Nurse Mike Schultz showed what can happen to a healthy and fit man like him who gets COVID-19. Mike shared jaw-dropping before and after photos of his 50-pound weight loss during his coronavirus battle:
I wanted to show everyone how badly being sedated for 6 weeks on a ventilator or intubated can be. Amongst other things, covid19 reduced my lung capacity with pneumonia. Over 8 weeks I’ve been away from family and friends Getting stronger everyday and working to increase my lung capacity. I’ll get back to where I was in healthier ways this time….maybe even do cardio 😱. #covid19 #caronavirus #recovery #godblessmynurses
Schultz and his partner Josh Hebblethwaite were in Miami for the Winter Party Festival. Dozens of gay men were sickened while there and at least three have died. Via Buzzfeed News:
As he continues his recovery, Schultz said both he and Hebblethwaite have received some backlash online for their attendance at the Winter Party. Some even said Schultz deserved to get sick, but he is choosing to focus on the outpouring of support he’s received since posting his photo.
“The negative stuff bothers me,” he said, “but it doesn’t bother me that much, because I’ve gotten so much positive feedback.”
Here’s to a quick and complete recovery! Check out his Instagram to follow Mike’s progress.
Image: Instagram / @thebearded_nurse