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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

I have pneumonia

So PLEASE, if it's recommended to you, get the shot.
Took a while to get it diagnosed, but the meds are working fast, and I hope to be better soon. The fatigue is unreal, and the coughing rattles your whole body.
Still have cards and stuff to mail!

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PennyK Dec 2018 OP
PJMcK Dec 2018 #1
dae Dec 2018 #2
dawg day Dec 2018 #3
virgogal Dec 2018 #4
sdfernando Dec 2018 #5
ailsagirl Dec 2018 #6
ProfessorGAC Dec 2018 #7
Alliepoo Dec 2018 #8
katmondoo Dec 2018 #9
PennyK Dec 2018 #10
Leith Dec 2018 #11
JHan Dec 2018 #12
Fla Dem Dec 2018 #13
smirkymonkey Dec 2018 #14

Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:20 PM

1. Get well, PennyK!

I've got a touch of the flu even though I got my shot.

I'm sending you a sympathetic high-five!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:26 PM

2. I got the shot last year and no pneumonia so now it's bronchitus.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:27 PM

3. Best wishes!

I'm glad you're under treatment. take it easy--the fatigue is a sign your body is working overtime to get rid of the disease.

I hope you're back in the saddle soon and feeling much better.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:29 PM

4. Hang in there.

The fatigue was incredible but the meds kicked in quickly.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:54 PM

5. Pneumovax is recommended for all adults 65+

and anyone that is immuno-compromised. I think it is a two shot series taken 1-year apart...not sure if you need boosters after that. Well worth it!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:58 PM

6. Got mine awhile back

Feel better soon, PennyK!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:14 PM

7. Had It Twice In My Life

The first time was WAY worse than the 2nd time.

But, when i was around 20 i got pleurisy. That was WAY worse than either time with the pneumonia. True pain around the entire torso. Just breathing made it hurt.

Get well soon, Penny

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:17 PM

8. Oh Dear!

I sure do hope you feel better soon!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:38 PM

9. I almost died in 2000 from pneumonia

My sister-in-law brought me to the emergency room with my oxygen level so low I would have died in two more hours without help. I was in the hospital 3 weeks. I did not realize how bad I was at the time. My sister-in-law saved my life.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:03 PM

10. Thanks for the well-wishes

Best friend right now is my iPad and Kindle app...I started the V.I. Warshawski detective series and it's a hoot.
I go back to the doc tomorrow and he'll see if I'm getting better fast enough (TWO antibiotics, if you please).

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:17 PM

11. Please take good care of yourself

I'm just over the flu and I was a bit concerned about developing pneumonia. Thankfully that didn't happen.

Best wishes to you!

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:59 PM

12. Glad the meds are working. still sucks. Rest up, and take care of yourself.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:29 PM

13. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get plenty of sleep.

Your body is using a lot of energy to fight the pneumonia.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:40 PM

14. So sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon!

Please take care of yourself and don't worry about the cards and other things. Just work on getting better. The other things can wait.

Take care!

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