Covid-19 patient shares terrifying experience, warns others of reality

Covid-19 patient shares terrifying experience, warns others of reality

- Ifeoluwa Oyatokun says she started experiencing symptoms of coronavirus just when her husband started recovering

- She says her husband's colleague, who was a nurse, died from Covid-19

- Ifeoluwa took to her Facebook page to share the story and warned people of the danger of the coronavirus

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A Nigerian woman identified as Ifeoluwa Oyatokun has shared a heart-wrenching story of how she and her husband suffered from coronavirus and how her husband's colleague lost the battle to the deadly disease.

The woman took to her Facebook page to enlighten people on the danger of coronavirus and why social distancing is important.

Ifeoluwa said her husband contracted the deadly disease in the line of duty after being in contact with a carrier of the disease.

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COVID-19 is real - Coronavirus patient warns, shares terrifying experience
Ifeoluwa Oyatokun and her husband. Photo credit: Ifeoluwa Oyatokun
Source: UGC
She said: "He had recently treated and been exposed to an accident victim who later tested positive for COVID-19, a nurse (Areema) already also caught the same thing and was in ICU."

Ifeoluwa said after her husband's result came back positive, he was quarantined and he started taking antibiotics and multivitamins. The woman said the family prayed during this trying period.

She said: "He would groan and turn all night, visibly in pain, but we kept the faith. Eventually, we won only waiting for the cold and headaches to clear as well."

Sadly, she also got infected as her husband started recovering from the deadly disease.

She said: "First thing was the rash in my upper and lower lip accompanied by incessant headaches. I knew there was no way I wasn't exposed to having the virus, but what I didn't anticipate was the dramatic entrance.
"Seeing the rash, I thought it was dehydration until I kept hydrating and it the tiny red bubbles kept worsening.

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"A few days afterwards, the other symptoms began to introduce themselves as well, extreme back and chest pain, my ribs were screaming and it was like my spinal cord was consistently being hit with Thor's Hammer.
"Body temperature had begun to spike, overly sensitive sinuses, sore throat, cold, extreme fatigue and at the peak of it, shortness of breath. My bones seemed to be vibrating, threatening to burst out of the flesh."

Ifeoluwa said after two days of using her husband's antibiotics and dosing up on supplements, she started feeling better and gained some strength.

She added: "Then, we put a call through to 111, of course, they weren't going to test or check me in at this point, I had improved, but they were kind enough to drop a repeat prescription inside our mailbox.
"Covid-19 is not a joke, it takes a lot to recover if it gets you good, I am still recovering but the worst is over."

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