Patient Experiences with COVID-19
I know many of us are (understandably) anxious and fearful about catching COVID-19. More specifically, I’ve heard people share their worries about catching the virus with already compromised lungs and/or immune systems.
I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few columns about patient experiences with COVID-19. Both @mark-koziol and I have had the virus now, and a couple fellow columnists and colleagues at BioNews have as well, one with Cystic Fibrosis (who is post transplant) and one with pulmonary hypertension. I don’t intend to share their experiences to down play the virus by any means so please continue doing everything you can to keep yourselves safe. However, knowledge is power and it also feels more important than ever to ensure our communities feel a sense of hope that they can get through the virus, even if despite their best efforts, they catch it.
Have a read through some of these columns, written by lung-compromised patients who have had COVID-19:
Covid-19 and Me by Mark Koziol
I Am a Lung Transplant Recipient, and I Had Covid-19 by Brad Dell
I Have Covid-19. Here’s What Happened by Charlene Marshall
Does reading about others’ experience with the virus help or cause more anxiety for you?
If the latter, what is one tip you’ve been using to combat anxiety throughout the pandemic?
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