My Journey and Recollection to “Recovery”

Did my crying during the visit seem to be a sign of weakness or oversensitivity?

Was he just unable to understand the severity of my condition because of the color of my skin?

I have no recollection of Monday or Tuesday! My text history shows very little engagement with the outside world.

Taken two days before going to the hospital.

The doctor did not test me; instead, he prescribed medication that made me feel worse, and suggested I return home to a space I shared with someone and quarantine for 14 days for a virus I had not been diagnosed with and he refused to confirm I’d contracted.

I had been afraid in my home alone, and the emergency room at Mount Sinai did not help. After assessing my lung scans the doctor said something along the lines of, “This is bad, very very bad!”

Taken on March 27, 2020

I kept thinking, WTF is going on now!

Taken April 2020 one month into recovery

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