A woman who spent nearly four months in the sun has described the emotional experience she had on the planet.
Key points:Lauren Odom had to wear an external oxygen mask for her whole life in the hospitalThe patient says she was lucky to be aliveLupus is the leading cause of death in the US, and is one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses affecting the elderly.
The 64-year-old said she was forced to wear a mask for the whole of her life, and had to live in the medical ward.
“The mask was the last thing I wore for the entire time I was there,” Odom said.
“I have never experienced anything like that.
It was just one of those things that I have been going through all my life, it’s just a very sad thing to see.”
Odom said she felt her body had changed dramatically.
“It’s a real shock to me, to say the least.
I’ve been living this life in this body for almost four months, I had to have my mask put on every single day,” she said.
Lauren is the patient of the Suncare, a non-profit organization that provides oxygen masks to the elderly in the Southern California city of Los Angeles.
“The sun is a lot more dangerous than you think.
It’s just like going to a playground where people are not wearing a helmet, and it’s not that dangerous,” ODom said.”[The sun] can cause a lot of damage.
You know, if you have a little bit of sunburn, you’re going to be a little more vulnerable.”
Lauren says she didn’t even think about the sun until she had to go to the hospitalShe said she’s lucky to have been alive.
“Even though I was in the operating room, I was able to be around my family for a little while and see my friends,” she added.
“They were all very happy that I was alive, because that’s what we needed.”
Odoms story is a microcosm of the importance of getting a proper, safe, oxygen mask when on the medical side of the world.
In 2015, the National Institutes of Health announced a $1.3 billion effort to develop new technologies to help prevent and treat respiratory infections in the elderly, including LPS.
It is hoped the research will help to reduce hospital admissions and improve quality of life for people with lupos.
“We have the tools to combat respiratory infections, but we also have to develop the technologies to get people to wear them,” said Dr Jana Ehrlich, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Allergies and Infection Prevention.
“So that will help reduce the rate of admission and increase the quality of care.”
Dr Ehrbach said it was not clear how long she would be able to keep wearing the mask, but it would be possible to maintain a regular routine for several weeks.
“For us to continue to maintain our program, it is very important that we get people into the right care for the most vulnerable patients,” she told ABC News.
“Our goal is to keep them in the program, and to keep the level of care they need.”
Topics:lupus-disease-and-disorder,labor,southern-aboratory-of-allergy,united-statesFirst posted February 11, 2020 14:47:46Contact Paul O’ConnellMore stories from Northern Territory