Lucy Torres shared the lesson she gained while dealing with Richard Gomez's battle with COVID-19 recently.
Lucy relayed that what she learned is not to panic and the importance of guarding one's mental and emotional well-being while dealing with the medical predicament of the sick family member.
Richard tested positive for COVID-19 in July in Ormoc.
"When someone gets it, the whole family is affected and it’s a mental as well as physical battle and we also have to guard our emotional health. The tendency is to panic but each COVID case is a very individual journey, so you have to just listen to your own doctor and stop reading about other cases as they are not your case," she said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
She added that as the situation could get overwhelming, one needs to take it "one day at a time."
Lucy relayed that it was the Olympic season when Richard contracted COVID-19 so the latter was distracted and stayed at home to watch the games.
“I’m just thankful that my husband is very energetic and it happened at the time of the Olympics kasi otherwise, he will not stay put, lalabas pa rin 'yan. But the Games distracted him so he can he rest and just watch them. Otherwise I’d handcuff him to myself. Para akong nanay niya. I always remind him to conserve his energy for faster healing," she shared.
She added that the lifestyle back in Ormoc also aided the family in their journey to healing.
“I do yoga and arts and crafts as it helps me become less agitated. My own vlog is part of my coping mechanism as we’re all fighting our own battles. I want to share gentle ways on how to cope with our very rough life now because of the pandemic. If I touch just one person and help him get through the day, that’s fine for me," she stated.