An overweight British man says he unexpectedly has a brand new lease of life after dropping a shocking 70 pounds during a six-week near-death battle with the coronavirus.
Kim Wai Li, 43, first fell unwell from the virus on March 12 — and spent nearly two weeks in a medically induced coma earlier than lastly leaving a London hospital on April 22.
He went in weighing 210 pounds at simply 5-foot-6 — however was 140 pounds by the point he lastly made it house. His waist additionally dropped 4 inches.
“I didn’t acknowledge myself within the mirror once I noticed how a lot weight I’d misplaced,” Li instructed UK company Triangle Information, recalling the shock on the faces of his spouse and two younger children after they lastly noticed him.
His battle with the bug initially left him too weak to bathe and even feed himself. However now he’s getting stronger, he appreciates the recent begin his staggering weight reduction is providing.
Li blames his weight problems for getting hit so arduous by the contagion within the first place — together with inflicting the hypertension that vanished together with the load.
“I’m decided to maintain my weight the place it’s. It’s a second lease of life,” he instructed the UK company. “I used to be on capsules for my blood stress once I went in and it’s now inside regular limits.”
“How else can you are taking it? You may both sit there and assume ‘Wow that was a very miserable episode of my life’ and let it have an effect on you or take it for what it’s — that you simply’ve been very, very fortunate,” he mentioned.
Kim Wai’s spouse of 5 years, Ceri, 38, mentioned she barely acknowledged her husband when he first returned to their house in south London.
“There’s no extra junk meals for him,” she mentioned. “He’s received a second likelihood. It’s a wake-up name.”