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Lanarkshire teacher grieves a life lost after being crippled by long COVID

A Lanarkshire teacher has been left unable to read books after a crippling long COVID battle.

Melanie More, 28, struggles with a variety of cognitive and physical issues - leaving her 90 per cent housebound.

The former languages teacher is grieving the life she once lived after being forced to give up her dream job due to her declining health.

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Once an active person who loved travelling and yoga, Mel has had to come to terms with the significant changes in her life since she “became disabled overnight”.

She initially tested positive for the disease in September 2020 after a number of colleagues at St Andrew’s Secondary School in Carntyne caught the virus.

But Mel was the only one who did not make a full recovery.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Mel, who has since moved to Stonehouse, said: “When I first tested positive I had flu like symptoms but over two weeks I became really unwell. I had a fever, I was sleeping for around 19 hours a day and I could barely walk.

“Everyday I thought I was going mad as I didn’t know anyone else this was happening to.”

After 12-weeks of suffering with crippling symptoms, Mel attended her GP surgery but with information on long COVID vague at the time, her symptoms were put down to fatigue.

A lung health check revealed damage from the disease

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