Early last month, January 2022, I developed a cough and fatigue. At first my doctor suspected pneumonia, but tests were negative. My nurse suggested a COVID test, and unfortunately this was positive. For two years, I have been very concerned about getting this pandemic virus, because I have only 27% breathing capacity. In addition to being quadriplegic, this is a vulnerable combo.
The good news is that I fully recovered. My lung specialist, Dr. Ameen, was able to get me in to receive a monoclonal antibody infusion, one of only 18 available that week. This, along with having been vaccinated and boosted, may have saved my life. After 46 years of challenging the pharmaceutical industry, I do appreciate this incredible assistance. Thanks, everyone, or as my ancestors said in Lithuanian: Aciu!