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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 9:51 PM on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

I got sick 10 days ago. Found out I had pneumonia in the bottom part of the lung - the lung that had top lobe removed due to cancer in 2021. It's been a tough time, having to use the nebulizer to breathe and coughing so much. I'm worn out. I started to get a little better a couple of days ago and now I have the flu. I've been having high fever at night, sweating it off and just being miserable with pain in all my bones. And the headaches are bad. When at the doc's office, I tested negative for flu and covid but I guess I caught the flu somehow now. I'm tired of being sick! Not only that, everyone around me is sick. My sister is at the doc's office today. My nephew and his daughter were diagnosed with the flu 5 days ago.

I have work to do and thankfully I can work from home but this is getting OLD. I have no appetite and I'm too skinny. I'm beginning to think preventive vaccines do not work.

Just having a pity party here. I don't even feel like washing my hair.

"Because I deserve better"

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DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 12:08 AM on Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Awe hugs. I'm sorry you're sick.

There's something going around up here. Omg it's bad and it hits hard and fast.

Friday ds was throwing up. Saturday big d started. Then Monday little m and dd. Bad stomach pain, bad headache and vomiting like crazy. Keeping the lot of them hydrated was a challenge. No one wanted anything in their stomach. Yesterday was the first day without having to clean up puke. Today they are all back to their annoying selves so tomorrow back to school.

Even wh came home early yesterday with bad sore throat, went to bed and didnt get up until it was time to go back to bed.

Keeping my fingers crossed I dodged a bullet lol

Sending you get well mojo.

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Shehawk ( member #68741) posted at 1:26 AM on Thursday, November 10th, 2022

((virtual hugs))

Hope you get well soon!

"It's a slow fade...when you give yourself away" so don't do it!

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FaithFool ( member #20150) posted at 8:31 PM on Thursday, November 10th, 2022

That sucks so hard. I've managed to dodge the bullets so far by staying updated with the vaccinations (I'm a senior) and carrying a good-quality N95 mask in every bag I own. I wear them wherever air is shared, no exceptions outside of my HEPA-filtered office at university. Doctor's offices are a hot zone I think. Hope you get better soon.

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Catwoman ( member #1330) posted at 8:52 PM on Thursday, November 10th, 2022

There is a particularly nasty virus going around that isn't COVID and it's not the flu. One of my vendors has had it and he was sidelined for a week and said he felt awful. Sounds like that is what you have.

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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 11:03 PM on Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Catwoman, thank you. The headache is bad but the aches in my bones - especially my legs, are worse. And I'm so cold. Just can't get warm. Hate like heck to have to go back to urgent care. Took my last antibiotic today. I wonder how long this new dose of hell - lasts?

edited to acknowledge your vendor's lasted a week. A week!! Oh no.

[This message edited by Jeaniegirl at 11:05 PM, Thursday, November 10th]

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BearlyBreathing ( member #55075) posted at 11:42 PM on Thursday, November 10th, 2022

(((Hugs))) that sounds awful. Hope you are on the mend soon.

Me: BS 55 (49 on d-day)Him: WH. 64. D-Day 8/15/2016 LTA. Kinda liking my new life :-)

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HFSSC ( member #33338) posted at 12:11 AM on Friday, November 11th, 2022

First of all, Jeanie, I am so sorry you’re dealing with this.

Second, did they test you for RSV? We’ve had a big increase in RSV in my area, and we’ve had 2 patients with it at my job. If I typically associated with kids but the over 65 people, especially with comorbidities that affect the immune response, are struggling with it.

Again, I’m really sorry.

Me, 54
Him, 45 (JMSSC)
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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 1:23 AM on Friday, November 11th, 2022

HFSSC - they only tested me for Covid and the Flu. I know that respiratory RSV is going around.

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 1:27 PM on Friday, November 11th, 2022

I agree could be RSV, or you were tested for influenza too soon.
If you are finished w/ antibiotics and still sick though you need a repeat chest xray. Especially given your situation.
I did get influenza about 10 yrs ago, because of job change that happened during mandatory vax time I managed to not get it and ended up w/ it and ended up w/ pneumonia, I felt like death, and after first round of abx I went back to my Dr, and she wanted to admit me to the hospital. She gave me some super strong antibiotics, and inhaler, and steroids, and cough meds.
Pneumonia can settle and get bad, so if you are still feeling lousy, I would be concerned it is not gone.
Get a pulse ox if you don't have one and check your oxygen levels. Make sure your fingers are warm, and if the sats are less than 90 you need to get to the ER immediately.

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zebra25 ( member #29431) posted at 2:05 PM on Friday, November 11th, 2022

Jeannie, I am so sorry you are still feeling so poorly. I can't imagine how hard this must be hitting you after what you have recently gone through. Take care of yourself!! Feel better soon.

