Background, i'm around 5 months into recovery from serious covid pneumonia (was hospitalised for a month, and only started exercising 3 months ago)
I can walk for about 20-25 minutes 1 to 2 times a week, but I do feel very tired afterwards. I can manage very small amounts of jogging (3 minutes) and have been able to manage 5 minutes cycling.
More recently, when I get back from a 10 minute walk, my chest can feel a bit tight and breathing a little harder. My lungs feel tired. I recover in about 60 minutes and my SATS usually hover between 96-100, so I do not feel breathless, but do feel like its more effort to breath.
Is this normal ? I do have some lung scaring, but doctor recons that I should manage with my reduced lung capacity.
I'm not worried as I do recovery, but over the course of my recovery, so may things change. Thankfully, on monday I get to speak to a respiratory physio as I've joined a covid exercise study!