Long-Term Antibodies, Both Vaccines , Now Have Covid Again!
Hi all. @thomason here just to let everyone know that I went to the appointment with the Covid savvy Pulmonologist here in Indiana. He said my lungs are okay, and the condition I have is throat/radiation related, and nothing at all to do with my past Covid illness in March 2020. He said I do not have COPD, or Emphysema. This whole ride has been a crazy one. Get this: I tested positive for long-term antibodies in February 2021. I assume that was indicative of having Covid back in March 2020, when the virulent cough broke 3 of my ribs, going on for months, then turning into constant thick mucus. In March 2021, I received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine. On April 4, I went to the local ER almost feeling horrible. I could barely walk two steps, was coughing up some wicked stuff, very sore throat, nausea, but the main thing was not being able to breathe. The hospital did a Covid test and it was negative. The ER doctor pumped me full of steroids, which helped my breathing…that and my Primetene Mist spray sold over the counter, thank God. It has literally saved my life. Thank you God for leading me to it. Anyway, I told the doctor I had an appointment with a Covid "Long-hauler" Pulmonologist the next day, and had to go early as it is approximately 100 miles away. He said he would have admitted me but because my daughter was driving me down, he sent me home with steroids. The next day my condition worsened, and after the appointment with the Covid savvy doctor (and his totally conflicting lung x-ray/CT Scan reading results of my other Pulmonologist that claims I have COPD and Emphysema) was sent via wheelchair to their ER, to await a bed for admission. He wanted ENT's to scope me to see my throat, plus could barely breathe or walk. This hospital also tested me for Covid, and guess what? It came back positive. Okay! Here I am, with long-term antibodies, both vaccinations, and have Covid again. People ask, how do you know it wasn't false? The way I felt. I have never had such an illness that just takes everything away from you, such as this. I will be out of quarantine in a few days here at home, and slowly tapering off a ten-day course of Dexamethasone 4 mg. 3-x-a-day. The ENT's informed me that my vocal cords were paralyzed and I needed a trach-tube put in. Well, I called my speech pathologist and local Pulmonary doctor. Both informed me that if my vocal cords were frozen, I would have no "gag-reflex" and would not be able to talk. I brought this up to one ENT, and one hour before the surgery was to be performed, another ENT came into my room and told me I should just go home and recover. He thought the whole incident was Covid-related, and nothing to do with my vocal cords. He was an angel I believe. If I could name this crazy incident of my life in a Twilight Zone episode, it would be called, "Escape from the Unreal." After spending 14 hours on a COT in the ER waiting for a bed, I was going to somehow try to leave, but knew my body would not comply because of the weakened state. Sorry to bore everyone, but thought you may want an update. So, yes, I am home-sweet-home for now. I sincerely hope everyone is well and fine. Please allow me to add one last thing!
Believe it or not, I found a children's product with homeopathic-type ingredients that actually works wonders for me at dissolving mucus. You can buy it cheap on eBay too! Mucinex, no matter what strength, does absolutely nothing for me, yet, this miracle liquid really works. I hope it works for all of you fellow mucus-sufferers as well!!! It's called "Hyland's 4Kids Cold n Mucus Daytime" Please give it a try…I just looked on eBay, and there are many great deals on the product.
In addition, I ordered a device that is due to arrive in a few days. It is very innovative, and took hours of searching to find it! You will need a suction machine to use this little miracle. It is called "The No-Bite V," and is sold by "NJR Medical. Here is a link: https://store.njrmedical.com/.
I see that this product has been around for a long-time, so maybe you have already tried it.
Also, here is a great video showing how to use the product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_eMx9UyjEQ
Just highlight the video link, right click, and go-to. Please let me know what you think!
God be with everyone.