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Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by BlackBovi: 10:27am On Mar 30
Nigerian TV Host, Tobi Akingbade, Writes After Surviving COVID-19.

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I survived coronavirus. Spent nearly 2 weeks indoors + in quarantine as my body fought it off. Yesterday, I took my first steps downstairs, headed straight to my garden + took a deep breath

Wasn’t gonna share this online but I’ve been encouraged to share hope & good news 1/18

Because a lot of us may not get access to Covid-19 testing kits and calls with NHS 111 feel scripted, I’ll share my experience. It may help someone. These were my symptoms... 2/18

Day 1: I’d been informed that I was in contact with someone who had been in contact with someone with covid-19. Nothing serious I told myself, but I decided to social distance anyway. Later I found out I’d been in direct contact with a confirmed case 5 days before. 3/18

Day 2: I develop a very dry cough. And a swollen gland I developed 2 days before Day 1 became very prominent. The cough was persistent making speaking for longer than 40 secs hard. I was extremely fatigued. I’m anaemic and well acquainted with tiredness but this was chronic 4/18

Day 3: A good night sleep did not help. My chest was painfully tight, at first I blamed work anxiety. I developed a fever (was hot + cold at the same time). I struggled to walk and my breathing became shallow + difficult. The muscles in my neck began to ache. 5/18

Day 4: The scariest day. Woke up feeling like I’d been run over by a truck in my sleep and then thrown of a cliff. The muscles in my face ached. The muscles in eyes hurt. Every muscle hurt. My persistent cough became extremely painful. Developed a painful migraine. 6/18

Day 4: Still with a fever and cough. On this day I became frightful of how my body would force itself to sleep. My breathing was worrying and I feared the worst. I called NHS 111 who confirmed my suspicions and instructed me to self-isolate in my room as I don’t live alone. 7/18

Day 5: I slept a lot. Keeping my eyes open was painful and a core. Wore sunglasses to use my phone. The sunlight made my migraine worst. My body ached and my breathing became worst. Coughing didn’t help. I could feel my lungs getting heavier, every breath got shorter. 8/18

Day 6: Painkillers did not stop the pain. Also stockpiling trends meant even my pharmacist could not help. Was scared to sleep as my breathing was not improving. Could not hold my breath for more than 2 secs. 9/18

Day 7: I became alarmed when I noticed I lost the ability to taste food. Nearly passed out brushing my teeth as it was obstructing my breathing. NHS were too overstretched to help. At this point I was begging God, I didn’t want to die this way 10/18

Day 8: Twitter said that running a humid shower would help breathing. It did for me. I drew my curtains for the 1st time, still needed sunglasses. Body aches stopped. Migraine not so persistent. Coughed less but it was a nauseous and brought up yellowy phlemg from my lungs 11/18

Day 8: Still breathless from just sitting up, sharp pains in my chest but migraine improved. Body temperature back to normal. Coughed about twice a day. Found the strength to find hope. 12/18

Day 9-12: Saw improvements slowly. Was able to hold my breath for 8 secs now. Slept less, was able to WFH at times. Called NHS again due to a scare with breathing, unable to get medical assistance but the problem solved itself. Became physically restless on Day 11 13/18

Day 13: Walked down the stairs for the first time. Thanked God and walked around my garden. Wasn’t sure I’d remember what fresh air would feel like. 14/18

I know the staff at NHS did everything they could for me with the limited resources they had. On a normal day, I would have been accepted into A&E. It was touch and go. Also, I was not tested. 15/18

I've lost several days of my life to this illness. Many others have lost their lives. You can do your part by staying at home, stop joking around & take it seriously. I’m a healthy 28 year old & it hit me hard. I’m grateful to have recovered but I will continue to do my part. 16

I might do another thread on what helped me get through it?

I’m gonna talk about the emotional side of coping with this during the next episode @YellowCupPod. It includes avoiding anxiety, my faith, prayers and positive affirmations.

