Houston man in final stage of monkeypox quarantine

Wesley Wallace will get the all-clear from his doctor on Friday. This is news that he has been waiting for almost a month.

HOUSTON — Wesley Wallace is in his final days of quarantine after contracting monkeypox.

“Passed my contagious period,” Wallace said.

And what a difference a week can make.

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“Tomorrow is doctor, haircut and gym,” Wallace said. “I’m so excited because it’s going to make me feel human again.”

Especially when you’re recovering from Monkeypox.

“Today is the day…wait, what’s with today?” Thursday. Day 25,” Wallace said. “I’m ready to go out and see the world again.”

Last week, monkeypox blisters covered Wallace’s chin, making it excruciating to eat, drink and even talk.

Wallace believes he caught the virus while at a bar over the July 4 weekend. He thinks he may have gotten it by kissing another person. He said the blisters first appeared on his face and there was even one in his mouth.

“Hopefully my face will be back to normal. Hopefully in a few weeks. We’ll see,” Wallace said.

He pulled through with the help of painkillers, his partner and his love from across the country.

“My inbox was filled not only with good wishes for me, but also with messages of gratitude saying, ‘Thank you. Thanks to you, I got a shot. Thanks, thanks to you, I got an appointment. you,” Wallace said.

While Wallace is more than ready to get his life back, he wants to remain a resource for anyone battling the virus.

“By providing this experience, they can perhaps feel less alone. And to also let them know that, ‘Hey, I came out the other side looking good, I’m fine. You will get there too. Just grit your teeth. It will be over soon,” Wallace said.

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