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Friday, August 7, 2009

Sick for a month

I’ve been sick for over a month now. It started off with a cough and it developed into pneumonia and a visit to the hospital. This probably goes back even further then one month; since the beginning of this year I’ve had numerous allergy attacks coupled with mild asthma (which I didn’t even know I had). I’m fairly certain my immune system has taken a beating this year. Which probably explains why something as simple as not putting on a sweater on a cold night (which I’ve done thousands of times) will now, take its tow on me.

It’s been a humbling experience…

My doctor has more tests he wants run on me; specifically one that will measure the amount of acid my stomach produces. Apparently acid not only travels back up the esophagus, but it can end up inside your lungs which causes all sorts of problems like that ones I’m experiencing.

Hopefully everything turns out fine and he gets to the bottom of it all. Either way, this will require a life change for me. Everything from being aware that I can’t be close to certain grasses to putting on a sweater at night.

2 comments:

Lee Strong said...

I know so many people who have had lingering "colds" this year - myself included.

I pray you will find relief.

Victor said...

I do feel much better; but I'm just paranoid that it will come back. It affects every aspect of my life and I just can't afford to be sick.

Speaking of which; I've also bumped into plenty of people that have developed colds, allergies, asthma, etc. I even mentioned it to my doctor and he went on explaining that he has seen an increase over the years. He's not entirely sure why but that are numerous studies being done about it.