Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Permission to sleep GRANTED

Wow you guys are all really fantastic diagnosticians. There's also a double ear infection in addition to the pneumonia. There was no tumor. They gave me some sort of pure oxygen stuff right there and my lungs parted like the Red Sea. I got a different inhaler to take home, plus antibiotics, plus cough stuff. Doug gave me two lollipops.

When I called Arnie to tell him about the plague I started to say it seems like the kind of thing that's contagious, but he interrupted. "Health comes first. Don't even think of work until at least next week."

Bringing your life to a halt takes so much time! I had to ask Danielle to take over as many tutoring sessions as she can. So far only four are canceled. Probably should give her at least half of what she earns. Emailed all my professors saying I was diagnosed with pneumonia and will be back when I'm not contagious and won't distract people with my incessant coughing.

I went to Alex's play and tried not to breathe on anybody there. There was a major moment of pathetic-ness after when I found myself standing on the street corner looking like a lost tourist. It was overwhelming trying to figure out what to do. Go home? Go to Josh's parent's house? I thought they were expecting me but couldn't sort out if it was definite, and couldn't figure out if I should go home and pack some stuff first? Go get something for my throat? Thinking is really hard work.

So I went home. Josh brought me a chocolate italian ice, and sorted out I'm going to his parents tomorrow morning. So I guess before leaving I should clean so all my sick germs aren't floating around making him and my sisters sick.


OTRgirl said...

I think that whatever started the pneumonia was contagious, but once it gets into your lungs it's not as much? I'm probably wrong. I'm SO glad it's getting taken care of and more importantly that you are, too! Get well soon.

Mizasiwa said...

get better soon sam

Anonymous said...

Feel better Sam!

Lil'Sis said...

Hope you're on the mend soon Sam, rest rest and rest.

Nina said...

Get better soon! So glad you can rest!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Glad you have real family (sisters, Josh) and extended family (Josh's folks) to help you with all your millions of tasks and responsibilities, not the least of which is getting well.
Feel better, dear girl.