I am now starting to think I may have seen the last of the bad bout of Covid-19 I endured recently. There are quite a few positives to report.
*I am able to sleep all night, as long as I make sure to stay propped up on extra pillows.
*The sore throat has gone, and I am able to enjoy eating and drinking once again.
*The cough is only really a bother at night, and 90% less distressing than it was a few days ago.
*There is no longer any need to take tablets or medication for congestion and other symptoms.
But I have some legacy of the virus that feels as if it is going to take some weeks or months to go away.
*I have almost no energy.
*Walking Ollie for 90 minutes leaves me completely exhausted, even after resting briefly on seats or benches during the walk.
*Trying to do anything remotely physical (I tried clearing away some fallen leaves and gave up) feels impossible.
*Despite sleeping all night, I wake up tired, and look forward to going to bed early.
*Even something as simple as having a bath and getting ready to take Ollie out leaves me drained.
Given that I had all the vaccinations and boosters, I can only imagine how much worse it might have been had I chosen not to have them.
It has been a lesson learned. Covid has not gone away, and we still have to take all available precautions against catching it. Even with the vaccinations and antibodies, it still almost sent me into hospital with breathing difficulties.
Just because I seem to have recovered so far, that doesn’t mean I can’t catch it again.
So my advice to everyone is to be very careful, and if you have symptoms like a cough and sore throat, get tested for Covid-19.