Life After Death

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Hey, you! For being my first doner and also for the $100 amount, I just want to honestly thank you from my heart. It means the world to me! Not only for that but also kicking off my campaign earns you 2 rewards! You lucky, duck! I will get back to you in a little blog about your choice of reward as I have a specific in mind. For now, I just honestly wanted to say thank you for your positive contribution. Yes, I barely made it, 3 weeks in ICU, 4% chance to survive. My neck was sore, so we went for COVID tests. Neg. Since a spider-bite 3 April last year, I’ve been having skin infections. Not one doctor could treat me, so eventually, I just stayed sick for more than a year. We sold the farm in Dec, moved In Jan & Feb, COVID was announced and 2 weeks later, I woke up with my face, neck and shoulder swelled, hallucinating I could barely walk. Pieter took me to the Emergency Room, where I was placed directly into ICU - Isolation. I had a severe salt deficiency, causing killer bacteria to have a field day. Normal count in body 5, critical 200, mine, 578. I heard they wanted to find out if I might be the highest counting survivor worldwide. Never heard the answer. Pieter was told that if we came an hour later, I would have died, right there. The worst part was whenever not hallucinating, I could not see any visitors (COVID), so not even Pieter or the kids could see me. I truly believed they all died and the doctors just would not tell me. It was terrifying, but in all truth, I’m grateful to be alive in a pandemic. The blockage that formed in my neck, right next to the main artery had to be cut out, so 12cm scar and another just under my shoulder blade, 8x5x3. Lungs filled with water, 3.5kg, kidneys collapsed and it was touch and go for a while. Forse-fed Oxygine while tied to the bed, tilted 15% down created the feeling I could not breathe, was a tad tedious. So, on Marge’s 18th Birthday, 3 June, they reluctantly released me and I did not even bring her a present. Pieter treats me like a queen and I truly enjoyed the attention. I have an appointment on Thursday with a Dermatologists at noon, for skin biopsies. Then we’ll know the true culprit! Dear friend, thank you & adieu. Tomorrow we will talk shop! Hehehehe. It is 2:30 AM, insomnia, so I’ll be trying to get to bed again. See you on the flipside! Elsofie

Elsofie Pitout

Posted On Sep 17, 2020

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Get well soon, Elsofie. Love from New York

Mark Messina

Backed with $100.00 On Sep 15, 2020

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