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A wanderer is homebound

  • Featuring: TJ & Scott Acord
  • Date Submitted: Aug 24, 2022
  • Location: Alaska

A self-described wanderer and fitness fanatic, TJ has spent her adult life as a traveling seasonal bartender. The first of four times she got COVID was in March 2020 when little was known about the virus. For TJ, long COVID has been far worse than the virus. She now suffers from migraines, brain fog, intense muscle pain, and extreme fatigue and has had a mini-stroke. Edit credit: Sean Collins

This extended story is published in conjunction with the episode of the Hear Me Now Podcast, titled “Understanding Long COVID."

Other patient stories include: Bedbound, Bone-tired, and The hardships of having Long COVID.


  • TJ
  • Scott Acord
  • Long COVID
  • Fatigue 
  • Brain Fog
  • Pain
  • Migraines
  • Stroke