# Patient No. 141

I have a rare disease and it is really dangerous. I need oxygen tanks supplying oxygen to me. It is like I rely on oxygen tanks more than water and food. I think that my path to cure takes wholehearted optimism from my friends and colleagues who have constantly been supporting me and I think that there is a ray of hope far away in the horizon for me.

BONUS: Also find how the puzzle is related to the title

HINT 1

I have added a tag but that by no means changes the answer.

HINT 2

I have added another tag but that by no means changes the answer.

HINT 3

Look for an operation and a number keeping in mind the tags

HINT 4

I am surprised why no one has been able to solve this puzzle. Now, after adding the tag, the answer must be obvious

• haha at first, my idiot brain screamed "It's SCP-141!!) even though I didn't even remember what that one was, but nope. 141 is a book and clearly cannot breathe or anything of the sort. GL everyone on solving this! – Aurora Knowles Sep 13 at 21:02
• You say that the puzzle is to find the puzzle and give the answer. So we already know what the puzzle is. It is: find what the puzzle is and give the answer. Since the question also answers the question, it is also the answer. Done. – Florian F Sep 14 at 20:37
• @FlorianF Woah, that is a little too much thinking – Quark-epoch Sep 15 at 5:01

Based on the words found by @JMP, I'm guessing the answer is

Root two = $$\sqrt{2} \approx 1.41$$. This fits with Hint $$3$$ and with the title. However, I don't see how the words Hard, Not and Faith fit in.

• Relate it with the title – Quark-epoch Nov 16 at 16:03

$$141$$ in roman numerals is $$CXLI$$, which can be interpreted as $$C \times LI$$. This is 5100, which is $$\overline{V}C$$, an abbreviation for vital capacity. I'm stuck here, but the bar over V makes me think Guillain–Barré syndrome, which uses vital capacity as part of its diagnosis.

• See Hint 3, it will give you a path – Quark-epoch Sep 15 at 17:25

Partial:

I have a rare disease and it is really dangerous. I need oxygen tanks supplying oxygen to me. It is like I rely on oxygen tanks more than water and food. I think that my path to cure takes wholehearted optimism from my friends and colleagues who have constantly been supporting me and I think that there is a ray of hope far away in the horizon for me.

gives HARD NOT ROOT TWO FAITH.

• Partly correct. See hint 3 – Quark-epoch Sep 23 at 12:32
• The puzzle is not about the disease. – Quark-epoch Sep 23 at 12:33

The title could refer to

the unicode character U+0141, a capital L with a stroke: Ł. A stroke is a disease that affects blood (and therefore oxygen) supply to some part of the body.

Therefore the puzzle could require

to count the strokes needed to write the text (or part of it).

After edit of the question:

141 rings the bell of the first digits of $$\sqrt 2=1.414...$$.

• That's not the right approach. Well tried though. – Quark-epoch Sep 14 at 8:12
• now the new edit is somewhat right. Move ahead. – Quark-epoch Sep 23 at 11:18

I guess it is

the the lung desease COPD. It cound be caused by constantly heavy smoking and it requires oxygen to breath. Maybe caused by somking 141 cigattes per day.

• Unfortunately not the right approach. Try after I add a hint. – Quark-epoch Sep 15 at 4:58
• I have added a hint try now.I think now, it has to be evident – Quark-epoch Sep 15 at 15:50