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 Hi everyone

it is with a heavy heart that after about

6 days in the respiratory ward & after a swab I sadly have been found to be positive tested for Covid

im very shocked.Alli came

in for was to get my oxygen levels back up to normal after for the6th time it dropped dangerously on a day I was suppoesd to see a specialist at the specialist lung disease clinic in South Manchester

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Bevvy profile image

Sorry to hear this and hope you recover quickly. These days it is more a rarity to not have had Covid, so no need to be shocked. I am one of those rarities and not had Covid but do feel is only a matter of time.I have no doubt you will be well looked after and hope you get discharged quickly and are only mildly affected.

Also hope you are able to rearranging specialist appointment quickly, but for now concentrate on getting better.

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Sara_2611 in reply to Bevvy


Yes my specialist is rearranging the South Manchester appointment & arranging a date for my oxy assessment

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Pipswhips in reply to Bevvy

I'm a rareity i havent had covid unless it was end of nov when i was in hospital with healthcare pneumonia before anyone new aboutit apart from china but nothing since it came out in the open im touching wood whilst typingthis dont want to temp fate.🤞

Damon1864 profile image

So sorry to hear you aren't well, get better soon . Try to have a nice day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

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CDPO16 profile image

Sorry to hear this Sara and I hope that you will soon be better.

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Sara_2611 in reply to CDPO16

Cheers much obluged

sassy59 profile image

Feel for you Sara and wish you a speedy recovery. Bless you xxx💜

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Sara_2611 in reply to sassy59

Aww thanks sasdy

Oshgosh profile image

Hi,Sara,I think it’s you I’ve been trying to post on the ILD forum,it keeps telling me I’m blocked ?It’s bad news you having Covid.hopefully they’ll be able to give you the anti virals well as finding out why your oxygen levels keep dropping.

In my experience ILD is very tricky.

Sometimes I feel really breathless,but O2 levels are normal for me.other times oxygen levels go down to the mid eighties,but I feel I still don’t understand it all.

I hope you are ok and get a bit better soon x

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Sara_2611 in reply to Oshgosh

Either I ll survive or I ll die frankly I think I ll die Omicrom will eat away at my lungs which are already scarred have virtually no immune system

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mylungshateme in reply to Sara_2611

Oh no hopefully that isn't the result and you walk away from it. I'm so sorry the virus caught you. Take care.

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Sara_2611 in reply to mylungshateme

I can't believe it. I got it while I was in another ward

The last few times I'd been in I managed not to get it so consider myself lucky

Now I REALLY want to SNAP OFF THE HORNS of covid

IT should be covid that dies not innocent people

I'm having a course of anti viral tonight from 6pm (3/8)

Thankfully theres no clashes with my other tablets

ALL except the Amlodipine - that has been cut down to 5mg instead of 10mg

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Oshgosh in reply to Sara_2611

I sympathise with you.When Covid first appeared,I was convinced I would catch it and die.

Had the vaccines etc,which is supposed to reduce severity if you catch it.

How are you feeling today ? Xx

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Sara_2611 in reply to Oshgosh

Well I feel hot tired coughing (to be fair I'm always coughing) I've had 5 vaccines

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Oshgosh in reply to Sara_2611

How are you today ?

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happytulip in reply to Sara_2611

I couldn't be fully vaccinated and I got it at Easter. I hadanahed two jabs but am ECV with a pathetic immune system. I was told that Omicron doesn't attack the lungs in the way that delta does. I had a 10 day stop in hospital, IVabx, I lost the ability to stand or have muscle control because it exacerbated a pre-existing condition. I won't lie the headache and sore throat were horrendous but my point is that I'm alive and at home. I was told that I would likely snuff it if I caught it but they are now getting very good at treating covid and they can predict it's behaviour in ways that they couldn't do earlier.

Best of luck.

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Hopeful1 in reply to Sara_2611

Hi SaraI have quite bad COPD and RA and was terrified of covid. for me when I got it it was not too bad. Fortunately I have learned that Omicron does not attack lungs in same way as esrlier covids. You are in the best place for care. Let them look after you. All the best.

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Sara_2611 in reply to Hopeful1

I'm having a course of antivirals this evening so see how that goes

Ironically my oxy levels went down the day I was supposed to go to South Manchester to see the specialist clinic

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Sara_2611 in reply to Oshgosh

I'm having the antivirals this evening

SORRELHIPPO profile image

I wish you a speedy and good recovery, all the best.

madonbrew profile image

I hope you feel better soon! Have you been vaccinated? Hopefully that will help you to fight it!

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Sara_2611 in reply to madonbrew

Yes ive had 5 - & the spring booster

Lemon7 profile image

Wishing you well very soon.

Cloudancer profile image

Wishing you a speedy recovery Sara.We are in a better place knowledge wise on how to treat COVID than we were 2 years ago.

I had COVID at Easter and was in hospital with it.

You are in the best place where treatment can be delivered quickly should you need it.

It has taken since Easter for me to get better and the recovery can take time.

Am sending you gentle hugs and keeping you in my thoughts and heart.

