wings and things


on June 13, 2017

It is kind of weird to have come out of what felt like a near-death experience with something that was finally diagnosed as mycoplasma pneumonia. I had the precursors of this for many weeks, but the dreadful fever finally made it an emergency. Eighteen days in isolation in a hospital with seven days of uncertainty: is it cancer and, if so, did I do this to myself ? The guilt, the embarrassment, the relief – NO TUMOUR.

Now, many weeks later, still physically weak, and with a nasty cough, I see the hospital doctor for my follow-up appointment and he shows me my current chest X-rays (diminished signs of pneumonia) but orders another MRI. No hurry.

I was so terribly worried about Anthony but my mother and Ming visited him daily and rang me so that I could speak to him. Anthony seemed to quite like the drama of me being in hospital and, on the first day I was strong enough to visit him he almost immediately said, “Well, off you go!”



46 responses to “Hesitant

  1. Glad you’re recovering. You’ve been through so much. Sending tons of love. Wish I lived closer. I make a great chicken noodle soup. Consider it a rain check if you ever make it to my parts. ❀

  2. I was wondering what happened to you, Julie, and of course I feared the worst. Happy to read you and Anthony are ok!

  3. Good to hear from you but that must have been a little scary!

  4. mimijk says:

    So grateful you’re ok…

  5. If you still have horrible cough, I used to use steam for my asthmatic kids and it proved REALLY successful.
    In a bucket, pour in boiling water and hang your head draped with towel over steam. Breathe in and cough up phlegm. Do it as much as you can stand per session (morning and night). At bedtime, I used to boil full kettle of water and pour into a saucepan placed near or under the bed with windows and doors closed. Found those upright, sealed heaters draped with damp towels (or wet clothes!) good at night. Also Robitussin cough medicine good, too. You may need a Ventolin puffer just to help with cough (have a drink afterwards).
    A necessity at some stage is to curl up near the fire with a hot drink and good book!

  6. Judy says:

    Oh, Julie! So glad you’re back writing again and what a terrible scare you had. Sending love and hugs!

  7. Leanne says:

    Hope you’re on the mend xx

  8. Take care of yourself!

  9. wondered where you had been- so sorry to hear you have been very poorly and wish you a full ans speedy recovery

  10. Val Boyko says:

    I’m glad you are getting better Julie. This must have been so scary.
    BTW – Being teary is being sensitive and loving. You dont have to be strong all the time πŸ’•

  11. susanpoozan says:

    Goodness me, what a frightening experience. Well done you and the hospital for getting through it. Your family, including Anthony, must be relieved that you are out and about again if distinctly feeble.

  12. letstalkaboutfamily says:

    I am glad to hear you are recovering. Remember to take care of yourself, even when things get busy around you.

  13. Oh my, what an ordeal you’ve been through. I’m so glad you’re okay. What a surprise comment from Anthony,… but in retrospect you likely laughed about it… take care Julie. It was good to hear from you.. Diane xx

  14. ksbeth says:

    so glad you are okay, take it slow and go easy on yourself. sounds like anthony is in good hands )

  15. First, I am glad you are recovering but it would have been a terrible experience and would have caused some worry for those who love and care about you

    Second, it is good that your mum and Ming picked up the slack with Anthony and he wasn’t too worried about you being in hospital but naturally you would have worried about how he was dealing with your sickness.

  16. tootlepedal says:

    Look after yourself well. Pneumonia is not an easy to recover quickly from.

  17. Which I was there to hang out, wait patiently through your coughing fits, drink lots of tea, and you know….just exist. (And thank God for Anthony!!!)

  18. tersiaburger says:

    I am so grateful that you are on the mend. Listen you your body and tske it easy! Lots of love and light

  19. Good grief, Lady! Glad to hear you are on the mend!

  20. batgurrl says:

    Jules – you are a survivor but golly gee girlfriend you need to take care of yourself like you do everyone else. Stop and smell the roses or the birds. I know that is easy for me to say but I have to say to you what I should do myself.

  21. Awful, awful! I’ve just recovered from pneumonia myself and while it was nowhere near as severe as yours a couple of times I thought the end was nigh! Scary and exhausting. Glad you’re over the worst x

  22. arlene says:

    It’s nice to know you are feeling better Julie.

  23. Oh wow Julie YOu must have been terrified! So glad you are on the mend, and while pneumonia isn’t great — it can be beaten with good care. Grateful you got the care you needed. Hugs. xo

  24. Judi Lynn says:

    Geez! You’re never boring:) That had to be a horrible scare. Take care of yourself and get better.

  25. Heather Hugo says:

    So glad to get a bit of news.Hang on in there. Love you lots!Heather

    Sent from my iPad


  26. Sounds awful! I hate the game of “figure out what’s wrong with me.” I am glad you are on the way to recovery.

  27. Wow! Sounds horrible. Hope you are quickly back to yourself.

  28. Wish you continued recovery, what you had sounds nasty

  29. misifusa says:

    Whew. So happy you are out of the hospital. Keep healing and know we are thinking of you with prayers for fast recovery xo

  30. dogdaz says:

    How totally terrible for you. Glad you are healing. Sending dog slobber and kitty kisses

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