A 43- year-old nurse has shared an image of his stunning weight reduction after being sedated and intubated for six weeks while fighting coronavirus to show the impact the infection can have on the body.
Mike Schultz, from San Francisco, had no hidden health conditions, exercised several times a week and weighed 190 lbs before he contracted coronavirus.
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” I wanted to reveal everyone how badly being sedated for 6 weeks on a ventilator or incubated can be,” Schultz captioned the picture of his 50 pound weight-loss. “Amongst other things, Covid-19 decreased my lung capacity with pneumonia.”
Even taking the image was stressful, according to Schultz, as he struggled to hold his phone.
” I was so weak. This was among the most frustrating parts,” he informed BuzzFeed. “I could not hold my cellular phone; it was so heavy. I couldn’t type, since my hands shook a lot.”
According to Schultz, he wanted to share the image as a pointer that anyone can get coronavirus, despite age or pre-existing health conditions.
” I understood what I thought going in [about the coronavirus].
” I wanted to show it can take place to anybody. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have pre-existing conditions or not. It can impact you.”
Schultz stated he and his partner Josh Hebblethwaite had actually participated in the music festival Winter Party Celebration in Miami Beach, which took place from 4 to 10 March prior to getting sick.
According to Schultz, while he understood coronavirus was “out there,” he stated there “were no real restrictions in place” at the celebration.
Following the week-long festival, BuzzFeed reports that 38 people became ill with coronavirus and 3 men died.
Schultz first began feeling sick and showing signs consisting of a fever and problem breathing a week after the celebration, after travelling to Boston to stay with Hebblethwaite.
Soon after being confessed to the hospital, medical professionals said Schultz would likely need to be intubated, which he stated “freaked me out”.
Since being released from the health center and sharing the photos, Schultz told BuzzFeed a few of the response has actually been negative, from individuals who recommended he should not have gone to Winter season Party in March when the majority of people knew the virus was spreading out.
A bulk of the comments from Schultz’s more than 32,000 fans have been favorable.
” You will rebound quickly.
In the US, there have actually been more than 1.56 m verified cases of coronavirus, according to the current figures.