My COVID-19 Journey




January 2, 2022 Temp 36.3 °C

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 air-con. 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 Temp 36.6 °C

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 Temp 36.5 °C

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. I also started my self quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus in case I turned out to be positive with COVID-19.

January 5, 2022 Temp 35.6 °C

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 Temp 35.4 °C

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 Temp 35.5 °C

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 Temp 35.5 °C

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 Temp 35.4 °C

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

January 10, 2022 Temp 35.5 °C

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

January 11, 2022 Isolation Day 1 35.5 °C

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. This sets as the first day of my self isolation. I decided to just stay at home since I have very minimal symptoms. I made sure that my personal utensils and things are separate from everyone in the house. We sanitized ant thing that I touch and use. I started to wear facemask even when I’m at home whenever there is a need for me to go out of my room. I’m basically locked in my room the whole day. I just made sure that there is enough ventilation to make sure that the air is properly flowing.

January 12, 2022 Isolation Day 2 35.5 °C

I woke up perfectly fine today except the itchiness in my throat won't leave me and it woke me up. I just drink warm water and hot coffee to relieve the itchiness. Gargling with Betadine Gargle also helps.

January 13, 2022 Isolation Day 3 Temp : 35.6 °C

Work up perfectly normal today at around 5:25 AM with random cough and itchy throat. I took Difflam Forte (Benzydamine hydrochloride) and it helps me to ease the itchiness in my throat. Fighting COVID-19 is not just a physical battle but it really more on mental health. The isolation sometimes make you feel insane. You can’t work. I can’t go outside. I can’t even just go out of my room. It bores the hell out of you and it’s really a great struggle. Plus it makes you feel very anxious about everything.

January 14, 2022 Isolation Day 4 Temp : 35.6 °C


All symptoms are gone except my tonsils feels swollen during late afternoon (around 4:00pm - 6:00pm). Drinking warm water help.

January 15, 2022 Isolation Day 5 Temp : 35.9 °C


All symptoms are gone except my tonsils feels swollen during late afternoon (around 4:00pm - 6:00pm). Drinking warm water help.

January 16, 2022 Isolation Day 6 Temp : 36.4 °C

All symptoms are gone except my tonsils feels swollen during late afternoon (around 4:00pm - 6:00pm). Drinking warm water help.

January 17, 2022 Isolation Day 7 Temp : 36.1 °C


All symptoms are gone. I was able to finally able to contact City health office and my case was finally reported.

January 18, 2022 Temp : 36.1 °C

All symptoms are gone.

January 19, 2022 Temp : 36.1 °C

All symptoms are gone.

January 20, 2022 Temp : 36.1 °C

All symptoms are gone. I have made multiple call to our baranggay since they haven’t sent my Medical certificate yet. Someone finally called be to confirm that they have received the documents that I sent them.

January 21, 2022 Temp : 36.1 °C

I am finally cleared. Early morning today when I checked on my email I finally received the medical certificate issued by the city health office.







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