posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 08:33 PM
Hello All..My first post with many years reading threads!
Thanks to all who contribute and share your thoughts!
I am an active duty health care worker..and through many years of dealing with the sick and injured, I thought I have seen it all...That stopped about
two weeks ago, when I went home early with a fever and body aches. I thought this illness, like most others, would run its course over an extended
weekend, but I was terribly wrong.
After four days of fever, chills, sweats, body and headaches nothing seemed to be running a normal course. This illness was unlike any other I have
personally experienced. Normally, I get the works. I usually get sinusitus, upper respiratory, and ear infections when i get sick (once a year). But
with this, I only had fever, body and headaches. Tuesday morning I reported for work and was immediatley sent home. I developed a nasty cough the
previous night and didnt think twice about it.
That night and into the next morning, it got worse, much worse....I couldnt even lay flat on my back without the feeling of coughing up a lung or
The next day I saw a provider and he recommended a chest x ray..the film revealed cloudiness in my upper left lobe ( very unusaual) and the
radiologist confirmed PNEUMONIA..I am relatively young, dont smoke, and am incredibly healthy...How did I get this?
I recieved the seasonal intranasal vaccine 3 weeks ago. I was never tested for the Flu or H1N1..but with my experience and knowledge i pretty much
now what was wrong with me..
H1N1 complicates everything and anything Pulmonary...so If you do develop any flu like symptoms please carefully monitor your situation and if
breathing or coughing ensues...please get it checked...not to worry all.
I am currently on day 6 of antibiotic therapy and a follow up x ray shows things are clearing up..breathing is becoming easier daily...i hope this
helps anyone with questions regarding the flu..
take care all and be safe!