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Vulnerable and recovered from corona virus - your stories please!

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Mybrowneyedgal Sat 25-Apr-20 08:52:15

Apologies if this has already been discussed. I am looking for good news stories of those who are vulnerable (particularly elderly and hypertension) but have recovered from Covid 19?

My dear aunt (more like a mum to me) is 72 with hypertension which is managed by medication. I am worried for her and have seen no good news stories of recovery once in these two vulnerable categories. If she catches it, is there a chance of recovery?

Last night I spoke to friends who are growing increasingly worried and pessimistic for their own family members. I wanted to be positive, I am usually the positive one of the group, but I am finding it difficult. I cannot find any stats relating to recovery rate of those in vulnerable groups.

Does anyone have any positive stories they can share?

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NewChapter11 Sat 25-Apr-20 13:55:44

Bumping this for you.

SpratsOnParade Sat 25-Apr-20 14:05:32

I don't know anyone in the UK who has it but an elderly relative in Washington had it. He is 82 with a lung condition and tested positive(Tested because he's in a nursing home). He was tired and weaker than usual for about two weeks but had no other symptoms and he's back to normal now.

Mybrowneyedgal Sat 25-Apr-20 18:50:52


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Noooblerooble Sat 25-Apr-20 19:31:45

A friend who is in her forties but has severe asthma had it and is absolutely fine. I hope your aunt will be ok. Even with really vulnerable people the vast majority do actually recover. I know it's scary though.

Mybrowneyedgal Sat 25-Apr-20 23:46:35

Thank you x

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ExclamationPerfume Sun 26-Apr-20 07:00:44

I am on immunosuppressants. I am in the shielding group. I haven't had a test but I think I have had it. I thought I was going to die. I felt like I couldn't breathe. I rang my GP as I didn't want to go to the hospital. They prescribed antibiotics and I slowly got better. There were some very dark days though. I went to a huge funeral just before lockdown and I think I got it there.

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