Man Shows The Drastic Toll COVID-19 Took On His Healthy Body

This COVID-19 survivor shared photos of his drastic weight loss while he was hospitalized.

At 43-years-old this California man lost 50 pounds in six weeks after being hospitalized with coronavirus. Mike Schultz weighed 190 pounds and worked out daily before getting sick. He went to a Boston hospital on March 16th after feeling ill during a trip. Prior, he had no pre-existing conditions and was intubated for over a month.

He said "I was so weak. This was one of the most frustrating parts, I couldn’t hold my cellphone — it was so heavy. I couldn’t type, because my hands shook so much.”

Schultz shared before and after photos on his Instagram. The photo was captioned "I wanted to show everyone how badly being sedated for 6 weeks on a ventilator or intubated can be. Amongst other things, COVID-19 reduced my lung capacity with pneumonia. Over 8 weeks I’ve been away from family and friends. Getting stronger everyday and working to increase my lung capacity. I’ll get back to where I was in healthier ways this time....maybe even do cardio."

For more on his story, click here.

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