Saturday, 17 January 2009

Medical Advice

I had a long conversation with the practice nurse at my GP's surgery. She tells me that I have had a viral infection, and a bacterial superinfection; I am not in danger of getting pneumonia or anything worse, but I must drink plenty of fluids, and not so much coffee and alcohol.

I am not infectious at this stage, so I can work and have meetings with people, but be aware that I am weak and still recovering, and can expect to be very tired for a while yet.

I'm reassured that I don't have a dreadful rare tropical Bruce Chatwin disease, and Sigourney Weaver is not about to burst out of my chest. It's the tiredness I don't like.

I struggle with tiredness, and always have done. I feel like a small boy who wants his daddy.


Mel said...

Egads...... What a pain.

Personally, I'm glad to know what you're dealing with and what you're not dealing with.

But undoubtedly, I don't do bone weary well, either.

*sending healing thoughts*

Z said...

Oh sweetie - if you wanted a mummy, I'd be your woman. Hope you're getting better.

Gordie said...

What a very kind thought Z sweetheart, especially from some I know to be a mummy to some very accomplished people.