A weekly online physiotherapy course is just the beginning of his recovery.
“Then their expectation of how quickly they will improve is often unrealistic.”
“I find it really frustrating to be so fit in advance and now not be able to do these things. My body is letting me down.
After only five days in intensive care, patients can lose up to 80 percent of their muscle – making the smallest of movements a struggle.
By video call, the group shares the experiences, symptoms and lasting impacts of the virus.
Lucy Mummery, an intensive care nurse, says they can range from “shortness of breath, pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression, memory problems” and more.
Participating together in courses is a way for patents to treat life after coronavirus.
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