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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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I've got pneumonia :(

Monday morning I woke up with a sore throat. Thought nothing of it... except that it was annoying. Tuesday, I started to feel worse, but the sore throat was gone. Wednesday, I called out sick from work. Made an appointment with my primary care physician. He looked at me, said I had a viral infection, and sent me on my way saying to pick up some Mucinex, and to drink plenty of water. The mucinex helped me get a lot of that crap out of my lungs, but on Thursday, I noticed that I had a lot of blood in my phlegm. I ended up going to the emergency room last night, and they took x-rays of my chest, and said that I had pneumonia. I find it odd that my doctor couldn't figure this out. I'm kinda pissed at him really. So, now I am out of work for at least 2 more days (not including the weekend days I need to lay low), and I'm not getting paid for them. The emergency room doctor put me on some heavy antibiotics, and a cough syrup for at night that will help me sleep. I'm supposed to get back to work on Tuesday... I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've missed too much time already. I'm still hacking up a lot of crap, and its still bloody. I have another appointment with my primary care physician on Monday morning, so he can check me out and give me the thumbs up or thumbs down verdict for getting back to work.
I haven't had much time to come on the forums to check up with things... I sort of miss it, but my rest and relaxation/hydration is very important and crucial right now. I'll be back with full force pretty soon I hope! Take care everyone!

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Re: I've got pneumonia :(

Influenza also has similiar symptoms to a common cold (or as described by your doctor "viral infection&quot. Unless you are really young or really old, doctors forego all tests related to influenza or pneumonia if you go in too early and specific symptoms to these two illnesses haven't set in yet. But feel better and take a lot of rest.

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Sorry to hear that !!! Yeah lots of rest.. & fluids!!! Feel better soon!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 01:02 PM
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That blows, I nearly died from pneumonia when I was real young.

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