Covid ~ One Mans Story
So on March 25th one of my co workers announced in an email that he had the Covid virus. He’s actually been in the office on the 18th. His first symptoms occurred on the 22nd.(most of the time he had been working from home)
On Monday the 29th he was admitted to the hospital. They put him on oxygen and we all waited to see what was going to happen. Here’s a little back story on him. In the time I’ve worked with him he’s had a heart attack, and all the fun stuff that goes with it. He also ended up with liver cancer and had to have a lot of his liver removed. In all the time I’ve know him he’s never complained about any of the health issues that befell him. He’s a former Marine, maybe that has something to with it.
This morning he came back to the office for the first time since his recovery. (side note he did get his first shot right before he got the virus). To get to the office there is a pretty steep set of stairs. When he got to his desk he was pretty winded. I was a little scared he was going to maybe pass out. Breathing heavy and slightly gasping for breath. He said coming up the stairs kicked his butt.
The General manager stopped and was talking to him about how glad we were that he was OK, and that we had all been kind of worried when he had to be admitted to the hospital. He said that they gave him the anti body treatment and them another of the experimental medicines. They worked, he wasn’t in the hospital very long.
My main point in writing this was the comment he made about being in the hospital. He said that he wasn’t really scared he was going to die, but didn’t really want to have to be put on a respirator. He said it really opened his eyes about all the people out there that say its a government hoax, it’s really not that bad, they don’t have a clue. It’s not any easy thing to go though having it. Unless you get it and have to deal with it you don’t really have a clue about the illness.
Here is hoping that the treatments they gave him knocked it completely out of his system. There has been so much about the “long haulers” . He’s been though enough he doesn’t need for this to linger.
Over 572,000 people have died in the United States and over 3,000,000 world wind. I hope to never see this again in my life time, but I’m not holding my breath.