Finally Covid got me too 🤦‍♀️ - Lung Conditions C...

Lung Conditions Community Forum

51,626 members62,246 posts

Finally Covid got me too 🤦‍♀️

beech profile image

I’ve just had Covid as well after avoiding it by sticking with the lockdown and careful socialising rules for the last two or so years. I was very afraid of how ill I might be after the scary “Stay at home” letters. As life has got back to normal I’ve been venturing out and mixing a bit more. We’d been at a very busy sporting weekend with lots of spectators, so wasn’t entirely surprised when my husband and I started showing symptoms. It has been looking more like “when, not if” we’d get covid given the number of people we knew who had more recently caught it.

As it turns out, I seem to have got away lightly. A couple of days coughing to start, took an LFT test that was positive, then a couple of days of fevers, muscle and joint aches which needed regular ibuprofen and paracetamol to get on top of. And then that passed and I just stayed home for a week until my LFT test was negative.

My husband, with no lung issues, has had it worse than me, and is now very fatigued. We do both still have a bit of a chesty cough. Perhaps I’ve been lucky as this was probably the Omicron variant, and we’re fully vaccinated. So it is different for each person no matter your health history 🤷‍♀️ I’m hoping that this infection will have boosted my immune system a little more and keep me safe from any future infections, and good luck to all the rest of you 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞👍

21 Replies

And me also on day 4 now think everyone is catching it now as think people are not isolating when infected

We’re still avoiding it so far beech. Wishing you and your husband a full recovery. Xx👍🥰

madonbrew profile image
madonbrew in reply to sassy59

Keep staying safe both of you!!!💕

sassy59 profile image
sassy59 in reply to madonbrew

Thank you Dee. We will try. Xx🤞🏼💕

I hope you and husband keep on making progress. Take it easy until you're back to normal. i found my legs were the last bit to recover.

Hi beech, yes I had it too a few weeks back. Mine affected my my asthma and I got a chest infection and without vaccines it might well have been worse . It does seem everyone gets it very differently! I really hope you both recover fully very soon!

I think it’s probably inevitable that most will get it at some point unless staying fully shielded but it does seem that the majority of us who have had it here with our vaccines and who would have been in the CEV group have gotten away with it much more mildly than what we perhaps feared. Obviously there are some people who would still get particularly poorly but I’m so grateful for the vaccines…and getting it post vaccines rather than pre vaccines!

Get better soon!

Dee 🌺

My view is that you can't hide away forever and need to live your life not hide away in fear!

Colds and flu are still around as well.

I’m the same. I just still try and be careful but still managed to get it!

Damon1864 profile image
Damon1864Volunteer

I'm so please you are both over it now you both take care and have a good day at😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

beech profile image
beech in reply to Damon1864

Thanks Bernadette and Jack! 💐

Thing is viruses are waiting for you to venture out to strike and the more you try to avoid them the more they will come and find you!

beech profile image
beech in reply to Catgirl1976

I know we have to face our fears, and I do resent missing the mental freedom from fear I had prior to the arrival of Covid.

Those CEV stay at home letters were very frightening, and when you’ve already experienced the fear of not being able to breathe during a bad respiratory infection, I took those warnings very much to heart. I had a friend who was hospitalised early on, and know a few people who died,

Putting that behind me hasn’t been easy, but I feel less scared now I’ve had a run-in with the real thing!

So glad that you are both on the mend!! I had it 2 weeks ago. My doctor started me on the antiviral Paxlovid . I think it helped.... but I am still quite fatigued . My husband came down with Covid also. He could not take the antiviral as it was not safe to take with one of his meds. He is doing well just still fatigued . And we both still have a slight cough. Take care!!

beech profile image
beech in reply to Solily

Thanks - I think we have been lucky in both the variant and getting it this late in the story so that there are effective vaccinations and antivirals to help reduce the effects of the virus. I guess taking a while to fully recover is the least awful scenario 🤞😉

Good morning beech. I hope you both feel better soon I think big crowds are still causing problems and I see in the news at the weekend that covid numbers are rising again. Take care and hope you both have a good day Brian

beech profile image
beech in reply to Bingo88

Thanks Brian - I’m going back to using a face mask in crowded situations I think! 😷

Bingo88 profile image
Bingo88 in reply to beech

Yes I think it's best to be safe

I've been recovered for about a month now so I will be getting a booster on Saturday! My lungs are still a little icky but it will be ok.

Likewise, I was worried about catching Covid but not prepared to hide away forever. In the end Covid was extremely mild for me just a general feeling of unwell. Tested positive Saturday clear by Friday my hubby much worse. I wondered if it was better to catch it now 7 months after last vaccine rather than a longer period of time. It could be 12 months before I get another booster. Jo

Hoping you both recover soon.

Getting doesn’t stop you getting it again unfortunately. Neighbour had it and reinfected 6 weeks later. And friend just had it second time 4 weeks after having got first time. First time was like a cold second like a bad flu. So worth continuing to take care after you’ve had it.

You may also like...