As you can see, I have been in lockdown for 14 days and quarantine for 6 days. On Sunday 29th March 2020 I started showing COVID-19 symptoms. Since the UK had gone into lockdown on that prior Monday I had only gone out for food or for a walk on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, after I saw the people out there ignoring the lockdown procedures I decided not to go out there again but I still got sick.
You do not want to get COVID-19 symptoms. I started with having a cough which came up really suddenly. Then, I took my temperature which was ranging between 37.6 and 37.9. My breathing was very laboured and I was unable to take deep breaths. My chest was tight and honestly, I wanted to cry. I left London to make sure that my dad was safe however, I was at risk. I am still recovering. It is taking its toll on me but honestly, I am getting better every day but it is not nice.
I am emploring everyone of you around the world to do your bit. I am an autistic, dyslexic with depression, spinal problems, PTSD, and asthma and I am doing my bit. I am trying to keep myself safe. I keep people at a safe distance and now I have to stay inside for my own health and safety. The whole thing scares me being alone what if I get it worse and then I die :(. We need to stop being selfish and make sure that the people who need help get the help and those who are playing Russian Roulette with their lives are dealt with so that we can get through this Pandemic.
There have been people who have been complaining about lockdown however, here in the UK we do not have it so bad. In some countries, breaking lockdown costs you your life as the police will shoot you.
To all the NHS staff who work tirelessly to fight this pandemic, I want to say thank you very much for everything you do. You are invaluable and are heros. To the staff who are still working in the supermarkets and putting themselves at risk you are heros too.
If you are working on the Front line please look after yourselves and make sure that you are staying safe. Your wellbeing is key. I am here if you need someone to talk to.
Stay safe out there.
I was unable to post yesterday so I am posting today and yesterday.
So I have some good news. After speaking with Social Services for two hours now I have been referred for food parcels and I got my very first one today. I am so happy to have this. I was starting to panic about food. It does beg the question, what can I make out of some of the food that I have been given. What can you make out of parsnips??
Fever is down again and I am happy to say that the cough is subsiding. Everyone seems happy with the way my health is going which is good. Now I have to just focus on not loosing the plot by the end of the pandemic.
Work have been very supportive which has been amazing. I am however struggling to find things to do.
Stay safe out there and keep well.
It is 12:07 when I write this so officially into the next day of quarentine. I am starting to feel better if not a little over tired.
The coughing that started on sunday has calmed down alot and the fever is still yoyoing but it is going in the right direction.
My voice is starting to come back if only for my sanity to be going. I spent 20 minutes last night laughing at the fact that no matter which way you break the word viagra down it still sounds like your saying viagra. I broke it down in two ways Vi ag ra and Via gra. That is the state of my sanity atm
Please everyone take this Lockdown seriously. My cousin who has a defect in her heart shows signs of Covid now if she goes down hill it could kill her. We already had to bury her brother from a car accident 5 nearly 6 years ago and now we have to face losing her too. All because people are being asswhole. Pleas do your part.
Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives
I have today found that I have the best Landlords in the world. They are being so supportive with the fact that I am quarantined in my flat and it has been so nice. I have also met some lovely people on facebook who have been really amazing. Had a long chat with one person today who said she will keep an eye on the trolls on one group and look out for me a bit because she knows what Autism is like.
Be safe out there and the best advice I can give you is the second you notice a symptom call for medical advice. The sooner you can get help the better it is for you.
So I developed the COVID-19 symptoms and I was told today that they are typical with all the other ones. I had a doctor call me today to check up on me because I am asthmatic and she was concerned about the breathing. However, she is satisfied that the breathing is more concerning when I am moving around so she told me that I should limit moving within reason. I am fine with that because all I want to do is sleep.
The thing I have to do is to make sure that I eat because Doctor told me to eat no matter what it is. I need the energy. The cough is driving me a bit nuts because my head hurts when I get a coughing fit.
The fever is the worst part of it. It bloody Yo-Yos. It goes down and then it goes up and down again. I would like it to go down and stay down… However, I think I am going to have a while to wait. I hate being sick but with this, I have had to make sure I do ok.
The key thing that I have been told is that once the fever goes then contagiousness should be gone which is something I am hoping is true. It is important to make sure I protect everyone around while also looking after myself.
Please if you develop symptoms stay home, call 111 and do what you have to do.
To all those asswholes who are walking around coughing on first responders saying you have COVID get a grip because if you can leave the damn house you do not have COVID. You are badly raised and your parents should be absolutely ashamed and if their not then their probably a disappointment to their parents. In a time we should be pulling together you have raised kids who think it’s ok to cough and spit on elderly people and first responders when if they got sick they would want everyone to help. All should be ashamed.
Remember Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives!
So today I developed a cough and what the doctor said was a mild fever – YEAY THE ASTHMATIC HAS COVID SYMPTOMS!!
So on the advice of the NHS 111 service, I have to stay indoors for definite for 14 days. I am on antibiotics, steroids, and asthma inhalers. 14 days I have to figure out how I get my bins put out because I can’t keep the full bins in my flat for 14 days. Don’t think that would be too healthy.
Positive side I have had lots of people offering to help me out whilst I have to stay indoors for 14 days straight. 😦 Need to make sure I get enough sleep and enough liquids to keep my body hydrated.
The outpour of support has been amazing. Even had someone go and collect my medication for me and drop it on my front door for me.
So, today is the first day that I am not going outside. It is sooo stressful. I do not know what to do with myself. However, I went onto my local Facebook group for some ideas on what I can do and had some amazing responses. I am trying to stay positive but it’s hard when you have to be away from family for their safety and you’re on your own. If I had the money I would beg my landlady to let me get a cat but unless some amazing person out there gave me a huge cash influx so that I could clear off all of my debts or even just half of them I would not be able to really afford it. 😦
I wish I had money to spend on Amazon to get things to keep me sane 😦
Ah well I guess no commuting will save some money :S
I think I may find myself in the looney bin for this is all over though 😦