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A woman in self-isolation revealed she hadn't showered in a week

Woman on lockdown reveals she hasn’t showered in a WEEK because she’s ‘not going anywhere’ – and others admit they’ve battled the same feeling

  • British woman admitted she hasn’t showered in a week while in lockdown 
  • She said she ‘struggled to see the point’ because she was not leaving her house 
  • Urged by Mumsnet users to reach for the soap for the sake of her mental health 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

A woman has admitted she hasn’t showered in a week because she ‘doesn’t see the point’ during the coronavirus lockdown. 

The British Mumsnet user took to the parenting site to share her situation, writing: ‘Is anyone else struggling to see the point when we aren’t going anywhere? Tried going for a walk but I still just put comfies on. Am I grim?’

The post prompted responses from other users who admitted they had battled similar feelings. 

A woman has admitted she hasn’t showered in a week because she ‘doesn’t see the point’ during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK. Stock image 

The woman asked whether others felt the same about showers, and added she also didn’t feel like dressing up to go out 

However the majority of responses encouraged the woman to continue washing, saying it would lift her spirits. 

One posted: ‘I am sorry but that is revolting. Everyone should shower every day. A quick 5 mins is all it takes and you would feel a whole lot better.’

Another added: ‘You should keep yourself clean, fresh and well looked after for yourself and your own mental and physical good health, not just for the benefit of other people.’

A third wrote: ”I think it can make you feel worse if you don’t. Why not have a nice long bath and relax and then aim to shower at least every couple of days.’  

People urged the woman to hop in the shower, for the sake of her mental health, but some admitted feeling the same

Some users asked if she lived with anyone else but it is not clear if the original poster responded. 

Some also admitted they felt the same about the state of affairs, but still fought the urge to let go completely of their routine. 

‘I became a bit like this last week, I went 3_days without a shower. I got back in to a routine after that. 

The majority of users responded to encourage the woman to shower and set a routine

‘It can be hard to motivate yourself but try and keep in a routine because eventually (hopefully) things will go back to normal and it’ll be easier if you keep a basic routine,’ said another. 

‘I felt that way for the first time today, made myself do it. I think you need to keep up some standards and routine or you’ll go mad. Totally understand why you feel like you do but I think you’ll feel better if you do,’ said one.   

 

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Woman gets entire building to sing happy birthday for fiancé's 30th birthday

Lockdown birthdays require a lot of creativity.

One woman who wanted to surprise her fiancé for the big 30 wanted to make it extra special while under quarantine.

Hannah Chung, a photographer from LA, set about orchestrating an epic plan for partner of five years Jason Shields, a videographer.

She told Jason that they’d be going out for some sun and while heading out, asked him to open the window in their building hallway.

A slightly confused Jason was met with a chorus of ‘happy birthday’ from 76 different families in his apartment complex.

The couple had moved into a new property a few days before quarantine and have yet to meet their neighbours.

So the task of getting everyone to agree with Hannah’s plan was no easy feat.

The determined bride-to-be ended up hand-writing 76 invites to be slid under the door of everyone in the building.

Hannah left a date and time for everyone to wait by their windows for her countdown.

All of them abided for one lovely, wholesome happy birthday count.

The pair got engaged in December and were due to marry this year but then, as for many of us, coronavirus changed their plans.

Hannah, who shared a video of the sweet tribute on TikTok, tells us how she arranged the whole thing.

She says: ‘Jason’s birthday was the big 3-0 and being under lockdown, I really couldn’t do much for him.

‘We couldn’t see anyone, we couldn’t go anywhere, and I didn’t have any baking ingredients, so I couldn’t even bake a cake!

‘The day before his birthday, he was busy working on a crazy project, so he was super tuned into that. I got out my box of crafts and told him I was making him a birthday card, so he never even turned around.’

The couple lives in a historical building where the inner units face an open atrium.

