“Oh Shit!” was the first word that came out of my mouth when a close coworker called me about the result of her test.
She was sobbing hard and was so scared because she also is undergoing chronic medication which we all know are really at risk. I was really speechless. I had so many questions in mind like how did she got it? Where did she go last week? Why didn’t she tell us earlier about her having symptoms and why did she have to lie to us. I was in close contact with her everyday. I really didn’t know what to say but told her to calm down, drink water and we’ll figure out what to do next.
As part of essential staff working in a medical center, we still go to work regularly with the transportation provided by the company observing all the precautionary measures mandated by the government, social distancing, washing of hands, wearing gloves and mask. We may be at risk though because we entered the same door where patients were coming in and out. The management always reminded us to be extra cautious and everyone was aware about it.
We survived the dreadful virus since it entered the country not until last week. One of my office mate was tested positive. She seated next to me, we rode in the same transport, a close coworker and had conversations just like normal days.
A week ago May 24, I participated a global virtual marathon #R2RVirtualMarathon (Run to Reach Virtual Marathon). A run for a cause (https://www.gofundme.com/f/run-to-reach) joined by 100+ countries around the world where funds go directly to the WHO’s COVID19 Response Fund and partner women-empowerment organizations, who are frontliners themselves. My every steps, breathe and thoughts were for them, for the victims, for the frontliners, for those who can’t even move because they’re handcuffed by this pandemic.
Until after a week, a friend is one of them and who knows, might as well happen to me.
Time spent sitting and waiting to see if you may get ill leads to anxiety and fear. The wait, however, is the reality of the situation.
As of writing, I’m on my 3rd day of 14 days self isolation, monitoring myself if any symptom may occur.
Paranoia is real!
Everytime I sneeze, the thought of oopsy! Did I catch the virus? Do I have fever or what.
I am experiencing some muscle pain, is it part of it? The truth is I did some home work out yesterday, chrunches, jumping jacks, push ups just to keep myself busy from overthinking.
So what do i do now? Although I know, I am fit and more than bigger than this invisible enemy, there is Him Who is bigger than any biggest in the world. I pray that this ends soon. Continue practicing healthy lifestyle might be my best defense.