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Had to leave crisis accommodation - scared

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I was admitted to crisis accommodation on Monday night. On Tuesday my asthma kicked in, I was coughing and wheezing and generally couldn't breathe. Had ambulance in the afternoon, had a nebuliser but was stable so didn't have to go to hospital. It worsened in the evening so had to go to A&E.

Bloods showed an infection, nothing on chest x-ray (there often isn't). Infective exacerbation of asthma (noninfectious chest infection). Bu of course, because I have a "new" cough (it's actually a worsening of my asthma cough) the blanket covid rules mean I have to self isolate for two weeks. Even though I have a diagnosis/reason for the cough.

So the staff at the accommodation said that I couldn't stay there any more until I've had a negative covid test. Cos I'd be risking the staff and other users. And self isolating in my room with no contact from anyone wasn't going to be helpful.

So I'm back home with my husband. He's safe proofed the house. Telephone support from CPN, crisis accommodation staff (they've been lovely) and allegedly home treatment team but they haven't rung yet.

But I'm still struggling. I'm so annoyed with this virus and the stigma of a cough. "You have a cough you must have covid". But most of all I'm scared. This has taken away all my options for the support I need. They were talking about hospital admission at one point. But nothing but self isolating in my home with phone calls is possible now. The ridiculous thing is I have had covid previously, have antibodies (I'm NHS staff so had a test last week), and they're saying no-one has had it twice.

72 hours doesn't sound like long to wait for a swab result but it might as well be a lifetime the way I'm feeling right now. I'm trying to hold on but it's so hard. Sorry for moaning I'm just struggling so much.

***Hope this doesn't break the rules what you're allowed to talk about - on many levels!**
 
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Walker

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Hi. You've not broken any rules at all. I'm sorry you're struggling with being isolated until you're results return. That's really crap. I'm not quite clear on the living situation at the moment (which could have to do with my having just woken up not your clarity! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚ ) I hope they're very quick and you're able to get back to a better place soon though. Keep posting ok? Drop into chat for some back and forth conversation too maybe, if you feel like that might relieve some of the isolation.
 

Imy

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Hello! Oh gosh- all I can say is I'm so sorry for all your going through. It sounds like such a frustrating position to be in. I hope you are able to receive some support soon as it sounds like you really need it! Sending hugs your way x
 

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