@patrickrhone given vaccinations yes it probably is the worst. and there was never any guarantee of not getting sick. remember, they were made to keep you out of the hospital. little consolation while you're sitting there feeling like shit of course but it could be worse. and I know you already know all of this and rando on the internet saying it doesn't mean much. but as I always say to myself "this too shall pass". sending good vibes your direction! and fwiw, when I had it I was sick for about a week and it took a couple more to feel fully recovered (longer for my sense of smell to fully come back). its a nasty bug!