Yes, as the title said it is true. I, unfortunately, tested positive on Tuesday 27th October. The good thing is that while I wrote this I am on the recovering end of the virus and I can only thank God for protecting me during a difficult time. I am reminded to not take life for granted as you never know when it is your last. I am also aware that many people may have tested positive and are still fighting for their lives and some, unfortunately, lost their lives in the process. My condolences to you if you’re reading as someone who lost a loved one due to Covid 19.
It’s almost funny how my last post was about lessons I learned from the pandemic on a global and worldwide scale but never imagined it hitting home and affecting me directly. I will admit that the last few weeks have been difficult. Especially with fighting with constant headaches and fatigue and having little to no strength in doing the things I would usually label as simple. It is clear I once took being able to do certain things for granted and of course the freedom to almost live life as ignorantly as Covid was not anything that could happen to me.
So why am I writing such a post? This is just to highlight that we are all blessed to be alive and to have the little we do in our lives. I also write this inform that, we should do our best during this difficult time to protect ourselves as well as our loved ones and people within our community.
Am I symptomatic? Not currently. Despite the diagnosis being the 27th October, the symptoms started the week prior and, I struggled with fatigue, headaches, and coughs as well as a struggle with taste and smell to a small extent. Although I started wallowing in my illness and praying and clinging onto faith for preservation and survival, I knew that in moments I felt I had little strength I had to fight a bit and do things to get on top of it.
This year has been an eye-opener and an interesting one. I can’t say testing positive to Covid is one I am proud of but me sharing this is also to highlight that things happen and in life, the unexpected can hit us fast and change things, and also affects those around us.
Above all, I am grateful to God that I am doing fine and currently feel as though I have gotten my strength back.
Although this year is affecting us all differently, I hope we find the strength to carry on trusting for better and keep believing.
Me writing this is, is no way a cause to brag but rather to highlight something in my life that I was not expecting despite it being somewhat everywhere. It’s funny I was saying to a friend before the symptoms crept up that, I had not been ill since my 25th birthday, and now look? When I say life is not up to us, know that it’s the truth……or at least it’s my truth.
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