Day 1 - Symptom Free

DAY 1

21st March 2020 It's my birthday - 61 which is an odd one and didn't think it would be memorable but probably will be now.

Social distancing with this Corona virus pandemic has come to mean elbow nudges, staying at home and lots of virtual hugs. Oh! and must add, prosecco...

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Day 2 - Lock down light

The response to the pandemic is not blanket one as yet and advice is patchy so supermarkets and shops are still open, schools are open for key workers with skeleton staff which is a bit ghoulish if you ask me! Strange that at the moment we can go to Waterstones and buy a book but...

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Day 3 - CV-19 is SUSPECTED

AM FEELING UNWELL - new dry cough, achy, headache and not sure about my temperature as teddy thermometer probably not as accurate as I would hope, but is reporting HIGH!! so think I might have a fever! I phoned NHS 111 last night. A lovely man called Callum took my details and after...

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Day 4 in a CV-19 House

Yesterday I was Hot! Hot! Hot! No unfortunately not in that way. Now on emergency jim-jams (Christmas ones with the baubles decorated top and Santa bottoms) as had to change three times yesterday as damp and pretty smelly - sorry to share but this virus is not pretty! Paracetamol is...

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Day 5 in recovery CV-19 House

Breakthrough as yesterday I actually got out of bed and had some toast and jam, best ever! This reminds me of when you have just had a baby and the nurse asks if you want some toast and you reply YES please! So there you are sat on a rubber ring, looking at your new peachy skinned,...

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Day 6 - Feeling a bit better

Got up yesterday and moved my recuperation bed to the garden chair as still sunny and warm. The WhatsApp group was pinging all day. We have four NHS hospital doctors on our close of seven houses so some of the neighbours' children decided to make rainbow posters which seems to be...

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Day 7 - in recovery in Covid-19 House

Woke to the news that all NHS frontline staff will be tested for active virus, starting this weekend, so if staff get a ‘negative’ result then they can get back to work which should help the staffing crisis. Hopefully further testing will be rolled out into the wider...

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Day 8 - in recovery Covid-19 house

The deputy chief medical officer is saying that the lock down and social isolating measures could last for the next six months, with reviews every three weeks and revising restrictions if possible. Goodness knows what the country’s landscape will look by then. There are...

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Day 9 - in recovery Covid-19 house

Feeling much better today. Thank you for asking.

From the start of the pandemic, the rise of online social groupings are just phenomenal and I am now part of my choir’s virtual community. I have been singing along with the u-tube video and it is strange to hear your own solo...

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Day 10 - in recovery Covid-19 house

I woke up after a really good sleep and thankfully seemed to have turned a corner as no noticeable cough and feeling much brighter. Yeh! Feel like shouting from the rooftops but probably won’t, as people are so fearful at the moment and even the police have been asked to cool it!...

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