Joe Bloggs | 14.02.2022

Congratulations Meghan Guercio

After the announcement of the outbreak of Coronavirus, it was a waiting game watching the virus spread from country to country, weaving its way through the continents. Once it hit your country it was time to re-learn how to live life, with the new norm being a purse full of masks and hand sanitiser – and that was on the occasions that you were allowed to leave your house. This adjustment period was a difficult time for everyone, but staying safe was a priority, as LisaMarie could tell you all about.

LisaMarie started taking notes of her journey four weeks after her positive result, little did she know that later on, she wouldn’t even remember writing them. A positive result for many led to minor symptoms such as a cough and loss of taste and smell, for some it meant becoming hospitalised and being dependent on a ventilator, and for others it meant grieving the loss of a loved one. LisaMarie fit into a separate category; one that hadn’t been fully understood and explored yet, the rollercoaster that was battling long covid.

“This week I have the addition of constant pain in my shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, fingers and what appears to be my sciatic nerve, spreading from the top of my back to the top of my leg. It became quite unbearable on Tuesday night and once again I needed medical intervention”, she wrote.

Each and every day she faced a wave of surprise as her family and friends asked her if she felt any better than the previous one, to which she would have to deny any positive updates. It was after the clarification that she wasn’t getting any better, that she was referred to a long covid specialist who gave her some mundane stretches to do in attempt to ease the pain.