Annals of Pneumonia

I know that all of you have been waiting by the phone for news of my pneumonia.

Well, my second course of antibiotics ended on Friday, and over the weekend it looked like things were finally coming to an end.

Alas by Monday the cough had returned, and my chest again felt wheezy.

By some miracle I was able to make an appointment with my doctor with an hour’s notice this afternoon. She listened to my chest and found it mostly clear-sounding, and prescribed a chest-xray and another course of the same antibiotic (Levofloxacin) I’d been taking last week.

If you’re in the market for a casual affliction, I’d recommend against pneumonia — it’s unpleasant, makes it hard to hold a cough-free conversation, and knocks the wind out of your sails. I’d suggest you look into a common cold, or perhaps a light influenza as an alternative.


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Rob Paterson on October 5, 2006 - 22:21 Permalink

Hi Peter
I had the same kind of thing the last time. I thought I had beat it but I hadn’t and had to go to the atom bomb anti biotic.

Lots of rest too my friend — take care

I fear that soon we will not have any drug that works
Best wishes Rob

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Marian on October 6, 2006 - 20:18 Permalink

Take it easy. Drink some cranberry juice and eat some yogurt after you’re through with the anti-biotics.