half-way to way to recovery after 23 days!
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Okay...so the doctor told me I could start acting normal. (LOL!) I've been seeing how much stamina I have left by going to the grocery stores and I also took my DD shopping. I can hold up on low activity stuff for about an hour. But on Sunday, I tried to leave the house without snow-shoveling the driveway.... it looked thin right outside the garage, and besides -- pneumonia! And I made it around the curve but slid sideways on the lower part of our driveway and got stuck. Thankfully DD offered her help, and after shoveling the whole drive (just so we could safely walk down to the car, and also so we could hopefully drive my car back up to the garage), and of course all around the tires, and sprinkling road salt, we got unstuck and returned my car to the garage. It took 60-90 minutes. I had to rest frequently; and I was exhausted the rest of the day. And I was terrified about what might happen the next day because of my overexertion -- I'm SURE the doctor didn't mean that I should go out snow-shoveling in order to "act normal!"
But I woke up feeling okay the next day! I can tell by the localized pain and by each inhalation that I still have mucus or phlegm or whatever it's called in my right lung. And I have reached what is considered to be a normal inhalation for a normal 60 year old woman -- although, jeez! that feels like only half a breath to me! And I still cough. Well, make that: okay for a person still recovering from pneumonia!