This blog came out of my experiences. I contracted covid-19 in December 2020. I suffered for a week at home and was eventually taken to hospital where I was a patient for nine days. When in hospital I started to type a daily journal about what this disease feels like as a patient and what it is like to be caring for covid patients. I want to educate people because we do not hear about that. We get numbers, deaths, recoveries, total cases but that tells us nothing about what it feels like, how hard it is for staff.
In the coming days I will load my writing, I will use this site to try to reach more people than I can through Facebook. There will be a story in the London Free Press by Jane Sims about my efforts. It is a start. It will be slow, bear with me. each day brings new changes. For example today I had to sleep all morning. Yesterday I felt energized and awake. I have been at this project for an hour and I need a nap again!
As a visitor here, you are part of a fantastic community. I want you to spread the word about this site so as many people as possible will be able to understand what truly happens with covid. It is not the flu or a cold. It will not be gone in a week. I will try to share any information that I feel explains how this disease works, how we recover from it. Stories about my personal daily journey and about people called long haulers. and not one body is like another. The only thing that can heal is time and the work our bodies put in to attack this virus. And it is that attack mode that can continue to cause tissue damage, organ damage, that may not show up for months.
I ask this, wear a mask if you can see a person anywhere, whether indoors or out. Let's work to isolate so that we can get people vaccinated and then gradually kill this dragon. I saw a meme that said our grandparents were asked to go to war. We are only asked to stay home. Surely we can do that at the very least.
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