Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weekend Project: To Bed I Go


I think I've mentioned a couple of times in the last few weeks that I haven't been feeling up to par. I saw a doctor about 1.5 weeks ago and he put me on some antibiotics. But I continued to worsen and went back yesterday. It's official, I have pneumonia. (Thank goodness for spell check!) So, it's back to bed for me and I'm going to take a week off from everything, including this blog. It's certainly no fun, but nothing to worry about in the grand scheme of things. In the words of the great governor of California, "Ah'll be baaack!"

10 comments:

Cole's Corner said...

Get well soon! I hope someone is taking good care of you.

Becky said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Summerset said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

sewducky said...

Get well soon!

gwensews said...

Oh, no! Feel better soon.

Vicki said...

Poor thing! Hope you are feeling better soon.

patsijean said...

Pneumonia can wear you out and your are doing the correct think in treating it. I do hope you recover soon. You will know you are getting better when the crackling sound you year starts to fade.

May I make a suggestion? I had Pneumonia in March and was not happy. The second best thing I did, after seeing the my physician was to raise the mattress at the head of the bed. Trying to sleep on a pile of pillows is a pain, but if you lift up the mattress and put something sturdy under the matress, I have one of those sturdy cardboard tubes about 10" in diameter, it raises the mattress smoothly and makes it much easier to breathe. On my husband's side of the bed, I inserted small, sturdy cardboard boxes. In a pinch, you could probably roll up several sheets or bedding, although they may compress after a while. This is also helpful for people with asthma, and I now have a smaller tube of pvc under there. A hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes will cut the pipe into your required length, but you will have to buy the entire length of pipe, about 8 feet I think, but not expensive. Works great for asthma, pneumonia, colds, viral influenza, etc.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Get well soon!

Faye Lewis said...

Oh my goodness. Be sure to take all your meds and get well quickly!

Gwen said...

Thank you so much to everyone for your encouragement and advice! :)