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 8:21 PM on Sunday, November 20th, 2022

I guess I have survived.

Three weeks ago today I got sick. Two days later I was diagnosed with pneumonia in what's left of my right lung. I was really sick. Strong antibiotics and a steroid shot helped some but I had such a difficult time breathing. The nebulizer saved my life. I was freezing cold all the time. had horrible headaches. Tests showed no Covid or Flu. Just plain old pneumonia. After a week I felt better and could breathe easier. Then the pneumonia moved to my left (healthy) lung. So yet another week of hard to breathe and headaches and fever and freezing. I had a hard time eating and had zero appetite and lost 8 more pounds. My weight is down anyway since the June '21 cancer surgery but I was starting to put on a little weight. Now I start all over again trying to eat. I thought at one point I had contacted the flu since my bones were aching so much but tests showed no flu. I was tested for flu and covid three times. Coughing made me sore all over.

Meanwhile my daughter has been struggling with injuries from her car accident and I was totally useless to help her. She is starting to improve finally. My sister stepped up and went with her for some minor surgery and helped her.

My constant bed companions have been my two little sweet dogs - who stick with me through thick and thin. They helped to keep me warm when I was shivering with fever. I'm upright today. Hoping I will feel up to celebrating Thanksgiving. We have three invitations to dinner but I'm not sure I want to be around a lot of people right now. My sister has said she will deliver dinner to us here at home. That sounds like the best option. I'm looking forward to Christmas, hoping both of us will feel much better. I will miss cooking Thanksgiving dinner. But my sister is a great cook.

"Because I deserve better"

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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 8:28 PM on Sunday, November 20th, 2022

On the bright side, my daughter was able to get a brand new car. She was so upset that her car was totaled as she only had two payments left on it and it was still such a nice vehicle. The insurance company, as usual, ripped her off by only agreeing to give her a cash out check which was $6000 less than the market value of her totaled car. But she managed and bought a beautiful 2023 SUV with 4 miles on it and got a good deal with a big down payment and a small interest rate.

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DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 12:38 AM on Monday, November 21st, 2022

I'm so sorry you're still not well. It's great that your sister will cook for you though.

How is your daughter feeling other thsn being screwed by insurance. So typical isn't it. Geez we all pay so much for it they should at least be decent when an accident happens!

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zebra25 ( member #29431) posted at 3:02 AM on Monday, November 21st, 2022

Glad you are starting to feel better. I got covid four weeks ago and am still coughing some and am struggling with fatigue. I am so far behind with everything it's driving me crazy.

That's great your DD was able to get a nice new vehicle despite a low payout from the insurance company.

Pups are the best company when your sick!!

Take care of yourself.

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The1stWife ( member #58832) posted at 2:19 PM on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Hoping you are on the mend. Stay hydrated.

Hope you can eat some Thanksgiving dinner.

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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 6:55 PM on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Thank you all for the well wishes. I am feeling much better but still a little concerned about my lungs. Both seem 'sore' but there are no pains now. I am trying to reach the lung doc about getting a scope to check them out. No return call back yet but I'm guessing it's because this is a holiday week. I am trying to eat because I have been so weak and feel like I could easily fall over in a faint. My sister took me out yesterday to the grocery store and I was encouraged to see so many people wearing masks as I was. A 7th grader at my daughter's school passed away from RSV so there is that sadness.

I have never in my life seen so many obits here of younger people, 30's and 40's - in the obits. Mainly from cardiac issues. I think time will let us know that it's all aftermaths of Covid. I find myself being distrustful of 'tests' as I feel like I possibly did have Covid because of all the symptoms I've had. Makes me wonder just how accurate the testing is. Xrays clearly showed pneumonia in both lungs though - so who knows. Daughter and I have decided to hire one of the local cleaning services to do a deep clean of our home. Neither of us have felt like cleaning.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

"Because I deserve better"

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1girlsmom ( member #63541) posted at 2:56 AM on Friday, November 25th, 2022

In reference to the surge in young people dying from cardiac related issues, there's a new documentary out called Died Suddenly that explains a lot.

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 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 7:43 PM on Friday, November 25th, 2022

Thanks, I will find that documentary. A friend lost her husband this week after him getting 'suddenly sick' and put in the hospital. All total of 5 days and then he's gone. Dead at age 51. Word is it was breathing issues that caused cardiac issues. No prior health issues. Maybe after some time, I can speak to her. Right now she's surrounded by family and I understand she's having a really hard time. His funeral is tomorrow. I may try to go to the graveside part as it's only 2 miles away from me. I did send flowers.

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