How Covid Changed My Life
At that moment my heart dropped because it is a life threatening sickness. I didn’t want to be the fault of my loved ones deaths but my mom was there to comfort me no matter what, she kept saying “we will all get through it, everyone has to atleast get it once.”
All I hear is the school phone ringing while everyone is doing work during the first period. I felt kind of scared that the phone call was for me because I never get taken out of school without a notice from my mom. So I got taken home and my mom had told me it was because I go in contact with someone who had the virus, Covid-19.
At that moment my heart dropped because it is a life threatening sickness I was so fearful about if I had it or not. We wait in the waiting room after taking a covid test, I didn’t like taking those at all t was the most horrible feeling going in my nose.
While we wait I get bored and go to sit down, it has now been an hour since we have been there. I hear multiple people coughing and blowing their noses, I hear the beeping of the machines connected to people. At this moment I was hoping I didn’t have what these people had because it looked painful to watch. Then, I see doctor with a white coat on coming towards my mom’s and my way, he had a packet of papers.
There it was he results in his hand as my mom and I are panicking, he says “so um...” he says you are positive for covid-19. I started crying because I was scared or my family and I, I knew that this sickness has caused multiple deaths and I thought to myself what if it gets so bad so where I am the next death. Not just that but once we got in the car my mom also started crying and I just felt bad. I blamed this all on myself, thinking what if I spread this to my baby sister or my elderly grandma.
I didn’t want to be the fault of my loved ones deaths but my mom was there to comfort me no matter what, she kept saying “we will all get through it, everyone has to atleast get it once.” I got home, I had a mask on and went straight to my room because I didn’t want to get anyone sick. My mom had went to go talk to my grandma about it, I heard them talking about it but the words were to faint to hear anything.
Next thing I know my grandma comes into the room and hugs me, at first I knds moved away from it becayse I didn’t wnat to get her sucj but I eventually give her a long big hug then I start crying when she says “It will be okay mija.” We all talk about it and just agree that I go on quaritione and try not to touch anything so next thing you know I lose my smell than taste about two days later. Honestly it really sucked, I couldn’t breathe through my nose so I took vitamins and medicine everyday, then I got a fever that gave me goosebumps or I was always too hot or cold.
I tired to eat things with salt and sugar because those were the main things I could only taste, usually I wouldn’t eat because got so mad that I couldn’t taste it. I ended up quaritaining for about a month it was really heard sense I would barely move around and do no school work which caused me a lot of challenged after. I eventually went to go take a test when I started to feel better and the results were negative, I was happy that I could go back but my taste wasn’t back still just my smell.
So I went back to school some people missed me but I came back to horrible grades and it made me so stressed. The inly thing in my mind was to bring up the grades before the end of the semester, I had accomplished that but was stressed so it felt like a giant load had been lifted off my shoulders mentally. Then a few days into school I got my taste back but it was totally different from before everything that I used to love tasted rotten, it made me feel like not eating from how bad it was.
The totting taste started to go away after a few weeks but still till this day some foods still don't taste the same. The after effects took a big toll on me especially when I joined swim again, my breathing capacity was very week because of my lungs.This happened because covid-19 messed up how long I could breath for without losing my breath. So when I would swim I wasn’t able to catch my breath or swim very long without taking a breath every second, this made me have to push through even though most of the time it was very hard to catch my breath.
All though all that bad stuff happened and it impacted my life deeply, that experience taught me to be more sanitary and clean. It made me realize we only have a maximum time to live because tomorrow you may not wake up, so treasure what you have now while you can.
I honestly wish that the covid-19 would end and we could go back to the most healthy and safe world. Life without this virus that has lasted more than two years world would be way easier without it, less people would e sick and dying. It would be way easier if covid didn’t happen because we wouldn’t have to wear masks or get parents losing their hard working jobs.