TERRY MESSMER

Share My COVID-19 Experience

I tested positive January 21, 2021

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8 months later ....

I just passed my 8 month anniversary since being diagnosed with Covid-19 and admitted to an ICU unit at the St. George Intermountain Care...

Walking two working up to running two

It has been 6 months since I received the verification I tested positive for Covid 19 and was admitted to the ICU at St George...

Six months and counting; new variants.

It has now been 6 months since I was admitted to the Room 274 in the ICU unit of St. George Regional Hospital. I can still vividly recall...

First Shot in the Arm

Most who contracted COVID 19 and where hospitalized and survived have been advised by their providers to delay being vaccinated for at...

Continued Heart Issues

This past week I completed cardiology and physical therapy appointments. Prior to cardiology, my provider ordered a series of lab work to...

I Lost my COVID Companion; RIP Kona

When I was discharged from the hospital in February 2021, I entered my home care to continue my COVID recovery. I was still pretty...

It has Been 90 Days

It has now been 90+ days since I was hospitalized because of COVID 19. Thinking back I can still vividly remember being wheeled into my...

COVID on Steroids

The photo show two tablets of Prednisone 20 mg ( a steroid) and 40 mg tablet of Atorvastatin ( an antibiotic) that may be prescribed to...

A Not Great CAT scan result

I just returned from my visit with my pulmonologist regarding my pulmonary function tests and my most recent CT lung scan. The top photo...

COVID-19 - The Virus that Keeps on Giving

One of the side effects of Covid-19 for many recovering patients affected by the virus are scarring or fibrous of the lungs. The major...

Post COVID ...Cognitive Distortions

0n April 6th, 2021 I completed a follow up appointment with mental health about my post-covid recovery anxieties. Radical acceptance of...

Progress, One Dog Walk at a Time

Achieving Goals - One Step a Time. The photo taken on April 1, 2021 captured the first time I was able to walk my dogs. We didn’t walk...

What's the Cost for Oxygen?

Most hospitalized COVID patients who are on home care require supplemental oxygen 24/7. The length of time they will supplemental oxygen...

The $$ of COVID

In addition to the physical and psychological costs of caring for a COVID patient, there are real economic costs. The biggest of these...

COVID and the Heart

Upon discharge every COVID patient will receive discharge orders which will include follow up appointment instructions, medications, and...

The Changing Definition of "Normal"

In recent weeks we have seen states roll back on the CDC guidance in response to reported reductions in the new covid cases and increased...

 

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