Hannah wrote 76 invitations to all the interior-facing neighbours, inviting them to celebrate Jason’s 30th birthday with her.

She added: ‘I included my number to have everyone RSVP. I told them all that I would count down from 3 at 2:30, and to send me any videos they take of the event.

‘In order for me to send out the invitations, I lied and told Jason I was going to run the stairs for exercise. This is something that we actually have been doing within our building because our community gym has been closed due to social distancing.

‘That night, the RSVP texts started pouring in, and it was actually a fantastic way to meet all of our neighbours.’

The next day at 2pm, Hannah started noticing everyone opening their windows.

‘At 2:29, I said let’s go to the roof to get some sun for his birthday. We grabbed a couple of drinks, left our apartment, and walked past the hallway windows.

‘I told him to open one. He said, “why?” and I said that I had a surprise for him. It was 2:30. I stuck my head out, saw everyone else doing the same, and started counting down from three!

‘And it was crazy how many people participated. There were a lot more attendees than I expected, certainly more than the number of people who actually RSVPd!

‘Everyone knew his name from the invite, so there was no pause during the song, and it was loud!’

Their new neighbours were such good sports and one even waved a ‘happy birthday’ banner.

‘It was all very sweet how everyone came together to celebrate a stranger’s birthday during a time of isolation.

‘Jason was super surprised, totally impressed, and incredibly touched by all the support.’

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Woman, 28, smiles in her mugshot after being arrested for ‘killing her grandparents’ – The Sun

A WOMAN smiled in her mugshot after being arrested for allegedly killing her grandparents.

Katelyn Taylor, 28, was arrested Monday in connection to the double homicide.

Taylor's grandparents – 67-year-old Celeste McDaniel and 84-year-old Eugene McDaniel – were found dead inside their Camden, Tennessee, home during a Monday morning welfare check.

"A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Camden Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Camden woman," TBI officials said in a news release Monday.

A caller notified the Camden Police Department after a resident of the home didn't show up at work – which was described as unusual, police said Monday.

The doors to the couple's home were found to be locked and vehicles appeared to be parked in the garage when authorities arrived.

Police forced themselves in after several knocking attempts.

The type of weapon used in the suspected double homicide has not yet been revealed.

Camden PD said they were questioning "two people of interest," before a joint arrest with TBI officials led to Taylor's arrest

Taylor has been charged with two counts of Criminal Homicide.

She was booked into the Benton County Jail, with a bond amount set at $500,000.

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21-year-old woman with ‘no underlying health conditions’ dies of coronavirus

A 21-year-old woman has reportedly died of coronavirus in the UK – and is believed to be the youngest person in the country with “no underlying health conditions” to succumb to the bug.

The family of Buckinghamshire resident Chloe Middleton posted the grim news Tuesday on Facebook, according to local media.

“To all the people out there that thinks it’s just a virus please think again speaking from a personal experience this so called virus has taken the life of my 21 year old daughter,” Middleton’s mom, Diane Middleton, wrote.

Chloe’s aunt, Emily Mistry, also posted about the young girl’s COVID-19-related death on Facebook and noted that her “beautiful” and “kindhearted” niece had “no underlying health issues,” Metro UK reported.

“My loved ones are going through the most unimaginable pain, we are shattered beyond belief,” Mistry wrote.

“The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes. Please, please adhere to government guidelines. DO YOUR BIT. Protect yourselves and protect others!! The virus isn’t spreading, PEOPLE are spreading the virus,” the relative added.

The post went on to say: “Life as we know it has changed dramatically but unless we all act now to protect ourselves and others, the longer this turmoil and anguish will go on …”

The UK’s youngest victim is an 18-year-old with “significant underlying health issues” who died in Coventry, West Midlands, after contracting COVID-19. But the virus was not said to be his direct cause of death, Metro UK reported Sunday.

