( In Owo dialect) Eghen Oma Ogho e ba mi sope ghon’Oloron ooo o
……How Coronavirus dealt with me
……..How God brought me back to life
……. I celebrated my birthday
…My plan to establish jewel factory in Nigeria
Yesterday was Mrs. Muibat Oshodi Ogunsakin’s birthday as she added another year to her age. While her children woke up and sang a birthday song for her but she did not cut cake and did not receive visitors instead she was on phone thanking everybody and God for their support and prayers for witnessing another birthday in her lifetime. Mrs. Ogunsakin narrates her near- death experience to Taiwo Abiodun
HOW CORONAVIRUS ALMOST DASHED MY HOPE
The Nigerian businesswoman who has spent 30years in America said she will live to remember how her hope of going back to her country, Nigeria was aborted when her preparation had reached 90 per cent to go back home . She said ”after spending 30years in America , I planned to go back home and established a jewelry factory. I had already shipped most of my things to Nigeria when tragedy struck. I became sick as I contracted Coronavirus and could not go again.”
WHERE I CAUGHT THE INFECTION
The business woman who has shops at Maryland, America continued her story ”I have two shops where I sell wigs and jewelries .I am a mother of three and was planning to relocate back home to Nigeria when I contracted this deadly virus. Infact I was already shipping my things to Nigeria before I fell ill. It was like a joke until the reality dawned on me .
”Well, I have a two day business store in market place which are Saturday and Sunday and always very busy in there so I didn’t know exactly when I contracted the disease but I started having running nose in one of the Saturdays in there, so I thought it was just the normal headache and fever.Normally I don’t like taking medicine . But when it started getting worse then I started taking it from talinum then followed by headache . shortly after that my children wanted to take me to the hospital.
”I had the dreaded disease and I believe that I got infected from my shop where I sell wigs and jewelries . I believe I caught the virus actually at the early stage because I was falling sick and of course nothing like coronavirus was on my mind .I was having fever and in the middle of the night I would be sweating even if I take off my dress. I would be sweating even if you squeeze it you will see a lot of water. Little by little and slowly I was losing my strength and with so much high fever all the time and loss of appetite, but I was thinking that may be it was just a little cold or something that I would just sleep it over, may be if I sleep or if I do something differently it will be over but it kept growing. Then I couldn’t walk , if I had to walk I would hold on to something , then if I was going upstairs it would take a long time ,so it was getting worse . I did not want to scare my children but being who I am I thought that everything was okay , I just slept over it, thinking everything would be alright ,that was all about it .Then it started to get into me deeper and deeper that occasionally I would have this high fever , very , very high; then all of a sudden it will become cold , very cold ; very ,very cold. I don’t know what kind of cold for I have not experienced such in life.Day by day it was getting worse and worse,then the loss of appetite and I couldn’t smell anything . I couldn’t eat and in the middle of the night, it became nightmare . My children offered to take me to see the doctor but I said it was nothing and that I would get over it anyway. One night when I slept I was very weak, I didn’t complain , all of a sudden the heat came upon me, it was like a big blow into my head , my body ..like my blood was very hot it was too was as if I had gone , gone out of this world.I was totally gone. I was watching myself on the ground , I couldn’t get up from the floor,luckily I saw one pastor I will not mention his name , he was standing beside me while I was looking at my body on the ground and the pastor at the same time looking at me trying to get into my body , he touched me , got inside my body and I came back to life !.It was in the middle of the night”.
I WAS IN ISOLATION AT HOME FOR THREE WEEKS
AT THE HOSPITAL
”When I woke up my children came to see me in the morning and were giving me all medicines in this world .I was thinking i would be okay .My body temperature would be so hot then my kids offered to take me to the hospital ,the doctor said there was nothing they could do since the emergency was full. They said it was coronavirus, they gave me same regular talinum …no medicine , no vaccination for it so the doctor sent me back home, its like sending a sick man back home to go and die .So my children gave me green tea and ginger a lot ,I take lemon in the morning before I eat, I eat ginger from morning till night. I couldn’t eat , there was loss of appetite,that was all , then I started to eat little by little , the coronavirus doesn’t go away but it is not like before.It will attack you and will not go away, I don’t know how to explain it . Since then I take ginger and tea, I take lemon , so that is it .I thank God almighty so ginger perform so many wonders.
THE STAGES AND CHANCE OF SURVIVAL
”There are stages to it , I am not a medical doctor, some can have it mild, some in a way that will take away their lives. Some have good immune system ,some have weak immune system, some with high sugar, high blood pressure , some suffer for a while because I know some damages it has done on me.I bounced back ,after that I still managed to do some exercise with machine .
”Now I am trying to stay away from the crowd. I quarantined myself for about three weeks . I kept away from my children so as not to infect them.I pray for you not to be infected , it was a nasty experience.
IF NOT GOD….
THOSE WITH LOW IMMUNITY AT RISK
”Yes, the sick ones could be easily infected because of their low immunity I believe so , because I have problems its like borderline. I have diabetes, high blood pressure ,I am trying not to take medicine, because once you start , you will not stop taking it . I believe I am going back to my country and don’t want to go through their medical system.
”Well, when there is no medicine I know of now , I don’t know if people say chloroquine is to be taken .We need to take herbs which saved my life, we should take lime, garlic and ginger , that is it” .
I EXERCISE AT HOME
According to Mrs. Ogunsakin she is at home doing exercise, walking and going to physiotherapist for exercise , ”I am still taking herbs and I am doing exercise which is the best and also part of medicine. I go to the treadmill . I am getting much better everyday”
She sent her words to many at home ”obey the rules of hygiene, take your herbs, take hot and good food , take or eat a lot of ginger, lemon and garlic which are very medicinal and cover your nose with masks above all observe the six feet social distance.”
VOTE OF THANKS
Ogunsakin who said she is going to establish a Charity Home in Nigeria said ”I thank Owo indigenes , my friends, my well wishers and the Almighty God for saving my life. Yesterday was my birthday.I am getting better everyday and when the airports start working I will go back to Nigeria to start my jewelry business”.