Recovering from post-COVID: Seeing improvement

Posted by Laura Dropps @ldropps, Sep 25 10:20am

Today may just be a fluke, but I think I'm seeing real improvement. I took a shower today and didn't feel completely wiped afterwards. In fact, I was happy to take it. Usually I dread them because it takes so much out of me. I haven't felt like this since before I had Covid in November of 2020. I've been having physical therapy twice a week and biking five minutes a day plus doing physical therapy exercises at home. I hope this feeling continues.

Ah, it looks like maybe you are beginning to recover…my daughter had long Covid, and described recuperation as two steps forward, one step back. The biggest thing she learned was to not overdo on good days. Just baby steps forward, then rest. And do the exercises…
Have you heard of the "Spoon Theory" of rationing your energy? Here is a very good explanation: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
It explains how to view your day, your energy, and how to direct your life as you recover. Hopefully, you can add a spoon to your arsenal every few days ..Sue

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Ah, it looks like maybe you are beginning to recover…my daughter had long Covid, and described recuperation as two steps forward, one step back. The biggest thing she learned was to not overdo on good days. Just baby steps forward, then rest. And do the exercises…
Have you heard of the "Spoon Theory" of rationing your energy? Here is a very good explanation: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
It explains how to view your day, your energy, and how to direct your life as you recover. Hopefully, you can add a spoon to your arsenal every few days ..Sue

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@sueinmn Thank you for the link.

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@sueinmn

Ah, it looks like maybe you are beginning to recover…my daughter had long Covid, and described recuperation as two steps forward, one step back. The biggest thing she learned was to not overdo on good days. Just baby steps forward, then rest. And do the exercises…
Have you heard of the "Spoon Theory" of rationing your energy? Here is a very good explanation: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
It explains how to view your day, your energy, and how to direct your life as you recover. Hopefully, you can add a spoon to your arsenal every few days ..Sue

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Love the Spoon Theory. Thank you got sharing!

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Still seeing improvements @ldropps? Or perhaps 2 steps forward and 1 step back – but overall forward?
How are you doing @lynnryan?

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@colleenyoung I haven't had as good of day as that one, but the lows don't seem quite so low.

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