It’s not like I didn’t think it could happen to me. With more than 214,000 dead in the United States, and that number climbing, I could certainly be one of those who contracted the coronavirus, and since I don’t have a spleen to bolster my immune system, I was at a greater risk.

So when I was told I needed to be tested for COVID-19, it shook me up, but didn’t completely surprise me.

I hoped I’d be one of the fortunate ones and avoid the virus. I wore a mask anytime I was out, actually feeling anxiety without it. I washed regularly. I disinfected my office every day, sometimes more than once a day. I avoided crowds and tried to keep my distance. But no matter what I did, the virus was always in control.

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