Advert

Latest

Husband From World's Oldest Couple Dies Aged 110
published atin an hour
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
News

Nurse Shows Devastating 50lb Weight Loss After Contracting Coronavirus

Nurse Shows Devastating 50lb Weight Loss After Contracting Coronavirus

A nurse has shared a photo showing the devastating effects of coronavirus on his body, having spent six weeks in hospital battling the virus - and losing 50lbs in the process.

Mike Shultz, a 43-year-old nurse from San Francisco, was admitted to hospital on 16 March, having travelled to Boston a few days before to see his boyfriend, 29-year-old DJ Josh Hebblethwaite.

Credit: Instagram/@thebearded_nurse
Credit: Instagram/@thebearded_nurse

Shultz, who has no underlying health conditions, said he and Hebblethwaite began to feel ill after attending the Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach earlier that month - a gathering that left 38 people unwell, including three men who tragically died.

Advert

Shultz's temperature spiked to 103 degrees Fahrenheit and he also found he had difficulty breathing, while his lungs were filling with liquid.

Shultz, who weighed 190lbs before being hospitalised, would normally work out six or seven times a week. He told BuzzFeed he'd lost a lot of weight; even weeks after he'd been able to start eating food again, his weight was at 140lbs.

Shultz shared photos on Instagram, where he has more than 33,000 followers, to show others how his weight had plummeted while being treated.

Advert

He wrote: "I wanted to show everyone how badly being sedated for 6 weeks on a ventilator or intubated can be. Amongst other things, Covid-19 reduced my lung capacity with pneumonia.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Tourist Dies In Bali After Contracting Coronavirus

"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."

Credit: Instagram/@thebearded_nurse
Credit: Instagram/@thebearded_nurse
Advert
News

Tourist Dies In Bali After Contracting Coronavirus

published at7 months ago

Shultz ended up being intubated for four-and-a-half weeks, and became so weak he couldn't even hold his mobile phone.

Explaining to BuzzFeed how the virus had reduced his lung capacity significantly, he said: "I was so weak. This was one of the most frustrating parts.

"I couldn't hold my cellphone, it was so heavy. I couldn't type because my hands shook so much."

He also had no idea just how long he'd been in hospital for, having lost track of time.

Advert

He said: "I thought only a week had gone by."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@thebearded_nurse

Topics: News, Coronavirus, US News

Chosen for YouChosen for You

What Exactly Is A 'Substantial Meal' Under Tier Three Coronavirus Rules?
published ata day ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Rishi Sunak Barred From His Local Pub Over Vote Against Free School Meals

published at14 hours ago
Morrisons Has Launched A 'Grim Reaper' Pizza Topped With World's Hottest Chilli

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]