Covid-19 - A message from our chairman Dave Robson

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

It’s 10 days since I was tested positive with Covid-19, my life and family's lives have been turned upside down. Apart from the horror of being admitted into hospital at 3.00 in the morning with only 10 mins to say goodbye to your loved ones not knowing if you would see them again. The horror starts with the drips, bloods, oxygen, constant one to one treatment 24/7 and the life being sucked out of your body. The army of faceless people awaiting you all dressed in masks

Fortunately I received some quality treatment from NHS staff who were dedicated professionals. They never complained once and took my fear away because I was scared. They nursed me back from the brink and got me fit enough to leave hospital.

When and if you manage to come out you have to try to get your life back on track. The virus is just the start it attacks other organs, depending on how lucky or unlucky you are. I’ve been lucky but my heart is damaged causing me severe breathing problems which in turn give me panic attacks, and hot and cold sweats. I can’t sleep. These things can hopefully be put right in time.

I am not posting for sympathy or texts I’ve a loving family and a huge amount of friends around me that eventually will get me back on my feet I will get to thank them all for their messages of support.

I am posting this morning to tell people we’re not through this yet. If your still reading my drivel and rant please keep up the self isolation - if not for you your partner or grandchild or somebody else’s parent will catch the virus they may not be so lucky as myself.

We are not out of the woods yet. Stay at home, forget about the walks with the dog another two weeks of exercise missed, will they be that much of a miss?

Stay at home kill the virus and thanks for all your messages and texts. Love you all and stay safe.


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