I got a call from my doctor a couple of hours ago and they said that I do positively have pneumonia. I guess it took them a while to get to my x-rays or something, because I was told yesterday that if my x-rays were clear, I wouldn't hear from them. My doc said they were going to know the results yesterday. Why they didn't call me until today who knows.
In any case, my doctor said as long as I'm not worsening I can stay home. I have a follow up in the am and if I'm markedly improved, they won't put me in the hospital. If I'm not improving, they'll admit me. Now if I could just get some sleep...
I haven't slept but maybe two hours in the past 48. I've gotten so wired and exhausted I can't sleep. If I'm not making much sense, you'll all know why. And I'm not in bed now, because I can't stand lying in bed tossing and turning and trying to sleep when clearly it's not going to happen. I think I have a much better chance at relaxation if I'm not trying so hard. Make sense? To me it does lol. But then again I could just be a rambling sleep deprived crazy person by now for all I know. Thank goodness I have friends keeping an eye on me!
So, looking back at it all now, I'm thinking I started getting the pneumonia when I went to the ER the first time thinking I was having a heart attack. It was just not advanced yet enough to show up on the chest x-ray they did. No wonder those hikes were wearing me out quicker than usual! I wasn't getting enough oxygen....duh.