Minor (I hope) setback

Life is sometimes a b'atch. I was starting to feel a tiny bit more energy--Was sleeping better at night & not napping dring the day, accomplishing more with both chores & liesure activities, feeling some kind of normal. Then, in spite of faithfully getting vaccines & boosters, my husband & I managed to get covid-19. I know that without the vaccines it could have been much, much worse, but it was bad enough for me! Slept for 2 days straight. Now I'm up & around but so sluggish in mind and body! I can only hope that there will be no long-term effects, as that is really the last thing I need. Please, everyone, make sure you still take precautions, as even "mild" symptoms are pretty awful! 


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Awww sorry to hear this

by Lavender - 2022-09-02 14:51:05

You don't need more to drag you down. Several friends of mine have covid. Some had it months ago. Some had worse cases than others. Only one has long covid. Rest of them recovered but another has a lingering cough. 
 

I got the two vaccines and one booster but never got covid. My pcp said not to get the second booster because he felt it wasn't effective and a new one would be out in September. Now that the new one is rolling out, I will ask my pcp next month when I see him, if he's wanting me to get it. 
 

Even those with the best care, prevention and caution can get it. Let's pray your case resolves quickly and completely!

Covid

by AgentX86 - 2022-09-02 18:47:52

We had covid in June.  I had it really easy with a very minor fever (technically not even a fever) and what felt like a minor chest cold.  My wife (no heart problems but diabetes) had it worse but still not life-threatening, by any means. She had a pretty mean wet cough for six or eight weeks.

We're all different but a pacemaker won't make a difference, though the underlying heart disease might. Covid is a crap-shoot.

Yes a minor setback hopefully

by Gemita - 2022-09-03 05:26:48

TLee,

I hope you recover well, although from having had Covid myself before being vaccinated, I know it can cause long lasting symptoms.  I will be getting a booster (4th vaccination) this autumn.

Brain fog and arrhythmias were two difficult symptoms I had to cope with at the time of my illness.  Doctors believe I am still showing a number of long Covid symptoms following my attack in April 2020 but who really knows anymore since we have still so much to learn about this virus.

I wish you well again very soon and above all, I hope your arrhythmias remain quiet

Viral infection

by Persephone - 2022-09-03 15:08:48

Many viral infections can be really tough to deal with and can have unexpected symptoms... if you have children, remember how you would keep them home from school and care for and tend to them when they got the inevitable thing being passed around? Take that good care of yourself now. Thank you for sharing your experience as a heads-up.

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