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A Journey With Covid-19

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Pic: I Got Infected with Covid-19

Pic: I Got Infected with Covid-19

I had a cough and fever and was not feeling good when I decided to test for Covid-19, which turned out to be positive.

I knew the feeling of hopelessness was soon going to embed in me, unable to figure out the priorities in my life earlier.

It was an intricate cobweb I was already in, which I was about to complicate a bit more.

Fever up and down and feeling not good were the prominent symptoms of Covid-19, accompanied by a cough. That was what I encountered.

Sometimes the cough would take over, or the fever would win or simply, feeling not good would be overwhelming. Whatever might have been the case, it was devastating.

At a point, I lost the powers of smell and taste so that taking meals became an everyday challenge, and I began to lose health drastically.

Only recently, after a journey of 24 days, I could take in solid food, therefore, gradually regaining my health with my senses of taste and smell restored.

During my early days of the journey, I had frustrated and empty dreams. As I ponder over them now, I know why I felt that way. The Covid-19 experience was usually a hard and long battle. Being confined to bed meant away from my writing and many more meaningless days.

But it didn’t have to be that way. You could give a good meaning even to the worst of dreams. Nevertheless, negative thoughts set in, making my already existing cobweb a bit more complex. I couldn't sleep at night. As I struggled through the nights for some sleep, it seemed I could only get some during the early hours of the morning. And then it was time for breakfast, and soon after, I napped again.

It would seem like a funny pattern of life. But I lacked energy too. With the small meals I had, because I couldn't take in more, I always felt I could switch on to a superpower if I had a little sleep again. It did help to reenergize though.

I spent a great deal of my Covid-19 journey resting with small meals in between until bit by bit I shifted to slightly bigger meals and less rest and fewer naps. But I still couldn't get to my writing habit. I felt weak and found it overwhelming to write or even comment on others’ articles. I guess I wasn’t just ready.

Doctors prescribed medication for me, which I hated to take in. It was with great reluctance I did eventually on a regular basis because I was told I wouldn’t recover otherwise.

I had a fever- a magical one, something I couldn't feel at times while at other times it dawned large enough on me to pull me down and put me back to bed and fall asleep.

On the other hand, I had a terrible cough for the first 15 days. I coughed and coughed until my lungs ached. Gradually the cough left, and fortunately, there seemed to have been no other symptoms of any other ailment.

But deep within, there was this miserable feeling of weakness, which I couldn’t overcome until I increased the size of my meal a little more. It was then I experienced fresh signs of vibrancy and accumulation of lots of energy within my wellbeing.

The fever lingered for a few more days, not giving me the privilege to be myself yet. It bogged me down to bed and put me in very low spirits.

Then one day miraculously, the fever did leave me. My temperature remained slightly raised during the day, which was not a fever though and fell off by night. I showered every day and had a fresh outfit of clothes. I let the windows open to let in fresh air and sunshine. I made sure I had breakfast, lunch and supper and any healthy snacks in between. Carrying on, it was high time I tested for Covid-19 again.

Meanwhile, I felt good and opted to go out in the car to the city center and carry out a few errands. I am a mask lover in this pandemic season, and so I wore a mask, as always.

Returning home, I decided to give my family a treat. I looked up online for various food menus. And I chose a family pizza. I was very lucky because they gave out an extra free family pizza for one family pizza purchased. So amazingly, we had a great pizza day, maintaining social distance.

Finally, the day came when I tested for Covid-19. I wasn't anxious or nervous. I had been outdoors and had a fresh dose of fresh air and sunshine and had felt good. I knew I had recuperated.

Yes, you guessed it right. My test result for Covid-19 turned out negative. It was something expected. And I felt free. I would do whatever I wanted once again and needn't be bedridden. That very thought made me elated and jubilant. I would plan my future endeavors again and live life to the fullest!

Epilogue

While I was ill, infected with the Corona virus, a kind and warmhearted fellow hubber and friend, Brenda Arledge created a hub on HubPages.com with a poem appropriate for my illness. Furthermore, she asked other fellow hubbers to join in healing prayers for myself and my family. She also wrote the updates of my Covid-19 journey briefly in this hub, letting other fellow hubbers know and keep them updated about my status during this time. Brenda requested them to keep praying for me and my family. I thank her and other fellow writers, who had joined my friend in sending miracle prayers my way, from the core of my heart. The prayers were indeed incredible and therapeutic, I should say because I have recovered fully by now. Here I am writing this article, which is the first one after my illness, with renewed energy and vigor.

