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A coronavirus survivor has described being on a ventilator as “like driving down the motorway at 70mph and sticking your head out the window.”
Roy Burton, 53, fell unwell after having an operation following a mountain biking accident.
Mr Burton feared he was going to die whereas within the intensive care unit at Harrogate Hospital.
He was identified with Covid-19 and was handled with steady constructive airway stress or CPAP.
Mr Burton mentioned: “It is like driving down a motorway at 70 miles an hour and also you stick you head out the window and that wind’s blowing in your face and down your mouth and into your lungs.
“I had that day and night time for about 9 days.
“One specific day in intensive care, I believed that was it for me, I simply did not have the power to breathe, I simply could not do it.
“However you consider your loved ones, you consider your family members and also you suppose ‘this factor is not going to get me’.”
Mr Burton, from Harrogate, was match and wholesome with no underlying well being circumstances earlier than his coronavirus “nightmare”.
‘Do not let me die’
After going into hospital to have surgical procedure on his elbow he began feeling unwell and was struggling to breathe.
Throughout his time in intensive care, Mr Burton mentioned, a guide requested him about resuscitation and organ donation.
“I am a grown man however I held his hand and mentioned ‘do not let me die’,” he mentioned.
Mr Burton spent six days in intensive care and greater than two weeks in hospital.
As quickly as he was nicely sufficient to make a video name, he proposed to his associate of 14 years.
Mr Burton mentioned the care he acquired from NHS employees saved his life and he now desires to purchase them a drink to say thanks.
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