So, in my last post I told you about my pneumonia. Well…it’s not gone. I’m on round 2 of antibiotics and steroids. I have had this off and on since November. That’s an awfully long time. I have been short with M, because I’ve felt so icky…which really isn’t fair. Also, it has interfered with my (already lacking) social life, and my work life. …my question to you, dear readers, how many of you MPNers have a hard time getting over things, or heal slowly? Healing either from sickness, or injury? Let me know in the comments below, please 🙂
Until next time,
4 thoughts on “Déjà vu all over again…and a question for readers…”
I recently caught a wicked cold and it took two solid weeks to get over it.
I had bad sore throat/cold/cough that lasted 3 1/2 weeks
When it comes to healing I have noticed that I take around a week sometimes two to heal from a simple scratch that a normal person would need 2-3 days to heal. Like you any time I get sick it seems like I catch the super strain of every one else’s illness. I caught the stomach flu that went around my office and was sick for a week every one else called it a 24 hour stomach flu. So yeah ET somehow slows the healing or immune response down significantly. You are not alone in that.
yup, healing process is impaired for sure, Ive been on hydrea now for 5 years and only now am getting a handle on the new me…..adjusting to how my body copes, up and down with the general health, being physically busy and not being militant on fresh fruit and veg, loads of water and resting time always resulted in getting run down very quickly and taking ages to recover. ive had pneumonia myself, and had it for over 4 months, so i sympathize, once you are “that run down” in takes time to bounce back im afraid, you can speed it up with a dedicated no stress…no busy…no pressure …..organic food…etc…..in short, there are no short cuts. i do hope you can implement some of these suggestions, but remember, your body is not what it was, so expecting your body to behave like it used to wont work…..a new approach will be needed, best of luck with it all, keep warm, sally.