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American woman, 20, with coronavirus says the virus made her go DEAF

American woman, 20, who contracted Covid-19 in Italy says the virus made her go DEAF in addition to losing her sense of taste and smell

  • Julia Buscaglia told in terrifying detail how she experienced differing symptoms
  • She had a ‘wet cough’ and ‘no symptoms present that the CDC warned us about’
  • Julia is a student at the University of Buffalo; she moved to Florence in January
  • Posting to Twitter she explained how she returned home from Italy, where more than 6,000 people have died from coronavirus, at the beginning of March
  • ‘My jaw DROPPED. I didn’t have the symptoms on the news’, Julia tweeted 
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An American woman who contracted Covid-19 in Italy says the virus made her go deaf in addition to losing her sense of taste and smell. 

Julia Buscaglia, 20, told in terrifying detail how she experienced differing, additional symptoms to a fever and a dry cough.

In fact, Buscaglia, a student at the University of Buffalo in upstate New York who moved to Florence in January, said she had a ‘wet cough’ and ‘no symptoms were present that the CDC warned us about’. 

Posting to Twitter she explained how she returned home from hard hit Italy, where more than 6,000 people have died from coronavirus, at the beginning of March. 

Julia said she was able to travel back into the United States where ‘not a single person asked where I had been’. 

After testing positive she said: ‘My jaw DROPPED. How was I positive? I didn’t have the symptoms on the news.’ 

Julia Buscaglia, 20, told in terrifying detail how she experienced differing, additional symptoms to a fever and a dry cough. In fact, Buscaglia, a student at the University of Buffalo in upstate New York who moved to Florence in January, said she had a ‘wet cough’ and ‘no symptoms were present that the CDC warned us about’

Posting to Twitter she explained how she returned home from hard hit Italy, where more than 6,000 people have died from coronavirus, at the beginning of March

She wrote: ‘I flew home, and not a single person asked where I had been. Not even at customs. They didn’t blink an eye at me. I had layovers in LARGE cities. Again, there was no doubt in my mind that I didn’t have the virus.’

Her post has gone on to be liked more than 175,000 times and retweeted 74,000 times. 

Julia told followers she ‘woke up in agony’ on February 29, adding: ‘My head was pounding, my ears throbbing, and it felt as if my throat was on fire. My body ached, I had chills, and I had a fever of 100.2. I took over the counter anti-inflammatories and stayed in bed the entire day.’

She explained how saw a doctor the following day who told her she had a cold. She said: ‘At this point, I had begun to lose hearing in my left ear, I figured it was congestion. Still I had NO cough.’

In her harrowing personal account Julia told how her hearing became ‘significantly less’, adding: ‘As Italy was starting to become a place of concern our program urged us to return home.’

By March 3, her last day in Italy, Julia said she ‘still couldn’t hear’, adding: ‘At this point I lost all ability to taste and smell, yet I did not have a runny nose or cough. 

‘I had a headache constantly during the day which I just treated with Tylenol. I left the next morning to return to America.’

By March 5 she was back in the US and in self quarantine. 

On March 14 Julia said she was tested for the virus, adding: ‘I was not planning on being tested. However, members of my family work in health care & wanted to be sure before returning to work. We had to ask to be tested, they refused until we asked repeatedly.’

Still with ‘no symptoms, a slight remaining cough’ Julia was told she had tested positive for COVID-19. She said: ‘My jaw DROPPED. How was I positive? I didn’t have the symptoms on the news, I got cleared by a doctor, and no one cared at customs I had come from a high risk country.

‘I guess why I’m telling you all of this is because what they are telling you are symptoms are not ALL symptoms. And you do NOT have to have the symptoms to be positive. The only symptom I had that was similar was a fever. 

Julia urged her followers: ‘But this is not a joke anymore. Please cancel your trips.

‘I am completely healthy right now, but that doesn’t mean I’m cleared. And the same could be true of you. So please stay indoors. Be safe and smart. Limit your contact with individuals, because this is going to get worse before it gets better.

