Being Interviewed – Living with Chronic Illness and Long Covid


A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed for a local online magazine. The journalist Chloe Clarke asked how it has felt to live through the pandemic as a “vulnerable person” with chronic illness and to contract Covid, then to later be diagnosed with Long Covid. I was also spoke about how I feel about the lifting of restrictions.

“Two days into the first lockdown in March 2020, retired nurse Claire Saul started coughing and was later diagnosed with Covid.

One day, her symptoms got so bad that an ambulance arrived to assist with her breathing while she was turning blue – but they were reluctant to take her to hospital because of her chronic conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS).

A friend of Claire’s who shopped for her while she was ill told her that when she pulled up, she could hear her “horrendous cough” from the…

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