Where to begin? About a month ago, I caught a cold. It was sucky, but they always are with me, and it lasted a long time, but, again, I have no immune system, so stuff hits me harder and takes longer to go away.
On the 15 th, I felt like I was getting better, even though I was really tired. But over that weekend my cough got worse, my whole body hurt and I was having a hard time breathing. Plus I was getting more and more exhausted by the minute.
I don’t have an internist yet, and by Tuesday it was obvious that I needed to go to the ER. I went in the morning, and was there all day. The doc there said it was double pneumonia, but what they were really worried about was the pulmonary embolism.
Shortly afterward, I passed out in the bathroom.
They loaded me into an ambulance and transferred me to a hospital in Palm Springs, since I needed to be able to do dialysis and the local hospital didn’t have the facilities. After an hour long ride, they checked me in to my room.
Then I slept until Friday.
I was in hospital for exactly a week. The people were nice, but I was on the renal diet, which is when they take your food and suck out everything that makes it delicious. By the time I left, I was dreaming of food.
And now I am home. The cat only held a grudge briefly, and even though I am still tired and now on a blood thinner, I am feeling much better. Sadly, this whole thing bodes ill for me getting my shit together for Christmas. Thanksgiving was good, though. I got pie.
How are you guys?