Family & Parenting, Lifestyle

My COVID-19 experience log 我的新冠疫情备忘录

On Wednesday 9th March, Kpo Kia told us her “throat is very painful”. Feeling panic knowing so many friends infected with COVID, I make the family took Antigen Rapid Test (ART) together.  Was glad to see that we are all negative!~ Can’t wait for the school holiday to start so Kpo Kia can enjoy her “staycation” at her grandparents’ place, while we can enjoy our beauty sleep.

3月9日晚上小妮子就已经嚷着喉咙痛,我也于10日开始有点感冒症状。虽然我们全家一直以来都有惯性打喷嚏和流鼻水,晚上我还是抓全家人做了一次检验 。既然大家都是呈阳性结果,我便也不多想。

12 March 2022 . Day 1 . 第一天

School holiday starts on 12th March morning! Kpo Kia climbed into our bed as usual, and keep sneezing at us. To be safe, I decided to do another ART before we leave the house for her enrichment class. My heart sunk when I saw my ART result, I am positive! I immediately make the whole family do another ART again. Expectedly, Kpo Kia is positive too.

When she learned that Kpo Kia papa is negative, she cried out loud!~ Haha, she was upset that the dad can leave the house to do shopping, while she cannot, finding it “unfair”. Knowing there’s a “negative case” in the household, our next decision is, where should we sleep at night? Kpo Kia decided that she wants to use the master bedroom toilet, thus we will quarantine ourselves in the master bedroom. We quickly packed some stuff that we need to use immediately or often, and bring it into our “self-quarantine room”.

While the dad helped me to check on how to ‘report’ our cases to MOH, I also started to check with friends who encountered Covid for advice. Kpo Kia papa helped me make an appointment over https://swab.hpb.gov.sg/appointment/ to do a supervised swab test, since I am not eligible (not sick enough) to visit a Swab and send home clinic. I then made an appointment at the nearby Quick Test Centre (QTC). After lunch, we went to the QTC and did a round of supervised ART. In less than 15minutes, I received the SMSs that confirmed we are “officially” Covid positive. According to the SMS, I need to upload our location data via the TraceTogether app, and also submit a close contract register form.

On the close contract register form, I need to fill in particulars of the ‘residents’ who stay in the household with me, and whether I am eligible for the Home Recovery Programme. Kpo Kia papa received the SMS to inform that he is identified as a close contact shortly after I submitted the form.

Since Kpo Kia does not use the TraceTogether app, we will need to wait for separate arrangement for MOH to collect her SafeEntry Token back for contact tracking.

For the rest of the day, we just minimised contact with Kpo Kia papa and stay in the room as much as we can. Kpo Kia still sneak out of the room whenever I felt asleep (I had mild fever), but whenever I wake up, she had to be back to the room.

Kpo Kia papa attempted to let us survived on this table, but the table got filled ip with her stuff in a moment.
Took a while for us to find the Quick Test Centre.
No appetite on first day of COVID positive…
Sigh… no wonder I feel so drowsy the whole day, I had mild fever when I check on myself in the evening.

12日早上,小学假期开始!一早起来我的感冒流涕症状更严重了,小妮子也咳得比往常多。安全起见,我就在出门前验了一下,我呈阳性!再抓小妮子验,也呈阳性!
意外地,粑粑竟呈阴性结果。
小妮子立马哭了,说为什么这么不公平,粑粑可以出去,她却不可以,让我们哭笑不得。

坦白说,确诊后心里慌的很,明明知道身边很多人已“中招”, 自己得疫情也是迟早的事。可是因为政府每几天就改一次规则,我也抱着既来之,则安之的心态。一看自行抗原快速检测呈阳性反应时,我们即刻把小妮子和我的日常用品,和几个口罩带入主人房。粑粑开始上网搜索最新资讯,我则问几个最近刚康复的妈妈友人,了解她们当时经历过哪些程序。

粑粑先帮我上报我得阳性反应,接着HPB便发给我一个OTP,让我上网去邻近的快速检测中心预约政府资助的受监督自助 ART 检测。到了那儿,我们得扫描一个二维码,填写一份表格,再确认资料后,才去进行我们的受监督自助 ART 检测。

大概15分钟后,HPB又发给我们确认阳性检验的SMS短讯,叫我们回家自我隔离。回家后,我又受到MOH的短讯,叫我通过合力追踪应用程序上传我的数据。两小时内,我又受到MOH的短讯叫我填写一份表格,确认我们是否有地方自家隔离。并通知我可以领取免费的ART (每人一份,一份三个)。大概同时间,粑粑也因为是密切接触者,受到可以领取ART的短讯。

接下来的一天,我们尽量把自己关在房间里,可是叫一个七岁不到的孩子足不出户在房间,谈何容易?更何况她是粑粑的情人,怎么可以见而不触呢?
偏偏我病得稀里哗啦,她还一如往常。。。 晚上九点半。。。好不容易吧她哄睡了,平时她都十点半睡,我这算不错的“战绩” 吧!终于,我也可以休息了。临睡前觉得头重脚轻的,量了一下,原来我有点发烧。

我们还有六天,祝我们好运吧!