‘To those of you in the same situation as me, I wish you all a speedy recovery and to stay healthy. Drink fluids and wash your hands. Please remember, just because you are not showing symptoms does NOT mean you do not have it.’ 

 

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Grandma, 95, is oldest woman to recover from coronavirus in Italy

A 95-year-old grandmother became the oldest woman in Italy to recover from the coronavirus, according to a new report.

Alma Clara Corsini, of the northern province of Modena, was diagnosed with the virus and admitted to the hospital in Pavullo on March 5, Italian-language outlet Gazzetta Di Modena reported.

Doctors and specialists treated her at the facility until she made a full recovery last week without “antiviral therapy,” according to the report.

“Yes, yes, I’m fine,” she told the outlet last week, according to a translation by Metro UK. “They were good people who looked after me well.”

The woman, the first Modena resident to recover from the infection, has since been discharged and returned to the nursing home where she lives, according to The Telegraph.

Last week, a 97-year-old man, believed to be the oldest Italian to survive COVID-19, returned to his Cremona, Lombardy home after spending two weeks in the hospital, according to Metro.

By Monday afternoon, 63,927 coronavirus infections and 6,077 deaths had been reported in Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University data. A total of 7,432 people have recovered in the country.

Earlier this month, a 100-year-old Chinese man became the oldest known patient to pull through the deadly illness.

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Woman gives birth in toilet paper aisle of Walmart as customers cheer on

Finally, some good news from the toilet paper aisle.

A Missouri woman delivered her baby in a local Walmart earlier this week, after her water broke as she was making her way through the store’s otherwise bleak paper goods section.

A store employee held up a sheet — cloth, not paper — for privacy while firefighters and a nurse who happened to be in the Springfield store assisted the new mother on Wednesday.

Customers stopped their shopping to encourage the woman, and cheered as she and her baby were taken away by ambulance

“You know a feel-good moment, everybody’s going through so much and with a baby it’s like everything comes full circle,” said Jessica Hinkle, the store manager who held up the sheet.

The entire process took 45 minutes. Hinkle said she had contacted the mother on Thursday was told both she and her child were doing well.

“[I’m] not like the best with blood so that was my job, holding the sheet and crowd control making sure that nobody invaded what privacy the poor lady still had,” Hinkle said.

The birth comes as anxious shoppers wipe stores out of crucial supplies during the coronavirus epidemic, including sanitizers and toilet paper.

Photos from big box stores around the country show completely barren grocery aisles. But in New York City there’s at least one mainstay that remains well-stocked with ablutionary needs: the humble bodega.

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British woman in Barcelona shares pictures of fully stocked shelves

British woman on lockdown in Barcelona shares pictures of fully restocked supermarket shelves after they were stripped bare to reassure people not to panic buy

  • British woman tells shoppers not to panic buy as she shares pictures of shelves
  • Victoria Mullen is on lockdown in Barcelona where shops are now fully stocked
  • Like Britain, Spanish shoppers stripped their shelves bare over coronavirus fears 
  • Ms Mullen said this is not necessary as food is still available and shops restock 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

A British woman on coronavirus lockdown in Barcelona has shared pictures of her local supermarket to prove shoppers do not need to panic buy and that stores will soon re-stock.

Victoria Mullen was in the Catalan city when a lockdown was announced by Spanish authorities on Friday.

She said the supermarket shelves, just as in Britain, were stripped bare by hoarding stockpilers, despite to fill their cupboards with essential items.

But Ms Mullen, who is from Middlesbrough, sought to reassure the British public that their own stores will soon be refilled.

In Facebook posts on Tuesday, she shared images of the fully stocked shelves, just five days after they were emptied. 

Victoria Mullen posted images on social media of restocked shelves in Barcelona to show that shops will be restocked 

Ms Mullen tried to reassure people in her homeland that once the initial wave of panic buying ends the shelves are fully stocked again 

She wrote: ‘Seeing so much negativity and fear I wanted to try share something to help the worry of going on lockdown.

