This is going to need to be a rehash, because I have been real lazy the last couple days in putting in “How I feel today” notes… these were never intended to be inputted daily but, it has been several days so an update is overdue.
The last true input I had for this subject area was on 6/30/12. Since then I have visited both my doctors again, and they feel I am doing better. I will concede that I do think I am doing better as well. My energy level is up (though I waste a lot of energy), the coughing is down (especially the coughing of that really crappy stuff), and the x-rays, and blood tests I have taken the past week all show signs of improvement. Yes the pneumonia is still holding its’ own in the upper right portion of my right lung. It has neither, increased or decreased in size, and I am told that is one of the prime reasons for my continued shortness of breath.
As for me, over the past 5 days I would say my level has been a 3. But yesterday (7/5/12) was a real grind. Once a month I have an infusion treatment to help my immune system fight off pneumonia, and the other enemies of my lungs. The infusion treatment is generally a 4 hour process which occurs once a month. Yesterday I arrived at the Infusion Center 820am, and started the process almost immediately. But due to technical difficulties (with the IV) it started, stopped, started, stopped, finally it came to completion at 130pm. Now I am in the full heat of the day, and had several more chores to do before calling it a day. Needless to say by the time I got home yesterday I was beat, and this puts further stain on me because it is still early afternoon and I want to be something other than a slug.
Being sick puts a strain on you and everyone around you. Having an extended illness really adds to that burden, both the person being ill, and those around them who provide comfort and support. I know I hate being or causing an inconvenience to those that love and support me. I know my illness wears on them, sometimes even more than it does on me.
So having rambled on for a bit, How do I feel today 7/6/12… The day has started as a 3.5, I have gotten thru the am meds process, and may even take a nap so I can carry the 3.5 into the afternoon. I am cooking steak and fries for dinner, so I will need my energy for standing over a hot grill. That’s a rough job I can still handle.