How I survived COVID-19 shielding in the first wave
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How I survived COVID-19 shielding in the first wave

Linda Young Paediatric emergency nurse, Queen’s Hospital Burton, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

A nurse explains how physical activity and colleague support helped her cope with isolation during the pandemic

I had only just returned to work following surgery on my hand and elbow for arthritis. After 12 long weeks, the endless days of physio, rehab and just existing were supposed to be behind me. Onwards and upwards, I thought, and getting back to normality was high on my agenda. Three weeks and one day later, COVID-19 took over.

Emergency Nurse. 28, 6, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/en.28.6.13.s11

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