Six months’ shielding ‘enough to drive you insane’

A young woman with a life-limiting condition who has been shielding alone for six months has said the challenges have been “enough to drive you insane”.

Tuesday Gale, 31, who has rare immune disorder chronic granulomatous disease, has been largely confined to a one-bedroom flat with no garden in Newquay, Cornwall, since March.

She has relied on writing poetry and the companionship of her dog.

Shielding advice was paused in August, but medics advised Ms Gale to continue… More here.

This is such a sad story, but at least it serves to make many of us realise that we could be a lot worse off.



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