‘We are on lockdown in Barcelona.. however… we are allowed out to the supermarket and to the pharmacy and contrary to belief you’re not holed up for the whole time you can go out for essentials as long as you are straight back home. 

‘I took some photos today in the supermarket in a country that is on lockdown to show you what it looks like, you will not be without food.

‘Please try not to worry and try give the shops chance to catch up with the demand and give others a chance to get what they need. Keep calm, Carry on and be safe.’


This shop (left and right) was is full of items and has plenty of toilet roll after an initial rush of panic buying 

People rushing to the shop in a supermarket in Barcelona last month when the Spanish government announced an emergency status 

Spanish coronavirus fatalities reached 1,002 today as nearly 20,000 people have been infected in the country.

The country became the fourth-hardest hit in the world, after China, Iran and Italy.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ordered the closure of all hotels and promised to implement special measures in nursing homes, following the surge of confirmed cases.

Boris Johnson urged Britons to stay away from public gatherings, cafe, restaurants and bars, but stopped short of ordering them to close. 

Ms Mullen also tried to reassure Britons about live under lockdown and to dispel some of the myths that residents are unable to go outside at all.

People queue at the entrance to a supermarket under the supervision of local police in Vilanova del Cami, Catalonia

She added: ‘You’re allowed out to walk your dogs etc, just no social gathering at all. what you’re seeing on social media is causing fear and panic and making you bulk buy which is affecting the vulnerable and the supermarkets cannnot keep up with the demand.

‘[On] Friday when lockdown was announced our shelf’s were bare and we had no pasta or toilet roll just like you’re seeing. 

‘This [the pictures] is 5 days in and we are stabilising as people have realised there is no need to bulk buy. Hoping this helps and you see the same.’

Many European countries have struggled to find enough medical supplies such as gloves, masks and essential items such as toilet roll and hand sanitiser demand has been intensified by panic buying.

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Woman endures 'excruciating' seizures while giving birth

Viewer praise mother in labour for ‘exceptional courage’ as she suffers excruciating seizures through her body due to a rare neurolgical condition – but gives birth with NO epidural

  • Tara, 29, from Liverpool suffers with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) 
  • Developed condition which causes shooting pain after car accident 6 years ago
  • BBC2 documentary Hospital showed her giving birth while having  seizures
  • Went through labour with only morphine patches and gas and air for pain relief 

A woman has been praised for her ‘exceptional courage’ after experiencing  ‘excruciating’ seizures throughout her entire body while giving birth.

Tara, 29, from Liverpool, developed a rare neurological disorder, after she was hit by a car six years ago and experiences severe shooting pains throughout her entire body. 

The mother-of-two appeared on BBC2 documentary ‘Hospital’ on Thursday night where she was seen giving birth to her second child, Jamie, using only morphine patches and gas and air as pain relief. 

She had already decreased her current medication for her Functional Neurological Disorder to reduce the risk to her new baby.

The condition affects patients in a similar way to diseases such as Parkinson’s, but is not caused by a structural problem with the nervous system, and is often medically unexplained. 

Tara, 29, from Liverpool, developed a rare neurological disorder, after she was hit by a car six years ago. As a result, she experiences severe shooting pains throughout her entire body and seizures while in labour (pictured)

Speaking of her condition, Tara said it first started a few weeks after she had a car accident. 

‘I’d gone back to work, but overnight it was this excruciating pain. 

‘I couldn’t get up and it was trauma that affected my brain. Your brain is telling your body, you’re in excruciating pain when it shouldn’t be.

‘I couldn’t understand it because the doctors couldn’t give me a reason.’ 

What is Functional neurological disorder (FND)?

Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a disabling cause of neurological symptoms. People with FND can experience a wide variety of symptoms including:

  • Weakness and abnormal patterns of movement (e.g. tremor, abnormal posturing of limbs, gait problems)
  • Attacks of abnormal movement/change in awareness that resemble epileptic seizures
  • Sensory problems
  • Cognitive problems
  • Visual and speech problems

While the symptoms may appear similar to neurological diseases including those of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and epilepsy, and can be just as disabling, they are not caused by structural disease of the nervous system, but instead are a problem with the ‘functioning’ of the nervous system and are often called ‘medically unexplained’.

People with FND appear to lose the ability to control or access their body normally. The ‘basic wiring’ of the nervous system is intact, but when people with FND try to use it to move, feel or think, they cannot control it normally.

Exactly how many people get FND is unknown, but it’s estimated to be around 14-22 cases per 100,000 people.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said FND patients make up about a quarter of its neurology patients.

For most people the symptoms are only short-lived, but in others they can last for months or years.

Its cause is poorly understood but scientists have likened it to a glitch in the brain which cause symptoms to continue after they are first experienced because of a physical injury, infectious illness, panic attack or migraine.

Depending on their condition patients may be given physiotherapy, psychological therapy or occupational therapy – or a mix. 

Sources: NORD, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Medical News Today

 

The condition has symptoms that appear similar to neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and epilepsy, and can be just as disabling. 

But they are not caused by structural issues in the nervous system, but instead a problem with its ‘functioning’. 

Her difficult birth shocked and impressed viewers, with many praising her bravery and courage.

‘That was really stressful to watch. Tara’s baby is beautiful, congratulations to them both,’ said one. 

The condition has symptoms that appear similar to neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and epilepsy, and can be just as disabling. Tara is pictured in labour 

‘Well done, Tara. Beautiful baby. God bless you and your family,’ wrote another.

 ‘I’m so pleased Tara managed to deliver her baby how she wanted to,’ added a third.

‘What an inspirational eye-opener this program is. We should never let go of this marvelous service, praise the gift, that keeps on giving. Awesome’ wrote a fourth. 

While chatting with her sonographer at seven-months pregnant, Tara said: ‘I’m not enjoying it as much as I want to. It’s hurting my back, the last couple of weeks my pain has been at nine.’ 

Her difficult birth shocked and impressed viewers, with many praising her bravery and courage

She went on: ‘I’m struggling to get to the bathroom myself again. I have fallen down, a couple of times a day at first, but now I’m getting told off for moving. 

‘It’s too dangerous. I’ve fallen down the stairs. If I get the shooting pain in my right leg – I just have no control. As they progress treatment is going to get worse.’ 

Later, Tara’s doctor spoke of the risks of her second birth – admitting they couldn’t be sure how her body would react to the stress of childbirth.

She said: ‘It has to be her at the centre of this decision making and planning, we do not know how her body will react to this pain.’ 

Tara’s family looked on in support during her tricky labour which caused seizures in her entire body

Tara added: ‘I’m excited but i’m low because i’m in so much pain.’ 

She revealed that the medication she was currently taking to reduce her symptoms meant her baby had a higher risk of deformity, and so decided to lower her medication to prevent any risk to the baby.

‘It’s just getting more and more painful, she explained.

‘I don’t know how my body will react to the contractions and birth. We’re over the moon but I don’t know how we’re going to be.’ 

Tara is then seen going into labour struggling as the only medication she had were gas and air alongside morphine patches on her back. 

The mother is quickly fully dilated and asks for morphine at 10cm dilated, before expressing the agonising pain in her back.  

Following the birth the newborn was taken to the neo-natal intensive care unit, as doctors were concerned about his breathing.

However, after seven days in hospital, the couple received the news that baby Jamie had responded well to his treatment and would discharged to return to his family.  

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‘Fit and healthy’ woman, 39, left struggling to breathe in intensive care from coronavirus makes chilling warning – The Sun

A FIT and healthy mum who caught coronavirus has warned of its dangers in a chilling video from her hospital bed.

