Last Sunday I decided I needed to see a doctor and went to a walkin clinic nearby as my doctor’s office is closed on weekends. Back in October 2018 when I had that mosquito bite, a doctor there very well saved my life by recognizing the seriousness of my condition although he had no idea what was wrong. He encouraged me to check into the hospital. Had I not who knows.. This time the result was a little different. I saw a PA who mistook my symptoms for a cold and sent me home to take Tylenol and Robitussin. That didn’t help much and I called my doctor who based on the PA who saw me said Codeine would do more. It did help me sleep but things didn’t improve other than that. Today I made an appointment at my Medical Group and the diagnosis is pneumonia. To be fair, I didn’t have a fever, body chills and aches, or some of the other typical symptoms. Aside from having had a pneumonia vaccine a while back, I have been taking good care so, while pneumonia is nothing to fool with, my condition is not as terrible as it might be. But the key was the second opinion rather than relying on the first diagnosis and waiting the thing out. Still taking codeine at night but during the day doxycxycline and probiotics as well as a mist inhaler. I feel better already…sort of. 🙂
I missed a day earlier this week so as to not repeat that I went back into the archives for another water image that I don’t believe was shared here. But if I did it is a favorite image from 2011 so again is good too.