Nurse who battled coronavirus 'grateful' to be alive

Nurse who battled sepsis pneumonia reveals she feared dying alone from coronavirus in isolation as she praises NHS colleagues who save her life

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  • Had released a tearful plea urging the public to stay at home as she battled virus 
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A nurse who urged the public to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus is ‘grateful’ to be alive after thinking she would die alone in hospital. 

Sharon Cook, from Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire, who was hospitalised with coronavirus in March, shared a tearful plea where she described the ‘horrendous’ symptoms the virus had left her with and said that it’s ‘not worth going out, even if you miss your friends’.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, alongside some of the colleagues who treated her, the nurse told that she thought ‘that was it’ after contracting sepsis pneumonia, and feared she would die in isolation, with no contact from her family. 

Sharon Cook, from Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire, appeared on Good Morning Britain today where she told she is ‘grateful’ to be alive after thinking she would die alone in hospital

Nurse Lorraine Waby (left) who treated Sharon told that it was ‘difficult’ treating colleagues while they’re unable to see their families 

‘I really am grateful I’m happy to be here and grateful, they saved my life, said Sharon.

‘I was positively tested and then I got sepsis pneumonia, and I have an underlying lung problem, so I thought that was it. 

‘It was especially hard because I was isolated in a room on my own and I had no contact with anyone, my family. I really thought that was it.’ 

She went on to praise her fellow NHS staff members who saved her life, insisting she ‘can’t thank them enough’. 

The nurse told host Susanna Reid (pictured) that she thought ‘that was it’ after contracting sepsis pneumonia, and feared she would die in isolation,with no contact from her family

She went on to praise her fellow NHS staff members who saved her life, insisting she ‘can’t thank them enough’

‘You are all amazing, from the nurses to the doctors who came in with food and drink. It’s a scary time for everyone, I just can’t thank them enough. 

‘They were in and out and some of them were really nervous putting on the PPE. It’s a scary time for everyone not just patients.’ 

Nurse Lorraine Waby admitted: ‘Our colleagues are getting poorly. We’re having to look after them without their families, it really is a difficult thing.’ 

Sharron added: ‘To see my dogs and my family, my husband, my son who lives at home with me still. I didn’t think I’d be coming home.’ 


Sharon was hospitalised with coronavirus on March 23, urged the public to ‘stay at home’ amid the COVID-19 outbreak

Sharron took to Facebook from her hospital bed to tell the public: ‘I thought I’d do a quick Vlog. I’ve been in hospital since March 23 with COVID-19. I was tested as positive but now that’s getting better.

‘Now I have sepsis pneumonia which is why I can’t talk very well. I’m a bit breathless but I have oxygen so that’s good.

‘I just want people to know how important it is to stay at home, it’s not worth going out even if you miss your friends.

‘I’m on the mend and I’m in my own room on two lots of antibiotics. I’m just struggling really to breath but apart from that I feel so much better than I did.

‘I had a temperature and felt so ill for over two weeks. If someone would have given me an injection to put me down I would’ve taken it, it was awful.

‘The COVID-19 is horrendous compared to this. This is awful because I can’t move or do anything because I have no breath – but at least I don’t feel like I did.’

 

 

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