‘There’s no end in sight’: N.B.-born woman still suffering COVID symptoms 9 months on – CBC

COVID long-haulers require treatment to recover and it won’t happen overnight, researcher says

Aug 21, 2021

Barely one year ago, Fredericton-born Kelli Franklin was a healthy 35-year-old working as a physiotherapist in Calgary.

Then she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Nine months later, Franklin is still dealing with post-COVID symptoms and a quality of life that has changed drastically and indefinitely.

“This illness has taken so much from me,” she said. “It’s taken my job, it’s taken my relationships with all of my clients and my family and my friends, my passions, my hobbies.”

Franklin’s symptoms began in December 2020, with a sore throat and congestion.

They quickly worsened and she began experiencing chest pain, difficulty sleeping, shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-fredericton-nb-longhauler-1.6148078


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