Sick Nurse

“‘Are you better yet? Why aren’t you better yet?’ I don’t know. I don’t know anything. My brain keeps racing with unanswered questions. Are my lungs scarred? Is my heart damaged? Can I get sick again? Will I be hiking the Adirondacks this summer or lugging this oxygen tank from the den to the bathroom for the rest of my life? I hate this virus. It’s been two months of uncertainty and I don’t think I can take any more. Why are my legs burning? Why is my skin so hot? I need answers. I need help.” In another remarkable as-told-to piece from WaPo’s: Eli Saslow, Darlene Krawetz, a nurse for thirty years, explains what life becomes when covid-19 won’t go away.

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