I had someone comment to me about my blog today and it reminded me that I haven’t written about the week of October 29th yet.
On October 29th, I went home from work early due to Hurricane Sandy coming our way. I hadn’t run in a couple of days at that point as I felt a sinus infection coming on and I was a little congested.
Sandy came and went and we were lucky here in MA. We did lose power overnight, but it came back by 4 AM.
Tuesday morning, I “wake” up to my alarm and I just cannot get out of bed. I ask my husband to help with our son, email my work to tell them I’m out sick and then go back to bed.
I slept all day. I was FREEZING. I woke up enough to take my temp and some tylenol and then would just go back to sleep.
The next day I still had a fever, so I called the doc. The second I saw my pulse/ox was low and my blood pressure was low, I had a bad feeling. The last time I had fever, a pulse/ox of 92% and low blood pressure, I had pneumonia.
The doc listens to my chest and hears something, so I go to have a chest x-ray. Of course it came back positive.
I was incredibly frustrated.
I went home, had my prescription filled for my antibiotics and called out sick for the rest of the week.
I’m not allowed to exercise at all until I get my next chest x-ray on November 26th and see my PCP on November 29th.
The race I’m signed up for is December 16th. I was hoping to run the whole thing, but I have decided since it is a “fun run” and there will be walkers, that I’m going to run as much as I can and walk the rest.