Pneumonia and 8cm lung abcess

00:04 Sep 3 2020 Santa Monica Pier

July 24th I swam at Santa Monica for 45 minutes. I inhaled water into my lungs. That night I came home and threw up. I continued to get severely ill with fever, night sweats, weight loss, and exhaustion. I could not see a doctor until I tested for COVID1O. It was negative. When I finally got an appointment with xray, bllod work, and CT the results were serious. Pneumonia, 8cm abcess, and 17 things wrong on the blood work. I have been sick 5 weeks and next must see a pulmonary specialist.

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What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Vomiting,Fever,Other
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: pneumonia 8cm lung abcess and next see pulmonary specialist
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Immediately
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: One
How long did your illness last?: Currently sick
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: Yes
Did you observe a distinct source of pollution or algal bloom? Please describe.: no
Which state (if US) or country (if non-US) were you visiting?: ca

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