Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Down With The Sickness

Its official.

I got the black lung.


Highly annoying considering I have a horse to sell and haven't actually been to the gym regularly in weeks. Also even  more annoying because I had some weird strain of the super flu at the end of November and spent two weeks essentially dying and then recovering slowly from that.

I must have never recovered fully and ended up catching a strain of pneumonia that is set on destroying my life slowly and painfully.



Its just as bad as I remember it and I've spent the majority of two days in and out of consciousness.

It must have started as just a cold or like a cold, because I was able to continue going to work and surviving with mild symptoms. I was good to myself for 8 days and didn't do shit (aka went to my desk job and watched netflix at night, nothing else) which was SO hard, and it was miserable. On day 9 I said fuck it and lifted a little at the gym and got to ride a little bit in the following days. It wasn't until Saturday that I came down with a fever and it stayed.

Extra super annoying that I was sick on my birthday (Sunday).

I FINALLY went to the Dr when I was on day 2 of a fever and had the aches and all the other fun things that accompanying an illness more serious than a cold and it was confirmed that I'm a (barely) walking sac of lung pus.

GREAT.



I had been putting off going because I ALWAYS stay sick longer than most people due to a genetic blood disease that makes me anemic and gives me a less than stellar immune system. Having a 10 day cold is normal for me. Having a fever for several days following said 10 day cold is not.

*Begrudgingly goes to Dr office*

So now I have Dr.'s orders to stay at home and rest and do nothing. Easier said than done for me, especially with all the things I like to do and have to do! Who has show and book recommendations for me?


So in addition to missing work, not being able to ride or lift,  I also have an appointment with some specialists to run some tests and see if we can figure out a treatment plan for me and why I am always sick and stay sick. This may possibly lead to the removal of my spleen. Luckily, I have great insurance this year, unlike last year (Thanks Obama), but its still freaking me out a bit.

Anyone wanna take B off my hands? Plz?


15 comments:

  1. I feel your pain -- I was sick basically the entire month of December (minus the first 5 days we were in PR), and then like the first 10 days of January. But I don't have a blood disease, so no bueno there! Glad you have good insurance and can get your health sorted out.

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    1. Yeah I lucked out this year with my employer finally getting group insurance. We hired more people so we finally qualified. Last year I had Obamacare and it was dreadful. I'm glad you are better now, i hope?!

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  2. Recent quick reads that consumed my brain: Everything We Keep and The Butterfly Garden (still actively reading this one, actually!). They're the first books in awhile to make me prefer reading to watching any kind of TV/movie that could possibly exist because the stories were so captivating. Simply written with twisted plots.

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    1. I second The Butterfly Garden, good read.

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    2. OOOOO I am going to HAVE to read this now. I need a kindle. For instant downloads, since I can't leave the house. Perhaps I will Amazon it here....

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  3. Shit -- I had pnuemonia in November and it was AWFUL. Doctor said I had to stay away from the barn entirely for TWO WEEKS or risk permanently damaging my lungs. I compromised and bought those construction/hospital face masks (the expensive ones with like 10 layers) so I could pet said ponies. :-(

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    1. the worst is being out of breathe walking like 3 steps. Don't even get me started on stairs. I'm always dizzy too because I can't get enough oxygen...UGH

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  4. Wow, that sucks... hope you get better as fast as possible. =-(

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  5. Ugh that sucks so much! I am so sorry. I hope that they figure it out and its a quick turn around for you so you can get back to doing what you love.

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  6. Well that's no fun. Hope you're on the road to recovery now.

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    1. Hoping the antibiotics are doing their job

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  7. Ugh, I hope you can get fully better. In the meantime I have a few Netflix recommendations: Peaky Blinders (if you haven't already, you need to), The Crown (really interesting royal history, well done), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (hilarious and light)

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    1. I've seen all but Peaky!! It's in my list though. Thank youuuuuu

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