Despite the comforts of a hotel room, the crankiness is setting in. There’s a small window that brings in very little sunshine and not much else. Meals are a soulless experience when I can’t taste or smell anything. I’m trying to keep busy, but it’s very slow-going because I tire easily and need frequent breaks.
Part of having COVID isn’t just dealing with the symptoms—it’s a mental struggle.
When I received this lovely care package from Chyrel, I never expected it would be the bearer of great news. As it was, the moment I flipped open the scented soy wax candle, I was hit with the unmistakable scent of something (Seabreeze, it says on the tin).
It was the very first thing I’ve smelled in over a week, one that didn’t leave me wondering if my mind was playing tricks. My sense of smell is still definitely a bit muted, as evidenced by the second thing I tried to sniff—a bottle of my brother’s unhealthy habit, Maggi Savor—but I’ll take it as a win.
Now, if there was any sign of my taste buds, that would be great.
Cebu vs. COVID-19 Resources:
Numbers and details change often, so I’m linking to pages instead where you can check for updated information.