Fully-recovered na si Iza Calzado mula sa COVID-19. Nag-guest siya kaninang umaga via video call sa Magandang Buhay at normal na normal na nga ulit siya magsalita. Malayong-malayo sa viral video niya noong nasa hospital pa siya na talagang hirap na hirap huminga at magsalita.
Nang kinumusta siya ng mga hosts na sina Jolina Magdangal, Melai Cantiveros at Karla Estrada, masaya niyang wika, “normal na ulit, madaldal as ever.”
Ikinuwento niyang nang umuwi raw siya sa bahay last Tuesday, hanggang Wednesday ay iba pa ang pagsasalita niya dahil sobrang strong ng antibiotics na iniinom niya. Nanginginig pa raw siya at nagi-stutter pag nagsasalita.
Pero natutuwa si Iza na ang bilis ng progress niya. Aniya, two Sundays ago lang ay ibang-iba ang kundisyon niya.
“Only God to thank, and of course, sa lahat po ng mga nagdasal, talagang taos-puso po akong nagpapasalamat,” ani Iza.
Nilinaw rin ni Iza na hindi raw naging PUI (person under investigation) ang asawa niyang si Ben Wintle kungdi PUM (person under monitoring).
Ang PUI ay may signs and symptoms ng COVID-19 habang ang PUM ay walang any signs and symptoms pero parehong nagkaroon ng close contact sa isang COVID-19 positive.
Samantala, ngayong araw ay nag-post din ng pasasalamat si Iza sa kanyang Instagram account for surviving COVID-19.
“Hello Everyone! It’s a brand new week and today I am grateful for my life. 🙏🏽 Most of you know what happened to me. Before I talk about it, I would like to address something. When I started getting sick, I made a comment on an IG post that was totally misconstrued. I understand how and why that happened and I am sorry if anyone was offended and felt bad about it. Please know that I would never intentionally say anything to hurt others nor celebrate anyone else’s suffering. I am a hopeful person and always try see the silver lining in every dark cloud. I am sad that you missed my heart but I also understand your sentiments.
“After 2 weeks of battling Covid 19, pneumonia and a nasty bacteria called Acinetobacter Baumannii, I am alive and for that I am truly grateful. I know that so many of you sent your love and support and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you. Please know that even if I didn’t get to read all the messages, I felt the love and good energy and that you helped me pull through one of the darkest moments of my life. Everything by God’s Grace, of course, but your prayers did so much for me. I hope in some way, I can pay it forward.
“I wish to thank all the frontliners especially my doctors and nurses in Asian Hospital for going above and beyond to make sure I live, breathe and have another shot at life.
To Dr. Jorge Garcia, Kuya Joel and the family, much love and respect. Thank you.
“Thank you for the support from my ABSCBN family who always checked up on me and made sure that I was fine until the finish line. Salamat, Kapamilya!
“My deepest gratitude to my friends and family who prayed HARD and really made me feel their love and care for me especially my number 1 nurse, my husband, Ben. I could never have done this without you, my Love. We did it, by God’s Grace, we made it!
“Today, I encourage you to take a moment to thank God for your breath, thank Him for everything and everyone in your life and let us continue to pray for those who are suffering and for those who are trying their best to help those in need. Together, we can overcome all of this. Mabuhay!” ang post ni Iza.