Hi everyone. I haven't posted a recent article because I have been sick the past 11 days. I went to the doctor Wed., Nov. 10 because I had a temperature, a weight on my chest that made taking more than half a breath impossible, fluid behind both ear drums, sinus drainage, a low temperature, and a cough. I woke up with all of this going on Sun., Nov. 7.
The doctor said I either had the flu or was having a heart attack. We did blood tests, a chest xray and two heart tests. All the tests were normal. I got an antibiotic because I still had a slight kidney infection going on from my last doctor's visit several weeks ago. I got a second antibiotic, a cortizone shot and a cough medicine plus an over the counter antihistimine to take.
I started to feel better except for the breathing and coughing. I haven't had a temperature in almost 3 days. My appetite which was almost non-existent is almost back to normal. I lost 12 pounds from not eating. I don't suggest anyone try to lose weight that way. My energy levels have risen.
The coughing got a lot worse last night so I went back to the doctor today. We did another blood test to check white blood cell levels. They were normal. We did another chest xray and this one showed that I have pneumonia in the lower part of my right lung. I had a breathing treatment which made it easier to breath and made the coughing worse for a little while. I did feel better for awhile and could even take an almost normal breath. Tomorrow a saleman will deliver a breathing treatment machine and teach me how to give myself a breathing treatment three times a day for the next two weeks. I also have another antibiotic plus got a steroid shot at the doctor's office today.
I had to cancel our family gathering for Thanksgiving because it was supposed to be at our house this year. The doctor wants me doing a lot of resting the next two weeks. She told me the pneumonia would have already been a lot worse if I hadn't been on the antibiotic for my minor kidney infection of the past several weeks.
I want to wish all of my American friends a glorious Thanksgiving. Until I get to feeling better, I won't be spending much time on the computer.