Shitpost: Recovering from COVID
We all got COVID at the end of January. Fortunately it was mild to moderate symptoms. Daughter and GF are mostly recovered, but I have some lingering lung issues (which I attribute to having asthma as a child and current sufferer of allergies). Sense of taste is partially back, as is a little bit of smell, but what I smell mostly is cigarette smoke (GF smelt wood smoke when she experienced it). But what’s kicking my ass is fatigue. I felt decent last weekend and had about 8 light chores that I wanted to do, and last week, like the prior 4 was goddamn insane, work wise, so I bonked Friday afternoon. All weekend has been very little (put some stuff away at the garage and headed to the apple store to sort daughters phone...but that’s it. Nothing strenuous. Just got up from a nap and am still wiped. I realize I’m still very fortunate that I’m not in ICU, but goddamn, I want to get back to doing shit.
azw123 last edited by
@pyramidhat Glad to hear you guys didn't get super sick from it. Take it easy getting back to your usual routine. From everything I've read and heard about this crap, it can take quite a while to feel better. The natural instinct is to get back on the horse as quickly as you can, but go slowly and you'll be back at it in no time.
Chariotoflove last edited by
Rest easy, pal. Your body tells you what it needs. I’m glad you escaped worse!
PowderHound last edited by
@pyramidhat Best of luck bud, I'm pretty sure I had it last February and had an annoying lingering cough for several weeks. I feel like trying to do at least a little bit helps a lot though instead of sitting around on the couch
A friend of mine had it and yeah he said it was at least 2-3 months before he was back to 50%. He’s in Scotland though so he just got off like a 9 month paternity leave with full pay and benefits, was back at work for 2 months, got COVID, and they sent him home for 18 weeks with full pay and benefits.
MidEngine last edited by
@notsomethingstructural Got it a year ago, took roughly three months before I had any kinda energy. Only lingering effect is all food has a chewy texture to it (doesn't matter what I'm eating, chewy), annoying but not the end of the world; however I'm pretty sure this will be a permanent part of life. Rest as required, drink lotsa water, be patient with the recovery.
Shop-Teacher last edited by
@pyramidhat Glad to hear you're relatively ok. Take it easy on yourself.
Highlander last edited by
@powderhound I’m wondering if I had it in February too, I was out with a cold for at least a
Week and it took a good 3 months before I got my aerobic capacity back to average.
pip bip last edited by
@pyramidhat funny you mention it. I saw on Twitter there is a bloke Derek Draper who’s been in hospital for 12 months due to COVID-19
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@pyramidhat I saw this article recently... ping me if it's paywalled and I'll print to PDF. Basically the jist of it is no one knows the long-term effects of covid. They may pretty serious, but that could be eased with therapy. If you would benefit from therapy the best data says it's best to start early.