Yesterday my temperature was 102.7. I cancelled my appointments and worked at my desk. I drank plenty of fluids and truly expected to feel better this morning. This same thing happened 3 or 4 weeks ago; I had gotten a fever for no apparent reason. I rested a bit, and the next day it was gone.
Yesterday I promised the hubster that if I had a fever over 100, that I would go see a doctor today. This morning was 101 something. I was on the road for 7 1/2 hours today. I felt completely wiped out when I got home. I checked my temperature and it was 99.7. About a half hour later, it was back up over 100. So I went in.
I felt a little silly. They asked what was wrong and I said I have a fever. That's it. There aren't any other huge symptoms. I've been pretty tired for weeks, but surely that was just my schedule.
Honestly, I've been pretty proud of myself, I've been sleeping 7/8 hours a night for the past 3 or 4 weeks. I set out to do it. One week I was going back to my 4/6 hours and my body did NOT like that at all. So I figured after all the years of too little sleep, my body had just had enough and I should listen. And I've done well! Which made me even more confused that I've been sleeping more and still being so darn tired all the time.
Well, here I am, pneumonia. I came home and researched it. I wanted to know how I got this! Sorry to be "like that", but I didn't think healthy people in their mid 30s got pneumonia. Well, they can. A person can be any age and be perfectly healthy and still get it. This made me feel much better, that there is a possibility that I didn't do this to myself. I'll never know. But there's a chance, so I'm leaning that way!
Tonight I am thankful for promising the hubster that I would go in to the doctor today. I could have just rested a bit more and carried this around for who knows how long! Now I have my antibiotics, and my instructions to rest a bit more. Yay for me! Ok, not really, I'm not good at resting. But I will. And I will get better.