On August  16, 2020, I had a piece published in the Opinion section of NBC News Online.

It talks about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the impact that it has on individuals seeking medical care.

Opinion | I didn’t get COVID-19. But it still damaged my health.

“You have a growth between your L3 and L4 vertebrae.” The statement from my doctor didn’t seem real when he said it on the phone. It still didn’t when I met with the surgeon a few days later and he explained the scans, surgery and recovery process in more detail.