Former Impact World champion EC3, who spent several days in hospital battling a severe infection, is now out of harm’s way and wrote about the whole ordeal in a blog titled Not Dead Yet.
EC3 said that several weeks ago he noticed there was swelling developing in his arms and in other areas of his body but did not seek medical attention and instead played doctor himself with the help of medical websites. EC3 said that he continued with business as usual and when there was a thought of getting it checked, something else came up that he gave priority, letting his own health situation deteriorate.
“Finally, after an attempt at some athletic based therapy, my arm became a gigantic, swollen, horrifying, ungodly, painful atrocity and I went to the ER,” EC3 wrote. “Next thing I knew, words like cellulitis, staph, and stenosis were thrown around, I was being pumped full of fluids, antibiotics, and morphine, and was in an ambulance to my staycation destination, Advent Health Downtown Orlando.”
The former WWE star said that it took a toll on him and shut his friends and family out after 10 days.
“It was a reminder of both a childhood spent very ill, and a career spent where when things were very promising, began to reach an apex, and accomplishments being achieved I would drastically be shattered with catastrophic injuries. Completely unforeseen. Completely unnecessary,” he added.
Things are now looking up for EC3 and is at home recovering.