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Jill Gets Tested For Coronavirus

Jill Gets Tested For Coronavirus

A few weeks ago we decided to get tested for coronavirus after we all suddenly started running fevers and had body aches and some of the other symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. Derick and I (Jill) got tested for coronavirus and our results came back negative a few days later. However, while continuing to quarantine, some of the symptoms persisted and a few more developed, so we went back and this time they just retested me. Those results also came back negative a few days later. We continued quarantining ourselves for the rest of the recommended time just to be safe.

With testing becoming more and more regular, we figured sharing our personal experience and a couple videos about getting tested (see below) could be helpful to others. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been greatly impacted by and/or lost loved ones due to the coronavirus.

Have you been tested for and/or had coronavirus? How has your life been impacted? Drop us a comment below.

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24 Comments

  1. Heather Gonzalez

    My family and I all contracted COVID-19. My mom, dad, husband and myself had it pretty bad, but my children had very mild symptoms. I was tested for it first and came up positive. My husband was tested after me and came back positive. The rest of my family was not tested, but i had my children tested for the antibodies last week and they all came back positive as well as my mom. This virus has taken the lives of two people who were practically family to us. It has changed many things in our lives and I hope to never experience anything like it again. People who haven’t been through it, or know anyone who has been through it cannot imagine the toll it takes, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.

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  2. SUsan

    My best friend and her husband and adult daughter were all diagnosed with Covid. The daughter was completely asymptomatic. My friend had mild symptoms for about 9 days and then felt fine. Her husband, however, got very severe symptoms including a fever and cough and shortness of breath. After two weeks, he was admitted to the hospital with Covid double pneumonia. A week later in the hospital he was put on a ventilator. Two weeks later he died, on May 30. Covid is a tragic disease. He had no underlying health issues other than hypertension and overweight. He was 66 years old. There is no rhyme or reason to this illness and that is what makes this so frightening.

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    • Derick & Jill

      Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry! Yes, definitely a scary, crazy illness.

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      • KimIa

        My brother in law got the virus and his fiancé and roommate both had to be hospitalized because they got it and then contracted pneumonia. Thankfully they are all okay, but one of our friends passed away from the virus, sadly.

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        • Derick & Jill

          I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. 🙁

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      • Mindy

        We think we had it back in March when it was hard to get tested and since we’re in our early 30s they told us to hunker down at home. I had a fever, slight sore throat and felt run down for a few days. My husband was really sick and could barely lift his head for two weeks. He just got the antibody test done today and we should have the results back in 2-4 days.

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    • Kiki

      I’m so sorry for your friends family.

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    • Maryanne benns

      A dear friend of ours is on a ventilator right now. She is 26, healthy, no underlying conditions, fit and physically active (she is actually a competitive cyclist). She doesn’t even get hay fever or allergies, but she is on a ventilator after contracting COVID and then developing bilateral pneumonia. I cannot believe this has happened. We live in a rural area in southern Illinois and we have only 20 cases in our county. Yet she is lying motionless and unconscious on a ventilator. She has a husband and 2 young sons who are devastated. Yet no one around us is taking this disease seriously. No one at our walmart is wearing a mask. No one is social distancing at our church anymore. I will admit I didn’t take this all that serious at first. But I was wrong. I was so wrong. My friend’s toes are black: it’s called “COVID toes.” People around here call this disease nothing more than a regular flu. That is WRONG. The flu doesn’t turn your toes black. This disease is terrifying. Trinity is probably going to die and her two sons are going to be without a mother. I pray to God every night to turn the mindset of this country away from the voices of politics and towards the voices of doctors and scientists. I pray we all start wearing masks. Social distancing. Taking care of eachother. Caring about eachother. Or else there are going to be so many more little children crying in the hospital as their parents lie dying. God help us. This is so much worse than people think it is. God bless you Dillard family for bringing attention to this. I pray God blesses you for being brave and getting tested and showing us how easy it is to get a test and do the right thing. I send you my prayers for safety for your family during this truly terrifying time.
      MaryAnne Benns

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      • Derick & Jill

        I’m so sorry to hear about your friend! Love and Prayers!

