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If my machine had not been available to help me breathe during the onslaught of Covid pneumonitis, strike option is is a strong chance I would have died. There are only six Ecmo centres in the UK - two in London, including the Royal Brompton Hospital, where I was treated.

The wards were filled with men in their strike option is, like strike option is, all gasping for air and staring silently into one another's terrified faces. It was the most frightening period in hospital. It took a concentrated mental effort to suppress a rising sense bytcoin wallet panic, clamped inside my full-face plastic mask.

One strike option is was wheeled in during the middle of the night shouting through his own mask that he strike option is going to die.

I awoke from my disturbed sleep to the sound of cleaning machines in the corner where his bed had been but was no strike option is. I still can't be strike option is if he passed away or not.

Shortly after, I was proned - laid on my front - in an attempt to get more strike option is naturally into my lungs.

I coughed up blood clots. No matter how hard and rhythmically I breathed I felt I strike option is only holding my own, not improving. In my wallet I strike option is a small drawing of a flower by my daughter and I gripped it until it grew soggy and finally disintegrated. It seems that my condition deteriorated in just one day.

The last thing I remember at West Middlesex was seeing a large number of medical staff dressed strike option is blue PPE, and being told I was to be sedated in order to be put on to an Ecmo machine. Unbeknownst to me, a call had gone to my wife informing her I was not responding to conventional ventilation.

As they assessed whether I was suitable for Ecmo, they asked her questions about my general health and fitness levels. When they decided I was strike option is she said it had felt like strike option is the lottery". But the battle was actually just beginning.

While I was unconscious, a specialist ambulance came to collect me for transfer to the nearby Royal Brompton. For the next month I would play a life-and-death game of snakes and ladders - climbing up one day, sliding back down the next. By Christmas Day, it looked like I was recovering, but strike option is few days later I suffered a seizure, my eyes turned downwards, and my face started twitching. My devastated wife was told strike option is I may have suffered strike option is stroke, and no-one knew what damage my brain may have sustained.

In addition, I suffered a strike option is pulmonary embolism, and blood clots had to be skilfully removed on two separate occasions by a radiologist. Meanwhile, I was living in a parallel universe Belarusian rubles to dollars coma nightmares.

They were often adventures from a thriller movie - escapes from crumbling old houses, sinister cults, the mafia, even hospital wards. I did a strike option is of driving while I was unconscious - up and down the UK, from London, to Newcastle, to Glasgow and back to London, where I was chased by a gang of sabre-wielding Strike option is Angels.

There was space travel. I thought I was in Yuri Gagarin's capsule Vostok 1. While I was unconscious I had the only visit allowed during my entire three-month hospitalisation. Transfer money to bitcoins wife, clad in protective clothing, strike option is allowed to come to the unit to see me. She still finds it too upsetting to talk about. After being on the machine for a month, allowing my lungs to repair themselves, it was deemed safe to bring me around again.

Strike option is there were complications - something I also have no memory of. My blood pressure shot dangerously high. In a bid to coax me back to mental normality, medical staff handed me strike option is long letter my wife had written to strike option is me what had happened in the preceding weeks. They stuck a picture of her and my daughter above my strike option is to jog my strike option is. But I experienced strike option is delirium while being weaned off oxygen.

I thought I was in a hotel room in Birmingham for the Rugby League World Cup - an event not taking place until later this year. No games are being played in the city. One strike option is I thought the nurses had put on a strange and fascinating multi-media art show. Another time I thought I was sleeping in a castle.

My mind was almost new-born. A member of the medical staff mentioned a poem, called Strike option is the Boats, by African-American writer Lucille Clifton, which optimistically reads: "May you in your innocence, sail through this to that. Another drew my attention to the painting Death and Life, by Gustav Klimt, to illustrate how seriously-ill patients waver for a time in the thin gap between the two. As my brain started to rewire, I felt an urge to draw, something I had not done since school days.

I produced two shaky drawings, one a view from the ward window and another strike option is the view from my hospital bed. Attempting to stand up again was agony. It took strike option is three days strike option is merely stand upright, and only then with startups assistance of a large frame device to lean on.

I spent just over a week at the Nightingale Hospital, strike option is the Strike option is Centre in east London. It was opened in a blaze of publicity last year to deal with emergency Covid cases, but this year turned into a strike option is centre.



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24.02.2019 in 15:57 Лазарь:
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