Have you ever been so sick you thought you're going to die?
I just pulled through. Sigh.....
I have just been newly diagnosed with asthma. Doc gave me Prednisone, because inhalers would not control the swelling in the airway.
The inhaler was increased too. It also has a lot of steroid in it.
Prednisone over - hit really hard with fever. Stupid me still continued with the trip in Canada for a few more days instead of heading home.
Fever was so bad, went to an ER in Canada. Doc didn't think I had pneumonia, gave me antibiotic for upper respiratory infection and sent me along home. Walked into my doc's office in Chicago cyanotic, knowing fully well that I had pneumonia, because all the signs and symptoms were there.
Doc sent me straight to the hospital.
It's a good thing the doc in Canada didn't think I had pneumonia; he would not have treated me as aggressively as my doc in Chicago.
Do you know something?
I truly thought I would not leave the hospital alive.
Jim Hansen, the Muppet, went through my mind right from the beginning. He died of pneumonia, you know?
All the money he had did not help him when docs didn't act swiftly and aggressively.
We have been much too liberal with antibiotics for the past 40 - 50 years. All the bugs have become resistant to antibiotics...Sigh......
I am back home now. Still on oral antibiotics, and slowly gaining strength. The day I came home I could barely walk from the garage to the house.
This is a whopper. Have never been this sick before.........
I have always wondered about those athletes who gorge themselves with steroids. Don't they know that they have jeopardized their life horribly? Their immune system is so compromised they are susceptible to all kinds of illnesses. What are they thinking? Trading their life for muscles?