番外篇:老姐笑我,说她的友人觉得我总散发负能量(negative)。现下她可以告诉他们我已positive (因为呈阳性结果)。坦白说我也懒得理会,因为我所享受的“黑色幽默”,真没几个人可以接受。这么多年来,才识得几个接受我(也许也和我一样morbid)的好友。 我就是我。不会为了不了解我的人,特意改变自己的作风。

13 March 2022 . Day 2 . 第二天

I received a call from MOH in the morning to inform me someone will come and collect Kpo Kia’s SafeEntry token. When I asked him if I need to pass the token contactless, he replied that I should ask the caller when I received the next call.

A few hours later, I received another call from the person who will be coming to collect the token from us. I was instructed to pass the token contactless and informed that I will receive a form to collect a replacement token. Previously, A had told me that kids below 12 will received additional 3 ART kits when the MOH personnel come to collect the token. However, the person told us he is not aware of such instruction and asked us to call MOH to check by ourselves.

早上,MOH 的人打了一通电话,通知我会有人来领取小妮子的合力追踪便携器。问他需要通过非接触式把便携器交出来吗?电话中的人只叫我等下一通电话才来确认。几小时后,接到了下一通电话,他叫我通过非接触式的方式提交便携器,说会同时给我另一份表格领取新的便携器。听朋友说他们会同时给12岁以下的儿童多一份ART,可是电话另一端的人却说不知情,叫我自己另打电话问MOH。
就这样,繁琐的程序完成了。。。

做了这么多步骤,才给我们每人三个ART, 觉得有点少。身边很多人到了七,八天还呈阳性结果呢!

14 March 2022 . Day 3 . 第三天

By the third day, Kpo Kia started to act ‘crazy’, her cabin fever during the circuit breaker is back. =.=”

Kpo Kia papa coughing sounds more serious, but surprisingly, his ART result still shows that he is negative.

Doing SLS
She was so bored that she started to record her own voice.

Kpo Kia 这一天的行为,让我想起疫情刚开始时,新加坡第一次“封锁”的日子。他快闷疯了!

粑粑也开始喉咙痛起来了。因为他有惯性咳嗽,也不太确定,在我俩确诊前更多次笑他每次咳嗽,我就觉得他得疫情了。

15 March 2022 . Day 4 . 第四天

We did our ART after 72 hours, unsurprisingly, we were still covid positive.

Separately, after a few hours, Kpo Kia papa noticed 2 lines on his ART kit, this means he finally turned Covid Positive!

Kpo Kia was so happy when she heard about the news and start roaming around the house freely.

Not willing to wake up even after 12 hours of sleep.
72-hour test. Her line is fading but mine is still ‘standing strong’.
She was so happy to know Kpo Kia papa turned Covid positive.
She was so bored that she started to do her enrichment class worksheet.
The romantic moments started once Kpo Kia papa is confirmed Covid positive.

今早,粑粑早早做了自行抗原快速检测验后,看呈阴性,便继续工作。工作到一半时不瞄了测试盒一眼,看到竟多出了浅浅一条横。当下脸色一变,看似有点慌了。其实他这两天咳得挺大声的,听起来比平时严重,可是自己检验多天还是呈阴性。今天,他终于确诊了。。。
说来我也有点对不起他,确诊头两天我虽然只是轻微发烧,不过整个人昏昏沉沉的非常嗜睡。小妮子每趁我一睡,便溜出房间找她的前世情人。粑粑对着她也超心软,除了戴着口罩预防性格外,也没有怎么跟她保持距离。父女俩真是。。。有时让我觉得自己是外人。

闷了多天,粑粑因为累了得休息,小妮子也打足了银幕时间的卡,便随口叫她做课外练习。想不到还真挺认真的做起来了。。。不过三分钟热度维持了几轮的三分钟后,她还是丢下没完成的练习跑人了。

明天早上9点40分,我们就正式熬过72小时了。希望至少她的检验结果可以呈阳性。也希望粑粑继续呈阴性结果

16 March 2022 . Day 5 . 第五天

Another 2 days before we regain our kingdom! Based on MOH protocol, we do not need to quarantine after 12pm on the 7th day we tested positive. It’s weird since I believe we will still be infectious, but yah… that’s the rule.

Kpo Kia papa faced some technical issues booking his telemedicine consultation, so I tried to book via the link. Guessed what? I managed to book through! But I was away from my phone when the doctor called me, so I didn’t manage to proceed with my consultation. But since my condition is slightly better these few days, I didn’t bother to call back.

Not sure why she looked so scared watching cartoon
Her selfie when I was away from my phone

再过两天我们就可以“解放”了!

