My COVID-19 Journey


 

January 2, 2022

It all started Sunday night, around 11:00 PM when I started to feel cold. I woke up in the middle of the night to turn off the aircon. I thought it was just because of it. After a few hours the chilling never stopped and started to feel dryness and itching in my throat.


January 3, 2022

Monday morning comes and I woke up feeling so tired. I can feel fatigue in my entire body particularly at my back. I feel bit dizzy and my head feels heavy. I dropped by a fast food to have breakfast and hot coffee. I jog for a bit and as I sweat it made me feel better. I went to bed around noon since I still have work at night. As the sun goes down and the wind started to get cold again, I started to feel feverish feeling again. When I woke up, the soar throat got worst. I had trouble eating or even by just drinking liquid. I have to call off for work since I’m having trouble speaking due the soreness of my throat. I took paracetamol and went back to bed.


January 4, 2022

Tuesday morning I woke up early to have my consultation. I went to Qualimed to have myself checked and for me to be able to secure a medical certificate for my absence at work. I was diagnose with Acute Tonsillopharyngitis, Since I’m showing COVID-19 symptoms It made me a COVID suspect right away. I was advise to rest and have my RT-PCR after 5 days. Antibiotics and some medicines have been prescribed to help me manage my symptoms.


January 5, 2022

Spent the entire day resting. As far as the symptoms goes, the feverish feeling is gone. I have minimal headache and soar throat also have improved. Aside from the prescribed medicines, I also double the dosage of my vitamins.


January 6, 2022

I woke up feeling better. No fever, no headache and fatigues. Just had minimal itchiness of throat and runny nose which resulted to coughing.


January 7, 2022

Always feel thirsty with minimal itchiness of throat which resulted to random coughing. I went back to Qualimed to have my RT-PCR test but they already reached their cut-off when I arrived so I decided to just go home and come back the following day. It turns out they only have capacity of 60 patients for those who have symptoms.


January 8, 2022

Still always feel thirsty with minimal itchiness of throat which resulted to random coughing. I went back to Qualimed but then again they already reached their cut-off. I decided to go to different hospital to see if there’s still available slot for RT-PCR. Luckily, I found one at Brigido General Hospital. After waiting for the approval of my HMO, I finally for swabbed. After the extraction, I was advised that result will be within 24-72 hours. I also requested to have the result be sent to me via email.


January 9, 2022

I have continued my self quarantine. The dryness in my throat and the feeling of being thirsty still the same.


January 10, 2022

I have continued my self quarantine. The dryness in my throat and the feeling of being thirsty still the same.


January 11, 2022

It has been more than 72 hours and I still haven’t received any email about the result of my RT-PCR test so I decided to pick up the result personally from the hospital. They printed the result and it turns out that there’s already result as of January 9, 2022. Unfortunately, the result was positive. I was not surprised, yet it feels good to confirm my suspicion so I would know what to do next.




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