Sunday the 5th April 2020 – Day Three In St Helier Hospital
I am feeling a lot more like normal…
…as the comparisons to not being able to literally lift a finger to buttering your own bread (as I manage to do with ease this morning) is HUGE!!!
The hospital is jammed packed with COVID-19 patients and not one of them are moving about…
…they are just lying there!
They have taken me off the oxygen as they say my oxygen levels are now good.
Now I feel like I’m on my own again, as at first I could not tell whether the oxygen was helping me – because in my own time – I tested it with and without and could not tell the difference at first…
…but when I felt myself getting slightly out of breath on Saturday the 4th of April 2020 when I was walking about without the oxygen, I realised it was doing something for me (so, thereafter, I spent more hours practicing breathing than I was sleeping)…
It feels like they are taking away a lifeline – and – So Soon?
The doctors said my oxygen levels were good, so it was down to the Deep Breathing I had been relentlessly doing (to which I am still doing, to this (very) day!).
And it’s now that I really have to dig even deeper to breathing deep, on my lonesome…
…in through the nose, down to the abdomen and out through the mouth.
I Love You, All!
Note: The worst thing you can do is lie flat on your back and if you suspect you have COVID-19 / Coronavirus, sleep or lay down with support behind you giving you a 45 degree angle setting.
I was almost sitting or sleeping sitting up, as the hospital bed was incredibly comfortable and (to me) it didn’t make much difference how it was set, as each position felt comfortable!
This Is An Image Of The Actual Hospital Bed I Was In
And This Is How I Personally Set It!
I Spent More Time Practicing Deep Breathing Than Any Thing Else!
I Also Spent More Time Relaxing,
Rather Than Sleeping,
As I Had Been Sleeping For The Last Three Weeks
And I Wasn’t Having Any More Of That!
I Wanted To Be Aware,
Of My Surroundings!
Do not lie on your back if you have COVID-19 as you are at risk of suffocating due to the inability to breathe properly because it attacks the respiratory system and due to the fluid in your lungs due to pneumonia (if you have it) drowning you!
I think I wrote the word ‘DUE’ too many times in the sentence above but I’ll let it go, just this once!
And last but not least (in this particular post, that is), the worst thing you can do is to be immobile, so if you can move about, continue to do so but of course, take it easy.
That’s all for now!
“In HIS Hand Is The Life Of Every Creature
And The Breath Of All Mankind.”
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GOD Bless you!
Wilson P Williams MSHAA, HAD