In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, July, 2020

‘It Was Horrific’ – Nigerian Creator, Ife Duronmi-Etti Who Survived COVID-19, Shares Her Story

'It Was Horrific' - Nigerian Author, Ife Duronmi-Etti Who Survived COVID-19, Shares Her Story

Ife Durosinmi Etti

Ife Durosinmi Etti

Nigerian Creator/Gross sales and advertising and marketing knowledgeable, Ife Durosinmi Etti, has shared her story of how she survived the dreaded viral illness, COVID-19.

In a submit she shared on her Instagram web page, Ife recounted how she began feeling sick and went to the hospital on June 1st. There she did a take a look at and afterwards was recognized of a bacterial an infection. She was later positioned on admission as a result of the medication administered on her weren’t working. She mentioned it was one of many docs that later advised she will get examined for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 take a look at end result got here again constructive and in line with her, the expertise afterwards was ”Horrific”. After receiving therapy, she examined adverse on June 27.

Learn her story under: If I had 10,000 tongues, it nonetheless wouldn’t be sufficient, Na re ke Le mooooo! Final week, somebody despatched me a message and mentioned, Ife, you’re the ‘E’ in further and I find it irresistible.. I’ve accepted the title.

June examined my existence. From the primary day to the top! On a regular basis was a horror film. On the primary of June, I awakened in soooo a lot ache! It began with complications first, then physique pains. I went into the hospital and I used to be recognized of a bacterial an infection.

I wasn’t stunned with the end result as a result of somebody who was additionally with me had additionally examined for bacterial an infection in a very totally different hospital, so I simply took the meds they gave me and went house. Later that night, my head was pounding like a machine. My physique felt like somebody was utilizing a hammer to hit it throughout. My temperature was extraordinarily excessive, the ache throughout was UNBEARABLE! I went again into the hospital at midnight, this time, I used to be admitted.

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They gave me extra ache meds by IV… NOTHING WORKED. I used to be stressed, in ache, I begged for sleeping capsules so I might overlook the ache. Clearly, they didn’t give me. I used to be unsleeping all evening.

The subsequent day… I used to be discharged with a brand new set of meds. All they gave me didn’t work. I made a decision to chest it. I went again on Friday and Saturday to complain that I wasn’t getting higher… at this level, I couldn’t actually speak once more. It felt like I had three security pins in my throat and the inside a part of my neck was sewn collectively. I couldn’t speak..nothing.

Then a health care provider randomly mentioned I ought to simply attempt to get examined for COVID since nothing was working, she then gave me a quantity to one of many facilities on the island. I referred to as them, until date, they didn’t get again to me.

I then determined to take issues into my very own palms.. I had an AGS Tribe members husband who was a health care provider, I referred to as him instantly to inform him I needed to get examined, sadly, he wasn’t on land, so he couldn’t take a look at me… then considered one of my egbons despatched a health care provider to my home that evening… I bought examined with the Fast Antigen take a look at and I used to be POSITIVE! My life flashed earlier than my eyes…

As soon as I discovered. I referred to as my hospital… the one which admitted me to allow them to know, so they might disinfect the place and so on and in addition test if I might get any medical care from them. Alas, they instructed me there was a care bundle they despatched to their sufferers and so on and requested for my handle, that they’d get it delivered… 30minutes later, I bought a name that they wouldn’t be delivering it once more as a result of my end result wasn’t from NIMR or NCDC. I wept! They literarily deserted me.

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My self isolation began. The ache was steady. I had to purchase Zithromax 500mg (azithromycin), Zinc 10mg, Vit c 1000(effervescent) 1 each day Methodex cough syrup

Then the chloroquine (pls don’t purchase these medication with out correct medical analysis)

Anytime I took the Methodex, it felt like I used to be ingesting fireplace! I cried. Jumped every little thing every time I took it! I used to be porging uncontrollably. There was a time I felt like I needed to poo, I bought up and I noticed the poo on the ground! I couldn’t even snigger, poo would come out. I couldn’t sit up or maintain a dialog for 30minutes, I’ll be dizzy and weak. It was a NIGHTMARE! Literarily one month of terror. The dizziness didn’t cease. I additionally needed to do the recent water and aboliki steam inhalation, drink the lemon and ginger combine. Every part.

On the 15th, I went to NIMR to do one other take a look at, I used to be nonetheless constructive. I couldn’t even stand straight. It was horrific. I despatched a message to my physician to allow them to know I now had the end result from NIMR and it was nonetheless constructive. The response I bought was ‘OK’, no empathy, no nothing, no ‘hope you are feeling higher’ nothing. I’m so grateful for the Physician who bought me examined and the AGS members husband, Dr. Kayode who actually took care of me like…. they picked up my calls at midnight, early morning. They by no means bought drained. At all times advising me and telling me what to make use of or purchase! It was a horrific interval. On prime of every little thing, my sister handed on, on my late brothers birthday, Aunty Ibidun handed, Lamide was murdered, many died from COVID… June was an enormous mess.

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However I’m shifting on. Lastly, on the 27th, I used to be examined adverse and I’m simply right here to thank God and also you all know that COVID19 is BLOODY REAL! I did every little thing, washed my palms, sanitized, used masks and shields however I nonetheless bought it AT HOME. I don’t want the ache I felt within the final month on my enemy! Please keep protected. You don’t know the way your physique will react to the virus. Mine was loopy however I’m grateful my respiratory wasn’t affected.

Throughout this time, my help system was LIT! @ajilawson of @kstonecc stored on calling to wish with me, @funkebucknor @derojuoa, thanks a lot for the communion. @tunde_ode , my associates, my household, Lord, I’m grateful. God bless you all. Despite the fact that I used to be in isolation, I by no means felt alone. Grateful

PS: I attempted to do video recordings of how I felt each three days, perhaps I’ll share them later.

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