Humans of Covid-19 AU: Jemma Katz

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Humans of Covid-19 AU: Jemma Katz

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“In November, I was diagnosed with a cancer of the immune system. I've been undergoing chemo ever since. I finished three weeks ago, but the chemo is really intense and makes you very vulnerable to catching everything, so I can’t leave the house at all. My sister caught a tiny cold and it gave me a really intense chest infection. I have nothing in my body to fight off infection.
My life was meant to go back to normal after chemo, but it hasn’t. Very much the opposite.
The whole experience of cancer and then corona all around has made me realise how much I took for granted in my life, like being independent. I pretty much can’t do anything alone. I'm 23, and not really living the life of a 23 year old.
I've found it helpful to establish a routine. I’m looking forward to being able to do the simple things once this is over, like going for a drive or a walk alone, being able to look after myself.”

Instagram post on Jemma, a university student, and her experience during the pandemic, which was created by a psychology student living in Melbourne who was interested to hear about how COVID-19 was impacting on different peoples’ lives.

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This item was submitted on June 20, 2020 by Jen Rodriguez using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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