A 22 years old American lady Bjonda Haliti (@baeonda) has posted her encounter with coronavirus after testing positive.
Through her twitter page, she narrates how following simple rules can easily eradicate the disease from the body.
She gave a day by day account. Here it is:
I’m 22 years old and I tested positive for COVID-19. I’ve been debating on posting, but I want to share my experience especially with those around my age to help bring awareness, and to relieve any stress/anxiety some may have due to the pandemic.
Day 1: It started with a mild DRY cough and a slightly sore throat. I was very tired that night.
Day 2: I felt a lot of pressure in my head to the point I would have to cough softly to avoid the discomfort. That night, I experienced the chills and had a fever. One main symptom that stood out to me, my eyes physically hurt. They were tender and sore. Moving them was uncomfortable. Doing some research I discovered this was just a migraine, but it didn’t go away at ALL. I slept all day.
Day 3: Energy levels VERY low, I only slept, and still ran fevers. At this point, my symptoms were: dry cough, migraine, fever, chills, some nausea. I decided to go to the doctors where I tested negative for the flu and strep. The doctor told me I probably just had an infection and prescribed me antibiotics and 800mg of ibuprofen. I made sure to stay extremely hydrated and stocked up on vitamins and probiotics. That night, I still ran a fever.
Day 4: Finally no more fever, but a new symptom showed up: shortness of breath. It was uncomfortable, it felt like I had bricks on my chest. I tried the self diagnose test I read online (hold your breath and count to 10) which I successfully did with no complications. At this point I wanted to test for corona like I should have been in the first place, but It was very difficult to get tested for it!!! I continued to self-quarantine and hydrate hydrate HYDRATE!
Day 5: Symptoms: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath. I went to the same doctor and I was very adamant about getting tested. Doctor said my vitals were “unremarkable” but I wasn’t going to take no for an answer! I also requested chest X-rays, everything came out normal. I was advised to continue self quarantine, and I would receive my results in 5-6 DAYS!!!!!
Day 6 – With the continued use of antibiotics and ibuprofen, my symptoms were: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath. My energy levels began to increase.
Day 7 – Symptoms: slight sore throat, mild cough, shortness of breath. Energy levels increasing.
Day 8 – Symptoms: Mild cough, starting to feel like myself again. Energy!
Day 9 – Symptoms: My cough was a little heavier, normal energy levels.
Day 10 – Symptoms: Mild cough, mucus, normal energy levels. My lab results came in: POSITIVE.
I am continuing to self-isolate and take care of myself. Today I am feeling great and healthy! I will need to retest in order to be cleared. That’s if I can find a doctor whose willing to retest me. Haven’t had any luck so far.
I hope this was helpful. I wanted to let ppl know that if I got through it, so can you!!! Don’t panic if you are feeling symptoms. Take initiative and follow CDC guidelines. We’re going to get through this!.
I just want to let everyone know that I have been self isolating at HOME as recommended by my doctor. Here’s a picture of the liquids I’ve been taking to stay hydrated! I can’t stress enough how important it is to HYDRATE! Water is most important! pic.twitter.com/q0RDK1NxgV
— Bjonda Haliti (@baeonda) March 18, 2020
Quick stats about Covid-19
Worldwide, Covid-19 death toll at this point in time stands at 8969, the total overall cases 219,345; 85745 patients recovered from it. We still have active cases at 124,631 and of those 6814 patients are in critical condition.
In Kenya, of the 7 confirmed cases, two have been released after recovering from the disease. Kenya has not reported any deaths.