Many of you know this happened but many don't
Short story but it just happened to me.
I have asthma and was short of breath 2 months ago...thought my inhaler wasn't working. As some of you know I am an artist and a Thursday night was happily attending an art show. Someone coughed right in my face.
Sunday I couldn't breath well...by the time I got to the Dr it was too late. I made it across the hosp doorway and collapsed =Blood Pressure 70/40. I fought for 2 days trying to breath until my family was told by drs they had to induce a coma because my body had no more strength. I fought that too...until I was too weak to even breathe I was in the coma for 8 days. I left the hospital before Dr wanted but it was leave or go nuts (woman down the hall screaming for 2 days...plus all the fun stuff they do to you in hosp that keeps you constantly awake.
Did you know that a coma takes away all your abilities? I am relearning walking,writing,everything. I can't paint...that hurts the most. It is painful and slow but I am alive. My dear dear Norman is running triple time.
I write this not to get your sympathy but to beg you to get you to get the pneumonia vaccination. I thought...I'm healthy...I blew it off...that happens to other people.
It happened to a perfectly healthy me in 2 days. Since I am out I have heard of 2 people who have died in 2 days.
Sorry if this sounds scary but it is....and deadly.
I am slowly coming back, no visitors allowed, no contact with others.......I can peck at computer....please please protect yourselves!