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  3. Cathy

    Jill,

    I admire you so much!

    I think that it looks like you have COVID even if the tests are negative! I have friends who had to get tested many times…they were negative and then weeks later positive.

    My mother-in-law in NYC passed from COVID. So scary.

    Stay safe!

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    • Derick & Jill

      Oh my! I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! That’s so horrible.

      Strange about the negative tests that were positive later…I thought for sure we had it!

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      • Cathy

        Yes, keep an eye on it. I know some people who have had it for months! Google “how long does COVID last?” They think that it might have lasting side effects too. I hope that you are ok!

        Do you have any suggestions for praying for COVID? Certain passages? I feel so scared all the time.

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      • Kris

        Did you get tested for Lyme Disease. Looks like the rash I had when I got it If positive gets Boys tested as well. Undiagnosed and untreated Lyme Disease is bad.

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        • Derick & Jill

          No, they didn’t test my for Lyme disease. But I think we had a virus because we all started showing symptoms within about a day of each other, even though I ended up with the most/worst of us all.

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      • vIRGINIA

        Hi, I hear very similares cases here in France.

        Keep safe you ‘All and thanks for sharing your experience.

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  4. Bobbi

    I will be getting tested before I have my gallbladder removed. Trying to be safe everytime I leave my home and go do errands. I wear my mask so I will not pick up any extra germs. Prayers that the Lord will keep his protection around everyone.

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  5. Regina Shea

    So far, we haven’t gotten it and I pray we never will. People aren’t being as careful now that their states are ending lockdown. I posted to my readers on my blog to please continue to be careful. Our state has seen a huge rise in cases which is alarming. I hope we won’t have another stay at home order.

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  6. Laurie

    I work for a health care facility and we got tested bynthe national guard. It was not bad at all. I think the drive up is worst because you cannot put youre head all the way vack. They had us sit in a folding chair with our heads all the way back. We all we’re negative thank god

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  7. Linda

    I certainly hope you haven’t been going to church in person since this began. Where do you think you might have picked this up? Have you all been wearing masks in public? Staying away from non-household members? Staying away from crowds? It’s an odd time of year to have the seasonal flu. Your sudden fever and lingering/worsening symptoms are very suspicious. I agree with the person who said test for Lyme (rash + burning) but if you all had fevers at the same time, probably not that. West Nile? Have you ever had measles or chicken pox? Shingles? Are you taking medication you might be allergic to on top of something else? You should see a doctor about that rash and other symptoms, not just have a Covid test. Hope you’re better soon.

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    • Derick & Jill

      Thanks. No, our church only recently started having services on campus with restrictions…and we have continued watching online still for now for various reasons. Thanks for your concern and suggestions.

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  8. Maria Olson

    Mis oraciones estan con todos ustedes.

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    • Derick & Jill

      Gracias hermana. Estamos bien ahora, gloria a Dios.

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  9. PatrIcia Randall

    Hi Jill,
    With much prayer I write this message. Have you had a CBC test in a while. I’m only asking because it’s good to look at your red and white cell counts……especially if you’ve had burning feet and a rash. Please don’t take this the wrong way but I was diagnosed with leukemia last year with those symptoms. I’m battling hard with this. Please pray for me, chemotherapy is not working and I’m running out of options. I know you will be fine……I just wish someone would have urged me to check my blood before I got too bad.
    Yeshua loves us so much and I’m hopeful as I wait for His return. HalleluYah. He is King!

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    • Derick & Jill

      I’m so sorry for your recent diagnosis and I pray you get some good feedback and that the chemo starts working! Thanks for your concern too. The burning subsided when the other symptoms did, so I really do think it was something viral, but will definitely ask about anything concerning at my next Dr. apt. Thanks!

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