Worst illness ever so far – February 2016 – it started shortly before Valentine’s Day when Ryan developed a slight cough. Then both he and Ania got pretty sick. Ryan vomited, and Ania complained of massive dizziness. both had fevers. We took it easy. And then I came down with something.
For several days all of us were bed ridden. The virus was really kicking our asses. I didn’t vomit, but I had cold sweats, I could not sleep, I was dizzy, it was horrible. I was still able to function a little bit, until Wednesday night when I didn’t sleep at all and spent half the night taking showers trying to get rid of the sweat and to warm myself up.
That Thursday I decided it was time we go to the immediate center. Ania did want to get herself checked. Ryan might have had the flu, but since we waited a week, it seemed to have subsided and turned into a double ear infection. So he was given treatment for that.
Then they diagnosed me. I had a 103 fever at the time, my O2 levels were fluctuating between 92 and 95% (should be 100), they did an e-ray of my chest, the works. Then the news – you have pneumonia.
WHAT!? ME? I NEVER get sick. EVER! Might get a cold or mild something from time to time, but pneumonia?! That was devastating to hear, but at least I knew with the docs help and some meds, I can finally start feeling better.
They prescribed a whole bunch of meds, shot me in the butt with a steroid injection (boy did that hurt…but Ryan really enjoyed watching me in pain). Gave me a nebulizer. And sent me home. I was still bed ridden for days. I literally did not sleep for 4 days straight. I had virtually no appetite. But as I write this, I am FINALLY starting to feel better.
No where near 100%. I have probably another week to go for that. But definitely better. Ryan is also feeling much better thank goodness. And Ania is still coughing a bit, exhausting of course from doing so much around the house.
I can not believe how debilitating this illness was. I felt like I was on my death bed. I have never felt like that before in my life, and don’t wish that type of pain on anyone.
It’s time to start getting back into the swing of things. I haven’t done much with Footprints, and I have my CDL road test coming up in a few days. I sincerely hope these meds don’t mess with my ability to drive the truck. I’ve worked too hard to get here and can’t miss this opportunity to earn my trucker’s license.
What a week. This was will forever go down in the record books as one of the worst weeks of my life. Let’s never repeat it again.