Like most patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and thus, a compromised immune system, Charlene Marshall can’t help but worry about the rapid spread for COVID-19. Knowing the risks associated with contracting the virus as a patient with decreased respiratory function is worrisome, but similar to Christie Patient (author of this column), Charlene Marshall is encouraging others to make smart decisions about COVID-19.
Public panic doesn’t help anyone, and hoarding supplies leaves many of us even vulnerable by not being able to obtain what we need to keep us and other immunecompromised populations safe.
As a patient living with IPF/PF, how are you feeling about the COVID-19 outbreak? What is helping ease your mind?
Scarred, but isolating, the only hope I have is isolation works and doing the laser treatments, the article from NIH from 6 years ago was done in a laboratory but since I already do laser to stay stable I am hoping it works, I do laser twice a week to hopefully get thru this pandemic. <span style=”color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>Pubmed @ PMC4171215</span>
<span style=”color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>Article that got scrambeled from above post on laser and virus from 6 years ago from NIH [email protected]</span>
Hi @caneelbay1 – thanks for sharing! I sure hope we can get ahead of this virus too and glad to hear you’re self-isolating. I am as well, important for all of us to do as recommended so the collective actions benefit the healthcare systems. Stay well.
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