Long COVID impacts continue as Alberta doctors, researchers seek answers – CBC

AHS is conducting the province’s first large-scale survey of post-covid effects

May 03, 2022

Tamsin Shute’s life has changed dramatically since she became sick with COVID-19 last fall.

She used to bike to work, practise yoga and spend weekends going for long hikes with her husband and kids.

Now, the 42-year-old needs a wheelchair just to go for a stroll in her Edmonton neighbourhood. On bad days, snuggling up to read a book with her children isn’t even an option.

“COVID is absolutely not over. It’s been six months since it ripped through my kids’ school and disabled me,” said Shute, who is now plagued by a number of long COVID symptoms, including overwhelming fatigue and cognitive problems, often referred to as brain fog.

As a result, Shute is unable to return to her job as a librarian. She spends most of her time at home, and regular activities, such as visiting in the yard with friends, can leave her in bed recovering for days.

“I don’t think anybody ever would want long COVID. It’s excruciating,” she said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/long-covid-alberta-search-for-answers-1.6439672

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