I caught Covid-19 in March 2020. I never got better. Nearly three years down the line I am better than I was but still nowhere near back to normal. I resigned from my academic job last year having taken my occupational pension early when I ran out of sick pay in 2021.
My ongoing symptoms include: fatigue, headaches, and cognitive dysfunction (commonly referred to as brain fog) – click here for more information about cognitive dysfunction and Long Covid. Other symptoms come and go – new ones appear. This is hardly surprising when more than 200 Long Covid symptoms have been identified. During the time I have had Long Covid I have received very little support from healthcare professionals – most of the care I have been offered is because I asked for it to be put in place by my GP. Even when I persuade my GP to do a referral it often bounces – e.g., both my neurology and endocrinology referrals last year were “sent back to my GP”.Continue reading “A personal perspective of Long Covid: As a patient and a professional”