Forest Grove woman who contracted coronavirus finally returns home

Forest Grove woman who contracted coronavirus finally returns home

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Yeah, I can’t wait to get back to normal
life. It’s a crazy feeling, being here, finally back. It’s been a long seven weeks. In Tokyo it is 10 a.m. — 10 a.m. so we’ve
been up for 25 hours. It was a Southeast Asia cruise, went to
a few different stops around Southeast Asia. There had been talk of
coronavirus in the news but it wasn’t like anything at that point. Fast forward,
the end of the cruise, we find out that there was a man who got off in Hong Kong
who then, a week later, went to the hospital because he was feeling
symptomatic and tested positive for the virus. The Japanese Health Ministry wanted to come on board and basically check
everyone. We had just gone to bed, it was like 1:00 in the morning or
something like that and they knocked on our door and they were like, ‘You need to
come with us for an additional test,’ and we’re like, ‘What?’ I did I had a little
cough but I cough, kind of, not irregularly, because I have like allergies stuff like that, so it didn’t really seem to me that
I was sick. All of a sudden there was a knock at our door. The member of the crew
staff told me that I had tested positive from the test the other night, but Kent
had tested negative. They’re like, ‘We’re gonna need to take you to the hospital today, Kent
has to stay on the ship he can’t come with you.’ So we have to take you to the hospital
so we need you to get ready, we don’t know how long you have to go stay at the hospital, probably a minimum of three days. But it depends, if they was to find out you’re going to have symptoms after that, maybe you have to stand longer. Your heart is kind of
sinking into the pit of your stomach at that point. I mean, I was there for 28
days. The reason was because you have to have 2 negative tests to be discharged. I could stand in the parking lot basically and look up to her window and
like wave and that’s about it. They cats are home hanging out, our
neighbor has been going over every day and feeding them. It’s still there. Honestly, it wouldn’t
have been a blip on my radar. I had a slight cough, it was a dry cough,
it wasn’t a productive cough. I did have a fever. I didn’t know that initially
though. I didn’t have body aches. I didn’t have major fatigue. I didn’t have
a headache. I didn’t have any of those things that people typically
affiliate with a flu or really bad cold or that we know to be coronavirus right now. It is a double-edged sword because this is why it’s spreading so easily,
because people don’t really feel sick so they still go to work and they
still go to the grocery store and they still do all the normal things. The freedoms that you just, you expect on the day-to-day, being able to go outside,
being able to go to work, live your life, it goes away in a second and you can
find yourself in a foreign country, in a foreign hospital, where nobody speaks your
language, and you’re like how did I get here? This is awful, I just want to
go home.

9 thoughts on “Forest Grove woman who contracted coronavirus finally returns home”

  1. Amazing the husband did not get it from her. Now, is she immune to getting it again? Questions, questions. Thank you for sharing this video.

  2. So glad you are home with your beautiful kitties. Same question: Are people immune to the virus once they've had it? Does anyone know?

  3. Kudo’s to the Japanese for the way they handled this situation and treated everyone respectfully! 👍 🇯🇵

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