Three weeks ago, I was confirmed with COVID-19 that I got from our colleague. I was asymptomatic; tested positive on the said virus without having symptoms such as colds and fever.
The day that we all workers were in the office heard the result of our colleague's swab test, I went home immediately worrying for my family since my parents are senior citizens and I have siblings with mental illness. My mother also has mild. That night, I am thinking if I should have my quarantine at home or the office; first, to avoid exposing my family and second the discrimination from neighbors and relatives if ever I also acquired the said virus. Checking updates from our office group chat, on the following day, I decided to have my 14 days quarantine at the office to have my family members not be exposed to me.
Aside from me, other six (6) co-workers choose to quarantine at the office. The others choose to be at home. On the 4th day of our office quarantine, all the organizations' employees underwent swab testing. Out of 18 employees of a Child-rights organization that includes a driver, a total of four (4) employees were tested positive/confirmed with the COVID-19 virus. And I was included in POSITIVE cases.
Being a COVID-19 confirmed case, I was pulled out at the office by the rapid team and brought to an isolation facility. Adding another day of quarantine in the Isolation facility was counted. On the day I was brought, I experienced the loss of taste, followed by the loss of smell and colds. I also experienced having difficulty breathing during the night. Taking vitamin C at least thrice a day, ginger tea, hot calamansi juice with mixed apple cider were my remedy for almost 14 days in the isolation facility.
Absent at work for how many days, canceling four (4) training activities, being away from home, and having sleepless nights were the effect of COVID-19 on me and the rest. This experience brought me to tears and anxiety. Adding that I am the breadwinner of the family, I still have to send money and supplies for their everyday needs such as food, medicine, and even disinfectant supplies for them to be protected from the COVID-19 virus. I have to borrow money since my salary during that period was paid to my last month's debt. I even asked for help from a friend to buy the needs of my family.
During that time, I prayed to God that He will heal me as His gift for my birthday/Christmas gift to me. It is okay with me if I don't have a material gift or new thing as long as I am healed and my family will not be infected with the virus.
Grateful I am that I survived from COVID-19. Praise God!!!
***By the way, this is my return post. I think my last post was dated March 27, 2019, ***