The former model, 61, was critical and gave up fighting for her life in intensive care, while her husband Sam Kane had a similar experience after also testing positive for COVID-19.
Linda was diagnosed early in the middle of the pandemic, and doctors told her there was no guarantee she would survive because they didn’t know what they were dealing with.
Speaking on Sky News this afternoon, Linda thanked the NHS staff who saved her life and bravely opened up to the “dark moments” she endured in an intensive care unit.
She said, “There were very dark times when I didn’t think I was going to get there. All of my vital signs were down.
“I said to one of the young doctors,” Am I going to get out of this? “. He said, “You’re 61, we don’t know what we’re dealing with here.”
“So I texted Sam, who was in another part of the hospital, and I said, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to get there, can you come.’
Linda explained that a nurse “felt sorry,” and since they had both tested positive, she put Sam in a dress and mask so that he could go to his room.
She added, “And he gave me a little push to stay positive and” come back for the kids, you can’t leave us. “
“It was very traumatic. Then he was taken away and the next day he went home. “
The couple did not recognize the symptoms from the start because they both suffered from diarrhea and illness as well as fever.
Linda described the time when she “ducked her nose” and started vomiting blue fluid.
She said, “I really couldn’t breathe. I was throwing up a lot, which was really strange because it was blue. Blue came out of my lungs.
“And lying on the front with a bucket like I’m walking away. “
Linda and Sam were rushed to hospital with dangerously low oxygen levels in their blood.
The former model, who spent 10 days in an intensive care unit, is slowly returning to normal but still has trouble breathing.
She explained, “I’m getting there. I am improving day by day. Your lung capacity is so reduced with this virus that it takes days and days, even weeks, for your lungs to repair the damage they suffered.
“Sometimes I go up and down the stairs for a cup of tea and I have to sit down. It’s like I’ve run 100 yards.
“Every day it gets better. It was great to sit in the garden and listen to the birds and be really alive. “
It comes after Linda burst into tears during a heartbreaking Wednesday morning Good Britain moment.
Linda explained how the events quickly escalated leading to her desperate fight for life and Sam begged her to stay alive for their children.
She said in tears to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “It was absolutely horrible and I thank God that I am one of the lucky ones who have been there. “
Decomposing, she continued, “Sam and I were both in A&E and one minute we were looking at each other thinking,” Are we going to get through this? “.
She continued, “I called Sam and said, ‘You better come because I don’t know if I’m going to get there’ … sorry. “