Osowobi, Young Activist Released From Lagos Isolation Centre Narrates how she conquered Coronavirus
Nigerian activist, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, founder of Stand to End Rape (STER), has given a detailed account into her remarkable journey to recovery from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Osowobi, who tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after returning to Nigeria from the United Kingdom where she had attended a commonwealth event, said she fought to live.
Sharing her experience on Twitter, she said, “I thought I was going to die and contemplated a succession plan for @StandtoEndRape.
“I was on drugs daily. Sometimes, I‘d take eight tablets in the morning, 13 tablets in the afternoon, 10 at night.
“My system threw everything out. Water, food, soap and all disgusted me. But I’d look at the wall and force myself to stay hydrated. I fought to live! I fought.
“I was unsure of what was going on. Why haven’t I been discharged? Should I be in the same ward? Could I get reinfected? I was worried but remained calm.
“On the the third day, doctors said, well, we worked with the info we had of you testing negative, but one result came back positive.
“Today, I am proud to inform you that I murdered COVID-19 and have tested negative twice! I have been discharged.
Life finds ways of throwing LEMON at me. I’ve struggled w/ coming forward, but I want to inspire hope.
I returned to Nigeria from the UK post-Commonwealth event (I totally enjoyed) & fell ill. As a responsible person, I self-isolated.
Days after, I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/iu8T6LMBXG
— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) March 30, 2020