Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cheek recovering from swine flu

I posted about bridge-player Curtis Cheek who traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and nearly died from the H1N1 virus -- swine flu. He was in the hospital for nearly one month and was close to death.

He's here at the San Diego NABC, and I interviewed him for the Daily Bulletin. You can read his story if you click here.

Cheek is moving about in a scooter. He can walk, but it puts pressure on his feet and they are still healing. He wears these so-called "sherpa" boots. They spread the pressure thoughtout the feet, rather than in a few spots.

Cheek's right hand looked fine, but his left hand was in bad shape. He seemed to think it will recover. He said he thinks he caught the swine flu after he arrived in Sao Paulo.


  1. Good column in the bulletin and really pleased to see Curtis back playing again.

  2. @Paul: Thanks. Wish you were here.

  3. Glad to hear he is doing well and is able to play again!