"My wife, Heidi, took her own life after a 13-month battle with long Covid that
started as a mostly asymptomatic coronavirus infection. Long Covid took her
from one of the healthiest, most vibrant people I’ve ever known to a person so
debilitated that she could not bear another day on this planet.
I came home one day last May to find that she’d decided to end her pain. As our
13-year-old son waited outside for the paramedics, I tried desperately to
revive her. I did a good enough job that by the time we got her to the hospital
they could restart her heart, but she was brain dead on arrival. The emergency
room doctor assumed that she died from depression. When I told him, “She wasn’t
depressed, it was long Covid,” he looked at me with bewilderment and asked,
“What’s long Covid?”
Late last night I got a desperate Twitter message from a man whose wife could
be the next Heidi. She has long Covid and was threatening to end her life. She
had already told their eight-year-old daughter her plan. I called him
immediately. Heidi and his wife both suffered from unexplained neurological
tremors and internal chest cavity vibrations so bad they lost the ability to
Like prisoners of war kept awake for days as a method of torture, their minds
lost the ability to make sound cognitive decisions. I knew this man’s terror.
Sadly, his call was not an anomaly. I have answered requests like his every
single day since my wife’s obituary went viral and I began to share our story
with the media."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "terrible suffering here"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics