I’m sick AGAIN in June. The past 5 years, it seems that for most, if not all of, June I’m sick. Twice with Pneumonia (2012 & 2015). Now THAT’S not a nice sickness. First time I ever had it in 2012. Fever, horrible chills, coughing, inability to take a full breath. The second time…no chills, but wish I had them! I was SOOO hot that I could hardly stand it & I was getting no relief whatsoever. It was pretty horrible. It had gotten so bad that time, because they couldn’t hear the pneumonia in my lungs. After I spent a hellish weekend in misery, I went to the doctor on Monday (my ex took me). My temp was 103 & I seriously felt like I was going to die. The doctor sent me to the hospital for chest x-rays (because they STILL couldn’t hear it in my lungs) & it also didn’t show anything. But then they tested me for a blood clot (by blood work I’m assuming) & it showed positive for that. So that’s why they ended up doing a CAT scan…which showed them I didn’t have a blood clot, but that I had pneumonia in my lower left lung. They gave me ONE pill & that fever was outta there. THANK GOD.
The reason I’m talking about this now is because I, out of nowhere, woke up with a cold on June 1st. That pretty much only lasted a few days. I felt not too bad on the 5th. THEN on the morning of the 6th, I wasn’t feeling great, but had to go pay a few bills. Well that was all I got done that day. I had such bad stomach cramps, throwing up, etc. I won’t gore you with the details. I pretty much slept most of the day on the 5th & a lot of it on the 6th. I have to confess that I smoke weed every now & then, mostly to help me sleep. I smoked it those 2 days, because it made me less nauseous & dulled the stomach cramps a bit. I live in Colorado, so not admitting to anything illegal. LOL My temperature is usually only around 97.5* (I don’t know where the degree button is, so using the asterik.;)). If it gets up into the 98* range, then I have a LITTLE bit of a fever. I have only been getting fevers when I am starting to get or already have pneumonia. It’s been up to 98.4* a couple of times, but it’s been staying around my “normal,” So can’t really tell yet. But since the nausea & stomach pain are now gone (knock on wood!), I have been coughing more because I have “crap” in my chest. So nasty. Guess I hadn’t paid attention before because the stomach issue was so bad AND I was laying down a lot. Now that I have been up & moving around some, the coughing with the phlegm is more noticeable. I definitely don’t feel 100% yet. I keep taking my temp, but it’s back & forth. I may see if I can get into see my doctor tomorrow sometime. The weekend is coming up again & I don’t feel like dealing with another weekend like the last time I had pneumonia. I’m hoping that it’s not that & that I will feel better soon.