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Pneumonia Progress Report

Published January 21, 2011 - 0 Comments

It’s kinda strange… I started taking the new meds 2 nights ago, so yesterday would have been the first full day on them, and I felt 100% better than I have in the last 3 weeks.  Except that I couldn’t sleep.  The pharmacist warned me not to take them too late at night, or they might keep me awake.  Not a chance, I thought.  Well, I didn’t fall asleep until 10:30 this morning.  But that’s not the worst part… at one point last night my chest began to hurt quite painfully on the left side.  It’s been a non-stop series of shooting pains and steady aching.  At first I thought that it was just in my back, like I had pulled something.  But then I felt it all the way through my chest, but still only the left side.  I thought that my heart might be exploding, but then I remembered that the Doctor told me “I think you have pneumonia in your left lung”… so my current hope is that the steroids and antibiotics are battling it out with the bad bugs in that lung, and this constant pain and discomfort is simply the collateral damage of that conflict.  When I did finally fall asleep, I had to lay completely on my back to ease the pain, because turning to either side hurt like hell.  At one point I ended up on my stomach (my preferred sleeping position) and thought that my chest was going to explode.  It was not a pleasant feeling at all.

I’m going to go take the next batch of 9 pills, and see what happens.