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Is the Corona Virus really as bad as the media is making out it to be?
My answer is that it is worse! The virus was the most painful thing I have ever endured. Although every person’s experience is unique, this is my experience which I share in the hope it may help someone.
One of the main challenges is that this virus has a long incubation period of about seven days without any real symptoms. I ate three meals a day with about 30 other Vets and never knew that I had the virus or felt a problem until the last day when I ended up in the emergency room. I had even walked a little over a mile on the sidewalks around the hospital earlier that day. Perhaps I was a little more tired than usual, but I thought nothing of it.
They say that there is no prevention or cure for the virus. Although there is currently no proven vaccine, in my experience, there is both a prevention and a cure. The even better news is that the prevention is simple and free, and the treatment for those infected is also simple and very low cost.
I am a 75-year-old legally blind Navy veteran. Last year I was at the Southwestern Blind Rehab Center, which is attached to the VA hospital in Tucson Arizona. I was there for 10 days learning how to use dictation commands to write documents on the Mac computer. The morning after I arrived, I walked through the hospital to the coffee shop for a mocha latte to start my day. I asked to have it served in a ceramic coffee cup instead of a Styrofoam cup and sat on the patio enjoying the sunshine. I suspect it was an improperly sterilized coffee cup that carried the virus; however, there is no way to know for sure, and since the hospital has reported no other cases of the coronavirus to my knowledge, there is no trail to follow.
Seven days later I began having difficulty breathing. I went to the night nurse on duty at the school and requested that I be allowed to go down to the ER to check things out. She sent for a wheelchair to pick me up and then in the ER, they began monitoring me for a heart attack. I kept telling them that I thought it was a respiratory problem and the pain was in my lungs, but they said that’s the way it sometimes feels when you’re having a heart attack. The staff did several tests and an ultrasound on my heart but found no real problem. They gave me morphine for the pain which put me to sleep. I woke up early the next morning and the pain was not quite as severe but it had not gone away, and when they couldn’t find any signs of a heart attack, they concluded that I must have an infection of the pericardium (the sack around my heart). I asked if I could have oxygen and they provided it.
They then put me on large doses of ibuprofen, and with the combination of the oxygen and the ibuprofen, things got better. In a short time, the pain in my lungs decreased. Sometime during the day, a technician from the lab came in and did a swab of my nose and throat. By the end of the day, the pain was gone, and they were going to transfer me out of ICU to a regular room, but one was not available, resulting in one more day in intensive care. The next day I was being discharged from the VA hospital and was dressed and about ready to leave when they came back with my lab results. They said that the lab results showed that I had the Corona 229e virus. When I asked if it was anything I needed to worry about, they said that they didn’t know but it would be in my file and instructed me to check in with my primary care upon my return to Colorado Springs.
Unfortunately, that was the day of the big storm in Tucson and I spent two days in the airport trying to get a flight home. The school ended up putting me up at a hotel rather than bringing me back to the school. When I got home, I made an appointment to see my primary care physician. While I was waiting five days for my appointment, I decided to look up the coronavirus on the Internet. I found that the Corona 229e was also known as SARS, and as I read about it, I was horrified to find that this was the virus that killed over 700 people in China and the one that more than 55% of the people in my age category did not survive!
Why was no-one concerned? I immediately sent an email to the head nurse at the blind rehab center to tell her what I had just discovered. A few days later I got an email back saying that my email had been forwarded to the main hospital. I know that none of the staff at the school nor the veterans that were there at the same time as me, were ever notified of the potential risk of the virus. A year ago, nobody seemed to be concerned about the Corona virus, but now I feel I should share what happened to me and what I have learned from my experience in case in can help someone.
The Corona Virus Preventive Protocol I Use (CVPP)
- Keep the body in an alkaline state
- Keep the body hydrated
The Corona Virus Treatment I Had
- Get on oxygen
- Take 400mg ibuprofen, four times a day = 1600mg per day
- Drink water – 8oz every hour – hour and a half
- Keep the body in an alkaline state
Why I Think I Recovered So Quickly
What seemed to be happening is that the virus caused inflammation in my lungs, making it very difficult and extremely painful to breathe. The oxygen allowed me to keep breathing while the Ibuprofen brought down the swelling in the lungs. Since my body was in an alkaline condition my body was able to flush the virus from my system. My body was able to heal itself since these three conditions were in place.
I am not a medical professional and I am only telling the story of what happened to me and my thoughts on why I was able to walk out of the emergency room in less than 48 hours and felt completely healed. I truly believe that if everyone practiced the coronavirus preventive protocol, they would be able to say to themselves, “yay though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil.”
I wish everybody peace and good health.
– Blind Bill
Notes: To put your body in an alkaline condition, do the following:
- Eat no sugar, fructose, corn syrup, desserts, ice cream, etc.
- Eat no wheat – breads, pasta, bagels, etc.
- Eat no starches – potatoes, corn, white rice-
- Drink no soft drinks, fruit drinks, alcohol drinks, etc.
Note 2: Ibuprofen is not to be taken as a prevention, but only if you have the virus and have inflammation of the lungs.