虽说如此,不过因为粑粑还在“自我封闭”期间,我们大概也很难出去。72小时后的检验,小妮子的“阳性结果线”浅了一半,我的却还是看起来跟之前没差。这几天,我也不打算检验,因为粑粑感冒症状这么严重,应该七天后也难呈阳性结果吧。个人觉得验来验去即对现下情况没多大改变,又不环保。唯一担心的是,星期一小学开学后,如果小妮子呈阳性结果,我们还是阴性的话,怎么办?才七天却还呈阳性结果的人如果不是自己,我一定觉得很不负责任。。。我可以让自己成为这种人吗?

17 March 2022 . Day 6 . 第六天

To my surprise, a MOH personnel called me to check on my contact detail because of the doctor’s missed call. After confirming my availability, the doctor called me soon after. We did a simple consultation around noontime, and I received the medicine on the same day evening.

I felt much better for the day, but my brain fog had started. The endless meeting doesn’t help, and I find myself responding much slower when dealing with my work. *sigh*

昨天阴差阳错地预约了远程医疗业者的服务,医生WhatsApp视频我时,我又恰巧在冲凉,便就想让这不了了之了。
怎么知道今天早MOH,却打电话来跟我确认资料,随后不久就接到医疗人员的WhatsApp了。医疗人员很快速地了解了一下我的症状,相隔不到8小时后,我便火速地收到药了。

今天已比前几天好多了,还有点咳,虽然痰少了不过喉咙还是干干痒痒的。工作时又慢又凡事慢半拍。。。

18 March 2022 . Day 7 . 第七天

Kpo Kia turned ART negative on her 7th day!

HAHA! This means she can start to attend enrichment classes and go back to school. As for me, as I am still coughing a lot, I decided to test only on the 8th day, just before I need to step out from the house.

According to current MOH covid measure protocol, I can leave the house on the 7th day 12pm after I first tested positive, even if my l am still Covid positive. @[email protected]

不出我所料,她转阴了!
这意味着。。。她可以放心的上周末的充实班和回学校上学了!
在新加坡当学生真不容易。。。没办法,教育部一直实行新策划,没有年中考并不表示没有测试,突如其来的测验比大考还可怕。
验得太迟,没法通知学校。学校之前有打电话给我,提醒我记得一验到她转阴便得通知学校。
我自己还咳嗽,就别验先。。。临出门才测试吧! 按理说,七天后下午12点正,无论自行抗原快速检测验呈阴阳结果,我都可以出门。。。不过我还是怕看到结果。。。

19 March 2022 . Day 8 . 第八天

Unfortunately, I am still Covid positive.

However, since Kpo Kia papa is still under his quarantine period, I have to send her to her enrichment class by myself. While she was having her lesson, I went to the nearby community center to collect her new SafeEntry token. I saw a lot of parents bringing their kids along with the form. Guess this means there are a lot of Covid cases spreading in the schools, even the person who issued the new token commented the same. =.=”

为了带她去上充实课,我还是出门了。。。而且,没有合力追踪便携器,怕她回不了小学。快快把她放下便冲去帮她领了个新的便携器(之前的被MOH拿走了)。那里的工作人员看了我手上的表格,还随口说了一句“哇!这么多小孩来领新的便携器。”转过头一看,后面还有好几个父母也是带着表格来帮孩子拿替换便携器的。这意味着,这些孩子也在近期得了疫情。

20 March 2022 . Day 9 . 第九天

After sending Kpo Kia to her enrichment class, I went to buy some coconut for Kpo Kia papa. His coughing is quite bad, and I hope the drink helps. I also bought the legendary Chinese medicine – Lian hua Qingwen Jiaonang, to try, hoping it can curb our coughing. It’s quite easy to swallow and I experience a sense of coolness when consuming it, but there’s a bitter aftertaste.

粑粑本来就有惯性咳嗽,这几天咳得更厉害了。乘今天有机会便买了两粒椰子回家给他喝。看到莲花瘟胶囊也买了一盒试试。买这款椰子,因为贪方便,轻轻一推,便可以喝椰水了。反正我们不会吃椰肉,这款刚好适合我们。至于莲花瘟胶囊嘛,今天第一次吃服用。有点清清凉凉的,还可以接受。。。不过吃了后会有股中药味遗留在口中。

第九天我没验,反正怎么都得出门,不过以防万一,还是快去快回。没事我也不开口,尽所能的离每个人都远远的。

21 March 2022 . Day 10 . 第十天

I’m finally ART negative on the 10th day! I am cleared!~

I regained my “Covid Fat” by now. I had previously lost 2kgs on the first 2 days of Covid, but it come back now. I was still coughing badly till date, hope I will stop coughing soon.

今天终于可以放下心中大石了!因为我的自行抗原快速检测验终于呈阴性了!

读了这么多,始终不相信一周就不会传人了。粑粑今天算第七天,照理说他十二点便可以出门了。不过既然我在家,有机会接触外人的任何活儿我还是抢着做。毕竟我比他早“出关”。

嘴馋的他还咳得很厉害,却开始吃咖喱和雪糕了。
而我呢,前两天还开玩笑最近没胃口瘦了两公斤,怎么知道今天一量,全回来了。。。
女人年纪越大,越难“受”!想减肥,不过太懒总觉得好累。。。怎么解掉我的懒病呢?

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