Let us know how you get on.x

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Sara_2611 in reply to Cloudancer

Thanking u kindly I was shocked when I was told this as the last 4 times I was hospitalised I got away with it

Alberta56 profile image

Best wishes Sara. Hope it's not too bad and that you get to see that specialist soon. xxx

garshe profile image

I had Covid 3 weeks ago with very mild symptoms. Having had 4 vaccinations 2 AstraZeneca 1Pfizer and 1Moderna they seemed to have helped.

Just had slight headache and mild sore throat for 2 days which Paracetamol sorted .

The cases are not as severe as beginning of Pandemic now as most vaccinated.

All of the people I know have had Covid now and I treat it as any other virus thesedays.

Hope you feel better soon , and your symptoms will be as mild as mine xxSheila 🙏💕⚘

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Sara_2611 in reply to garshe

Cheers sheila

Wonderboy6 profile image

Hey ,Sarah, while I a shock it's not a death sentence. They caught it at it's infancy, so perhaps they can do something for the you. Loads of luck to you.

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Sara_2611 in reply to Wonderboy6

Cheers thankfully I've had 5 vaccines & am having the anti virals

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Wonderboy6 in reply to Sara_2611

Keep going, mate, they are fighting for you 💪 as well.

jasm profile image

Hi Sara, I’m so sorry to hear this. After being so careful for so long you must be devastated. Can I say that I truly hope that covid doesn’t compromise your lungs further and that you pull through from this. I’ll say a bedtime prayer for you. I understand how much of a fight you have on your hands xxx

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Sara_2611 in reply to jasm

Cheers that's a lovely thought a bedtime prayer

B0xermad profile image

Wishing you well very soon

Bingo88 profile image

Sorry to hear this Sara. It seems to be that once you start having problems with your oxygen levels it's a recurring problem. My aunt has been in 3 times this year and only been back out 5 days and struggling again. Hope your covid is not too severe. Brian

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Loopylorre profile image

So sorry to hear this, hope you are well again soon, fingers crossed you don’t get too poorly with it, look after yourself 💐xx

GintyFerguson profile image

Think positive Sara. It will help. You are in the best place and hope you can kick this into touch. 🙏

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Sara_2611 in reply to GintyFerguson

Cheers lthats what my family say. Appreciated

Pipswhips profile image

So sorry about it thats the problem with hospitals you go in for one thing and get something else hope you fell better soon ❤️🤞 also sending some fairy luck🧚

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Pipswhips in reply to Sara_2611

You will survive you got us lot behind you cheering you on🥰🙏❤️

JJ_7 profile image

Hi Sara. So sorry to hear you are in hospital and hope you get better soon. I am sending you healing vibes xxx

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Jaybird19 profile image

it seems to be inevitable these days and the symptoms vary so much that it is difficult to ID hope you are soon better

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Sara_2611 in reply to Jaybird19

If I survive cheers

V1burnuM profile image

So sorry to hear this Sara. I just avoided being hospitalised on Monday, had some oxygen had my local surgery. My GP has suggested having my own oxygen at home as he suspects my oxygen level is always low. I need to discuss with my consultant but hope it will be possible. Is this something you could do? My levels are in the 80’s so GP thinks home oxygen would transform my life.

Pipswhips profile image

Dont give up because it soundslike your a fighter and you've got us lot behind you everstep of the way cherring you on👍🥰🙏❤️

Pipswhips profile image

Get Gloria Gaynor song in your head i will survive

HollyBoyd profile image

Hi Sara. So sorry to hear you have succumbed to the virus. hope it isn't too hard on you and you will be home very soon. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery xxx

watergazer profile image

Gosh. Sorry to hear this and hope you recover quickly xx

Dollima profile image

Oh you poor thing. I understand your concerns but like others have said, the symptoms can be a lot more like a bad cold rather than a death sentence now. You’re in the best place to get treatment and be monitored so try to relax and trust the meds and staff. Sending healing hugs 🤗.

dunnellon profile image

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sending healing vibes your way. You are in the best place to be taken care of. I had it in July and it took about 2 weeks before I felt close to 100% better. Still get nagged by a cough.

Walkwalkwalk profile image

HiSarah. I am very happy that your oxygen levels are being investigated. All in all, apart from the COVID which is also being dealt with so well, it sounds like a positive outcome on the way from your hospital stay. I hope that continues with your specialist appointment and we’ll done you for being such a good self advocate. Ways forward with ILD can be so challlenging can’t they?

My very best wishes for your recovery.


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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Walkwalkwalk

Thanks very challenging yes especially when it keeps lowering your oxygen levels -as this will always do - so my life will will be on a permanent basis -endless stays in & out of hospital

Nicholatracy profile image

Wising you a speedy recovery and hoping you stay strong 🐞

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Nicholatracy

thanks very much -very kind

Ergendl profile image

Hope you are starting to feel better. Keep plodding on and you will come out the other side xx

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Ergendl

ive got my anti virals -it does go through my mind will i survive covid knowing that a lot of people havent been fortunate to survive im doing my 6 day period of isolation before i can interact

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