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Hoosier couple opens up about battling Covid-19

Couple says they took precautions but still got it
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Posted at 7:00 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 19:00:20-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis couple says they did everything right and still they've been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Marcia Nessle is alsobattling cancer, kidney failure, and dealing with heart issues while her husband is an essential worker. Both are now quarantined together at home.

“The symptoms started with just a horrible smashing headache that was so bad i couldn't sleep,” said Nessle.

She was diagnosed with Covid-19 on November 9. Her husband was diagnosed on Monday. “He's come down with it too he tested positive yesterday,” said Nessle.

For her it's especially scary. “My biggest concern was I have cancer, bad kidneys and heart damage If I have COVID-19 I am not going to survive this,” said Nessle

Looking back over things she says her family tried their best to stay safe during the pandemic, she even tried to limit trips to the office for work. “We stayed home. We had food delivered. Occasionally we would go to the drive through,” said Nessle.

She says she's even followed CDC guidelines. “I wear my mask I wash my hands I have done everything right and I came down with it anyway,” said Nessle.

She says her doctor broke it down for her pretty simple. “The community spread is so bad now, that it is practically uncontrolled in our state,” said Nessle.

Just last week it was announced that the FDA is granting emergency use authorization to Eli Lilly for its therapy for high-risk patients after a positive COVID-19 test and within 10 days of symptom onset. Nessle can't get the treatment but the therapy could be an option for others.