Masons on the Mend: Couple in St. Matthews share journey of their road to recovery from COVID-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — WHAS11 has heard from Joan ‘Pooch’ Mason for a full week about her experience with coronavirus, but her husband John who also had the virus was a little camera shy about sharing his experiences until now.

John Mason found out he was COVID-19 positive back in March and says he doesn’t know where he got the virus, but it wasn’t from traveling out of the country.

“The farthest I went was Home Depot,” John said.

John isn’t a super talkative guy, but he did reiterate his appreciation for healthcare workers who took care of him during his four days away from his wife in the hospital alone.

“I wasn’t feeling very well. I figured… I really thought I had the flu at the start,” John said.

However, the Mason’s say they’re finally starting to feel better with the health department telling them they will likely be cleared on April 18.

“Even though were going to be released from this hopefully tomorrow, we still won’t be going out. We wanna make sure it’s gone,” Pooch said.

To wrap up the conversations WHAS11 has had this week, we asked John and Pooch if they had any parting words for people in this strange time.

“Just remember a Walt Disney scene last night… a dream that you wish will come true is ever so true, if you only believe. that’s my wish, each and every human being on this earth. to get well and make that dream come true,” Pooch said.

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