Support Jodi Tuckerman
At the end of December 2021 I tested positive for COVID-19, despite taking all of the recommended precautions to avoid it. Even though I did not have any upper respiratory symptoms or issues during my time with COVID, I was left with a post-COVID cough that lasted the entire months of January and February.
Most people who have had COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. But some people, like myself, continue to experience symptoms long after their initial recovery even after having only mild versions of the disease. These people, given the name “Long Haulers”, have in theory recovered from the worst impacts of COVID-19. However, we continue to experience symptoms.
The list of long hauler symptoms is long, wide and inconsistent. For me, the lasting coronavirus symptoms are nothing like the original symptoms when I was first infected with COVID-19. Not only have I struggled with coughing, but this has led to ongoing fatigue, body aches and shortness of breath that I didn’t have during the height of illness.
After reaching out to my doctors, I was given a 5-day steroid regimen and an inhaler to use as needed. Unfortunately, neither helped. As soon as the steroid was gone, I felt my cough move even farther down into my chest and a week later, I ended at the Urgent Care. This time, doctors prescribed a high dose of Zithromax with again provided no relief from the cough. At this point, I contacted and my doctor and requested a chest X-ray. The X-ray came back clear and I was given another 10-day steroid treatment, which I am finishing up now. So far, it has not provided me with the desired relief.
My hope is to receive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatment at Sara’s Garden to get relief from these long hauler symptoms and get this cough taken care of. We believe this treatment will help me in my recovery as HBOT is currently being used and studied as an effective form of treatment for lingering COVID-19 symptoms due to its ability to reverse hypoxia, reduce neuro-inflammation, and improve tissue oxygenation amongst other benefits. HBOT also acts as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agent. It also decreases inflammation and swelling, increases energy, and increases the body’s white blood cell activity, boosting the immune system and promoting healing.
Due to the newness of COVID-19 long hauler issues, HBOT is not recognized by insurance companies as a treatment for his condition and therefore will not cover the cost of the treatments. Several people have reached out and asked how they can help. Your prayers for his recovery have been so important and meaningful to us. If you feel so inclined, we could also use your help for HBOT treatments. HBOT treatments for my condition are only $150 per treatment at Sara’s Garden as opposed to $1,500-$2,000 at a hospital.
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $150 treatment it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received will go into an account in my name and will be used for my treatments. Any contribution made would be considered a tax-deductible donation as Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility. Checks can be made out to Sara’s Garden with my name written on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please DO NOT write my name directly on the check itself. You can also donate securely online via credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.
Thank you so much for considering to support my treatments at Sara’s Garden.
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