Pneumonia is no fun

or any sickness for that matter.

but pneumonia had rendered me bedridden for the last one week
and all I remembered was being shrouded in a haze of pain
there was pain everywhere
a deep throbbing one in my head that was killing me!!!
a sharp uncomfortable twinge in all my joints
cramps in my tummy as well
my back aches like crazy..

I drifted in and out of my semi-comatose state of sleep and consciousness
and wondered how the heck could one possibly be diagnosed with Pneumonia in hot humid Malaysia???
Am I the unlucky one as usual??

for the last few days I thought I could never be well again
after all I did pop those damn antibiotics and medication diligently and for days it did nothing to improve my condition…
I was worried too…what if it was something else??
Then I have to go see the doctor again! Take more stupid tests!! Spend more $$$!!

Calling back to Daddy was so tempting,
But with disastrous consequences I know,
Hang in there, I told myself..
Give it ONE more day…

Finally today I was able to sit up
and walk further than 100 metres
finally able to crave for nasi lemak and burgers
and I’m so freaking thankful that I am on the path to recovery!!

So, though I’m still coughing my lungs out
at least I’m conscious and sitting up
going through all the blog posts I missed!
Now, to start job-hunting!

also… anyone out there with advice (other than rest more).. on how to deal with pneumonia is greatly appreciated!!

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. cariso

    I am sick too, down with flu (don't know what type though). No coughing but the flu lasts for nearly 1 week already. Got blood coming out when I tried to clear the mucous.:(

  2. Life for Beginners

    Hey dear, I heard about your pneumonia from the rest of the gang at FBB's tea party yesterday. Hope you recover fully very, very soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. burpandslurp

    Poor baby…I'm still keeping you in my prayers, my dear! Meanwhile, smile, and try to enjoy yourself, every moment, however impossible it may seem…Might as well stay positive than stew in sickness AND depression, right?


  4. Sean

    argh, so sorry to hear this! thank goodness it wasn't a severe case of h1n1 though! am relieved that u're on the road to recovery. here's what wikipedia says about treatment: "Most cases of pneumonia can be treated without hospitalization. Typically, oral antibiotics, rest, fluids, and home care are sufficient for complete resolution." so becks, pls keep resting, drinking a lot, taking your medication and staying at home until u're really recovered!

  5. New Kid on the Blog

    hi there, pneumonia is not funny, and don't ever take it lightly too. it's very serious and it could causes dot dot dot… I bet you know what i mean.

    hope you get well soon!!! take care

  6. J2Kfm

    thats one of the worst disease that can infect one, aside from meningitis.
    some more its very very easily transmissible.
    glad that you're recovering well.

  7. Sin Tai Lim

    take good care and all the best…

  8. 550ml jar of faith @minchow

    Oh dear, pls pls take care and get well soon!! You've been absent for a bit, was wondering if you were travelling!! Pneumonia, while not as new-sy as the flu, isn't a small matter by any means. Hope you're fully recovered by this time!

  9. thenomadGourmand

    cariso: wahhh dear..can u pls see the doc?? BLOOD?? its no joke u know! Keep me updated!

    lfb: *accepting hug!*
    Sob.. still woozy tday. I so hate missing the holidays! All i did was cough my lungs out and sleep ;(

    burpandslurp: true true dear.. my throat hurts like crazy tho.. sigh..i hope this aint gonna last!

    sean: Yes, been sleeping, drinking and coughing. Tht's like ALL i can do! *waills*

    nkotb: thank you..i heard tht its serious too. Sigh just my luck to be infected!

    j2kfm: Really? aiyoo..of worse luck i have! Grrr.r…

    sin tai lim: thank you thank you..hope to be able to post some food related blogpost soon!

    550ml: i wish i was traveling dear!
    I was between zombieland and pain-hazed existance!
    I think i'll give it one more week or i'm asking the doc to admit me or else!

  10. Selba

    Oh dear… so sorry to hear how bad the pneumonia affected you. Good to hear that you are getting better now and hope that you'll completely recover soon *hugs*

    Btw, sounds that we both have to start to job-hunting… good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. backStreetGluttons

    That is really bad !
    Where's Darlin :(, isn't he supposed to take care of you … we give him another 24 hrs or else… !
    Have you seen a good doctor yet ? otherwise its time for bsg to move in …happy recovery ๐Ÿ™‚
    LOL !

