It might sound a bit weird but I found out I have pneumonia today and I couldn't be happier.
Yes, I have a touch of pneumonia and that's causing my cough. More importantly, I don't have a mass in my chest, in my lungs, in my heart, etc. Nothing, nada, nertz. And that is such a relief.
I do have a few prescriptions to take, however, which aren't on the protocol but I think it's important to take something for a short while to clear something up rather than have to try to deal with it for months. And that's what I've been doing.
I'm tired and worn out but I so needed something good to hear. Thank you, Dr. Gillespie, for calling me with this news tonight. He fit me into his crammed schedule today, took lots of time to talk to me, calmed my fears and then called me at the end of the day with results. I love my doctor.
And the other bit of good news, a big bit. I get to keep my doctor. A month or so ago my insurance company and my doc's medical group failed to reach a contract agreement so I was going to have to switch doctors come the first of the year. I've had my doc for 20 years now and I can't tell you the penic I felt. I was looking at buying other insurance to keep seeing him, in addition to what I have through work.
But just yesterday he signed a new contract and will be able to continue taking my insurance.
Good day all around. I still feel crappy but at least I now know why I feel crappy and the possibilities in my head have quieted for awhile.
I'm crying again. But for a different reason.