Sunday, June 19th, 2022 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
It’s been too long, since Thanksgiving that I sent an email update. Much has happened.
Most dramatic on November 30th Jim Sugrue and Doc. Lynda probably saved my life by getting me to Illinois Masonic Hospital. I was unable to think clearly or form words and later learned low-sodium spurred by a second bout of Covid (Delta or Omicron, who knows?) and my mistakenly pushing too much water. This gave me a front row seat to learn the old adage is true: Ignorance really IS bliss, for I didn’t suffer and have only fleeting, dazed and confused memories of the initial 36-48 hours. Read More
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
Fast approaching a year of dealing with Covid I am finally starting to feel better thanks to a friend of a friend and a Nobel prize winning substance, known in medical shorthand as IVM. My journey is not over, but IVM has offered a major path to recovery which has been thwarted from the start
. This is my story…
Mid-morning on March 23, 2020, I was knocked down with fatigue, slept for 2-1/2 hours and awoke to a growing malaise and brain fog. Read More
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
So, if you read my last blog post
you already know my experience getting knocked down with Coronavirus (now officially, SARS-Cov-2). My original reaction to Corona hit on Monday, March 23 with serious fatigue. I found out later from a doctor’s comment it was symptomatic of becoming hypoxic – like the altitude-sickness experienced by mountain climbers. However, they plan and train for it as part of the climb. I was in my third-floor condo on the couch, a mere 620-feet above sea-level. Read More
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