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The feeling of being incomplete.

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Written by   316
1 week ago

Maybe some of you might judge me after reading this but I have my own reason why I choose to do it and decide about it.

A week ago , I wrote an article about how I feel. I got sick. I had a cough , cold and muscle pain and I thought it's all because I was infected because my father has also sick that time. After a day , I lose my taste and my sense of smell. I was so worried that time because losing a taste and sense of smell is one of the symptoms of Covid 19. I was paranoid and anxious and I don't know what will I do. I wear a facemask for safety purposes and observe my body if my condition will get into worse. After 2 days , nothings changed and there's something that makes me more worried. I have a diarrhea and it is also a symptoms of Covid 19.

I want to isolate myself because of being worried but I don't know how. I was afraid with the two kids who were exposed to me and also my father who is senior citizen and much prone to the virus. I want to isolate myself but who's the one who will take good care of my son and my niece if I am in the room? If I will seek help outside I'm sure they will be in panic even because we are tagged here as a Covid Family because my grandmother died with Pneumonia and they all know that she was tagged as Covid positive.

I also thought of my husband and my sister , if I seek help outside I'm sure they will going to isolate them too and when it happens , what will happened to us? My sister is a single mom and can't afford to make absent because she's the one who providing the needs of her daughter.

To make more safe , I wear my facemask even if I am sleeping because I am facing my son because I breastfeed him. I also separate my things that glasses , plate and utensils. I made this because I am so worried even if my husband said it is not Covid 19.

I decided not to seek for help and do research online and I found out something on Facebook and after reading this I feel a little relieved because I am not alone. There are many comments there that they are also experiencing lose of taste and they are also worried. I watched the video I searched and follow his advice and see if it's effective.

So these are the things that he did and after a couple of times of doing it his taste and smell bring back.

  1. Steam Inhilation or Water Vapor Therapy.

This is a traditional way of treating cough or chest infection and this is not the first time I heard of this. My husband and my younger brother also try this when they come back here from Manila. You will need a salt and water and you need to boil it then prepare for a blanket that will cover up your whole body when the water boils. Lie what you see in the picture , you need to cover your body with a blanket with the boiling water inside and you need to inhale the water vapour or steam while it last.

It is hot inside it was given but you need to do it and inhale it until your body released some sweat. I do twice a day and after 3 days doing it my taste and smell bring back but not 100 percent instant. The first time I smell again is when I smell the lemon. I was so happy when I smell it even if just a little.

  1. Lemon water and ginger tea.

This is not the original advice of the person in the video. His advice is a ginger, lemon and mint leaves that turns into tea but since we don't have any mint leaves I boil the ginger alone and drink it. To be honest , even if I don't have taste that time it seems that I taste the ginger because I can feel it in my throat. Ginger is known as anti inflammatory and good for my situation that time. I also make some water with lemon. Lemon is known as a source of Vitamin C that helps to boost the immune system. I continue doing it while doing the steam Inhilation.

After a week , my taste and smell bring back and my body also feel well. My taste and smell is not 100 percent okay but I already taste food like the tocino I eat during my lunch and I smell the fabric condition I used earlier when I am doing the laundry.

Taste and smell is very important in our daily lives. During the times that I lose my taste , I can't able to cook food and because of that we were always buy a cooked food. I can't also taste my son's food like I did before just making sure that it is not spoil. During those times that I lose my smell , I can't smell if the clothes I washed is okay or in bad odor, same on our comfort room and on our dogs area. It feels like my life that time is not complete.

And I will take this opportunity to thank my virtual friends here because they are the one who's there for me when I need someone moral support and they also cheered me up. They are the one who knows my real condition because I don't want to tell other people here that I am experiencing something related to Covid 19 symptoms. Thank you to Madam @Ruffa , @Kryptlook , @Eybyoung , @Jeaneth , @Jane , @bheng620 and also to @Serge ♥️ Thank you guys!

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Glad you're getting better my yen ❤

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1 week ago

Uy same kaya tayo. But I don't have a cough but I don't have a sense of smell and taste for two weeks. All the foods that comes inside my mouth were all bland. When my husband was still here. We steamed together and now I am back to normal. Thanks God!

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1 week ago

Nabasa ko nga Yun sa comment mo nung nakaraan. Balak nga Kita sa ikontak sa telegram e haha

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User's avatar Yen
1 week ago

Mganda rn coffee pang boost ng sense of smell.. Have you tried it? Smell mo yung pure brewed coffee..

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1 week ago

Nakakaamoy na ako ngayon kahit unti. Naaamoy ko na Yung kape heje

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User's avatar Yen
1 week ago

Glad you are okay now. God is good.

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1 week ago

Yes ♥️

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User's avatar Yen
1 week ago

Welcome po, mommy yen n glad that i had helped u po somehow, mhrap po mgksakit po ngaun n alm u po na apat na pong kpamilya n kmag-anak q po ang nwala n health is wealth po kya ingat po kau jn lgi n lalo na po at my anak po kau na umaasa pa po sa inyo jn po, mommy yen, God bless n stay safe po :)

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1 week ago

Thank you bheng

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User's avatar Yen
1 week ago

Welcome po :)

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1 week ago

Yan ang mahirap ngayong panahon, yung simpleng sakit o nararamdaman pwedeng i-link agad sa COVID. Feeling ko nga yung mga namamatay sa covid hindi naman namatay dahil sa virus, kakaisip siguro. Kasi tingnan mo, magkaroon ng ng simpleng sintomas mapaparanoid ka na. Iisipin mo pano na yung pamilya mo. Tapos dagdag pa yung mga tao sa paligid mo.

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1 week ago

Totoo Yun. Kaya ako as much as possible ayaw ko mag open sa iba. Namatay pa Naman Lola ko na covid positive though naging lang tlga dahil pneumonia at covid ay same symptoms.

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User's avatar Yen
1 week ago

Toub lang sakalam e 😁

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1 week ago

Sa toub taob ang covid 😂

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1 week ago

Oo effective haha

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User's avatar Yen
1 week ago