Ugh…it was confirmed after my chest x-ray yesterday.

No wonder I’m feeling worse than I can ever remember feeling. Sure, I’ve been sick before. But other than some 24 hour bug, I can’t remember the last time I was “sick” sick like this.

I’ve also never had such an incredibly painful cough! The cough has been the worst part so far. Nothing I have tried has really given me any relief from it. And…well…it’s been a little bit gross to see what’s coming up, too (sorry).

The cough and the continual fever were what made me finally send an email to my doctor. I’m glad I did. She said usually with just a cold, you start out with a fever but it diminishes over 3-4 days. A sign that it’s more than a cold is when the fever continues – I started feeling this bug a week ago yesterday.

So, I started the antibiotics yesterday. I have them for 10 days. I’m not big on taking antibiotics, but truly I can’t remember taking them any other time in my adult life. AND anything that’s going to help me feel better is welcome at this point.

I knew it was getting bad when I realized I wasn’t even worried anymore about all the things I wasn’t getting done….not a good sign for me. I was simply incapable of doing anything more than lying on the couch sleeping.

Luckily, I have a professional “relaxer” to guide me on my way to wellness:

Bubba professional relaxer

I think he believes I’m finally getting the meaning of life – or well the meaning of his life.

Rest, recover, relax.

Thanks Dr. Bubba, I’m on it.

Dr. Bubba - he's a professional

~ Lita (hopefully, soon to be well)


8 Comments on Pneumonia

  1. I just discovered your blog from the Community of Chicago Bloggers on Blog Frog! I love your posts and your dog is adorable! I know my pug keeps me company when I’m not well :) Feel better!

    • Thank you so much…oh your site is precious…I love PUGS!! my good friend jill has a rescue pug named Holly and she is one of Bubba’s best friends. They’re so sweet!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  2. Take some probiotics with the antibiotics, it’s crucial! At least on per day to recover the good bacteria antibiotics kill. And feel better sooner! :)

    • Thanks Nadia..you’re so right…in my delirium I almost forgot the probiotics – thank you so much for the reminder!! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

    • Thank you Jessica…starting to come around here…ugh finally..now I have to make sure I don’t overdo it and relapse! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

    • Thanks so much Emily…Bubba is definitely doing his job – he’s been crushing me for days…he just plops on top of me wherever I am and snoozes…what a life!

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