Wednesday, 14 November 2007

What Doesn't Kill You...

Can put you in hospital.

So, I'm sure a few of you have been wondering where I've gotten to - specifically those of you who are overseas (hi Caro and Yi Peng!) or who don't see me often (hi Beau!). The rest of you know.

I've been visiting the Alfred hospital. Hadn't been there, so I thought I really should visit. Can't have a hospital that I haven't been to!

I'd been coughing for a few weeks. It was annoying, but I wan't so worried about it. Until Saturday (the 3rd). I was exhausted, so I didn't go to church but slept. Keith pciked me up and drove me to the girl's house so I could go to church on Sunday. But I was feeling sick, so I didn't end up going on Sunday either. Rebecca drove me home, and I pottered about the house, feeling like I should be in bed but wanting to get a few things done.

When I did go to bed, I woke up 2:30AM, with severe neck and shoulder pain. I got out my heat pack and dozed. Only to wake up in worse pain. I couldn't move without being in lots of pain. I spent Monday like that, and most of Tuesday like that. Then Steph came over and saw that I was very sick. I also had a fever (though of course I didn't know it). After phoning Nurse on Call (due to it being cup weekend), Steph and Tennesse took me home with them.

Then I threw up.

So they phoned back up Nurse on Call, and she said to take me into hospital, as there was a possiblity of it being Menigitus.

Well, it wasn't. But I did have pneumonia. It took them a while to work out that was what I had (as my cough was not in any of our minds the problem - they only took the chest X-ray to cover all bases), so I got to stay overnight. And I got a drip. I do not like drips.

Then I stayed with Claire for a few days, as I was instructed to have bedrest and absolute QUIET. My parents also said they could have me, but while I might get the bedrest, there is simply no way that my family has ever been, or ever will be, quiet. So I stayed at Claire's.

Understandably, I haven't been posting.

I'm much better now, though still easily tired. Apparently pneumonia does that to you.

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