Sunday, January 4, 2015


Well sorry I haven't written so long I had pneumonia since the last time I wrote something, only I didn't realize it. I thought I had a cold like everyone else I was feeling sick, coughing had a fever and just felt weak and wanted to sleep. Anyway I had an appointment with my primary on Dec 2 to be put on antidepressant and he seen me and said What's wrong with you? Oh I also had no voice. So I told him and they checked me for a flu which I didn't have, but they said you could still get it even though I had a flu shot, but it was negative. So he said he was going to give me the strongest antibiotic and told me to go get a chest xray and so I went even though I sat in me car and was debating whether to go or not because I just wanted to be home in bed, but I did go and within a few hours doctor called and said it was pneumonia. He said I could go to hospital or try and take the antibiotics he gave me he said that's what they'd give you in hospital but in iv so I did stay home. I was sick for weeks even after the pneumonia was gone and antibiotics finished. In fact it was a whole month I was in the house just couldn't get my strength back was feeling weak and out of breath and lightheaded , vertigo. It seemed that just doing a little light house work would knock my socks off so I went back again to doctor and he examined me and gave me and ekg and told me I have a block in my heart. He called it a left bundle branch block. He wouldn't let me leave his office until he had an appointment to go straight to cardiologist it felt like I was there for hours anyway he got me in and I went straight there and seen the doctor and now I have to go to get a stress test the kind you lay down with because I cant exert myself and a electrocardiogram. I'm going Wednesday the 7th so we will see what happens. Also my primary gave me medicine to slow my heart rate down so it doesn't work to hard. Needless to say that's what's been going on in my life lately. 

What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia?
The most common symptoms of pneumonia are:
  • Cough (with some pneumonias you may cough up greenish or yellow mucus,
  •  or even bloody mucus)
  • Fever, which may be mild or high
  • Shaking chills
  • Shortness of breath, which may only occur when you climb stairs
Additional symptoms include:
  • Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating and clammy skin
  • Loss of appetite, low energy, and fatigue
  • Confusion, especially in older people

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