THANKS for the...December 20 2010 at 1:31 PM
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well wishes, everyone...
I'm feeling much better than the day I "died", but I am still not out of the woods yet.
For example, yesterday, Sunday, my girlfriend decided to weigh me to see what the effects of her stuffing me with food during my first week home from the hospital.
When I came home my weight was 135 lbs and she expected me to to have gained at least 5 lbs during my first week considering all of the things like ice cream, pizza, etc. that I had been wolfing down.
Amazingly, I actually LOST another 5 lbs to now weigh 130 lbs! She was in a real tizzy over this discovery and wanted to rush me back to the hospital. However, these types of extreme weight losses are one of the symptoms of pneumonia and I may lose even more until this damned infection is finally out of my body. Even though I do not have a fever anymore, apparently, my immune system is STILL battling the last remnnants of the pneumonia bacteria and consuming mucho calories in the process. Apparently, one CAN have an infection without having a fever!
Well, hopefully, this week the pneumonia will finally be gone and I'll start to gain weight from all of the calories I am consuming. Of course, if my weight continues to drop, say, toward 100 lbs, then, obviously something is very wrong and it's back to the hospital for me...maybe I'll be able to run my bill up over $1,000,000 USD this time!!!
Once again, everyone, thanks for the well wishes, especially at this time of year...they are greatly appreciated. And, once again, PLEASE make sure you are getting your yearly flu shots AND the pneumonia vaccine. I probably survived (so far!) this illness because, otherwise, I was in pretty good physical condition for my age. For someone with other "collateral" health problems thks level of illness could be FATAL...remember what happened to Leslie Nielsen and Blake Edwards! Those vaccines are becoming available at your local pharmacies and even supermarkets and only take a few minutes to receive.