Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 7:17 PM
So I went to the doctor today and got my diagnosis and prescriptions. As it turns out, I was right with both the tonsillitis and respiratory infection/possible pneumonia. After getting a checkup, I was diagnosed with acute lower respiratory infection and told by my doctor to get an emergency chest scan right away. It's a good thing I went in today. These kinds of issues left untreated can lead to... well, the worst of places. I was given prescriptions for an antibiotic, steroids, and an inhaler to help me with my breathing issues. A few hours after I got home, I was woken up and given the phone. My doctor called with results from the chest xrays to tell me it really, really did not look good. Both lungs have notable fluid, but the right one has quite a lot, and she's worried about pneumonia. For now, I have to stay on the drug course they gave me and note any changes in my health. If I haven't started clearing up a lot by the end of my treatment, I have to go in to see what's up with my right lung.
About an hour after my first dose of antibiotics, I could feel my body getting very hot. Then it felt like my whole body was vibrating, and exhausted, I passed out for a few hours, barely able to drag my eyelids open long enough to turn off a few pesky, ill-times alarms I'd set goodness knows when for whatever reason. I called my mother and was actually able to speak for about an hour (a major accomplishment, as I haven't been able to talk for more than a few, hoarse, broken words in weeks) and afterward noted that I felt MUCH better. My lungs already feel a bit lighter. I guess anything clearing up is an improvement from the elephant that's been sitting on my chest for two and a half weeks. My tonsils feel a bit less swollen, although I can tell they're still a little enlarged, and they definitely have some pain still as well.
Altogether, for only being medicated about 8 hours, It is GREAT progress. I hope that the medication does its job and helps my body recover. I just thought I'd let you all know what's going on. Health updates seem kind of silly to me, but maybe someone out there wants to know what's going on with me.
Anyway, I love you all. Thanks to my many friends for being kind, caring, respectful, patient, and any other nice descriptions I could possibly come up with. I'm truly grateful for the wonderful people in my life who have been here to support me.
As I sit and write this, I'm able to sing along (kind of) to my music, and it's a simple pleasure I have missed more than I can even say. Things are looking good! c:
Listening to: "Sugar" ~ Maroon 5
Reading: Emails and Messages
Watching: Grosse Pointe Blank
Drinking: Rain Strawberry Kiwi Gatorade