Tara Jane Langston, 39, filmed herself in an intensive care unit (ICU) in Hillingdon Hospital, West London begging people not to "take any chances" with catching the killer bug.

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The mum-of-two was rushed to hospital last Friday after being diagnosed with COVID-19, which she says feels like "having glass in your lungs".

In the horrifying video, which she sent as a warning to pals, gym-going Ms Langston is seen choking and struggling to breathe.

Speaking to the camera as she gasps for air, Ms Langston said: "If anyone is thinking of taking any chances, just take a look at me.

"I'm in the intensive care unit. I can't breathe without this. They've had to sew that into my artery.I've got a cannula, another cannula and a catheter.

'NONE OF YOU TAKE CHANCES'

"I'm actually ten times better right now than what I was before. I've lost count of the days.

"If anyone still smokes, put the cigarettes down, because I'm telling you now, you need your f***ing lungs.

"And please none of you take any chances. Because if it gets really bad then you are going to end up here."

The shocking footage comes as the UK's death toll soared to 144 on Thursday, a jump of 40 in just 24 hours.

Already, more than 3,200 people  here have caught the disease which has stunned the world and left scientists locked in a desperate race to find a vaccine.

Ms Langston told MailOnline: "'It’s like having glass in your lungs, it’s hard to explain, but every breath is a battle.

"It’s absolutely horrible and I wouldn’t want to go through anything like this ever again. I’d been ill for about five days before I was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

"I’d originally been diagnosed with a chest infection and given antibiotics and advised to take ibuprofen and paracetamol.

"I was taking about eight ibuprofen a day and they now think that that exacerbated the problem.

"When I was taken into intensive care they originally planned to sedate me and keep me in intubation because my body had gone through it all for the best part of a week and I was shattered.

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"Fortunately I was kept awake but needed six litres of oxygen. Now that I’m improving I’m on one litre."

Ms Langston was diagnosed with the chest infection last week.

She was seen by doctors 11 days ago after going on holiday to Krakow in Poland with husband Richard and their two daughters.

At Hillingdon Hospital, she was diagnosed with a chest infection and given antibiotics before going home in a cab.

But she was taken back to the hospital in an ambulance later in the week and diagnosed with pneumonia.

She was confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

It’s absolutely horrible and I wouldn’t want to go through anything like this ever again

Ms Langston added: "There were two other patients with me in the ICU, both of who were being intubated.

"One was quite a large man who I’d say was about late 50s or early 60s and the other was a lady roughly the same age.

"So these were not elderly people.

"That was my reasoning behind doing that video was to warn that younger people are susceptible too.

"It’s quite surreal being in the ICU, the nurses are covered head to toe but they are literally working non-stop and have been brilliant.

"They are actually running out of face masks. One nurse came into my room the other day with a sort of plastic sheeting covering her face, it looked like the sort of clear plastic wrapper flowers come in."

And she admitted she is worried if the virus starts getting worse the hospital will be "swamped" with coroanvirus patients.

She begged people to self-isolate and insisted "it's the only way".

Ms Langston added: "I can understand their mind-set because I had that attitude before of "it’s a load of nonsense, it’s just being all hyped up" before I got this– I wasn’t one to buy into all the hysteria.

"But then I got the coronavirus and I never again want to experience anything like it because it was a deeply unpleasant experience.

"That’s why I filmed myself in the ICU and sent it to my work mates because they were supposed to be all meeting up for a training event and I wanted to tell them not to go as it wasn’t worth the risk.

"They’d be better off staying at home self-isolating.

"Whatever restrictions the government has now been put in place should have been done two weeks ago I believe.

"My story should be a warning to others – you need to take this seriously."

Her husband Richard fears she could have caught the virus at the gym.

He said: "She’s out of intensive care now and is making good progress. We just want her back at home."

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