It could occur to me…I used to be dwelling with this perception throughout the time COVID struck the world. And in the end, it did affect me.
Throughout the nation-wide lockdown, I used to be a part of the personnel aiding folks dwelling within the small islands of Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshwadeep with medical wants and supporting island to mainland actions. Pawan Hans with its fleet of Helicopters, Pilots, Engineers & different floor employees have been ever-present at Agatti Island (Lakshadweep Islands) and Port Blair (Andamans) to fulfill the problem around the clock.
All of us Pilots and Engineers, on the road of obligation, scrambled throughout locations each different month. In doing so, all of us knew that anybody of us might fall sick to COVID and in reality, many did. Nonetheless, the JOY of seeing the aid on the folks overweighed the scare of dreaded COVID.
On 08 October 2020, the inevitable occurred and I turned constructive for COVID after return from Bengaluru after my flying coaching.
I used to be ready for it. I’m sharing my expertise to not present what I did however to share what might help to beat the disaster attributable to COVID to massive extent.
COVID MYSTERY- BIRD’S EYE VIEW
COVID-19 is definitely a really mysterious pandemic certainly. No person is aware of what all organs will it impact.
To start out with, I simply had a minor throat irritation and delicate fever 99-100°F with PO2 of 98 and no respiratory issue in any respect. I acquired myself examined and was constructive.
I had pre-decided my physician (Dr Saket, a pulmonologist) and Mediversal Hospital, Patna, if want be.
With the virus crawling inside me, Dr Saket suggested me to get a CT-LUNGS executed to determine if I wanted Hospital care or Dwelling isolation.
Although I had very delicate signs I made a decision to heed to physician’s advise & acquired the scans executed.
And there it was…although at first stage, my Lungs have been invaded and I had COVID Pneumonia.
I used to be admitted and went by way of a 5-day course of Remdisivir & Antibiotic remedy in Hospital.
I’m nonetheless perplexed why LUNGS CT- SCAN shouldn’t be a typical protocol for the remedy of constructive circumstances. Most of the sufferers of their 50s have their lungs impacted, even when they don’t expertise typical signs. Many sufferers are merely handled at residence however don’t get their CT executed, till the restoration stage.
From my expertise, I additionally noticed that COVID additionally impacts one’s eyes and ears (listening), aside from different issues. Currently, it has been discovered that one might develop the uncommon fungal illness within the eye which is harmful. One frequent factor I noticed that COVID really might hasten up any physiological preconditions.
In my case, my prostate began giving downside. It’s enlarged and now I’m in search of remedy for a similar.
Then I immediately developed a hazy imaginative and prescient in the best eye. Obtained it checked…it turned out to be CATARACT and acquired it operated.
What I want and wish to emphasise is these like me, who’re over 50 & above, please do not go solely by signs originally of COVID an infection.
The restoration section might be extra of significance than the remedy section. Throughout the remedy section we’re conscious and already getting consideration. Nonetheless, throughout restoration, we’re all one. The final tendency is that after COVID NEGATIVE we develop into kind of complacent and ignore very important indicators and hasten as much as regular actions. That truly might put loads of load on physique organs which might show to be harmful.
My Request to all, who get hit by this ALLIEN COVID..(Based mostly on my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE)👇👇
A. PRE-COVID Section
Have a PRE-COVID Plan for the household i.e,
1. Determine an individual amongst members of the family who would take cost in case you take a look at POSITIVE. The opposite members of the family additionally have to be examined.
2. Determine a Pulmonologist & keep up a correspondence.
3. Determine the hospital the place you’d go in case the necessity arises for hospitalisation. For 50 plus folks, I recommend get handled on the hospital even with delicate signs as soon as POSITIVE with Lungs affected.
4. Determine a room in the home for QUARANTINE objective and take away the objects & equip it accordingly.
5. Get RT-PCR examined on the earliest even when having delicate COVID like Signs. Many have delayed the take a look at and suffered. DON’T NOT DELAY.
B. COVID PHASE (RT-PCR POSITIVE)
1. Don’t PANIC.
2. Get all of the family members examined for RT-PCR Ideally after 2-3 days of your constructive report.
3. Seek the advice of your Pulmonologist instantly and let him determine the remedy at residence/hospital. Ideally get CT-LUNGS executed. In case any indicators of injury to lungs…right away go for HOSPITALISATION.
4. Observe the treating docs advise henceforth.
5. Count on to get discharged from the hospital after a 5-day course if secure whereas remedy.
6. Will have to be quarantined at residence until RT-PCR NEGATIVE after discharge from hospital.
7. Ideally get the repeat RT-PCR take a look at executed after 14 days of the POSITIVE report.
C. POST COVID PHASE – (RECOVERY)
1. With RT-PCR take a look at NEGATIVE the COVID MONKEY is off your shoulder and precise RECOVERY section begins.
2. Even when nonetheless POSITIVE in re-test after 14 days don’t worry. It could take some extra time. However then you could keep quarantined additional.
3. DO NOT…repeat DO NOT PUSH your self to normalcy. Let the physique take its time.
Although it’s possible you’ll be clinically sound there could also be so much to need in respect to the performance of the physique.
4. Begin your actions in a GRADED method. Break your workouts in small items and improve it with time because the physique begins taking it.
5. Preserve a strict WATCH & LOOKOUT for small but vital signs in your physique and report back to your treating physician howsoever small they may be.
6. If having a historical past of Blood Sugar, Hypertension or coronary heart ailment, have to be additional cautious for a number of months.
7. Lastly…..begin your life as soon as once more as if nothing occurred to you and proceed taking all COVID PRECAUTIONS as you have been doing it earlier than turned POSITIVE.
Being PREPARED is the BEST & ONLY OPTION to struggle COVID-19.
Commander MK Singh (Retd)
A Veteran Helicopter Pilot
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