The 43-year-old nurse from San Francisco had no underlying health conditions. He normally worked out six or seven times a week. He weighed about 190 pounds. When he spoke with BuzzFeed News on Tuesday, weeks after he’d been able to start eating foods again, he weighed just 140 pounds. His lung capacity is only now starting to slowly come back.
Last week, Schultz shared a photo of the toll COVID-19 had taken on his body to his 30,000 Instagram followers. The picture on the left was taken about a month before he first got sick. He took the photo on the right in a recovery ward. It exhausted him to stand up from the bed for a few minutes to take the picture, he said.
Articles like this remind me to remain vigilant as things re-open in San Francisco this week.— 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕠𝕤’𝕤 𝕤𝕚𝕝𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 (@Ayesha_Mattu) May 20, 2020
This gentleman was far fitter than me & had no underlying conditions (also unlike me).
Be well, everyone. 💛 https://t.co/cXlPqhQVrm
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After 57 days in the hospital not able to see any visitors, battling covid induced pneumonia, I’m finally going home! Had to make a stop at McDonald’s with my guardian angel, my best friend, and my boyfriend, @dj_jwarren . There aren’t enough words to describe how thankful I am for his help, for the support from my family, and for the thoughts and prayers of so many of you. I appreciate all of your kind words. I still have months of recovery ahead of me. So happy I get to spend it with Josh. 🐺❤️🐻 #survivor #covid19 #coronavirus
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