VSedric ceballos is free from COVID-19 but continues to have problems breathing and functioning on its own. The former NBA player reported persistent symptoms despite his negative status in a post-Monday Twitter.
“Hello, family and friends, giving an UPDATE on my health situation… .. I am COVID-19 free. Thank you very much for your prayers and good luck helping me with this. I still CANNOT breathe, walk or function on my own right now, ”Ceballos tweeted.
Former Mavericks player Ceballos first revealed his battle with COVID-19 over a week ago. Sharing a message from the ICU, Ceballos spoke about his 10-day battle.
“On my 10th day in intensive care, COVID-19 officially kicks me, but I ask ALL family, friends, prayer warriors, healers, your prayers and I wish my recovery”, he tweeted last week.
Ceballos’ vulnerability in sharing his diagnosis and journey can help others still navigating life during the pandemic. Sharing your battle is a powerful tool in helping the general public take the current wave of viruses seriously.
It may be too early to tell if Ceballos is suffering from long symptoms of COVID. But the ill-defined condition was marked by persistent symptoms after recovery from COVID-19. In some cases, those who have had COVID-19 have new symptoms.
NPR recently reported that long COVID may involve “ill-defined and misunderstood condition that occurs when symptoms in COVID-19 patients do not go away for weeks or months, or new ones emerge just when they think they’re all better.
Warning accounts of those who have lived through COVID-19 have been appearing on social media for months. With the highly contagious Delta variant on the move, there is an increase in cases among all age groups, with experts constantly updating the changes as they become easily known.
Last week, the CDC reported that unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19. Unvaccinated people were also 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 4.5 times more likely to contract COVID-19.
NBC News reported that actor Jeff Bridges recently shared his battle with COVID-19 while undergoing cancer treatment. He described it as a tougher fight than cancer.
“My dancing with Covid makes my cancer look like a piece of cake,” Bridges wrote.
Vaccinations are still viewed as a powerful weapon against the COVID-19 virus, along with proper mask wear, hand washing, and social distancing.
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