Supplementary Information: Probably ‘That’ Coronavirus: My Symptoms

By Katey Watson, July 2020

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Appendix 1: Graphical Representation of my Symptoms from Day 1 to Day 67 and their Duration

My symptoms & their duration: Day 1 to Day 67 (end of main symptoms)

Appendix 2: Health Diary Symptoms – Extracts

Day 1 of symptoms: I thought I was getting a cold
Date: Friday 13 March 2020
Symptoms: NEW: In the evening I started developing a sore throat and headache
UK stats: 797 cases (207 new)

Day 2: Self-isolation: Day 1 of 14: I decided I should self-isolate despite thinking it was just a cold
Date: Saturday 14 March 2020
Symptoms: Sore throat, headache. NEW: Slight cough
UK stats: 1140 cases (343 new), 21 hospital deaths

Day 3: Self-isolation: Day 2 of 14
Date: Sunday 15 March 2020
Symptoms: Sore throat, headache, slight dry cough
UK stats: Missed recording

Day 4: Self-isolation: Day 3 of 14
Date: Monday 16 March 2020
Symptoms: Sore throat, headache, slight dry cough. NEW: Awoke at 2.30am unable to breath (panic attack in my sleep? – start of insomnia issues), slight gut discomfort after meals
UK stats: 55 hospital deaths, 52 recovered (I decided recording new cases was pointless since testing was scarce)

Day 5: Self-isolation: Day 4 of 14
Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Symptoms: Slight dry cough, slight gut discomfort after meals, headache. NEW: Feeling a bit light-headed
UK stats: 71 hospital deaths (16 new)

Day 6: Self-isolation: Day 5 of 14
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Symptoms: Sore throat, headache, slight dry cough
UK stats: 104 hospital deaths (33 new), 65 recovered

Day 7: Self-isolation: Day 6 of 14
Date: Thursday 19 March 2020
Symptoms: Headache, sometimes light-headed, sore throat, dry cough worsened, gut ache. NEW: Chest feels a bit tight
UK stats: 144 hospital deaths (40 new), 79 recovered

Day 8: Self-isolation: Day 7 of 14. Schools, clubs, restaurants closed
Date: Friday 20 March 2020
Symptoms: Headache, sore throat lessened, dry cough lessened
UK stats: 177 hospital deaths (33 new), 79 recovered

Day 9: Self-isolation: Day 8 of 14
Date: Saturday 21 March 2020
Symptoms: No headache or sore throat, cough less dry, slight gut ache
UK stats: 233 hospital deaths (56 new), 93 recovered

Day 10: Self-isolation: Day 9 of 14
Date: Sunday 22 March 2020
Symptoms: Cough a bit worse again, slight headache, gut discomfort. NEW: Achy, especially down my whole back and kidney area (slightly around glands too)
UK stats: 281 hospital deaths (48 new), 135 recovered

Day 11: Self-isolation: Day 10 of 14. Lockdown: Day 1
Date: Monday 23 March 2020
Symptoms: Cough lessened, no headache, still achy, especially down my whole back and kidney area, gut discomfort, but not as bad as yesterday
UK stats: 335 hospital deaths (54 new), 135 recovered

Day 12: Self-isolation: Day 11 of 14. Lockdown: Day 2
Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling much better today. Slightly achy, cough lessened, slight sore throat, more energy. Tried some gentle stretches and lunges (calves very tight!)
UK stats: 422 hospital deaths (87 new), 135 recovered

Day 13: Self-isolation: Day 12 of 14. Lockdown: Day 3
Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. A little tired (might be due to allergies) and still a bit body achy, cough lessened. Thighs really ache from yesterday’s exercise!
UK stats: 463 hospital deaths (41 new), 135 recovered

Day 14: Self-isolation: Day 13 of 14. Lockdown: Day 4
Date: Thursday 26 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. A little tired and a bit body achy (including around kidney area), cough lessened
UK stats: 578 hospital deaths (115 new, N.B. recording timings different), 135 recovered

Day 15: Self-isolation: Day 14 of 14. Lockdown: Day 5
Date: Friday 27 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. A bit achy around ribs and kidney area (worsened in evening), cough lessened (worsens in evening)
UK stats: 759 hospital deaths (181 new), 135 recovered

Day 16: Lockdown: Day 6
Date: Saturday 28 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. Achy around ribs and kidney area, cough lessened (worsened in evening)
UK stats: 1,019 hospital deaths (260 new), 135 recovered

