Coronavirus: ‘I feel like I’m really incredibly lucky’ says a local nurse recovering from the virus

A local nurse and mother shared her recovery story and said that we all just have to take care of each other.

Amber Farrell, of Oakwood, began feeling sick March 15, but didn’t think she had the coronavirus.

"I had GI symptoms to begin with,” she said.

“It started with abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and then I got a fever, sore throat, coughing. Then all of those symptoms resolved but it kind of went in waives like the ocean, back and forth, come and go.”

Farrell says her fever spiked at 102 degrees.

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As her symptoms got worse, her doctor sent her to get tested two days later at the UD arena testing site.

After six days, the test came back positive confirming that Farrell had COVID-19.

"I've had the flu before,” she said.

“I've had a cold before. It's not comparable. This is not how I normally get sick."

Finally, after two weeks of battling the virus, Farrell told News Center 7 she is feeling 85 percent better.

"I feel like I'm really incredibly lucky, I have a great community of people out here that have really done a lot to help me and the kids out so I don't have to leave,” she said.

“ They've brought food, they've brought gifts and little things to cheer up my kids, because they can't leave."

Even during some of the most uncertain times, communities continue to show that they are there for one another.

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Her two children are now sick, but the family is choosing not to get them tested since testing supplies are so scare.

The whole family is in quarantine and they will be recovering at home.

Farrell says she is trying to stay away from work as long as she can, where she works as a nurse with those most vulnerable.

"We just have to take care of each other. It's not about you anymore it's about everyone else and we have to protect those most vulnerable in our community right now,” she tells the community.

If you or someone you know has recovered from COVID-19, News Center 7 would like to hear from you.

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