With an athletic body, Mike Schultz, 43 years old, He was strong and healthy. But this male nurse San Francisco and he couldn't help but catch Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus and suffer the devastating effects that the disease of covid-19 it has in the body of the people it attacks. His figure went viral after he decided to share with his followers the consequences of becoming infected: "I wanted to show that it can happen to anyone", summarized Mike when asked about his terrifying experience.
Mike He was admitted to the hospital on March 16. It was after traveling from his city to Boston where her boyfriend, the DJ, was waiting for him Josh Hebblethwaite, 29 years old. Together they traveled to Miami where the younger of the two was planning to play music in the Winter party festival. It was there where they caught.
"It doesn't matter if you are young or old, if you have pre-existing conditions or not. Choroanvirus can affect you"Said the health professional in an interview with the portal Buzzfeed. Mike He was sedated and intubated for six weeks. When he woke up, he mistakenly believed that there had been only one. "I was very weak. This was one of the most frustrating parts. I couldn't hold my cell phone; it was very heavy. I couldn't write, because my hands were shaking a lotHe recalled.
In optimal physical condition, this popular nurse from Instagram he used to exercise his body six times a week. Nor did he have pre-existing physical conditions that could predict that in the face of the attack of the virus born in Wuhan, China, were to have serious drawbacks. But after being unconscious for a month and a half in an intensive care bed, he had lost 23 kilos, going from 86 to 63 kilograms.
A few days after being recovered and having started eating on his own, he took a picture with his phone IPhone to show his 30,000 followers what the covid-19 had done on his physique. The first of the images, in which he could be seen healthy, had been taken just a month before he fell ill. The composition made an impact among the public and in minutes it had gone viral. With them, the legend: "I wanted to show everyone how bad it can be to be sedated for six weeks on a respirator or intubated. Beyond other things, covid-19 reduced my lung capacity with pneumonia. For eight weeks I was away from my family and friends. Now I am getting stronger every day and working to increase my lung capacity. I'll be back where I was in a healthier way this time ... I could even do cardio"
In his interview with BuzzFedd Mike clarified: "I didn't think it was as serious as until things started to happen. I thought I was young enough that it wouldn't affect me, and I know a lot of people think that. I wanted to show that it can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, if you have pre-existing conditions or not. It can affect you"
About the day they got infected in Miami, Mike recalled: "We knew it was there (the virus). However, there were no real restrictions. There were no quarantines. We think, well, we have to wash our hands more and be careful to touch our faces" Within a few days they both began to feel sick. But the one who bore the worst part was Schultz who should have been hospitalized urgently. As his recovery continues, Mike He said that he and his partner received a cataract of violent reproaches for having attended the music festival in the south of the country.
Finally, he confessed that one of the things he enjoyed the most was ordering a hamburger from a fast food chain. "I had a different taste", said. It is that among other things, the covid-19 it also affects the sense of taste. He will soon live life fully, as he did up to two months ago.
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