Slow progress with pneumonia. . . . . . . ...
Monday, January 08, 2018
Day before yesterday was a good day. I felt easier and deeper breathing. Yesterday was a bad day -- weaker, shallow breathing and a new pain in my lung. More coughing too. I was probably too active day before -- I went out (to see Star Wars) for the first time since New Year's Day when I returned from the hospital. The docs said I wasn't contagious last week, but I've continued to be very very careful about spreading germs. The difference between being drugged up at home versus drugged up at the movies is apparently the too strenuous activity of riding in a car! I see the doc on Wednesday.
But overall, yeah, I do feel slightly stronger. I've been challenging myself to "walk the circuit" of: up the stairs, through the hall, down the other stairs; repeat. I've gone from 2 to 5, at a minute a lap. That's measurable! It's important to me to know if I'm getting better, and progress is so slow that you can't really see it on a daily basis.
I confess, I'm afraid. My antibiotics Rx ran out Saturday... will I make it to Weds. without getting worse? I really don't have anything for the pain -- just ibuprofen -- which should help with the pleurisy too (anti-inflammatory)... but man, THAT pain is severe!
Thank goodness I feel much better today than yesterday. The trick is to not over-do it.
I see the doc on Wednesday 10th.