I wrote earlier that I had come down with the "creeping crud." Actually, it turned out to be more than that--it turned out to be pneumonia. Well, maybe it didn't start out as that, but when I was finally so sick that I dragged myself to the emergency room last Sunday, it had turned into pneumonia. I was so sick I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk, I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat--I was miserable!
After an evening enjoying the hospitality of Baylor Medical Center, I was released to go home. I missed three days of work, and now, after a week of antibiotics, I feel human again.
I have a new rule--if I'm sick for four days without feeling better, I must go to the doctor! I forget that my immune system isn't as robust since I have CLL. I feel as though I'm still 30 years old and can just ignore anything and it'll go away eventually. Yep, I'm 49 (gulp!) and my body doesn't work like that anymore.
I'm definitely glad to be back in the swing of things!