Since my last post everything went downhill quite fast and neighbour ended up calling Paramedics. After short stay in hospital until heart stabilised I was discharged, not because I was well, because the ambulances were queuing with people a lot sicker - so I sat in a corridor coughing up what remained of my guts waiting for OH and neighbour to collect me. It seemed to affect every organ in my body and I truly thought I was going to die and at times hoped it would happen soon!
Once home I was at least comfortable and support network kicked in. After being unable to absorb food and meds for 4 days I was very weak so GP visited as I was very dehydrated. GP obviously wanted to return me to hospital but was cogniscent that I could become a human boomerang, not ill enough for hospital but too ill to be at home. We devised a plan based on slow re-hydration and retention of some type of nourishment and pleased to say that it does seem to be working.
Hopefully, I really am now on the mend but there is always 2 steps forward and 1 back with my conditions so I am left with a secondary lung infection for which I’m prescribed heavy duty antibiotics - which hoping will not destroy my gut even more but it’s inevitable but I know I can get that back through nutrition.
The only reason I could stay at home was because my OH and I were able to monitor myself and had clear limits as to when to call 999. I still have to report in on Monday but I managed to get up yesterday and felt so much better that this time I can believe the only way is up but it will take a few weeks.
Good news is that my heart is now steady again, even if HR is still a little fast.
If there is anyone out there who still believes COVID is like a cold or flu, be advised that for you it might be, but for many of us this is a really serious illness with long lasting affects. After 3 weeks in bed, I can just about walk downstairs, rest in a chair for a hour and stagger back to bed to sleep.
Stay well and stay masked and get your boosters!