Almost a year after recovering from COVID-19, Megan Peacock is bedridden and suffering from the devastating effects of the virus.
When the 27-year-old escaped the chaos of London last March to return to her Brisbane home, she received the unfortunate news that someone on her flight had the virus.
When she stopped feeling sick, life went on and she returned to her active lifestyle of dancing, walking, and working on her feet in retail.
But mysteriously, on January 29th of this year, her health resolved while she was working and she has been bedridden ever since.
« I sweated a lot and had to change. I felt dizzy and realized I was thinking of something. I left work early, came home to bed, and slept 18 hours over a 24-hour period. I kept doing it. » since then in bed. »
Despite conquering COVID-19, she is feeling « much worse » 11 months later, with her symptoms becoming more severe and lasting longer.
« Some days I feel better, but a day can change so quickly that I wake up feeling very uncomfortable and feel a little better by 4pm, » she said.
« I tried to go outside slowly to build my strength and get some vitamin D. I am very weak from the disease, but also from lying in bed every day, so a gradual return to activity for mine Recovery is important.
« Sleep and hot baths were my escape from the intense body aches I suffered. »
What is worrying for Ms. Peacock is that despite multiple tests, including chest x-rays, an MRI brain scan, and blood tests and urine samples, no disease occurs.
She danced four hours a week, ran 10 kilometers and even studied a Master of Primary Education, but the mysterious relapse even made it an effort to get out of bed.
« I’ve connected with others around the world through support groups, and their tests don’t show what’s wrong either. People have said that like me, you can fully recover, be perfectly healthy, and get sick out of nowhere becomes.
Her GP will also test her for Ross River Fever in a few months’ time, but she has run three tests for the disease with no signs of it.
« Because my symptoms are similar / worse than Covid and because this mysterious illness came on so suddenly at work, I’m worried about what it means for the future, » she said.
« Can I fall back again? Is it linked to Covid? How long does it take to feel 100 percent? »
UPDATE: The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has started an audit of a care home in Western Down after the council reported systemic safety and quality issues.
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