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One Family’s Bout with COVID
Their experience: COVID is real

Editor's note: This article first appeared as a facebook post. Micky Garus hosts a weekly radio show Patriot Uprising, each Saturday at 3:00pm on KSLM Radio 1220 AM in Salem.

I’m back from the living dead! The truth is Lucia and I both came down with Covid almost three weeks ago, and it literally kicked our butts.

We are both doing 1000% better and trying to get back with our regular routine, but it’s going to take some time to get back to feeling 100%. For any doubters, Covid is real and for us it was the worst flu we’ve ever had. Fatigue, loss of smell and taste, severe body aches, fever, chills, nausea, headache, vertigo, kidney pain, and respiratory issues for three weeks, and without any relief is what we experienced. We loaded ourselves with OTC meds (ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough syrup) and the recommended daily vitamin rituals of zinc, vitamin C, D3, Black Elderberry, Melatonin, Quercetin, a good multi vitamin, and at one point it was so bad I was calling local farm stores looking for Ivermectin (I didn’t take any). I ended up in the respiratory clinic and then I went to an out patient treatment center where they gave me an IV infusion of antibodies and some non FDA approved trial drug (I haven’t grown a tail yet). Honestly, at that point I was so sick I didn’t realize what was going on, so I didn’t care what they gave me.

Long story short, three weeks later and we are out of quarantine on the road to recovery. All my symptoms are gone accept the respiratory issues. It just feels like I get winded very easily and I can’t get enough oxygen, my chest feels tight. Lucia was tougher than I was but we had almost identical symptoms. I had some great friends that kept us supplied with food and toilet paper while we were locked away, I also had a great nurse friend check in on us daily, and gave us some great advice, I cannot thank them enough. Our kids are great, and thank God they didn’t experience what we went through.



This flu is a bad one, it’s interesting to see how it affects people differently, but I can definitely understand how and why it is so dangerous for people with respiratory issues, compromised immune systems, and just elderly people in general. Anyone in that group needs to take extra precautions to stay healthy, and follow the advice of their physician.

Now that I’ve had it, people ask if I’ve changed my opinion on masks, lockdowns, and the vaccine. Here’s my answer: I believe as I said above, if you fall into a compromised category you should take extra precautions. I don’t believe the cure should be worse than the illness, and locking us down, killing the economy, ruining businesses and livelihoods, keeping kids from education etc, in my opinion is by far worse. I think most people will eventually get Covid, and I don’t think there’s much anyone can do to prevent that. If you know me you might also know I’m kind of a germaphobe, long before this pandemic I had stock in hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap. I was already doing what the experts said to stay healthy, long before they ever said it, and I still got it. I think the right masks in the proper environment (i.e. hospital setting), used properly might help; but, 99% of what the general public is doing, and the kind of masks they are using, is probably causing more health issues and giving people a false sense of security, in my opinion. As for the vaccine, I don’t believe any vaccine should be mandatory. I think everyone should be allowed to make their own decisions about that, and if you are someone that’s at a greater risk, the vaccine might be something you weigh a little heavier, but please do your own research, and consider all the risks, of both the virus and the vaccine.

Lucia and I are now part of the statistics that they will use to manipulate the people, I don’t want to downplay the severity of Covid-19, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. However, the most important statistic to remember from this is we are now part of the 99.6% of people who got Covid-19 and survived, anticipating a full recovery. Neither of us have been vaccinated. Now you are all up to speed!

Stay healthy and safe my friends, God Bless!

--Micky Garus

Post Date: 2021-01-18 17:08:25Last Update: 2021-01-18 18:50:42

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