Eduardo Lozano is a ghost. This resident of Barcelona was infected with the coronavirus at the start of the pandemic. From March 22, 2020, the Spanish sexagenarian is plunged into an artificial coma. After two years and 45 days of hospitalization, he was finally released on Friday.
If Eduardo Lozano is a miracle of the Covid-19, he however has very many consequences. Two years in bed damaged his knees and the former taxi driver can no longer drive. He now uses a walker. His mouth bears scars from the prolonged intubation and his lung capacity has been diminished by Covid. The sexagenarian knows that his life has changed forever.
“I weighed 35 kilos”
“I didn’t think I would get out of it. When I woke up from my coma, I looked like a corpse, I couldn’t move, I weighed 35 kilos, I had to relearn everything, and that’s what I was able to do, thanks to the nursing staff. he points out to the Spanish channel TV3.
Eduardo learns to live, differently, like many victims of the long Covid. In addition to his disability, the sexagenarian lost his apartment during his 25 months of intensive care. He has therefore moved in with a childhood friend and attaches himself to small pleasures such as tasting lamb chops or walking his new roommate’s dogs. If he had to draw a line under the big trips, the sexagenarian does not forget the most important: “Enjoy life and enjoy being alive”.