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LGOberean

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I don’t spend as much time on TDPRI as I used to. But for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been completely absent, because my wife and I have been sick.

Our illness has indeed been that which cannot be named. I’m not sure if this discussion will even be allowed, but I guess I’ll know soon enough. I’m not going to bring up aspects that are controversial or have been politicized. I’m just hoping it’s possible to find out from others how long the fatigue lasts.

My wife got it first and tested positive. I got sick about 4 days later. My case wasn’t that bad, in fact I didn’t bother testing. Her case was worse than mine, but even in her case, it wasn’t bad enough to do anything more than a TeleMed or FaceTime or whatever it’s called visit with our doctor.

I’ve been fever free for the past couple of days, but I still have a bit of congestion. Mainly, though, I just feel wiped out. I get 8 hours of sleep at night, but still have no energy, and have to take a couple of naps during the day. Yes, I am an old guy, will turn 69 years old in less than 2 months. I figure my age has a lot to do with this fatigue factor hanging on. I’m just wondering, How much longer?

As some may know, I volunteer on Thursdays and Sundays at a local seniors community. Obviously, I haven’t been doing that since we got sick. I also have a paying gig on Friday the 30th, and I really want to be able to do that gig.

Anybody else been through this?
 

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Wife was worse than I was. Hers kind of stayed in her lungs and it did take some time to get back to 100%.

Seemed to me that I felt like I was run over by a truck for about two days, then I was being beaten with a stick for four more days and then I was whipped with a wet noodle for about a week before I felt close to where I was before.

Take your time, get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and hang in there!
 

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Half of my extended family has been sick. None of the kids under 18 got it (that we could tell). The rest of the family (20s through 60s) had symptoms from mild cold to trouble breathing and fatigue that lasted 3 weeks. The only consistent observation was, family getting HCQ were no where as sick as untreated family.
 

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I have some familiarity with this at scale - an "essential" workplace that is enterprise size. Two physician family members have been neck deep. One a geriatric care hospitalist, one a most difficult cases surgery team member.

It appears your basic fitness is really important proactively and in getting back. You don't have to be a gym monster or triathlete but move. The geriatric specialist in the family is also a medical professor and volunteers with Physicians Without Borders. She is on the bandwagon that "sitting is the new smoking". We have to move.

BTW, wish that one family member well. She's on her way to one of the current world disasters to give medical aid.
 

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I never had any breathing issues. I just felt like I had cinder blocks for feet lol.
My wife on the other hand had a real real bad cough, it lasted for weeks.
 

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Last spring some time (probably end of March/early April) my sense of taste/smell was altered (not gone, just different).
Cereal I ate all the time for breakfast tasted like dirt, everything had a kind of burnt smell.
No other symptoms. No fever, no fatigue, no aches.
Taste/smell issue resolved after a couple weeks.
I had to have some lab work done for a doctor visit a few months later.
I asked my PCP to order antibody test to see if it would be positive (never "vaxed", so if elevated it would be due to "crud").
It was about 2.5 times normal range, so evidently had the "crud", recovered, was never even aware I had the "crud".
Wife and I both take Vit C, Vit D3, zinc and quercetin supplements daily.
She never did get it (to her knowledge). She has rheumatoid arthritis and takes HCQ twice daily for that.
 
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From my experience (and others I know) recovery times seem to be quite varied, doesn’t follow predictable pattern across different individuals, so rest and giving it time seems the best plan. I hope you and your wife get back to full strength soon.
 

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I got it back in March 2020, was briefly in hospital and off work for 3 months.

It was horrific, and it was touch and go for a while. Breathing problems, 10-day fever, coughing up blood, broken ribs from coughing, dramatic weight loss, a dozen kinds of pain, stomach problems, rashes, you name it.

Two and a half years later I am still not right. I have nerve damage in my legs, weak lungs, and I'm constantly tired and often feverish. I don't go far from home, and my activities have been dramatically curtailed.

I have had to accept that I have not recovered, and I will be taking early retirement in a few months.

I am lucky in that my mortgage is paid and I have a little money put by (sadly, mainly inherited from my father who died during the pandemic, although not of the c word). But it's not ideal. It happens.
 

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OP, take it easy and get rest. You'll get through. It seems to hit some people harder than others.

My wife had it, lasted about a week, she described it similar to having a bad cold. I took no precautions, slept right next to her and never got it as far as I know. I took a couple home tests during this time, all neg. We're both fully "V'd".
 

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Hi Larry, Lots of people around here are going through the same thing. It's been mild for me, but my wife and several friends have had chronic fatigue and lung scum. My wife ended up in the hospital for 10 days with double pneumonia from the fluid buildup, she's OK now. I'm hoping our bodies will figure out how to deal with this whatever-it-is.

Feel better soon, amigo!
 

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I don’t spend as much time on TDPRI as I used to. But for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been completely absent, because my wife and I have been sick.

Our illness has indeed been that which cannot be named. I’m not sure if this discussion will even be allowed, but I guess I’ll know soon enough. I’m not going to bring up aspects that are controversial or have been politicized. I’m just hoping it’s possible to find out from others how long the fatigue lasts.

My wife got it first and tested positive. I got sick about 4 days later. My case wasn’t that bad, in fact I didn’t bother testing. Her case was worse than mine, but even in her case, it wasn’t bad enough to do anything more than a TeleMed or FaceTime or whatever it’s called visit with our doctor.

I’ve been fever free for the past couple of days, but I still have a bit of congestion. Mainly, though, I just feel wiped out. I get 8 hours of sleep at night, but still have no energy, and have to take a couple of naps during the day. Yes, I am an old guy, will turn 69 years old in less than 2 months. I figure my age has a lot to do with this fatigue factor hanging on. I’m just wondering, How much longer?

As some may know, I volunteer on Thursdays and Sundays at a local seniors community. Obviously, I haven’t been doing that since we got sick. I also have a paying gig on Friday the 30th, and I really want to be able to do that gig.

Anybody else been through this?
Larry.....I was just thinking this morning that I didn't recall you posting for a while. Even contemplated DMing you to check. Sorry you've been sick, regardless of the illness itself. I've been (blessedly) healthy through all of this, but many haven't. I'm deliberately avoiding a few things I might say so I don't get you OR myself in trouble. Hope your wife recovers fully. Best wishes. ;)
 

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I don’t spend as much time on TDPRI as I used to. But for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been completely absent, because my wife and I have been sick.

Our illness has indeed been that which cannot be named. I’m not sure if this discussion will even be allowed, but I guess I’ll know soon enough. I’m not going to bring up aspects that are controversial or have been politicized. I’m just hoping it’s possible to find out from others how long the fatigue lasts.

My wife got it first and tested positive. I got sick about 4 days later. My case wasn’t that bad, in fact I didn’t bother testing. Her case was worse than mine, but even in her case, it wasn’t bad enough to do anything more than a TeleMed or FaceTime or whatever it’s called visit with our doctor.

I’ve been fever free for the past couple of days, but I still have a bit of congestion. Mainly, though, I just feel wiped out. I get 8 hours of sleep at night, but still have no energy, and have to take a couple of naps during the day. Yes, I am an old guy, will turn 69 years old in less than 2 months. I figure my age has a lot to do with this fatigue factor hanging on. I’m just wondering, How much longer?

As some may know, I volunteer on Thursdays and Sundays at a local seniors community. Obviously, I haven’t been doing that since we got sick. I also have a paying gig on Friday the 30th, and I really want to be able to do that gig.

Anybody else been through this?
Be fair to the other musicians and patrons and test negative before you go play that gig.
 




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