salem-oregon-covid-cases/5104666002/ One of the clinics he donated these shields to is TrueContinue reading “Antibody Testing”

Day 14: All Kinds of GREAT News

Okay, I’m back on track with my days. Yesterday I thought it was Day 12. Nope, it was 13. Every day is “Blursday” right now. I’ve been fighting COVID-19 aka Coronavirus for 14 days now. I’m working toward my 72-hours of baseline health so that I can leave isolation quarantine and hug my kids. I’mContinue reading “Day 14: All Kinds of GREAT News”

Day 12: Officially 24 hrs of baseline health

The countdown is on. I’m 24 hours into a 72 hour countdown of being able to leave my isolation quarantine. The only caveat is that I have to stay here until my husband’s COVID-19 test results are back. So we are really hoping and praying that those come back soon so I can rejoin myContinue reading “Day 12: Officially 24 hrs of baseline health”

Some people just don’t get it.

I was first exposed to COVID-19 on/around March 11th. I went on living my life and felt great until March 25th when I had a sudden onset of symptoms that I thought were the flu and turned out to be COVID-19. I am now 12 days past the date of onset, and today is theContinue reading “Some people just don’t get it.”

How bad were the symptoms?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what the symptoms were like. There are a lot of you who are sick right now and wondering “Is this COVID-19?” and you may or may not ever know because of how few tests are currently available. My hope is that someday soon there is an antibody testContinue reading “How bad were the symptoms?”

Hi I’m Jill

I love to write, but usually it’s in a journal that I hope no one ever reads. So when I’m not laying in bed with COVID-19, I’m actually a really healthy and active human! I’m a wife, mom of 2 beautiful young daughters, business-owner, active in my community, and physically very active as well. WhyContinue reading “Hi I’m Jill”