I survived COVID-19. Googling how I can get that on a bumper sticker now.
I feel great again. It was a terrible flu but it passed and I have been released from isolation by the Medical Officer of Health. Now, I move around the world with some confidence as I am immune. While there are two strains of the COVID virus, reinfection or infection with the other strain is not common. I will still take the same precautions everyone is taking to avoid getting sick again, though.
Because I am immune I carry antibodies against the virus. My next plan is to see if I can donate my blood plasma to help others who might be fighting COVID.
Patients who I saw in person while I had the virus have all been notified. It has been more than 14 days since their exposure to me, in all cases, so it seems I did not transmit the virus. I didn't transmit it to my family either (at least no one has gotten ill). What a relief.
Stay safe everyone!
Dr. Beth Taylor MD, FRCSC
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
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