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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pneumonia

Well, so much for setting goals just beyond my reach. All this pushing myself has taken its toll. I have pneumonia again.

I just got back from the ER where MJ drove me this morning at 4:30am. I staggered in there coughing so hard I thought I would see blood. For the past day I knew something was wrong. I didn't want to eat anything, and I didn't even want to drink anything. I threw up water. When I got to the ER I was very dehydrated with a temperature of 102. They were certain it was the flu (or possibly strep) but when those came back negative they ordered a chest X-ray. Pneumonia.

Thankfully, this was caught very early and "7-10 days" is my turnaround time. I'm taking an antibiotic for a few days, but other than that I am confined to bed rest with plenty of fluids. I'm very tired, but more in a disoriented kind of way. I just want to lie down and close my eyes, let the world do its thing for a while without me.

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