I had the virus, but... Oct 2, 2020 7:13:56 GMT
Post by plutronus on Oct 2, 2020 7:13:56 GMT
I had the virus for about two weeks. I had just received a package sent from, heh, guess where? China, which I bought via Amazon. Usually I UV 'scan' mail and packages with an 18 Watt dual 9 Watt tube long-wave UV lamp fixture and wear special UV blocking safety glasses and glove, etc. But I forgot and didn't use the UV that one time.
A few days later I awakened with shoulder and back stiffness which evolved, a few hours later into pain whenever I moved my arms or changed back attitude. Right smack dab in the middle of my chest began to hurt. It was strange, as my heart (I've undergone two open-heart surgeries to repair a prolapsing mitral valve, caused by smoking cigarettes for years. I quit in 1988), is not located directly in the middle, as it sticks inside, to the extreme left and to the backside of my torso cavity, there is no pericardium in which to float. It was not my heart hurting, but my lungs!! And I had a dry hoarse small cough, which got worse, but not super bad.
While I am not skinny, I am not a fatso either, and fortunately I am not diabetic, although the doctors claim that I am pre-diabetic. So I watch my weight, and although, like many, I do like chocolate and Nutella (yummy!).
But I just got out the hospital a year and half ago. I went in for a one day gallbladder extraction surgery, but things went bad and I stayed 2 1/2 months along with six surgeries. I got a photo if anyone cares to see what a surgery looks like? I'll blurrr out my peepee catheter.
So, anycase, its dicey.
The next day I started feeling funky, low energy and I my face became 'clammy' and felt cold. I took my temperature with a digital thermometer and discovered that I was running a 99ºF/37,2ºC temperature. Not real high, but definantly not normal. I generally run around 97.2ºF/36,2ºC.
And then my teeth began to chatter. For three days I was bed ridden with chills and chattering teeth. I could not get warm enough, no matter how many blankets were placed on me.
My grand-dad on my mother's side of the family was Dr. John C Marshall Jr, great grandson of Chf Jus John C. Marshall (a bit of trivia). He told me many years ago, that a low level temperature is an indicator of systemic infection, and is generally a serious condition. In his day, anti-biotics were just being discovered, and there wasn't much in the way of modern medicines available. But the medical guys were steeped in remedies that have all but been forgotten. Some of which worked.
He told me, for chills, to use a cold compress, a damp rag, placed on the forehead. I also used a small desk fan to keep it evaporatively 'cool'. I ate a bunch of grapefruit, and each day drank 1/3 glass of apple cider vinegar, back filled with cold water. Within a week all the symptoms subsided.
I don't know if any of the above played any part of my recovery, I'm just sharing my story with y'all.
It was nasty, but I didn't die. Some people skate through it, others get buried.
May God, YHVH Bless all who are ill.