Day 17: Lockdown: Day 7
Date: Sunday 29 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. Achy around ribs and kidney area, cough lessened (worsened in evening)
UK stats: 1,228 hospital deaths (209 new), 135 recovered

Day 18: Lockdown: Day 8
Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. A bit achy around ribs and kidney area, cough lessened (worsened in evening)
UK stats: 1,408 hospital deaths (180 new), 135 recovered

Day 19: Lockdown: Day 9
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. A bit achy around ribs and kidney area, cough lessened
UK stats: 1,789 hospital deaths (381 new), 135 recovered

Day 20: Lockdown: Day 10
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. A bit achy around ribs and kidney area, cough nearly gone
UK stats: 2,352 hospital deaths (563 new). (Recoveries no longer reported by the Government!)

Day 21: Lockdown: Day 11
Date: Thursday 2 April 2020
Symptoms: Started the day feeling okay, except being a bit achy around ribs and kidney area. Cough returned a bit in evening. NEW: 15.00: Some discomfort around heart and left kidney area. 16.40: Started feeling a bit light-headed, breathless and hearing went fuzzy. 18.30 symptoms reduced, but still really uncomfortable aches all around ribs
UK stats: 2,921 hospital deaths (569 new)

Day 22: Lockdown: Day 12
Date: Friday 3 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling okay. 13.00 bit achy around ribs, cough seems to be gone
UK stats: 3,605 hospital deaths (684 new)

Day 23: Lockdown: Day 13
Date: Saturday 4 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling almost well. Some aches around ribs and kidney area, minimal coughing
UK stats: 4,313 hospital deaths (708 new)

Day 24: Lockdown: Day 14
Date: Sunday 5 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling almost well. Some aches around ribs and kidney area (worsened in the evening)
UK stats: 4,934 hospital deaths (621 new)

Day 25: Lockdown: Day 15
Date: Monday 6 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling almost well. Some aches around ribs and kidney area
UK stats: 5,373 hospital deaths (439 new)

Day 26: Lockdown: Day 16
Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling almost well. Some aches around ribs and kidney area
UK stats: 6,159 hospital deaths (786 new)

Day 27: Lockdown: Day 17
Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020
Symptoms: Feeling almost well. Some aches around ribs and kidney area. NEW: Skin burning sensation, including right hip area and upper thigh
UK stats: 7,097 hospital deaths (938 new)

Day 28: Lockdown: Day 18
Date: Thursday 9 April 2020
Symptoms: Skin has burning sensation, especially right hip/waist area and upper thigh
N.B. Re-introduced exercise biking
UK stats: 7,978 hospital deaths (881 new)

Day 29: Lockdown: Day 19
Date: Friday 10 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
UK stats: 8,958 deaths. (980 new)

Day 30: Lockdown: Day 20
Date: Saturday 11 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
UK stats: 9,875 hospital deaths (917 new)

Day 31: Lockdown: Day 21
Date: Sunday 12 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
UK stats: 10,612 hospital deaths (737 new)

Day 32: Lockdown: Day 22
Date: Monday 13 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
UK stats: 11,329 hospital deaths (717 new)

Day 33: Lockdown: Day 23
Date: Tuesday 14 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
UK stats: 12,107 hospital deaths (778 new)

Day 34: Lockdown: Day 24
Date: Wednesday 15 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
N.B. Re-introduced trampette exercise
UK stats: 12,868 hospital deaths (761 new)

Day 35: Lockdown: Day 25
Date: Thursday 16 April 2020
Symptoms: None recorded
UK stats: 13,729 hospital deaths (861 new)

Day 36: Lockdown: Day 26
Date: Friday 17 April 2020
Symptoms: RETURN: Sore around left kidney and calves
UK stats: Not recorded

Day 37: Lockdown: Day 27
Date: Saturday 18 April 2020
Symptoms: RETURN: Slight cough
UK stats: 15,464 hospital deaths (888 new)

Day 38: Lockdown: Day 28
Date: Sunday 19 April 2020
Symptoms: Cough. RETURN: Slight sore throat
UK stats: 16,060 hospital deaths (596 new)

My sore throat persisted until: Day 47 (Tuesday 28 April 2020; Lockdown: Day 37).
My cough persisted until: Day 67 (Monday 18 May 2020; Lockdown: Day 57).

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