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Sorry that I've been MIA....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I just got out of the hospital. I came down with pneumonia, in both lungs. I'm doing better but, it's slow going.

Rod and I went to Rhode Island over the weekend of the 28th. We went to witness the marriage of Chris' best friend since first grade! Jason and his family are such an amazing bunch of people. His mom, Paula, is a very, very good friend who has the biggest heart I have ever seen! Chris was the best man so seeing him over the weekend was a big bonus.

Anyway, while we were out there, I started getting a sore throat. I really didn't start to feel "crumby" until Monday morning. I still thought that I was maybe getting strep throat. Then, on Tuesday, I started getting really, really tired. I was falling asleep sitting up, etc. Still, I figured it was a bad cold or strep. Rod got me an antibiotic and I figured I'd be feeling better very quickly. Wednesday came, and that's when the trouble started. The exhaustion was getting worse and I was starting to have trouble breathing. I was unable to keep my oxygen levels up, even with my concentrator set on the highest setting. I was really kind of "out of it." I called Rod (more accurately, he called me...he does, every day 4-5 times a day....I sure do love that guy)and told him how much trouble I was having. He ended up coming home early to take me to the doctor. I had an x-ray that showed pneumonia in both lungs. So, we headed on down to the hospital.

I was discharged on Sunday afternoon. I'm on antibiotics for another week and should be back to "subnormal" within no time.

OK, that's it for now. I just wanted to let you know what's been happening.

Thanks for reading.


6 comments to Sorry that I've been MIA....:

paula54 said...

GREAT to see you blogging again. We missed you at the support group meeting. Had Famous Daves for lunch! I tood all the items for the auction and now need to get them in to Kathies house. Maybe tomorrow. Take care of yourself and will talk to you soon.

ali said...

Good to see you back Annettee. I hope your recovery picks up steam. I like that "subnormal" word. I think I will have to borrow that one!

Colleen said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick. I sure hope those antibiotics do it's thing, and you'll be recovered soon!!
Colleen :)

Donna said...

I'm so glad to know you were right where you needed to be in the hospital and now are back home recovering. Take care!
Love, Donna

barbara said...

I am so glad you are feeling a little better, I was so worried about you. You just take care of yourself and get back to subnormal as soon as possible, then maybe you will bypass subnormal and go directly to normal, that would be good.
take care and I love you

DCdoyenne said...

Hey Annette,
I'm sorry to hear that you had pneumonia in both lungs... yowza!

Pat P. has been trying to reach you and I just caught up to speed with your blog.

Call me when you get a chance!