The Monkey is Off My Back—My Covid-19 Experience
June 8, 2020
I’m 64 and I’ve been a diabetic for 20 years. On paper I’m high-risk in 2 categories due to my age and since 50% of diabetics that contract Covid-19 die. On the plus side, I have been taking a health supplement for glutathione enhancement for 10 years. In addition to experiencing many benefits attributed to glutathione, I have not had the flu or even a cold. Glutathione enhancement optimizes your immune system. Since my health and my life are at stake, the odds have got to be almost 100% for me to risk exposure.
There are several home poker games going every night in the LA area. Almost all the players are young and don’t wear a mask. I predicted there would be an outbreak in the private games, but it was almost non-existent until the final week of May. On the evening of May 25th, I experienced a slight cough. Potentially being exposed to the Covid-19 daily, every cough and sneeze creates paranoia. I wondered if this was the same false call, but the next day I felt muscle aches and body chills. It felt like the early stages of the flu. I also felt very tired so wrapped in a blanket, I slept. When I woke on Wednesday, I felt tired, but the symptoms were gone. I did have phlegm I would occasionally cough up, but I wondered if this wasn’t my seasonal allergy. My head felt a little light-headed. Realizing the highly contagious nature of Covid-19, I decided I should get tested. The next available appointment would be the next day. I decided between fatigue and self-quarantine, I would just rest at home. Sunday morning, I received notification that I was Positive. I was also to self-quarantine for 14 days from the 1st symptoms.
On Saturday, June 6, I went and retested. Sunday morning, I received a Positive notification. Damn, this is a pesky virus, I thought. This morning, 14 days after I noticed my 1st symptom, I got 2 calls from the LA County Health Department. I 1st one was a contact tracing call and I was given a number to their resident. He said I was no longer contagious, and I could end the self-quarantine. Not 30 minutes went by when I received a call from a doctor. He told me that the dead Covid-19 virus can stay in your body for weeks but that I was no longer contagious.
I knew I would recover but until you get a clean bill of health, there is still a sense of uncertainty. Now the universe has righted itself. In a couple of weeks, GD Biosciences will conduct antibody tests for igG. Its presence means I will have immunity for a couple of years. If it turns out to be otherwise, I will let you know. In A Brand New World, glutathione enhancement is Survival of the Fittest.