Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pneumonia Lungs

The bug I was thinking of as sniffles turned out to be pneumonia. As the germ turns!! It was certainly a surprise to me. I tend to downplay any health problem, because I've never had one to amount to anything.

But other people kept telling me that this situation was not looking good and I finally went to a doc. One person had actually refused to do business with me, said we'll talk another day.

I'm a great believer in optimism. But there's also some value in not jauntily walking off a cliff I'd refused to recognize.

So, with a few days of sleep behind me, now I start creeping back, a little at the time. Then picking up speed, if history is any indicator.

More later on combining sickness and boldness in a useful and nondestructive way.


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5 comments:

mamie said...

I was getting ready to call someone to find out if you were okay. Glad you're on the mend and posting again.

billie said...

Peggy! Take care and get all the rest you need. I believe that when we get sick like this it's a direct message to take time for our "selves" and slow down our pace.

Mojo said...

Happy to hear you're on the road back. Take your time though, pneumonia's one of those nasty critters that can't wait to see you attempt too much too fast.

Debra W said...

Peggy,

So good to hear from you! I had a feeling that there was something more than just a bug going on.

Part of living boldly is knowing when to just say no to everything else, so that we can give ourselves the time that we need in order to heal. It is very important to learn when that time comes. We must become bold enough to become our own advocates. This is something that I have learned over the past several years.

I am glad that you didn't land yourself into the hospital! Thank you for checking in and letting us know that you are on the mend, however slowly. Like Mamie, I was going to give you a call this week if we didn't hear from you. You have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers.

With healing hugs,
Deb

Peggy Payne said...

Thank you all so much. I'm touched by your cybernursing and checking on me. And I do intend to re-enter slowly. My big move today: a couple of hours on the sofa with the laptop. I had no idea that those things could work as well on the chest as a hot water bottle. I'm really just tired now, the rest of me seems okay. Will get chattier by the day.