"Post-Covid pneumonia progress report: I’m tired of being tired.
It’s not the can’t-get-out-of-bed fatigue I experienced while down with Covid. It’s not as debilitating as it is for many of you. But it’s eating at me.
I can barely make it through the work-from-home workday. Colleagues have noted my tired eyes during video meetings. It takes everything inside me to fall asleep in the middle of a call. My wife, who works afternoons/evenings, often finds me asleep on the couch at 8 p.m., with our daughter patiently playing next to me. It breaks my heart when I have to tell our 6-year-old that Daddy is too tired to read to her. Or that my plans to cook a wholesome, homemade dinner are often relegated to a quick sandwich.
Sure, I’m lucky. I didn’t have it so bad. I can still function – most of the time. But in this, the eighth week of a Zombie state, I ask: Will it get better?"
- Tyler B.