“I murdered COVID-19”, Nigerian activist, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi writes as she shared her experience on recovering from COVID-19 in Lagos.
The activist revealed she started having symptoms while isolating on returning to Nigeria from the UK.
She contacted NCDC, tested positive and was taken to an isolation center in Lagos. She explained that she felt a lot of pains during the period: nausea, stooling, lack of appetite and was on a lot of drugs.
“I thought I was going to die,” she wrote, “I was on drugs daily. Sometimes, I‘d take 8 tablets in the morning, 13 tablets in the afternoon, 10 at night. My system threw everything out!”
Fortunately, after several tests, the doctors revealed she has tested negative. However, she had to wait a few more days as more tests were being carried out.
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has now been discharged as she tested negative. She expressed her gratitude to everyone including the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the support and hard work. She also used her story to instill hope in others.
“Today, I am PROUD to inform you that I MURDERED COVID-19 & have tested NEGATIVE TWICE! I HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED!
I bless God for His mercies. The nurses at IDH Yaba were fab. They deserve accolades for their hardwork. Thank you Governor @jidesanwoolu for coming to see me.
“Thanks to everyone who called, sent messages and tried to contact me. I am grateful and well.
“This experience reminded me of the value of friendship. Some people I refer to as friends speculated about this, but never reached out to check. Thank you still. Back to the grind!
“To every young person out there, please give your lungs a chance to beat this. Can I encourage you to stop smoking & live a healthy life at this time? A healthy lungs is KEY!
“This another phase of my life & I HAVE won! I celebrate my resilience and strength.
“Call me SURVIVAYO””
Life finds ways of throwing LEMON at me. I’ve struggled w/ coming forward, but I want to inspire hope.
I returned to Nigeria from the UK post-Commonwealth event (I totally enjoyed) & fell ill. As a responsible person, I self-isolated.
Days after, I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/iu8T6LMBXG
— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) March 30, 2020
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