posted on Oct, 11 2021 @ 03:02 AM
Hello dear members of the ATS
Today I want to share with you my personal experience of Covid-19 disease. I got sick with this infection in December 2020. Prior to this, in the
spring in Russia there was a lockdown for 1.5 months. I almost never left my house, working remotely on my laptop. The first exit to the city after
the lockdown was in May - I was looking for a working hairdresser for a long time to get my hair cut. Then the indulgence began to subside, and before
winter I almost forgot that we had a pandemic. I remembered about her only during my trips to Moscow. There you had to wear a mask and gloves.
But still I got sick. In December 2020, I was in Moscow with my daughter and grandson, arrived at the office of the public anti-corruption
organization for which I work, and sat in the boss's office for half the day. We discussed our work, plans and drank tea with real natural Bashkir
honey. After that, I flew to Saratov, took part as a speaker at the annual All-Russian anti-corruption forum, taking place online, and wrote my next
article in the federal media.
At that time, my supervisor called me from Moscow, with whom I drank tea with honey, and said that he was infected with Covid, he was taken to the
Covid hospital and had a CT scan of his lungs. He warned me that, most likely, I also contracted it from him. I was so engrossed in my work that I
ignored this warning. And in vain.
The fact is that I did not have one of the main signs of infection - a dry, long cough. I have been smoking since the age of 14, a pack of cigarettes
a day. In Russia, cigarettes are still produced without chemicals, with natural tobacco, I smoke them. Naturally, over the long decades of smoking, I
developed a daily cough with profuse sputum production, the so-called "smoker's cough". Every day, especially in the morning. I had this cough. But
suddenly my temperature began to rise. Both night and day I began to sleep, and I dreamed of some kind of nonsense. But 2 times a day, an alarm went
off in my head, and in the morning and in the evening I put on a mask and gloves and went for a walk with my dog. I have a very old dog, a Chinese
crested, he is over 16 years old, he is sick, his hind legs are giving up, and he has very little left to live.
I walked with him, fed and bathed him, lay down on the sofa and again plunged into delirium. During the break, when I was conscious, I measured the
temperature - 38.5 degrees. I don't know what the temperature was when I was delirious. But clearly higher. But I didn’t have a typical dry cough,
I had the usual “smoker's cough”. When I realized that Covid was ill, I called the district doctor from the clinic by phone. A woman came,
listened to my lungs for a long time, measured my temperature and immediately called a team of covid doctors to my house.
“Aliens” in insulating “covid clothes” came to my house, took express PCR tests from me, and left me medicines for a course of treatment
(there were no such medicines in pharmacies). Naturally, it was all free. After that, people from various medical and municipal authorities called me
every day and asked about my health. After 6 days, I myself went to the clinic (although I was offered to come home), and passed another PCR test. I
just wanted to walk a little and get some fresh frosty air. The test was negative, so my covid backed down.
Then came various complications of chronic diseases. But, most importantly, the doctors told me that I saved my lungs and avoided hospitalization in
covid resuscitation and a ventilator, as well as more serious consequences just because I was a smoker with many years of experience, my lungs were
trained for decades , and the covid could not seriously damage them.
Soon a year has passed since I was ill. Since then, I have had a lot of pain, but I didn't even have a cold. For me, there is a beacon, as soon as I
start to get sick with any respiratory infection, it means that my immunity is weakened, and it's time to get vaccinated. Of the five Russian
vaccines, the CoviVax Chumakov Center in Novosibirsk suits me best. This is a classic vaccine. We were all vaccinated with such vaccines in childhood.
Until that moment came.
As a result, I realized that smoking is not always harmful to health. Sometimes it can even save your life. But do not try)))) Take care of yourself,
health to all of you!