1 Month After Catching COVID


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Hi Everyone,

Its around 1 months since I caught COVID and although I don't have any virus on my, I am still dealing with a few things post COVID. I haven't mentioned about catching COVID much the last month but I want to document a little on the blockchain on the event. It all started when BB E had a positive result but the rest of the family didn't get it. I thinking to myself how can BB E isolate by himself and the rest of the family just going on with our lives. The next day, BB was in his own room/corner for most of the day even though he felt fine with a slight fever, I started to loose energy very quickly while having my afternoon tea. I was thinking how can this be, I just took a test last night and it has a negative result, I can't be getting COVID the next day. Luckily we had spare tests at home so I took another RAT test and the faintest line came from the results. From that moment, the next 7 days I was pretty much in my own world trying to stay well.

The first thing I noticed was my body was giving up. It didn't want to move and the only position it wanted to be in was lying down. At that point, only BB E and myself had COVID so we were in our own room. Soon BB E could see I was really sick and we moved back to his own room after 2 days so he could watch his TV/play games while I continued sleeping. I literally slept most part of the day as I couldn't get to sleep at night without waking up to constant night sweats or from the super sore throat. What you hear from the news about all those symptoms, I seemed to have got them. I am vaxxed so I was thinking to myself, imagine those who wasn't, they must feel 10x worse than me. Every morning I would only look up to the ceiling and stare at the fan. I would have my music on but I couldn't even sing a tune because my throat was hurting so much.

I couldn't eat as you could imagine the pain I was going through so I was living off hydrolite, ice cream and yoghurt for the first few days. Felt like I had hand foot and mouth I caught around 5 years ago. I didn't mid the ice cream as it cleared the freezer and I love right in the middle of summer. After a few days past, I couldn't eat any more ice cream (got really bored) and hubby ordered some congee for me. The congee was nice and warm but we cooled it down to give my throat a chance to let it go down. It was a nice change and the next few days I just had congee for most of my meals. I was really alternating hydrolite and congee till the 7th day. Luckily we had enough hydrolite at home as I normally keep extra for the kids in case they get sick but this time, I pretty much finished our back up supply (nearly 20 of them!).

A month later, I am still having minor coughs even though I am COVID free. The doctor have asked me to try the puffer but that didn't worked so now I am on antibotics to see if we can clear everything in case I have some virus. I find that some days I get super tired by 4pm and I need a quick power name to recharge and that normally wouldn't happen before COVID. I am mostly fine except for the cough and its really annoying me now as it is not constant but just occasionally. I really hope this passes quickly so I can go on with life back like it used to. I won't be sure when I would overcome that sudden tiredness but hopefully the body will heal slowly.

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So sorry to hear what you had to go through. I hope your body will recover to full health as soon as possible. All the best 😊

!PIZZA

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I'm glad things are better now ... thanks for coming by :)

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Thanks for the update, how is BB E holding up?

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he was bouncing around after the 2nd day though we still monitored his temps and it was fine. A month later he seems to be fine which I'm so glad especially the school term just started.

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The first thing I noticed was my body was giving up. It didn't want to move and the only position it wanted to be in was lying down.

That sounds pretty rough. I remember having it in around March or April 2020. I just came back from a film shoot that lasted 3 days, a week exactly later I had a lot of the symptoms. I was quite lucky though, I didn't have anything too intense. I think the worse symptom was just feeling a strong weight on my chest, as if my lungs had shrunk and were struggling to support my body whenever I tried to walk. I'd get very tired when I tried to get some food or water, and would have to stop every few steps to regain my energy and breath. For the most part I just stayed in bed and watched things for a week.

Did you get put on any vitamin supplements to help with the fatigue?

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Oh gosh you had the chest thing, that is also rough. I try to do some walks during the day and that seemed to help, maybe the fresh air is making me feel better. I have been also trying to eat extra healthy so hopefully get all my vitamins from the food.

how are you now after a year of getting it? I am so worried there are long lasting issues with this lingering cough ...

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Honestly, my experience with it was nothing to really complain about. I've definitely had far worse situations with a regular flu. The worst for me was the heavy chest and fatigue. I also had some muscle aches that were all over. Those lasted for the entire week, it was also the first symptom to appear and the last to disappear. I found those in particular quite interesting. Nothing too discomforting but strange in the fact that they simply never stopped. Every muscle seemed like it was just firing off constantly. This was 2020 when there were just so few cases in the UK but I had exposure in some of the worst areas, around people that had travelled around Europe. In fact, one woman who owned a property we were shooting inside said she just returned from Italy that day -- Italy was already a mess at that point. So I wasn't vaccinated (still not actually) at the time.

I recovered almost fully within 2 weeks. The main symptoms only really lasted for one week while some tiredness and the aches lingered on a little, but I was capable of moving around more and wasn't uncomfortable doing so. I don't have any issues now, and I haven't felt anything remotely similar since then.

I've had relatives that definitely had it far worse, and I was around them at the time as well. They had some lengthy issues with their lungs but that soon went. I think your situation might be similar, especially if getting up and around seems to help, your lungs might be getting that movement needed to clear them up. Some of them even said that they felt better the more active they were.

I am so worried there are long lasting issues with this lingering cough ...

You'll be alright. It's an aggressive illness for sure. But you're noticing some improvements already, and you have made it through the hardest part. :)

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I hope that you make a full recovery in haste. I was lucky to survive infection having stayed in ICU for a week. Today I am battling against long covid symptoms. I was fully vaxxed too.

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OMG you stayed in ICU for a week, def much more serious then. Hope you have a speedy recovery too, this virus really hits people in all ages

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Looks like it hit you pretty bad.
Hope you recover fully soon.
My smell and taste were affected a long time. I think i got most of taste recently but i think my smell is still not totally back. Luckily, my symptoms were mild with full vaccination.

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Thanks Ace 哥. Oh taste and smell would be pain too .... hopefully you get your smell back, can't smell the nice Singaporean food!!!

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Sounds like it hit you hard. Get well soon xx

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Thanks Matt, it wasn't pretty but lucky it was during school holidays so at least we don't have to worry about the kids too much.

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I really hope this passes quickly so I can go on with life back like it used to. I won't be sure when I would overcome that sudden tiredness but hopefully the body will heal slowly.

I hope you get well soon and can carry out activities as usual, Think that you will be healthy, and believe that you will be able to live life as usual
Get well soon 🤗

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