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California nurse walks out of hospital after 8-month COVID-19 ordeal By Reuters

California nurse walks out of hospital after 8-month COVID-19 ordeal By Reuters
'My second life': California nurse walks out of hospital after 8-month COVID-19 ordeal

"I said, 'No, I'm going to fight this COVID,'" she recounted."I start moving my hand (and) a physical therapist come and say, 'Oh, you're moving your hands,' and I said, 'Oh, I'm going to fight, I'm going to fight.I'm going to fight it."This is my second life," Pambuan said moments earlier, as she prepared to leave her hospital room, accompanied by her husband, Daniel, 63, and their daughter, Shantell, 33, an aspiring social worker who spent months at her mother's bedside as her patient advocate and personal cheerleader.

He said Pambuan's recovery was especially rewarding since she is part of the hospital's extended "family.rs/34pvUyi) Pambuan said she has no recollection of the four months she spent hooked to a breathing machine - from early May to early September - but recalls first waking up from deep sedation unable to move her extremities.

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