If you want to read the hub Brenda created for me and other hubbers, check out her profile here. The title of the hub is as follows:

Poem: Pray for Rosina Khan & Other Hubbers

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2021 Rosina S Khan

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 17, 2021:

Nice to see you Lora.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 17, 2021:

Thank you, Lora, for reading my COVID journey. Yes, it was a very unpleasant experience. Yes, I thank God that I have recovered fully and am back with writing at HubPages. I am certainly grateful for regaining health and keep reminding myself God is most merciful. Yes, I came through victoriously, beating the deadly disease.

I truly appreciate your comments, Lora. Thank you so much.

Lora Hollings on June 17, 2021:

What an experience you had with this very serious illness! I deeply admire the courage and determination you showed to get well and defeat this virus. I can only imagine how difficult it was to deal with both the physical and emotional affects that this virus has on those that become its victims. Thank God, you're well again and back with us, here at hubpages, Rosina. I was deeply touched by your detailed account of your journey with Covid. I'm sure it has left you with a deeper gratitude about life and having the capacity to work, to be with your loved ones and once more, be healthy, again. I'm so glad that you came through with flying colors!

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 17, 2021:

Comment here.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 09, 2021:

Glad to know that, John. LOL!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 09, 2021:

I am glad you pasted my comment here, Rosina. It finally appeared on my feed.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 03, 2021:

Yes, I am happy too to have recovered and been doing well. Thank you, Nithya, for stopping by to read and comment. I really appreciate it.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 03, 2021:

I am so happy that you recovered and back in good shape. Take care and be safe.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 03, 2021:

Yes, it was one hell of an experience. But I am happy that God has been most merciful and I recuperated and am back writing again.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Denise. Blessings to you and your family too.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on June 03, 2021:

I'm so happy it wasn't more series and that you are back writing again. What a horrible experience.

Blessings for you and your family,

Denise

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 03, 2021:

Welcome! Comment here!

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 01, 2021:

Yes, I am on lightload without too much pressure. It took me a long time to heal. So naturally, I don't burden myself, taking ample rest.

Thank you, Kalpana, for reading and your constructive comments. Have a nice day!

Kalpana Iyer from India on June 01, 2021:

Glad you tested negative! It has been a harrowing experience for many I know. They are still facing symptoms even if tested negative. Something I came to know as "long covid" - when the symptoms such as tiredness, weakness persist even after testing negative. So don't forget to rest and take it easy.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 01, 2021:

I am glad to know you read my article. Yes, I am fully recovered after the virus attacked me. It was the hell of an experience as you can see in my article. Yes, I have lived through it but I thank God for being merciful and letting me recuperate.

Thank you, Pamela, for reading and your worthy comments.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 01, 2021:

From Pamela:

I just read your article, but you were not in my feed either. The article really explains how terribly sick you were. It is very good, and I am sorry you had to live through that virus. I am glad you are fully recovered. The medicines the doctors give they said to be very helpful. I am just glad you recovered.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 01, 2021:

I am glad you enjoyed reading my experience with COVID 19. I appreciate your reading and your kind comments. Have a great week, John.

Rosina S Khan (author) on June 01, 2021:

From John Hansen:

Hi Rosina, I really enjoyed your article about your experience with COVID 19. It was well written and I am sure will be helpful for anyone else who may test positive.

I could not find it on my feed, however. I don't know why I can never find your articles on my feed lately.

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

Thank you for your nice and generous comments, Ankita. Yes, combined prayers are most effective in healing. I am glad you liked the photos. Have a great week and enjoy your day.

Ankita B on May 31, 2021:

Thank you for sharing your personal experience with Covid-19, Rosina. I am so happy that you are fully recovered and healthy again. Yes, prayers always make positive things happen and always keeps our spirit high. I am so glad you are back to publishing again. I loved your photographs.

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

I am glad it's all gone within the wind. I am happy to be back on hubpages.com. I was glad to share the article you wrote. So many fellow writers including you and Misbah prayed for me! I am grateful to all of them. Warm thanks to Misbah for keeping posts and information of the article on the newsfeed. Pleased that you like the pictures.

Thank you, Brenda, for your detailed and valuable comments. I really appreciate them from the bottom of my heart.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Rosina,

Thanks for sharing your personal journey with Covid-19 with us.

You must have felt absolutely miserable not being able to eat, losing your sense of smell & taste.

A cough that won't quit is enough, let alone a fever.

When one feels this bad his mind can not concentrate. The weakness takes over everything.

It is an awful feeling when you want to do something, but your body won't let you.

Thankfully I haven't had Covid-19 and I truly wish you didn't. It sounds like a horrible experience, but I have been confined to a bed for a period of time & it's no picnic.

I'm glad you took the Dr.'s medicine. I'm not a fan of taking anything but there are times when your body needs that extra push.

So glad the weather was nice enough to open up the windows.

Fresh air seems to make the body come back to life and feel vibrant.

I can imagine you & your family were ready for some different food & pizza is that good comfort food.

I'm so glad you recovered.

You had us all a bit worried there for awhile.

I kindly thank you for mentioning the article I wrote, but it was the will of a higher power.

It was originally written to let everyone know & ask for healing prayers. The title was changed to offer prayers for other hubbers as well.

I have personally seen the power of prayer work and I am glad that everyone sent them your way.

Welcome Back Gal! We are glad to have you.

Love the pictures too!

Just one more note...Misbah was very helpful in keeping this post and information on the newsfeed.

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

Thank you, Bill, for your generous comments. I truly appreciate your reading and commenting. Stay healthy and safe. Blessings to you too, my friend.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 31, 2021:

I'm very happy to hear your COVID journey has ended and that you are safe. Thanks for letting us know and for sharing your journey with us. Blessings to you always!

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

I am really happy all of your prayers worked. Thanks for liking my photo. Yes, we should all pray to end the pandemic worldwide. You too stay healthy and well.

Thank you for reading and your generous comments.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 31, 2021:

I am so happy to hear that you have returned to a state of good health and spirits. So many of us were praying for you. That is a sweet photo of you on your home porch swing. As to your poll, my husband and I have had our vaccines. We still wear masks indoors as a precaution and a courtesy to others, but we no longer wear masks outdoors. We continue to pray that there will soon be an end to this pandemic worldwide. Wishing you much good health in the days and years to come.

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

Yes, I am indebted to Brenda and thank the HP fellow writers for praying regularly for me. I am with you in your prayer. You too stay safe and healthy. I appreciate your generous comments.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience, Rosina. I am so glad to see you back and writing again. I like your photos. God is the most Merciful. Brenda, really did an awesome job, she kept on reminding everyone daily to pray for you and others. All of the hubbers are so nice and kind they all prayed for you regularly. May God bless everyone the best reward for their noble efforts and deeds. Ameen!!

Allah bless you and your family. Ameen! Stay strong and healthy.

Keep writing and smiling.

Stay happy and healthy. Take care

With lots of love

Misbah

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

Thank you, Ravi, for your encouraging comments. I know the prayers of HP community worked and I am most grateful. I appreciate your reading and commenting.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 31, 2021:

Thanks for sharing your journey, Rosina. And I really applaud your bravery in this journey to keep your spirits high despite the dreadful disease. Everybody prayed for your good health in HP and I really glad that you came out winning in this struggle.

Rosina S Khan (author) on May 31, 2021:

Yes, God has been most Merciful so that I am back writing articles on HubPages. And yes, combined prayers always work.

Thank you for praying for everyone around the world. We all should so that the pandemic comes to a halt.

Thank you Chitrangada for your insightful comments. I do appreciate them.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 31, 2021:

Good of you Rosina, to share your experiences of COVID-19 infection, for the benefit of others. All this sounds terrible. But, God has been kind and we are happy to have you back and publishing. You are right, that when prayers of many people combine, positive things happen.

I do pray everyday for everyone around the World, and wish that this pandemic is over as soon as possible.

Thank you for sharing.

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