Lost everything?

Ubuntu 20.04
Ghost 3.38.1
npm 6.14.4

I recently upgraded my blog to 3.38.1 today. Upon restart I got a permissions error and ghost would not start, so I reset the permissions on the folder:
chown -R ghost: *
on my /var/www/ghost directory
Ghost would now start properly. However it is back at its very base beginning, as if it is a brand new installation. None of my prior work is there. Even going to the admin page is asking me to set up a new user.
Is there a method to get back my data and restore things back to normal?