Mexico City / 08.25.2021 20:26:29
The personal trainer from Colorado, United States, Bill Phillips has gone viral in the last hours, Well, he has told the story of how contracting covid-19 changed his life due to the physical deterioration that the virus left him.
The 56-year-old athlete was infected with coronavirus in January 2020, so, after recovering and verifying that he had generated antibodies, dHe decided not to get vaccinated because he believed he did not need it, however, when he contracted it again the consequences were worse.
It was in June 2020, when the American suffered the disease caused by covid again. Phillips’s wife reported that at the beginning of their second infection they believed it to be a sinus infection, but their health worsened and they went to the hospital.
Once at St Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, andThe trainer was intubated for 47 days due to gravity and for that reason he was unconscious for 18 days.
In interview for 9 News Bill’s wife, Maria, pointed out that he used to be physically strong and was always working out, but the aftermath of the covid prevents him from continuing with his lifestyle.
“Bill was so strong and independent and he worked out and did all these things. Now he’s in a wheelchair. He cannot walk. You cannot exercise. Is on oxygen“, he recounted.
Since he has been hospitalized, for two months specifically, he has lost more than 70 pounds of his weight and is very weak. In the words of Phillips himself, not having been vaccinated could “cost him his life.”
“I have had a lot of pain and I have lost a lot, but I have gained a new perspective on life, that’s for sure,” said the athlete.
“After nearly 30 days on a ventilator, being in a medically induced coma, and 45 days with just a feeding tube, I’m so confused, excited, crazy with happiness, ecstatic… I’m so excited for dinner, I don’t even know what to eat, “Bill shared on social media.
Now, the coach is in rehabilitation and since his struggle to recover urges people to get immunized as soon as they get the chance.