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COVID-19 symptoms life-changing for long-haulers: ‘I don’t know if I’m ever gonna be back to normal’

Atish Ram with an oxygen machine inside his Surrey home. (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)
Atish Ram with an oxygen machine inside his Surrey home. (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)

Doctors still don’t know why some patients suffer debilitating fatigue and other life-changing symptoms months after contracting the virus.

A year ago today, Atish Ram was in a near-fatal battle with COVID-19.

He was put in intensive care twice. After eight weeks in hospital, he spent six months at home on oxygen.

Located at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in Surrey, the clinics were all operating by January and have had more than 460 patients, who they see roughly three months after diagnosis.

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