Monday, April 9, 2012

Weak and Weary

I've never had anything that's kicked my butt as bad as pneumonia. I can't walk the length of my house without having to stop and rest. For the first week, two long naps every day were a minimum because I needed to catch up for not sleeping at night. Every time I'd start to drift off to sleep I would start a choking, gagging cough, as if that was punishment for trying to sleep. The prescription cough medicine with codeine is only good for four hours. I can tell I'm getting better now because I slept for a solid three hour chunk last night, then another two hours after that. I still have laryngitis but I can hear some tiny squeaks of my real voice in there behind all the croaking. Other little maladies that I've had along with this are: pinkeye (from the same bacteria that causes the pneumonia), diarrhea and a yeast infection from the antibiotics, (this is my last day on the horse pills) and my back hurts from laying and sitting around so much. It's this tiredness down to my bones that is something that I've never dealt with before.

I do have to say thanks to all the people who have brought me food, done chores for me and who keep calling to check on me. Unfortunately, there are still things that I have to for myself. No one else can pay the bills, for example. It's taken me all day to write this post and I'm afraid that's all I can handle for now. I'll be back when I can.


Alice Walkowski said...

Been where you are Zoe. It's no fun, but this too will pass. Be sure to get that pneumonia shot. Hope you feel more energy soon. It does take awhile, so take it easy. Like you, I was surprised at how much it drains you. Hope you are up and "running" soon.

Zoe Nelson said...

Thanks, Alice. Every day is a little drop better.