Post-COVID fatigue

So, I was worried about having “long COVID” and/or protracted amounts of fatigue after this, and, unfortunately, that’s come to pass. I had pretty bad fatigue leading up to the respiratory symptoms, but in this week since the worst of the cough subsided, it’s been even worse. I’m constantly tired and fatigued and I have a bad headache that just won’t go away, and I’m barely able to do things that I need to do, much less the things I want to do.

This past weekend I did end up assembling the drum kit like I said I would, and that took a lot out of me. I played the kit for a few minutes and it was more than I could really handle. Then I decided to work on some other music, and I could barely press down on the strings on my bass, and had to stop after just a couple minutes. I tried playing guitar instead, and that was just as bad.

And the next day my body felt like I’d run a marathon or something.

It took me about a dozen tries to even start writing this blog entry because my brainfog is so bad that I can’t even remember what I’m doing most of the time.

Folks at work are at least being pretty understanding and I’m at least managing to eke out some vague descriptions of the things I’d like to be doing if only my brain were cooperating, but like… for all the problems I was having pre-COVID, everything now feels about 10 times worse.

I turn 44 in a week and I can’t even fathom what would go into making an obligatory birthday comic. I’m also eschewing having a party this year. I did treat myself to a pottery class next Thursday (bought a month ago) and I hope I’ll feel like it’s safe for me to actually go to it.

I still haven’t had a positive test, either.


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