JUNE 24, 2021 represents 384 days since I presented for NO COVID systems but all classic Stroke or Heart Attack Symptoms. I was shocked on June 3, 2020, with Stroke symptoms that did no damage to my brain, chest pain and left body heaviness that did not result in a heart attack, and sudden diabetes, that by morning became also a diagnosis of COVID positive.
NOT an article I wanted to be writing over a year after my COVID Long Haul Journey began, with my COVID positive test at the hospital for stroke symptoms. As a COVID long hauler, I have tried every strategy to stop energizing a sense of wellness.
COVID 19 is a beast, and the community dremains ill informed saying things like COVID Long Haulers are not sick, they are faking sickness and just grand standing for attention. Arguing the CDC Statistics that demonstrate Covid is MUCH worse statistically than the flu. .
My story is one of thousands. I could not even leave my bedroom for months due to the overwhelming symptoms, and I had to survive some 32 trips to the hospital without health insurance. You can not get a job if you cant breathe, think, work and sit upright. The good news is that over 165 Long Haul Symptoms I had, by June 24, 2021 had health care insurance and was down to a half dozen really serious ones with varying stages of likely resolution:
- COVID: Kidney Stone Connection: I await surgical removal of a 10mm stone in my left Kidney causing daily pain
- COVID BLOOD IMPACTS: my white blood cell count is through the roof again, it stabilized for 5 months & surged.
- COVID Brain Attacks via Migraines continue, but Focus Factor Supplements or the Vaccine helped with brain fog.
- COVID POTS: Gastrointestinal issues eating less to avoid daily Nausea and Diarrhea post meal exhaustion
- COVID Hypertensive Crisis surged with Pain, however it is now under control except for stress related events.
- COVID Shortness of Breath cancelled Kidney surgery was cancelled for hypertension, ,breathing, and chest pain.
- COVID HEART ISSUES: I failed the stress test. Due to a myocardial perfusion apical heart defect, they didnt know if my heart could survive Kidney Surgery Anesthesia, so they ordered a second stress test..