SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday May 21, coronavirus survivor: San Francisco nurse Mike Schultz posted his weight-loss photos on Instagram to show COVID-19’s impact on his body. After 6-weeks fighting with coronavirus in a Boston hospital, Schultz was 50 pounds lighter than before.
In a recent interview, Schultz stated that he caught the virus while visiting a friend in Boston in mid-March. The earliest symptom was coughing, later Schultz had a fever and difficulty breathing. He ended up in the hospital.
As Schultz described, before the illness, he was 190 pounds, and he worked out everyday; 6-weeks later, he only weighed 140 pounds.
“I wanted to show everyone how badly being sedated for six weeks on a ventilator or intubated can be,” wrote Shultz on Instagram.
He described his feelings when he noticed the dramatic weight-loss. “I pretty much cried when I was looking at in the mirror,” said Schultz.
Schultz is slowly getting weight back and he still feels weak.
“I’m not able to do everything I want without some rest,” said Schultz.