Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recovering Slowly At Home.

Dreaming with Open Eyes
The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art from the Israel Museum.

It has been a very long and tiring week, being ill with a respiratory disease, made it very difficult for me to cough and clear my chest.

Tuesday was very worrying after I coughed for hours without shifting anything and it felt like my chest was being ripped to shreds.

Spat out a little bit of blood, which really worried us, Richie phoned the doctor who came right away.

The doctor had already visited us the day before and diagnosed us as having bronchitis and organised antibiotics from the chemists.

When she got here Tuesday afternoon, I had a temperature, the doctor thought that my bronchitis had become pneumonia and decided to send me to hospital,

But funnily enough by the time I got to the hospital and they took my temperature I no longer had fever.

I think that the prolonged coughing and being so congested caused the rise in the temperature, which peaked with the blood.

It looked more than it really was, a tiny bit of blood goes along way and it was very dramatic and scary.

Luckily it only happened the once, which was more than enough for me and for Richie, the OLVG hospital is a good, with excellent staff who checked me out thoroughly.

When they were satisfied that I was not in need of hospital care they let me go home, I felt like kissing the doctor who sent me home.

I am feeling extremely tired and weak now and look forward to this horrid infection getting better.


Travelogue for the Universe said...

Wish you all the best. Love, Mary

JC said...

I've been thinking of you. So glad to hear that you are on the mend.

Darlene said...

So glad you are getting better. I know what it is like not being tocough this up, feel like you are downing. Just do what thesay, take meds to finished. I use Zithromax, wonder drug. Clears it up faster. I will keep you in my thoughts, dear one. And Richie too!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you ~Mary

janis said...

Yes I agree! Good to hear you are on the mend.
How is little Cyril? And Marleen? Thank your sweet Richie for taking care of you all for us. {and for keeping us updated too}.

Jeanie said...

A scary time for you both Herrad!
I'm so pleased to see that you are home and feeling a bit better. Here's to a speedy recovery! Roll on the better weather too!
Jeanie xx

~Erin~ said...

Get better soon Herrad! (((HUGS)))

Herrad said...

Hi Dear Friends,
It gave me such a boost seeing all your comments.
Thanks all you lovely friends for coming by and visting me, really appreciated seeing your kind, supportive and loving comments they helped me tremendously.
Thanks for your friendship, I love you all very much.
Big hugs,

Ana said...

Hi my sweet Herrad,
I'm not coming online too often. I didn't know you were at the hospital.
I'm glad you are back home and I'm sure you will get better and better.
About the floods in Rio de Janeiro:
Those who are affected are the poor, as always.
They live in poor houses next to the mountains.
It happens since I was a little girl, especially during summer when sometimes it rains too much.
It has nothing to do with climate change.
It has to do with politics. They don't care about people and the poorest the worse. If something was done decades ago the problem would not exist.
thank you very much for the concern.

Herrad said...

Hi Ana,
Really good to hear from you, a real relief to get your comment.
I was very happy to know you were ok and so was Richie.