Monday, July 6, 2009

Its me again...

I'm taking a much-needed few minutes to log in and say hi. I'm not sure that anyone is still out there - I wouldn't blame you if you weren't. It feels like I've been gone forever and I miss blogging so much more than I thought I would.

Things have been good here. I photographed my first maternity shoot - a childhood friend and his wife. They are so adorable together! I had been soooo excited in the months leading up to the shoot. I was ready, prepared, motivated....and then I woke up that morning not able to breathe. I thought it was just a chest cold, like my husband had just got over, but I was SO wrong.

I met them at the Japanese stroll garden in Springfield (beautiful!) and felt fine until we started to walk. I couldn't breathe and I was trying to hide it from them, which made it worse. Amazingly I made it through 97 photos, 3 locations and a full setup and tear-down of my studio equipment at their home.
But I paid for it later. Turns out, I had pnuemonia. All this was on saturday, the 20th - I didn't go to the hospital until wednesday. That doctor said it was just bronchitis and that she wouldn't do an x-ray to save me money (since we don't have insurance). Apparently that was a big mistake. On friday night I was in the ER and then again on Sunday night. The doctor then wanted to admit me, but admissions woudn't let them. I wasn't 'critical' enough.

So, I paid $100 for 7 antibiotic pills that have worked...but I'm still nowhere near back to normal. I cough a LOT and can't walk more than a few feet without feeling like I'm going to pass out. BUT I'm making it.

Good news: I have not had a cigarette in 10 days!! 4th of July was hard. There were a lot of smokers there and my husband had these great smelling cigs - I begged a puff off of him, but that was it. At the moment I'm scared to smoke so its easy to stay away. Keep me in your thoughts for when I feel 100% again and really want one. I want to keep saying no.


Mackenzies Momma said...

It's so good to hear that things are going okay(ish) though that sucks about the pneumonia.

Hope you are feeling better soon!