Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Reason I Haven't Posted Lately
It's been about 3 weeks since my last post and the withdrawals have not been pretty. However, I do have a bit of an excuse.
In my last post I mentioned that I was sick, and I was. Really sick. Two days after that blog, I ended up going to the emergency room and found out that I had pneumonia! I couldn't believe it. I am truly a person that rarely gets sick. However, it seems like when I do get sick, I get really sick.
So, yeah. Pneumonia sucks. Pneumonia made me the sickest I have been since I was about 19 and got salmonella. Pneumonia's symptoms are a lot like the flu, so if you take anything away from this post, let it be this: If you think you have the flu but continue to have high fevers (mine was 102 - 103 degrees) for seven days straight, go to the doctor. In fact, don't wait 7 days. Go sooner.
It kind of freaked me out afterward that I was so resistant to go to the doctor. I ended up having something that is a) very serious and b) easily cured. A little less medical stubbornness would have had me feeling better much sooner. Lesson learned.
Two chest x-rays, a round of antibiotics, two bottles of prescription cough syrup, painkillers and a LOT of sleep later (it's seriously all I wanted to do for 3 weeks), I am pretty much back to normal. I'm still dealing with a bit of a cough and a bruised rib from coughing so much, but it is a far cry from a few weeks ago.
I am so looking forward to getting caught up on all of the blogs I love and for getting back into the swing of posting. Stay happy and healthy, everyone, and go to the doctor if you think you need to! That is my P.S.A. of the day.