Flourish
A blog by Baptist Health

HealthTalks

Image of Navin Raj Kaini MD

Image of Navin Raj Kaini MD

View Hide Transcript
Long COVID is also referred to as post COVID syndrome. It is a constellation of symptoms in patients who were infected with COVID-19 infections in the past. We have lots of patients that come in with post COVID pulmonary symptoms with chronic lung disease. These patients have shortness of breath, have decreased quality of life, need of oxygen.

You know once I got home, I realized I couldn't take a shower by myself. You know I couldn't walk. I had to have assistance going to the restroom. I was basically helpless.

In our hospital here we have outpatient pulmonary rehab center where we service all of the central Kentucky area. We individualize our therapy based on the patient's specific needs.

With the pulmonary rehab team, it's sort of like me going to work. It gives me a reason to get up out of the bed, go up there and they were just very inspirational. They cheered me on. They pushed. They wanna see me do better. And it's like a family. You know, I've met a lot of people in there, made a lot of friends. It's been good for my physical as well as for my mental aspect as well.

When I was in the hospital, my lungs were in bad shape. I had been told that I was a good candidate for a lung transplant. They didn't think that my lungs basically were repairable.

When I heard that news, I think that even made me want to push more and, you know, it even try harder. And with the doctor's help, the pulmonary therapy, that's, you know, that's not even in talks today.

Nowadays, I'm getting back to a more normal lifestyle you know, a lot of people talk about normal as boring, but it's not. I would like to be bored again.

Richmond Safe Use of Antibiotics

Image of Annette Williams, APRN

Richmond Safe Use of Antibiotics 1

Image of Edward ONeill MD

Paducah Paducahs Level 3 NICU

Image of Edward ONeill MD

Richmond Robot Assisted General Surgery

Paducah The Certified Nurse Midwife

Image of Sherri Lynn, APRN

Paducah The Certified Nurse Midwife 1

Advantages of a Stroke Center

"I’m just so appreciative for the life that I have and realize how many blessings I have and to not take any of it for granted."

Maddie Campbell had a hole in her heart and didn’t know it

HealthTalks Now Podcast

Baptist Health is bringing you the facts you need to keep you and your family well. Whether you want to learn more about a specific condition or procedure or find tips for living a healthy lifestyle, we'll be here to help you become a healthier you. 

Latest Episode:

Digital Wellness

Get the Baptist Health MyHealth App

The app provides easy to access:

  • Wellness resources
  • Provider search
  • Urgent care wait times & check-ins
  • Location search
  • MyChart
Download the app:
Mature grey haired woman smiling with look of enjoyment and confidence on her face.