Yeng Constantino got candid about the recent challenges in her life in her newly uploaded vlog on YouTube.
The singer revealed that she and her husband Yan Asuncion contracted COVID-19. The singer shared that she experienced various kinds of symptoms. Her husband meanwhile was asymptomatic.
"Nung una, I was just taking it easy kasi ayaw kong i-stress 'yung sarili ko. Baka lalong lumala 'yung sakit. Generally, malakas naman talaga 'yung loob ko. ‘Hindi. Kailangan ko lang hintayin 'to ng dalawang linggo and after this, mas mayroon na akong immune system against COVID,’" she shared.
But according to Yeng, her COVID symptoms got worse over time.
"Pero habang lumilipas ang mga araw at nagkakaroon ako ng ibang symptoms, nawalan ako ng pang-amoy, 'yung panlasa ko pumutla, doon mas nag-sink sa akin na may COVID nga ako. The scariest part for me is 'yung nagsimula na akong mahirapan huminga," she stated.
Yeng relayed that she chose not to show what she has been feeling to Yan because she did not want her husband to worry.
"Kung tatanungin niyo si Yan sasabihin niya na, 'Sobrang strong ni Yeng during nong nagka-COVID siya,' kasi hindi ko pinapakita outside... Ayoko rin kasi siyang mag-worry too much about me kaya ang ginagawa ko non parang 16 hours a day akong tulog. Parang hinihila rin kasi ako ng katawan ko na matulog," she relayed.
The singer revealed that while she was battling COVID-19, her mother Susan passed away.
“Nung na-experience ko lahat ng 'yun, my mom passed away. Habang natutulog kami ni Yan, isang madaling araw, nag-ring yung phone. 'Yung tatay ko, nasa kabilang end. That was September 23, ng mga 5 a.m. Hindi ko pa narinig 'yung boses ng tatay ko na ganun kalungkot. Binalita niya sa amin na wala na si Mama.”
Yeng shared that her mom had been struggling with her health but this year the complications worsened.
"Matagal ng nagstru-struggle 'yung mom namin with her health. Pero habang tumatanda siya lalong nagkakaroon ng more complications 'yung sakit niya. This year talaga, mas naging obvious yung mga komplikasyon na 'yun. Sa totoo lang sobrang hirap marinig yung boses ng tatay ko that way. And at that moment narinig ko 'yung boses niya alam ko lang instinctively na I have to be strong kasi ito yung unang pagkakataon na kailangan kaming maging sandalan ng tatay namin. It was only after four days na saka ako nakaiyak," she said.
By the end of her vlog, Yeng remarked that no one can replace her mother in their hearts.
"May nagsabi sa akin 'yung grieving daw it would take six months to two years before ka talaga maging fully okay. Pero ako feeling ko kahit lumampas man ng two years, 'yung butas sa puso namin na iniwanan ni mama, magiging nandon na siya forever kasi no one can replace her," she said.