Covid survivor Tam McCue is one of the lucky ones. Earlier in the year he was in intensive care in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where he had been on a ventilator for nearly two weeks.
At one point Mr McCue, who could barely speak, didn't think he would live.
Fast forward five months and Mr McCue, of Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, is back from the brink.
He became desperately ill but, thankfully, it only went as far as his lungs. With coronavirus some patients have have suffered multiple organ failure which also affected their heart, kidneys, brain and gut.
Mr McCue describes his recovery as a "rollercoaster".
He added: "It's a slow process. You think you can do things then the tiredness and fatigue sets in."
He said: "It lies in the back of your mind. As years go on, how are you going to be? Is it going to get you again? It does play on you. It definitely does."
As part of his recovery Mr McCue is attending the Ins:pire clinic online. It is normally a face-to-face rehabilitation clinic which involves multiple specialties, including pharmacists, physiotherapists and psychologists. Mr McCue is one of the first Covid survivors to take part in the five-week programme, which started earlier this month.
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Source: BBC Scotland News, 29 September 2020