Source: https://twitter.com/TobiRachel_/status/1244276393963393024

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by rottennaija(m): 11:00am On Mar 30
Did he take drugs at all in all these?

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by CapitalHYC(m): 1:23pm On Mar 30
Great news... It's always good to pick one or two from people who's been through a process before .. But I just hope she isn't looking for cheap popularity with this o.. Coz these girls self sad

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Slawormir: 1:24pm On Mar 30
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

According to her
"I might do another thread on what helped me get through it?"


Haba sister
No na
He don do. This one is okay
We nor want read your story again
We understand our body is capable of developing immunity and biological denfense against disease and viruse

So no need to write anything again

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Dominionflora: 1:24pm On Mar 30
shocked

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by jeeqaa7(m): 1:24pm On Mar 30
Like if you believe you will survive this.
Share if you believe that buhari is good for this country

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by sotall(m): 1:24pm On Mar 30
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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by princeade86(m): 1:24pm On Mar 30
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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by money121(m): 1:24pm On Mar 30
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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Carfreak966: 1:24pm On Mar 30
Nigerian Instagram Celebrity Sidney Talker also has the virus and he was referred to one hospital to the other till they all rejected him. He had to contact a Nigeria doctor based abroad who advised him on how to alievate the symptoms temporarily

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Tomyzino: 1:25pm On Mar 30
Thanks sweet heart cry

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by maximunimpact(m): 1:25pm On Mar 30
Congratulations
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Ijeleigbo(m): 1:25pm On Mar 30
Wow! Thank God for recovery!!
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by MorataFC: 1:26pm On Mar 30
Welcome. Back
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Babatunde40(m): 1:26pm On Mar 30
Happy you scaled through. I have never heard of you before sha
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by ehhmah(m): 1:26pm On Mar 30
angry







No drugs...

Nada.... cool
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by N2B2: 1:26pm On Mar 30
She said NHS -- National Health Service, UK.

NCDC won't even pick our call. We are on our own, but we have God.

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by IBILEmayweather(m): 1:26pm On Mar 30
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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by PureGoldh(m): 1:27pm On Mar 30
So touching...Thank God for his mercies upon her life

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by emmabest2000(m): 1:27pm On Mar 30
The only thing that will everyone during this period is exercise

Eat right exercise regularly and sleep well, that is the only solution !

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Onyekachi419(f): 1:27pm On Mar 30
Wasn't gonna share it and you did cool
Please quarantine your self more

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Nobody: 1:27pm On Mar 30
Any1 shld try to help me out even if its to eat plz, Gtb 01.244613,99 Abuba k,ar Abdul.r ah.man, u wil never. beg to eat in ur entire lifetime amen.

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by SharpJoe: 1:27pm On Mar 30
Time to push our governments to start testing, isolating and treating infected ones. They are deceiving you with their talks and lockdown. We are doing nothing if we are not testing.

Almost no testing going on in Nigeria for.a virus that spread like wildfire on a country like America that is far bigger than Nigeria.

Lockdown will not keep you safe. It is a lie. The virus is spreading.

We need testing, isolation and treatment for infected ones.

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Mizwisdom(f): 1:27pm On Mar 30
NHS were helpless? a whole NHS were helpless grin


Thank God for your life sis

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by 21sailor: 1:27pm On Mar 30
cool no
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by dalass(f): 1:28pm On Mar 30
Good health to us all and be safe my people...See you all to the end of this Convikk1-9 NLanders! grin
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by davillian(m): 1:29pm On Mar 30
Me I don't understand this one o

Aunty what did you do
What did you use
What did you eat
And what did you drink

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Ancecoker(m): 1:29pm On Mar 30
Oga o

I join you in thanking God for life
Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Blessedity(m): 1:29pm On Mar 30
Does it mean you didn't take drugs?

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Re: Tobi Akingbade: How I Survived Coronavirus by Ryan03(m): 1:29pm On Mar 30
This is scary. My breath became heavy reading this embarassed

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