BRITAIN’S longest-suffering Covid patient is finally home again after 141 days in hospital, declaring: “It’s great to be back.”
Fatima Bridle, 35, who spent 105 of them on a ventilator battling the virus, pneumonia and sepsis, has returned to husband Tracy’s loving arms.
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Fatima Bridle is back home with her husband after 141 days in hospital[/caption]
She spent 105 days on a ventilator battling coronavirus, pneumonia and sepsis[/caption]
She was originally treating him until she fell ill and was admitted to Southampton General Hospital.
Fatima was in a coma for 40 days and The Sun on Sunday last month told how she described her survival as a “miracle”.
She now says: “I can’t believe I’ve woken up from all of this. I feel I’ve been gifted a new life.”
Fatima, whose lungs collapsed, said she suffered horrific pain on the ventilator.
She added: “I wished I was dead at one point. It was so scary and terrifying. I wanted to scream out but I couldn’t.
“It was horrific. I didn’t have Tracy because he could not visit.”
The former lab technician now hopes to work for the NHS.
She said: “The NHS saved my life. Everyone was incredible. All deserve a medal.”
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Ex-soldier Tracy, 56, said: “She’s an incredible woman. She’s invincible.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This is a testimony to our brilliant NHS.
“I’m absolutely thrilled for her.”
She will now be monitored at home by medics[/caption]
Fatima says ‘I feel I’ve been gifted a new life’[/caption]
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