Episode 6

(published 1/27/2021) 

COVID-19:Up Close and Personal.

Towards the end of last year, our co-host Ken Berta (aka Surge) contracted COVID-19. Determined to add to our pool of knowledge on the virus and provide a resource for others, he kept a diary of his experience. In this episode, he talks candidly to fellow host, Dr. Rob Breiman (aka Spike) about his battle with COVID-19.



  • 02:00 — Keeping a COVID diary. To document this disease, sharing our COVID experiences is critical. We all want to know what is going to happen next and what we should do when.
  • 05:09 — Day One – The first symptoms and self-isolation: fatigue, muscle aches, and joint pain.
  • 09:22 — Tests – not so easy to take and tough to sit through.
  • 12:35 — Round two of symptoms: cough, migraine, nausea, low oxygen levels, chest constriction, and finally, the fever.
  • 16:00 — Mitigation methods or how to stay out of hospital.
  • 17:33 — Day Five – The symptoms compound and worsen, the delirium begins, but worst of all is not knowing what to do or whom to turn to for advice.
  • 20:50 — Day Seven – loss of taste and smell
  • 22:00 — Retracing the steps to exposure.
  • 24:00 — The virus spreads to other family members.
  • 27:20 — Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody trial.
  • 33:00 — Lessons learned? Isolate, drink fluids, try to stay mobile, do breathing exercises, know where to go to get tested.
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