Thank you @lenora for your kind thoughts and well-wishes. That is very true. Even a bad cold or flu can take weeks to fully recover from -even in healthy people.Hi Wolfcub....I hope you're taking especially good care of yourself during this time. Even the flu virus doesn't leave after 2 wks., it seems to stay in our bodies wearing us down for a couple of months' at least. I wish you well and certainly hope you'll feel (and will stay) fully recovered soon. Yours, Lenora.
So this completely new virus, for which no-one has innate immunity, could take some getting over completely.
There were some aspects to it which alerted me to how strange it is -that is I seemed better in not much more than 8 days in all, and certainly so very much better as soon as the fever broke. It was strange considering the last infection I caught has still not completely gone away after 2 years!
And that was....weird. I have never even had an average cold that behaved like that, even in my fit healthy strong days.
So I remain watchful and reserve judgment. Just grateful for every day I "don't feel too bad"... you know?
Is it "hiding" in some way? I have no idea. All I do know is I am not perfect. But no worse than I think I was before it. Just back to the same old imperfection of my affliction...
How much of it is due to Covid-19....how much of it is the old thing....how much a good high fever might have helped me somehow....I can't tell yet.
What is natural recovery time for a nasty virus for which none of us, healthy or not, has any innate immunity? Like you say, it could be weeks, even a few months for full and complete recovery in the majority of Covid-19 survivors.....and that may be "normal".
And what is "post viral syndrome" which may or may not....lead to an ME/CFS situation in many people?