My close colleague Professor Patrick Degenaar
has just sent his report. With his permission I am pasting it here.
“I’ve now basically recovered from what I believe (it’s impossible to get a test) to have been a COVID19 infection.
Just so you know what you have to look forward to in the future, I kept a brief symptoms diary:
Day 1: Very slight ache in joints
Day 2: Asymptomatic
Day 3: Tired, lethargic, dizzy, and out of breath
Day 4: Reduced symptoms compared to day 3. Started to assume it was getting better.
Day 5: Morning felt almost fine. Then afternoon: Very tired, very out of breath, heart palpitations, Mild temperature = 37.5C
Day 6: Reduced symptoms compared to day 5, but still very tired and dizzy. New symptom: a chest pain – like a claw embedded in the chest.
Day 7: Similar to day 6, but also developed an occasional dry cough
Day 8: Much worse – extremely tired, very out of breath. Climbing the stairs felt like climbing Everest. Feeling like very bad high-altitude sickness. A feeling of nausea (just like bad high-altitude sickness)
Day 9: Similar to day 8
Day 10: Starting to get better similar to day 5
Day 11: Starting to feel much better. Can ascend stairs without getting out of breath. But still tired and dizzy.
Day 12: almost OK, but still need periodic Siestas