As someone living with cancer, Freedom Day feels like a death sentence over my head’
The Mirror says: I can’t catch Covid-19 again after being in hospital for 102 days, writes Paula Dale, who was diagnosed with PTSD after her long battle with the deadly virus in ICU where she saw other patients die in front of her
When you live with incurable blood cancer, every day in a pandemic is terrifying.
And with the country set to open up again on Monday, and the rules around wearing face masks and social distancing being scrapped, I have no choice but to go back into my own personal lockdown… or dice with death and risk leaving my children without a mum.
I first caught Covid-19 in April 2020, despite isolating myself two weeks before the rest of the UK went into lockdown. I’ve had chronic lymphocytic leukaemia since 2014, which I have my blood levels monitored closely to check I don’t need chemo if it gets worse. I knew there was a danger of being very ill if I happened to contract the virus.
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