Richard Quest: I got Covid-19 two months ago. I am still discovering new areas of damage

As many others, I now realize that I live and suffer from the long tail of Covid-19.
I have a infected as early as mid-April, The onset of symptoms came quickly. I suddenly noticed that I was feeling very tired and that I had a new cough. I tested myself and the morning after receiving a phone call from the medical center I tested positive for coronavirus.

The virus is like a tornado. When it lands, it rotates through the body, causing chaos, confusion, coughing, harmful damage to every organ it touches. Some will not survive her visit. For those who do, when he sets out, he investigates the damage to the human landscape and realizes that it is much greater than originally thought. My symptoms were on the mild side: I never had difficulty breathing, nor a loss of meaning or smell. I was wiped tired and always had a “cough,” which is now back.

Covid cough is not like your usual deep cough (what doctors politely call a “productive cough.”) It is very characteristic. It is a dry, dispersed, hoarse, cough. In my case, a lot of short, squeezing streams of air, followed by a long, deep cough popping out of my chest, which has racks wondering if I’m going to overpower it.

I tested negative for the virus and positive for the antibodies, and my doctor says it won’t come back. But there are days when I feel like there are.

I am also discovering new areas of harm: I have now become incredibly clumsy. I’ve never been the most beautiful person, no one has called me graceful, but my clumsiness is off the ladder. If I reach for a glass or take something out of the closet, I’ll knock it or throw it on the floor. I tripped over the sidewalk and flew away. I fall over the furniture. As if that part of my brain that subconsciously adjusts my hand and movement to the obstacles it sees doesn’t work.

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Sometimes there is a slight confusion. Micro delay in thought, hesitation with word. No one would notice except me.

My digestive system is, to say the least, peculiar.

It doesn’t matter if I call them symptoms, traits, or wrecks – my body doesn’t feel quite right.

The doctors are trying to convince me, saying this will get lost, but they can’t tell me when. Last week was bad. I’ve been coughing for days, I’m tired and I needed to drink. I tripped over the camera tripod so I fell over the chair! I’m worried, but not panicked. She is already feeling much better this week.

For those who have not had Covid or witnessed the mess left behind, please do everything you can to avoid this tornado.

He will rush through the body – kill some along the way – injure everyone in his path – and then when you think “well, thank God he failed,” look around, the damage is widespread and will be with you long after the crisis is over.

A covid is a tornado with a very long tail.

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