My long term battle with covid

Lawrence Edward Hinchee
2 min readMay 6, 2022

In January 2022, I had the omni variant of covid with pneumonia. I had never been so sick my entire life. I had no sense of taste or smell. I went into the emergency room at the Veterans Hospital and said I didn’t feel good. They did a rapid test on me and came back, I was covid positive. I could gave died with that diagnosis.

They did x-ray’s of my lungs and they confirmed pneumonia. I was in the hospital for seven days. I had a full course of Remdesivir, seven days of it intravenously.

Here it is May and I can only smell certain things, nail polish and remover, and bleach. I can only taste peanut butter, vanilla pudding and ice cream.

I get extremely winded walking up a flight of steps, so much so that I get light headed like I am going to pass out. I have to sit down to catch my breath and let the light headedness go away before I turn around and do back down the steps.

I still get headaches, but I had migraines before I had covid. The migraines have been intensified by by covid. Now research is showing that those who have been hospitalized because of covid have a chance of dying of a fatal stroke about a year after they contracted covid.

Lawrence Edward Hinchee

I am a published author. Book Titled Silent Cries A Memoir. I am a writer, photographer and author. I write under the pen name Brent Seheult. I also read a lot