I spent 17 days at Raheja hospital including 12 days in the ICU and I was admitted 10 days after getting COVID positive. That’s a total of 27 days of Covid experience.
With God’s grace along with prayers & blessings of well-wishers, combined with the amazing work done by the medical & caregiving team of S L Raheja Hospital, I was able to fight back & survive this health crisis & am recuperating at home now in what doctors tell me is my rebirth & my 2nd innings in life.
My family & I went through a whole range of emotions. Both my wife & son were Covid positive & were in home quarantine. While in the ICU, I cried a few times but also laughed many more times and did daily self-talks. Video calling to family & friends was a boon. Chanting, meditation, music, watching comedy on YouTube & the tremendous positivity created by the hospital team and my own family & friends was an elixir.
I want to begin with my mistakes, which you need to avoid.
The 3 mistakes I made which led to the worsening of the infection & hospitalization
(1) Not taking the vaccine despite having a co-morbidity (hypertension)
After testing Covid positive
(2) Continuing in home-quarantine despite continuous 100-102 fever for 10 days & that too after taking 3 Dolo 650 tablets everyday (should have got hospitalized after 5 days of high fever)
(3) Not going for a CT Scan earlier – by the time I went on Day 10, my score was 18 on 25 (should have done my CT Scan by day 5)
BUT taking inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous line from the Cult Classic Terminator “I will be back”, I came back, isn’t it 😊
At the same time, there are a lot of positives that came out of this incident. I have so many good memories, even some funny ones of what I went through.
Example – I became famous for what the nurses called my “tiktok” video 😊
I will share more details of my experience, including the following soon...
(1) My Covid ICU Experience - what actually happens inside a Covid ICU, what I, as a patient went through physically & mentally and techniques I used to fight the challenge & help myself get more positive and get better, faster
(2) The Hospital Team going beyond the call of duty - what amazing & difficult work is being done by the doctors, nurses & the caregiving staff as well as administrative staff to get the patients better with their “Never Give up” attitude.
(3) The 6 therapies I am using after hospitalization to get back to my normal self
I am eternally grateful to many people for helping me & my family during these difficult times including timely help in getting a hospital bed, providing continuous positive messaging & motivation to my wife & me, praying for us & even chanting & doing pujas for my health and the entire #slrahejahospital team for working tirelessly to save so many lives, including mine.
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