Tracey Spicer’s Life With Long Covid

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Published Jul 24, 2022, 7:00 PM

Three years ago, Tracey was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the Me Too Movement, and won the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership through Women and Leadership Australia. Today, most of Tracey’s days are spent at doctors appointments. 

She’s a multiple Walkley Award winning author and broadcaster who has anchored programs all over Australia. We’re sure she didn’t imagine that in July 2022 she’d be on No Filter, speaking about how she became one of the unlucky ones: a sufferer of the dreaded Long Covid. 

Long Covid means your symptoms have persisted for longer than 12 weeks after initial infection. What’s interesting though, is that there might be new symptoms. You could feel like you’re actually getting sick with something else entirely. And for some, their condition continues to deteriorate. 

Tracey has been sick for 204 days. And here’s what she thinks you should know.

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