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' I MURDERED COVID-19' - Oluwaseun Shares Her Experience As She Recovers From Coronavirus


Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, a recovered patient discharged today from the infectious Disease centre shared her experience during isolation and treatment.

Oluwaseun who shared this on her social media page, said the virus is not the end of the world, adding that anyone can survive it because she survived it.

Here is her Experience:

I returned to Nigeria from the UK post-Commonwealth event (I totally enjoyed) & fell ill. As a responsible person, I self-isolated.

Before returning, I had planned several interviews, I was scheduled to start a fantastic consultancy job & was also expecting to sign a contract worth millions.
I lost them all!!! 

I had to self-isolate and also inform people I came in close contact with to get tested. COVID19
My friend & I kept calling NCDCgov to get tested? What if we didn’t persist?

No info on my test result. At 12am, an ambulance was at my house. I woke from sleep & was crying. I got to isolation center, but no one was there to receive me. I waited in the ambulance for TWO HOURS.
The nurses eventually came out & treated me like a plague. I sat in the ambulance feeling rejected.

No questions about how I felt. So many questions about my travel history. Same information I had provided to NCDC & Lagos State Government during profiling.
Lack of data sharing!

After two hours, I was taken to my space.
I felt lonely, bored & disconnected from the outside world.

Few days after, another patient came in. We bonded. Days later, patients trooped in.

“Are people observing self-isolation & social distancing?” I was so scared for Nigeria.
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!

Food, soap & all disgusted me. But I’d look at the wall & force myself to stay hydrated — drank ORS. I FOUGHT TO LIVE! I FOUGHT!! 
Life finds ways of throwing LEMON at me. I’ve struggled w/ coming forward, but I want to inspire hope.

Some stigmatised me based on a PUNCH article with subtle messages like “why did she come back to Nigeria?”πŸ˜‚

Nigeria is my home. 🀷🏽‍♀️
Coronavirus is NOT a death sentence. People can survive and I HAVE! 

Days after, the Doctors shared a goodnews that I tested negative. I shared this news w/ family & friends! My blood sample was taken & I also tried to donate my plasmapheresis to help others. I hoped to be discharged.

“...You’ll stay a few more days. You know we take nose, mouth & sputum samples.” 
“Am I still positive 😳?” I asked.
“No, you’re negative,” the Doctor replied.
The Doctor apologised for the delay. I was anxious to go home but remained calm.
I wanted to be free from this pain.

I continued the medication and asked to be in a separate ward. Sadly, I remained in the same ward as all others rooms were full.

My ward had people who were positive. What if I get re-infected?
For them, I was a beacon of hope & they needed me gone to register the progress.
My family & friends were becoming anxious.

People in my ward who earlier celebrated the news of my result suddenly lost hope.
“Why are you still here?”
“You shouldn’t be here with us. You should be separated from us now...”
People in my ward muttered.
I tried to calm them.
I waited to be discharged, but for two days, nothing happened. 

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!. πŸ’ͺ🏽

This another phase of my life & I HAVE won! I celebrate my resilience and strength.
Call me SURVIVAYOπŸ₯° 

Today, I am PROUD to inform you that I MURDERED COVID-19 & have tested NEGATIVE TWICE! I HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED!🀸🏾‍♂️

She further thanked God for keeping her alive, she thanked NCDC, Lagos State Governor and everyone who supported her during the time she spent in the isolation centre.

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