This Is How Long COVID Has Impacted My Life
I've had confirmed cases of COVID-19 three times, and I'm pretty sure I've had it a fourth as well. I have three rounds of shots in me and am going to get a fourth this next week. Each time I've had, or rather a test told me I had COVID, it's been similar for me starting off with a sore throat and a couple of times not being much worse than that other than fatigue.
I've had it better than some friends who have been hospitalized and really not done well with getting sick from it. This isn't me complaining, just stating what I've experienced since having COVID.
Long COVID is symptoms that develop or continue to hang on after you've initially been sick. For me, there have been a couple.
I would say for about two months I was fatigued, and I still don't even know that is totally done, it's just less bad than it was. By fatigued I mean all day long feeling like I needed to be back in bed.
I also continue to have a loss of taste, which sucks because I like to eat and like flavors. As a chubby guy, one would think this is a good thing but in reality, it just leaves one not feeling satisfied from meals. I find myself adding way more salt or seasonings to certain meals to get some kind of flavor, especially if the base meal is kind of bland. It's definitely changed my taste buds, or at least deadened them.
As I've known people who faired far worse with their COVID experiences, likewise I know a couple of people with Long COVID in worse shape than me too. If you're suffering from Long COVID, how is it affecting you?