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25 May 2012 @ 07:42 pm
Hard to believe it's less than a week since my Troubled Day. It feels like it was ages ago that I was released from ICU but just a few days. Was back at ER yesterday because started to have breathing problems. Turned out to be the start of pneumonia. Frankly, being in the hospital three days with a suppressed immune system, I count myself lucky that's the only bacteria I'm dealing with. Back at home again, taking antibiotics and doing my breathing exercises. Seem to be responding well except I can't lie down in any position without immediately starting to gasp for air like a stranded carp. Could be worse. Could not be here at all. I'll sleep sitting up till things improve.

Feel OK, all things considered. I'll tell ya this, though -- I haven't smoked a cigarette since the 20th. And while that's good and virtuous and yay for me, the only reason I've abstained is because I still feel whipped enough I'm afraid I'll keel over on the spot or suffocate if I try. That says a lot about my current state of physical wellness.

I plan to continue the abstinence even when I get well because heck -- the physical part of withdrawal is over. Why not?
ranunculus on May 26th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Go YOU!!!