Travel Blogger Tells His Story Being Sick – And Recovering – From COVID-19

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. You know, the frustrating thing is not being able to easily know if you have C-19 or not, as testing is not easily available.

    I am now in my second week of feeling like crap. Started with kidney pain, then intense fever and dehydration… dry cough, lack of energy… After a week, started feeling better, but every day this week it’s up and down.

    If it sounds like a duck and quacks like a duck… probably not a head cold.

    Still, at 60, I’m glad if this is the worst of it. Part of me is that if it IS C-19, then I am glad that I have gotten it and apparently it is not going to kill me.

  2. I have no way of knowing but I had a crazy weird illness the week before Christmas where I would spike a fever every night for 4 nights, and woke up in a literal pool of sweat in my sheets, followed by a bad cough that stayed with me for 2 weeks. I had already had the flu back in October, this was different. I’ve read two different articles written by young, healthy doctors who had COVID and they mentioned the night sweats aspect of it.

    There are some theories that this has been circulating for longer than we think, and some analysis of the virus RNA mutations shows that it could have originated in the late October-early November time frame.

    All that said I hope I already got it and have some immunity!

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