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First Day Back From Pneumonia.....And I Shovel Snow ?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Mar 9, 2017.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    Snow all day forecast -
    I got staircase steps everywhere I can't use a blower on -
    plus hills for the snow blower.
    Two weeks ago - I got Pneumonia -
    worked half days at work + finally got correctly diagnosed about 7 days ago.
    Then I stayed home from work.
    I understand now.......how this can kill a person with a .weak immune system.
    I was drowning at two nano- moments - it actually crossed my mind "Is this it ? "
    Yeh........I felt old + vulnerable.
    If i have to ?.........I walk away mid snow storm.......it ain't worth droppin' w/ a heart attack !!!!
     
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    Crud. Haven't you been doing this work for a long time, I figured you would be the Paul Bunyan of snow shoveling.
     
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    Pneumonia is nothing to mess with. but good you got treatment..if you remember, Monique from VG refused and died.
    we begged my buddy Billy to go to the ER and when he finally gave in, his lungs were 90% full....
     
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  4. Joe Strummer

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    Mike -
    I NEVER heard that about Monique !!!!
    Oh...Sh*t !!!
    That is horrible......I never knew that ?....my god !
    I have to tell my wife........we met Monique.
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    Yes Ty -
    I've been thru 20 winters at my job - never missed a snow storm.
    Do I get a cookie ? from management for that ?...........No.
     
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    Damn Joe, glad you pulled it out. That's the worst thing about winter and having responsibilities, you just keeping going until........ glad for you, treatment.
     
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    Thank you, everybody.
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    A side effect from all the drugs I've been prescribed ---
    is an incredibly stiff/sore neck -
    I couldn't get my neck outta bed - my wife had to help
    pull me up + out.
    I just bought a heating pad - had it on my neck all day +
    I still can;t twist my neck.
    It's like the VIAGRA got stuck in my throat !!!!! ha-ha !!!!
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    one of my least favorite people at work says "It sucks getting old."
    I wanted to show just how old I was at that moment." POW ! To the moon, Alice !"
     
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    better get good by wednesday... the ides of march will be delivering a 'noreaster
     
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    My brother's wife's daughter died 3 months ago from complications of pneumonia. She refused to go to a doctor. She was 48 and otherwise in good health. It is nothing to ignore!!!
     
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    @Tony Y
    Just curious why you disagreed with post #3.
     
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    Glad you are doing better. It is not something
    people should take lightly. Hope you are on the
    road to a full recovery.
     
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    Glad you are better & don't over do it. Jim Henson and Bernie Mac both died young from pneumonia. They both were workaholics and didn't slow down when they were ill.
     
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    The Jim Henson story was told to me ( at my job ).
    I didn't remember that ?
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    I've been told by MANY people "Oh, yeh, I had pneumonia, too."
    Alot of people telling me this.
    I didn't think it was so "usual" ?.....seems like alot of people .....and they were younger when they got it.
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    12 to 18 inches forecasted. TUES into WED nite
    I'll be staying at work for at least 24 hrs................great !.......no place to sleep.
     
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    Take care of yourself. You will need to take it easy for a bit to make sure you are completely over it.

    I had pneumonia in 2007/8 and was in hospital right over Christmas and new year. Three weeks in all, and it took me a long time to get over it. I have an immune deficiency which made it worse, but that was one hell of a bad time.
     
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