‘I Couldn’t Speak Or Walk’: 26-Year-Old New Yorker Shares Her Health Journey Battling Coronavirus

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Hoping to help others understand the severity of the novel coronavirus, especially millennials, a 26-year-old woman from New York is sharing her health journey.

Fiona Lowenstein shared that she had planned to ride out the illness at home after coming down with a fever on March 13. However, the fever went into the next day and she began to experience a cough. But, within two days, she said she started feeling better and was under the impression that she on the path to becoming healthy again. Lowenstein told the news channel that she even “started planning to take a shower on Monday,” and “get back to some of my household tasks.”

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The next day, however, she started throwing up and shivering. She also had shortness of breath. “It exacerbated throughout Monday to the point where I had to go to the ER because I couldn’t speak, couldn’t walk, couldn’t eat,” she told the outlet. Lowenstein was treated for two days at the hospital, where she was placed on oxygen, according to CNN. She has since been released and now remains in isolation and is currently recovering.

“I’m feeling better every day but there are some lingering symptoms so it will probably be a while before I’m back up to my normal self,” she said.

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Lowenstein is now warning others about how quickly the virus can escalate — even for younger adults like herself. “I definitely was in denial about how serious it could get,” The Post quotes.

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