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Getting better from a sickness

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:47 am
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What common idiom or common phrase do you use to describe someone who is in the process of feeling better or getting better from a sickness?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Getting better from a sickness

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:19 pm
by Erik_Kowal
The process is known as recuperation, recovery or convalescence. The corresponding verbs are recuperate, recover and convalesce.

A person who is undergoing this process is a convalescent, or perhaps a recovering patient.

Colloquially, they could be said to be on the mend, doing better, or on the road to recovery.

Re: Getting better from a sickness

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:09 pm
by trolley
People also talk about “beating” a disease or illness or “winning” against it. The idea here is that they have been victorious in a battle. Someone can be said to have “beaten cancer” if they go into remission or live a long life despite a poor prognosis. It can also apply to less serious maladies.
“That’s a nasty cold you have.”
“Yes, I’ve been fighting it for weeks but I think I’m winning”

Re: Getting better from a sickness

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:02 am
by Stevenloan
Erik and trolley : Thank you both very much for your help. I really appreciate it.