  12. qwazymonkey

    Take good care of yourself

  13. Nic (KHKL)

    aiyoh, poor thing. hope you are recovering already! recuperation takes time and it's best not to expose yrself to bad air. stay indoor and take plenty of rest.

  14. Jason

    Oh dear, that sounds really bad. Hope you'll recover ASAP!

  15. UnkaLeong

    *yawns* nurse would like to report that patient is recovering. Appetite is back and so is her sarcasm ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehehe…Thanks to all for you wishes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. thenomadGourmand

    selba: ya job hunting too??
    Wht happened ah? We got to catch up soon!

    bsg: wah..the bsg team can also double up as docs??? Do u guys cook nourishing soups as well?? ;p

    qwazymonkey: Thk you..

    Nic: Yes, recuperation takin a longer time than I liked. But sigh..what to do, can't bounce back like a ball, like when back in those younger days..

    Jason: Feel like shit lohh..but I'm giving it one more week..

    Unkaleong: pliithh..

  17. vialentino

    oh boy….hope u recover ler…my baby took some pneunomia vaccination last month. i heard is quite dangerous disease if not treated.

    job hunting? u looking for job? in wat field u r into?

  18. CUMI & CIKI

    oh no! get well soon;)

    how bout inhaling over a hot bowl of water and peppermint drops (towel over your head?) eases the tightness in chest.

  19. Chong

    Take good care of yourself. Take more rest! Hope you're fine n kicking within days. ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. ~Christine~Leng

    Get well soon gal! and take good care of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ Try refraining from all those oily food although they seemed tempting ;P
    Before you know it, you could start having all of them again!! Hugs!

  21. msihua

    Oh goodness.. hope you're feeling better =)…. Get well!!

  22. Kevin

    havin pneumonia sucks, and it could be fatal if combined with other infections…
    if cold, fever or flu, a bit of alcohol may help as u rest better after a shot or 2… but no idea for pneumonia…

  23. thule a.k.a leo

    why so unlucky ar??? lol… don't worry. Unka to the rescue… male nurse (hot some more)…

  24. CRIZ LAI

    Hey! That's serious! Taking the doctor's advice would still be the best as pneumonia could be real fatal. You won't want your lungs to be "flooded" and get breathless right? Any flu related disease required full rest with the appropriate antibiotics.

    Just a suggestion here… do gargle warm salt water each time you are back from outdoor. It would cut down on all the possible flu attacks inclusive H1N1. Do get the ample sleep too as I think you are also not getting enough of rest. Eat properly at the appropriate time too.

    Anyway, do take care and don't get any of us worried over here. Get well soon Reb!

  25. Eve

    Get well soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Should plan ahead on all the places to makan when you're well ๐Ÿ˜› Might encourage your body to heal itself quicker hahahah~

  26. kampungboycitygal

    hi becky, get well soon! are you coming along with unka tmr? ๐Ÿ˜›

  27. ai wei

    so much sorry i din notice this post of urs. hope you get well soon, dear…
    btw, eat more nutritious food. eat more eat more as you are too thin!

  28. thenomadGourmand

    Vialentino: I wish i had taken those Pneumonia vaccines now!!

    c&c: Thks for the tip ๐Ÿ˜‰

    chong: Doc says it will take a mth min to recover.. ;(

    christine: Great meetin u on Fri ๐Ÿ˜‰

    msihua: Thk u so much for yr well wishes ๐Ÿ˜‰

    kevin: Sigh..can u whip up some comfort food for me? Pasta??

    leo: Haha..he's getting tired di..

    criz: Yes, now only i realize how serious! Urghh..doin all the resting and stuffs but the coughing is not much better tho..

    eve: Oh yes, I got a whole list ;p
    But for now porridge seems the best!

    kbcg: Too bad wasnt able to meet u guys for dinner ;(
    but the church service was good and all..
    Lets organise atr one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ai wei: worries. Thks for yr well wishes! Eat more?? But i cant exercise now lehh..get fat thn how?? ;p

  29. Allie

    Glad to hear that you are better now. Wish you speedy and full recovery, take care!

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