On April 15, I awoke with a sore throat and fever. The very subsequent day, I used to be confined to my room at my home in Faridabad. It was not a excessive fever and stayed at 102 levels, however I had a really unhealthy cough. Suspecting one thing improper, I obtained my RT-PCR check accomplished and the outcomes got here again constructive on April 19. It made me anxious and I made a decision to not let my household spouse, two youngsters and oldsters catch the an infection.
So, I moved to a different dwelling I’ve in Lajpat Nagar 3. I managed myself as a result of I used to be not so unwell that I couldn’t take care of myself. But a pal of mine selected to stick with me in the subsequent room to assist. He took care of the issues that have been required at that time of time.
Though my mom was involved about me leaving and wished to take care of me along with her dwelling treatments, I nonetheless insisted on shifting.
By the time I left, I had already began the medicines prescribed by my household doctor. It included Cepodem, Medrol, Zincovit, Pan D, and Crocin. My fears got here true. My spouse and two home helps additionally examined constructive on April 22, three days after I left.
But we didn’t keep collectively as a result of we didn’t need the youngsters to get the virus. As a outcome of the an infection, I wasn’t in a position to converse for very lengthy. Even although I had no home assist, I used to be on a really strict food plan consisting solely of fruits, salad, coconut water, and a few South Indian meals.
But I had misplaced my scent by the fourth day and style by the sixth day, so it felt like taking drugs as I couldn’t get the style of something. I additionally used some dwelling treatments resembling consuming uncooked neem leaves, consuming turmeric powder in water, and Giloy tonic. I used to drink two-three litres of water day-after-day. I attempted every little thing I might suppose of.
No meals was delivered from exterior. I might begin my day with respiration workouts, work throughout the day, after which take pleasure in watching TV, Netflix. I additionally did loads of yoga, as it’s an integral half of my life, I might take walks inside the room. I used to be continually in contact with my docs, monitored my oxygen ranges constantly, and even acquired an oxygen machine at dwelling.
On May 5, I lastly examined unfavorable. In the two months since I recovered, I haven’t skilled any medical points. In the starting, I couldn’t work, which resulted in monetary losses too. I additionally missed out on assembly individuals. But God was sort to me that he introduced me out of this tough scenario.
I’m ceaselessly grateful to my docs, my pal, and household for his or her steady assist, particularly my youngsters who have been in contact with me over the calls.
Vinay Okay Mayer, 38, is Director, Market Research & Consulting Director, Asia Research Partners LLP
(As informed to Nikita Sharma)