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Thought I would pop on here to share my experience of Covid. I'll bulletpoint to keep it simple.
*14th&15th Dec, I was in contact with someone who tested positive for covid (they tested positive on the 16th)
*21st Dec - experienced sharp shooting pains all over my body - not constant and did not interfere with daily activities.
- 23rd Dec - feeling extremely tired but didn't interfere with daily activities, minor loss of taste.
- 24th Dec - still tired, sharp pains gone. Felt like I had small blobs of phlegm stuck in my throat - not low enough to cough up and not high enough to blow out nose. Not very hungry.
- 25th Dec - the person I was in contact with passed away. (he DID have numerous underlying health conditions and sepsis from a UTI). Ability to smell and taste things 90% gone.
- 28th Dec - go for a test. Feeling tired and breathless - this was thankfully minor and manageable. OK when I sit in the warm.
- 29th Dec - Positive result. I felt so so scared. I live in a with my Fiance and his mum. We are all in separate rooms - isolating. Never felt so alone and scared.
- 30th Dec to 2nd Jan - every night, going to bed anxious. Scared of getting worse, scared incase I have the same fate as the friend we lost. Weird dreams about food and craving food! Taste and smell came back over these days to about 80%. Breathlessness getting better but still taking it easy and listening to my body.
- 3rd Jan - developed 1 patch of rash. The 'Herald spot' for pityriasis rosea (confirmed by a DR)
- Recovering day by day.
21/01/21 - I am back at work as of a couple weeks ago. Still feel like I have hayfever every now and then. Managed to go for a small run last weekend (Usually run 5k at least twice a week) - went better than I thought. I still have the rash and the sharp shooting pains have come back and bite every now and then.
I must admit the worst experience of it all for me was the anxiety that came with it. You only hear and see negatives on the news and after my friend passing, it was really hard to think I would get off lightly.
I'm still not 100% but I am hoping that as time goes by, I will gradually get back to my normal self. Time will tell I guess.
If anyone wants to ask me anything etc, please let me know. Happy to help anyone if I can from my experience.
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