Time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment; recuperation: a period of convalescence [count noun]: I had a long convalescence ahead
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- It is important to remember that it is a very serious condition and that recovery and convalescence can take time - months and years, rather than weeks.
- Adults with disability or conditions such as alcoholism may also require extended convalescence and careful discharge planning.
- Recovery is mostly uneventful but convalescence is prolonged with generalized weakness, fatigue and depression.