Some weeks ago I was sent to the hospital due to my body not recovering from COVID-19 after twelve weeks of symptoms.
Being in the COVID ward was hard enough, surrounded by people who were struggling to take a breath.
After many tests, the doctor was able to tell me that COVID had given me pneumonia, with no underlying conditions.
I was shocked, as far as I knew I had just really hurt my ribs from coughing.
My body managed to fight it on its own but not without a lot of pain and problems breathing.
Today I am still struggling with breathlessness and pain all down my left side.
Most of my lockdown has been spent at home, it’s hard for me to walk and I’m constantly drained.
My mental health has severely suffered throughout this, having to spend most days in bed isn’t healthy.
I have thrown myself into crafting, trying to keep my hands busy, but nothing seems to work.
Stuck inside, scared to go out in case I catch something else and end up in the hospital.
As I watch the beautiful weather outside, unable to enjoy it, I’m sad.