A San Francisco nurse who contracted Covid-19 shared footage of himself exhibiting the affect the virus had on his physique.
Mike Schultz, 43, a nurse from San Francisco with no underlying well being circumstances, weighed about 190 kilos earlier than getting contaminated by the lethal coronavirus after which he dropped 50 kilos.
He shared two photos to his 30,000 Instagram followers, one taken a couple of month earlier than he fell in poor health, the opposite snapped at a Boston hospital.
”I needed to point out it may occur to anybody. It doesn’t matter for those who’re younger or previous, have pre-existing circumstances or not. It will probably have an effect on you,” Schultz stated.
“I knew what I believed getting into [about the coronavirus]. I didn’t suppose it was as severe because it was till after issues began taking place,” he stated. “I believed I used to be younger sufficient for it to not have an effect on me, and I do know lots of people suppose that.”
Schultz, who went to the hospital March 16, additionally had fully misplaced observe of time.
He contracted coronavirus in March after attending a celebration on Miami seashore that has been linked to a number of COVID circumstances. This occurred earlier than any social distancing restrictions have been in place.
After being admitted on March 16, he was handled for pneumonia and had acute respiratory misery syndrome and placed on ventilator. It took 4 and a half weeks for him to begin respiratory on his personal once more.
“I did not even acknowledge myself,” Schultz stated about his surprising transformation. “I just about cried once I regarded within the mirror.”
He’s now on the street to restoration and planning to get his physique again “in more healthy methods this time”.