Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Monday, January 29, 2007

Gawd, I Think I'm Sick Again...

Is this the sign of getting old? I never used to get sick. But between 2005 and 2006, I've been sick more times than I can count. Now, I think I'm getting sick again.

If any of you have been around long enough to remember, you'll recall in December of 2005 when I had Walking Pneumonia. That was the WORST time of my life, literally. I wanted to die. I didn't know how severe I was, so I put off going to the doctor. A bad move. I remember laying in bed by myself one evening, crying and praying to God to make it all go away. It was so horrid.

So last night, I begin to feel a tightening in my chest and I'm coughing here and there. I even made mention that I thought I was coming down with something. But it didn't feel like a head cold, with the stuffy head/runny nose. Then the coughing started.


Once that began, I started having flashbacks. And I finally noticed a few symptoms of the very sickness that kicked my ass in 2005. My wrists have been aching like nobody's business. I chalked it up to typing all day long and the fact I'd just crocheted something, so I knew my wrists would be sore because of that. I fully anticipate getting full-blown carpal tunnel in a few years.

So I didn't think anything of it.

That is, until I realized my knees ache. And my toes hurt when I walk. And my elbows are creaking. Some of this stuff I thought could have been because of the cold. I've broken a few bones, and the cold isn't so kind. But aching joints is one of the symptoms of Walking Pneumonia.

So is dry coughing.

So is tightness in the chest.

So is sore throat.

And headache.

And sleepiness.


Even now, my wrists are yelling at me for typing this, but I'm not gonna stop! I'm going to give this another day or two. I'm not 100% sure I have it again. DH is always fond of me trying to self-diagnose my own symptoms. I'm obviously not a doctor, but I do like to pretend I know what I'm talking about. LOL

So we'll see. If this escalates, I might be popping the anti-biotics soon. I am NOT going to let myself get as bad as I was in 2005. I'll keep you updated...

~~Becka :(


At 3:06 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

take care of yourself! Plenty of rest and fluids.

At 9:33 AM , Blogger phylis_s_2000_2001 said...

Don't let it get that bad Becka!! I remember that time. Get thee to the dr!! : ) Phylis


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