For those living with underlying health conditions, the thought of contracting coronavirus can be terrifying. But while the numbers may appear bleak, there are many people considered high risk who are making a full a recovery, as I personally discovered.
Panic rose in my chest as I failed to catch my breath. All I had done was walk up the stairs. Was this Covid-19? Was it in my home, in my body, in my lungs?
I have Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune disease which means my digestive system attacks itself. It’s classed as a “serious underlying health condition” at this time.
One of the main treatments is immunosuppressive therapies, drugs which reduce the strength of the body’s immune system making it more susceptible to infections.