Nurse Battling Coronavirus Says the Pain Is ‘Worse Than a Gunshot’

April 3, 2020

A Texas nurse stricken with coronavirus didn’t mince words when describing the horrific pain she was going through and said it was “worse than a gunshot.”

Shareka Williams, a nurse at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation & Healing, shared her experience with COVID-19  in a video recorded from a hospital bed, reported New York Post.

"Excuse me, it hurts to breathe," Williams said while wearing a surgical mask, before going into the seriousness of her situation.

"I just want to tell you, don’t take this as a joke. This is not a joke. You can’t see your family, you can barely talk, trying to do everything you can to stay sane."

Visibly in distress, Williams revealed she’s staying away from her children and fought back tears while disclosing her agony.

“I never felt a gunshot, but this is probably worse than a gunshot,” Williams continued. “It hurts, and it hurts like hell. Sometimes God will take you out of your comfort zone. Right now, I trust God with my life.”

After detailing more of the symptoms that have ravaged her body, she vowed to maintain faith that she will get through it.

"I can barely eat, I can barely walk. I can’t breathe because it hurts so bad," Williams said. "I’m not angry, I’m not mad, I’m hurting. But I know in due time God will deliver. This is my journey. This is my testimony."

Towards the end of the video, Williams issued a warning in hopes of motivating people to maintain social distancing to curtail the spread of the virus.

“Don’t wait before it’s too late,” she added. “Don’t wait for it to affect your family. Don’t wait for it to affect your children. Don’t wait for it to affect you."

As of Friday, there have been more than 261,000 positive cases of coronavirus, with at least 6699 deaths, according to CNN.

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