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Authenticity advocate. The revolution is now. nurse. bsn. actress. writer. producer. atlanta. neurodivergent. metoo. BLM. progressive. 🌈✨❤️
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5 Oct
So, I have a Twitter rant. But I’m afraid to post it at the expense of sounding crazy. Would y’all be open to listening without judgement?

The question is do we all kinda feel bad right now? I honestly would work and wonder if everyone had the virus because we all felt bad despite testing negative. I just don’t know if it’s enough to accept a negative test, when you are experiencing weird symptoms.
Also, many of my patients would be in respiratory failure despite testing negative. 28 y/o with only pmh of anxiety, on the ventilator— COVID negative.
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14 Sep
Y’all I’ve gotten some great insight regarding COVID. Over the past few nights I’ve made some observations. And COVID is more of a vascular problem than a pulmonary problem, but the two are closely linked. (Thread)
I first noticed I would feel good during the day, but absolutely horrible at night. I wondered why I never had a cough. I now believe cough is a late sign of COVID. The first sign is actually fatigue.
What is actually happening is gradual (my theory) CHF which leads to pulmonary edema and then the pneumonia (reminder just a theory), but I came to this conclusion after years on a cardiac floor and after noticing a few patients who did better sleeping in a chair.
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14 Jun
COVID 19 is the worst disease process I’ve ever worked with in my 8 years as an ICU nurse.

When they say “recovered” they don’t tell you that that means you may need a lung transplant. Or that you may come back after d/c with a massive heart attack or stroke bc COVID makes
your blood thick as hell. Or that you may have to be on oxygen for the rest of your life. COVID is designed to kill. It is a highly intelligent virus and it attacks everything. We will run out of resources if we don’t continue to flatten the curve.

I’m exhausted.
I had so much to promote pre-pandemic, but now I just want to prompt kindness and humanity. I am naive and idealistic, but protect the vulnerable populations in this world, and sign a petition that speaks to you to bring harmony and peace to the world.
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