By Steven Thompson, Bonita Springs, Fla.
*Editor’s note: This information was published in the December 2020 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
I had what I thought was a bad cold. My doctors initially diagnosed me with pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. Three days later, I was back at the hospital because I couldn’t breathe. They diagnosed me with COVID-19. I spent eight days in the hospital; four of those days were in the ICU.
What was your recovery like?
It was long. I couldn’t see anyone, and I was worried about my girlfriend who had to quarantine alone. It took six weeks to get my energy back, but now I don’t feel any residual effects.
How did CHM help you?
CHM has always been very easy, fair and wonderful—and this incident was no different. I received discounts from my healthcare providers, and CHM shared my medical bills very quickly. I highly recommend CHM!
What did God teach you as you as you experienced COVID-19?
God taught me not to take life for granted. I never expected to be this sick, yet God was with me.
Is there anything else you want to share?
I’m so thankful I had CHM members to help me through this difficult time!