A care home administrator and mother of two has revealed how she feared for her life after contracting COVID-19.
Lindsay Hood, who works at the charity’s Surbiton Home in Surrey, described contracting COVID-19 as like “being hit by a bus”.
The 49-year-old was bed bound and in immense pain for four weeks after contracting the virus and later developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“I got really scared,” Lindsay said. “I was terrified of going to sleep because I didn’t think I would wake up.”
When the ambulance crew turned up at her home in full PPE to take her to hospital, she said: “I honestly didn’t know if I was going to go home again.”
Looking back on her ordeal, Lindsay said: “I was convinced I was going to die. My husband Steve and I had awful conversations about what would happen.”
Lindsay, from Banstead, Surrey, was speaking to Royal Star & Garter as part of the charity’s COVID: Life on the frontline series.