The germs brought in some heavy guns, Streptococcus pneumoniae, which proceeded to lay waste to my lungs. Thanks to my keen statistical ability to collect data and analyze, I was able to discern, with some statistical probability that I was not only sick, but getting sicker!
After dosey-doing with the nurse on the phone, I had an appointment 8:30pm on Thursday at the Urgent Care. Well, if was really really urgent, I would have used the ER, but I could use a couple hours sleep. To make all this convenient, it happened to be on the night that we have a babysitter, whom I finally met. Jen took me to the doctor's where I started sneezing for some unknown reason. Very sudden and often violent sneezes that sent snot rockers galore into the tissue.
The doc came in, listened to my story about the past week and I knew that we were on the same page… he probably has pneumonia. Well, she knew sooner than I did. I was just scared to handle the truth that I would have pneumonia and what it might do to my illustrious runner career this spring. She said I sounded horrible, that my Xray wasn't all that bad, but that, yes, I did have “cloudiness” in my lungs. She prescribed some Levaquin 750, which I have had before, plus some high powered decongestant.
So, I am all drugged up with no where to run. I am out of total commission for a week. I'm on meds for 10 days, then I can start thinking about working out again. No marathon this March…
Oh well. And this was all on Thursday.