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OT: covid damage

The virus removes iron from hemoglobin and that results in hypoxia. Lungs and other organs don’t get enough oxygen. Hemoglobin has a heme which contains iron. Without iron oxygen cannot bind to hemoglobin.
The virus also create inflammatory storm in the lungs. Lethal levels of inflammatory cytokines are released. Even when people recover the damages to the lungs might be permanent as an interstitial fibrosis.

:astonished: :astonished: :astonished: :astonished: :mask: :mask: :mask: I sure hope none of us here on this board, or anyone we care about get that virus! I already have Asthma & COPD, don’t need any MORE damage to my lungs! :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing:

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Thanks for the info fightcrab. I hope you are doing well and staying safe…and healthy! :smiley:

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OMG, you have to be really careful with the underlying conditions you have! So far nobody that I know has been infected. I’ve contacted all my family & friends that live in other states and keeping in touch more frequently. Most of them are older and have medical issues. Stay safe & let’s pray nobody on here gets it either.

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I am doing well. My last PET CT scan last week was amazing. When I had 3 cycles of chemo last year my biggest tumor in the lungs reduced from 15 cm to 6 cm, other tumors also reduced or disappeared. After 3 more cycles there was no change. I was very disappointed. So I took a break from all treatments for 8 months fully prepared to start a clinical trial. This scan that I had last week was in preparation for the clinical trial. I imagined the worst result. But my biggest tumor is now 2 cm and all others are gone completely. It’s like a miracle. I am also staying put at home for more than a month now. My husband goes once in 2 weeks grocery shopping at 7 am. We have a special time for seniors from 7 to 8 at all grocery stores. The thing with covid is that even when people have no symptoms they still might get lung damage. It’s a very nasty virus. But it also could’ve been worse, like being able to transmit through big distances and have worse death rates. Viruses are dangerous. Hopefully some drugs and vaccines in clinical trials will be working and saving lives.

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@lilmom8553 I’m keeping prayers and positive thoughts for you Lilmom! :grinning:

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I’m so happy to hear you are doing better. God is in the healing business! Continue to stay safe please…that also includes EVERYONE on this board! :grinning:

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So glad you’re doing so much better, fightcrab! God bless you, my friend! :smiley:

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Thank you so much AvidReader4! We could ALL use those right now, couldn’t we? :smiley: God bless you, my friend!

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@lilmom8553 Indeed we do! Thank you for the sentiment and good tidings, right back at you! :grinning:

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