Assistant NC State swimming coach Bobby Guntoro has been dealing with a mild case of coronavirus this month, which is to say that he didn’t have to go to the hospital but still endured a hell of a lot.
Retta Race of SwimSwam.com spoke with Guntoro about the experience:
Upon waiting for the test results, Guntoro said his condition went totally downhill over the next few days. “I could barely walk. I couldn’t smell anything. I couldn’t taste anything and I didn’t even want to eat.” As a healthy man who walks nearly 10 miles a day, he wound up losing 18 pounds in 8 days.
He’s also not exactly an old man: he graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2011. It goes to show once again that the virus can hit hard even when you’re young and in good shape, and I wish people could do a better job of internalizing this fact, since it’d probably help us get out of this whole mess a lot faster. (I’d REALLY like to have some sports back at some point.)
Anyway, wear your damn mask out there, kids.