Make that pneumonia

Did I say flu? On Sunday, after several days of little sleep, much coughing and zero improvement, I began wondering if I might not have pneumonia, as the symptoms — shortness of breath, coughing and fever — matched mine. One visit to the emergency room and one chest X-ray later, my diagnosis was, alas, confirmed. (My bill to myself will be in the mail.)

I’m resting at home with an antibiotic and an inhaler and beginning to gain appetite and strength. Not sure when I will be back at work, but hopefully next week, if not in time for a Sunday column. Wish me well and pine, please, for my return.

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  • SAWZ

    Sorry you went on to get worse when I assured you that you would be fine by this mid-week. I think you should get a medical follow-up before you return to work–even if you feel fine.

  • DebB

    Oh, no! I’m so sorry about the pneumonia, but I’m glad you got the diagnosis and some good meds. Take it easy!

  • Hugh C. McBride

    So sorry to hear this, David. Consider your return officially pined-for. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • Dave

    Sorry to hear. At least you didn’t have to spend a couple of nights in the hospital. I’d hate to have to read about the food in the ROTW.

  • Beth Ann Melendez

    Ready for another February column whenever thats gonna happen

  • Proud

    I’ve said it Before……’Vitamin and HERB Therapy!’……I HAVEN’T been Sick in 7 YEARS!!’……..Try It!!……