Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Brief Update


I kept getting worse, then a little better, then worse again. The doctor said I had a virus that turned into a sinus infection and pneumonia. My breathing got pretty bad so now I'm on an inhaler, along with antibiotics and cough medicine with codeine but I am still feeling pretty rough.

My eating has devolved into whatever I can lay hands on that is easiest. I don't have the energy to go shopping or do much cooking (just throwing stuff from the freezer into the crock pot.) One night we literally had frozen meatballs and a jar of pasta sauce cooked in the crock pot, with melted cheese on top. The kids have been eating sandwiches and I ordered (and ate) pizza one night. I eat a lot of Clementines, canned peaches, pears, boiled eggs, and toast. Lots of honey lemon tea and water to drink. The fridge is looking pretty bare though. I'll have to shop soon.

I'm not getting out much and have moved very little the last 3 days. Being sick really put a cramp in my plan to increase exercise. But my main goal right now is to get better and stay out of the hospital! I know 3 other people in my circle who've had pneumonia recently; one just got out of the hospital after 5 days there. I definitely want to avoid that.

That's all the update for now. Hopefully I will start feeling better and breathing easier soon.

12 comments:

Susan Calderon said...

So sorry that you are still so sick. I hope your medicine kicks in soon, and gets this illness under control. Please take care of yourself so you don't end up in the hospital. Hopefully your next update you will be well again.

Lori said...

Take care of you. There will be plenty of time to think about exercise later.
Lori

Anonymous said...

Just rest and drink fluids. Pneumonia is nothing to mess with!

Lyn said...

Thank you all. I appreciate the good thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Lyn, you eat pizza other times, so why not when sick? You are normalizing food so don't feel bad about ordering pizza. We all do that from time to time. Try to get in enough nutrition though too, so your body can heal.

Mira

TheAgonyOfBeingFat said...

Get well soon!!!

JDET said...

Don't beat yourself up over food or anything else right now. Just concentrate on getting better!

Lyn said...

Thanks. Sad to say I am getting worse, not better :(

Anonymous said...

Are you better yet? You may need to eat more to heal.

Lyn said...

Anon~

no, not any better. Pretty miserable.

iluvmerengue said...

I came to check how you were doing, so I'm sorry you haven't improved! :-( I hope though that you are researching the Whole Foods Plant Based Diet. I was just watching an interview with a doctor named Garth Davis who wrote a book called "Proteinaholic" and it had lots of good information so I'm going to take the liberty of giving you another link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOY0eA38YoU

I hope you have cut out all dairy because of these infections you are dealing with. This, in fact, would be the ideal time to at least temporarily avoid all animal foods because they cause inflammation big time. Go ahead and love yourself enough to do something tough but that will offer you great benefits. Vegetables and most fruit do not cause any inflammation, and even the good whole starches are pretty safe, especially compared to the animal foods.

I will be praying for your prompt recovery!

Michelle Himes said...

Sorry to hear about the pneumonia. I was going to suggest that you might have bronchitis - because I had that during January/February. I survived on tea with honey and lemon, chicken soup - both homemade and canned, English muffins and cough drops. I was on antibiotics and cough meds, but I don't think they really helped, it just gradually, and I mean gradually, got better. Luckily my kids are all grown and I only had to "cook" for me. And, of course, I gained weight during all of this. Hope you feel better soon.