It’s been a good two year run, but sadly I have contracted covid and tested positive today. It’s a concern as my immune system is currently shot and the lymphocytes are still 0.3 when they should be 0.8-4. this means my ability to fight a virus is badly impacted.
So far I feel pretty wheezy and am coughing, but it could ramp up quickly. It’s my fault I got it. I let my guard down. It’s been two years and I started to allow myself to see certain people, just one on one. They were all vaccinated and lat flowed before seeing me, but still feel stupid.
My immune system is due to have recovered between April and July, so given my chemo finished in October I was pretty close to the finish line there. I am currently on the phone to 111 to try and get some of the drugs developed in the last two years. These are
The NHS is offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
The treatments available are:
- nirmatrelvir and ritonavir (Paxlovid)
- sotrovimab (Xevudy)
- remdesivir (Veklury)
- molnupiravir (Lagevrio)
Nirmatrelvir, ritonavir, remdesivir and molnupiravir are antiviral medicines.
Sotrovimab is a biological medicine. It is also known as a neutralising monoclonal antibody (nMAb).
These treatments can help some people manage their COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill. They are for people who have not been admitted to hospital.
I have to admit to being worried and I’m sure this isn’t helping my symptoms. I’ve been living with the possibility of getting this for two years and given my condition it’s pretty dangerous for me still. Delta would be worse, but for now I need to get treatment as soon as possible and make sure I give myself every chance of fighting it off.
Fingers crossed it’s not too much of a big deal… But I expect my current health to be against me. Additionally I have had a cold for 15 weeks and have been generally a bit run down due to my immune system, so that’s not going to help.
Anyway I’ll keep you posted. I’m on the phone to 111 and hope to get through soon. It’s been 25 minutes, and they say they are super busy, do I can only conclude I am in a similar problem to others. Hey ho. Wish me luck.
Addendum. I just got through. They will have a clinician on the phone in the next hour or dispatch an ambulance. So let’s see what happens.
Laura Reifel said:
Hang in there Marcus! I am praying and hoping for an easy course and quick recovery for you.
Hello from the UK
Many thanks for your post. I was diagnosed with an alleged cancer, a melanoma in my parotid gland in 2019.
This arose out of a facial palsy (since July 2018) which I worked out in September 2020 (with no help from the NHS I may add) was due to sodium nitrite (E250) legally allowed in bacon and other processed meats. This is despite the fact it is quite unnecessary as good salt will suffice to cure them.
This led to nitro-samines formation, a far more neuro-toxic product. The wretched NHS doctors do not check you about diet.
I was offered and took immuno-therapy for 9 sessions over about 9 months before I realised it was not helping (having worked out was was really wrong by then).
As regards my immuno-therapy, I believe it has caused a malfunction/damage to my pituitary gland as this is trying to tell my thyroid to boost production which my thyroid is not doing, but is running low. My energy is consequently low, although I push myself to detoxify my body.
I am improving, albeit slowly.
I do various things including boosting my vitamin D (the true pandemic due to increased indoor living and working).
I write much on Covid 19 and other things. I do use humour quite a bit to help relive the mood etc. They do say laughter is the best medicine.
As Remdesivir it is neuro-toxic and you were right to sceptical of such drugs. They may help relieve pain a bit but are more likely to damage your already compromised immune system.
Please excuse the nom-de-plume, this is as much for fun as a riddle for people to solve if they wish.