Downers Grove commissioner Rich Kulovany shares recovery story –

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Downers Grove commissioner Rich Kulovany shares recovery story – fr


DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (WLS) – After nearly 100 days in hospital battling COVID-19, Rich Kulovany of Downers Grove is still taking small steps towards a full recovery. “They were pretty sure I wasn’t going to wake up,” Kulovany said.
The normally healthy man did not know if he was going to make it. I prayed, God, if you want to take me back to Heaven, I’m ready. If you want me to stay here on Earth, intervene in a big way, ”Kulovony recalled.

In December, the 69-year-old husband, father and grandfather were diagnosed with the virus.

“At first so felt like a sinus infection,” Kulovany said.

On Christmas Eve, Kulovany, who is also Downers Grove Village Commissioner, believed he was in the clear.

A few hours later, he was intubated and placed in a medically induced coma.

“This whole COVID thing is Russian roulette. You don’t know who there are a lot of bullets in the room and which one is going to get you out, “Kulovany said. He is back home now, but he is still dealing with the effects of the virus like exhaustion and fatigue. inflammation. Simple tasks are exhausting.

“I can get to a certain point but then I have to sit down and rest,” Kulovany said.

He said he was sharing his story to encourage others to stay alert and get vaccinated.

“Why would you want to try your luck?” Kulovany asked.

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