My Covid Experience

‘Positive approach can do wonders’

‘Positive approach can do wonders’

TWO months ago Yashika Sharma (29) got to know that her husband had developed a mild fever. Without any further delay, she got him tested and he was found positive. Yashika soon isolated herself and her husband. Two days later, she also developed a few symptoms. She lost her sense of taste and smell. She goes on to share her experience…

"When I lost my sense of taste and smell, I got to know that I have contracted the virus too. We both isolated ourselves in separate rooms. Although I didn't have any major symptom, I did feel a little weak. But Covid never lowered down my spirit. Albeit, the feeling of not being able to smell and taste anything did freak me out in the beginning. I knew I will overcome this. And thus, I started paying more attention towards my eating habits during those days. I started consuming vitamin C enriched food, as advised by doctors. I used to have concoctions of herbs on a daily basis. I ate fruits, healthy and green vegetables. One thing I didn't miss out during that tough phase was exercising. I kept on doing physical activities along with breathing exercises. These things gave me the strength to fight the virus.

"Also, I was in touch with my family and friends over phone calls and messages. Within days, I got my sense of taste and smell back. I would like to tell others who are suffering from Covid-19 to not panic and get themselves isolated the moment they develop any symptom because that helped me and my husband tackle the virus without any problem. Also, don't get depressed, think positively and believe that everything will be fine. Positive approach towards everything can do wonders and I have understood this while spending 14 days in isolation.

"Since my brother's wedding functions are on these days, I was tense as to how will I attend it. So, its excitement pushed me and helped me defeat the virus at the earliest without facing any severe problem. Now, I am ready to rock again at the wedding and am proud to call myself a Covid survivor."

(As told to Aakanksha N Bhardwaj)

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