Sunday, April 10, 2011


Well March turned out to be a crazy month for me:

I was ill from the end of February to the beginning of March.  Went to the doctor as was told that I had a respiratory infection, ear infection, nausea, and a bad headache.  I was on medication for a week or so.  I was wondering if this illness would prevent me from going to New York with my daughter and her band over Spring Break (03/14-18/11).  I got a little better and went on the trip.  I started developing another cough on the trip, thought maybe it was just the exhaustion, airplane ride, still getting over illness, different environment and lack of sleep.  I pushed through the trip and when I got home on Friday my cough was worse.  I went to the doctor on that Monday and was told I had the flu, ear infection, nausea, and a bad headache.  I had been battling a 102 temperature since I had gotten home from NY.  On that Thursday I starting having coughing fits and could not catch my breath, so I went to the doctor again.  She told me to go to the hospital as it may have been pneumonia or a pulmonary embolism.  Got to the emergency room (doctor called ahead so the process was real quick) and in about an hour was confirmed my lungs had pneumonia pretty bad (both lungs).  I was told this is what they call "walking pneumonia" and I may have had it for a few weeks and that is why I was not felling well.  I ended up staying in the hospital for a few days and then another week at home recuperating.
I am still not at my norm.  I get tired easily and my gardening has to be broken up into about an hour or 2 at a time.  So with this being planting season, it may take me a while to get through.  My crafting has also slowed down, I just don't have the energy.  Today I was so tired that I took about a 3-4 hour nap and I am still tired.  Normally I don't try to nap on the weekends so that when I do go to bed I can really sleep.

I have to shake this because this is not me.  I know I have been running on fumes for the last few months with work, the trip, etc., but normally I can snap back.  OH well I guess it is age that is starting to tell me that I have to slow down.  However, I will be telling age to take a back seat, I got things to do.  HA HA.

I will be posting pictures of the NY trip, updates on my gardening and quilting projects that I have been working on.  I also got a chance to read some books that I had on the back burner for a while because I found them on CD and during my hospital stay they kept me company.

Hope everything had a good Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day, April Fools, and are enjoying the changing in the weather.


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