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Three Weeks!

Posted 2013.01.29 9.59 in Pointless Blather

So today is the three week anniversary, if you’re the sentimental type. Three weeks that my pneumonia and I have been together.

Wish I could say the time’s been glorious and wonderful, but it’s actually been exactly the opposite of that.

Yeah, pneumonia. I thought it was probably a cold at first, then as it kept getting worse I figured flu. By day 9 I was feeling absolutely dreadful so I went and saw the doctor, and she decided it was pneumonia.

10 days of expensive antibiotics later I was feeling maybe kind of sort of better. A bit. A few days on from that and I’m still taking OTC cold&flu pills to fight the symptoms. They don’t work great, but I tried not taking them and that was much worse.

After 21 days it’s starting to get hard to remember what it’s like not to be short of breath, not to be coughing all the time, not to feel exhausted after inconsequential things like getting dressed & ready for work.

I was really hoping to be feeling better by now too; the next couple weeks are going to be really busy at work and it’s going to flat out suck if I’m feeling like this the whole time.

Damn Flu

Posted 2013.01.16 10.32 in Pointless Blather

This being-sick stuff really sucks.

After running down the symptoms I’m pretty sure my coughbugvirusflu thing is the flu.

It’s been over a week and I don’t feel any better at all. Still have a sore throat. Still feel it in my lungs. I wake up a half dozen times a night feeling like my lungs are full of cobwebs and clumps of wet dust.

Can barely talk. Exhausted, much more so than usual. The thought of doing anything at all just fills me with weariness.

My everything hurts.

I don’t think this so-called flu medicine is doing anything, but I’m afraid to stop taking it incase it is helping and stopping it would make things much worse.

Feeling like a wimp for being so badly whupped by this bug.