I Had Pneumonia

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    My Experience With Pneumonia

    I was hospitalized for three days with a bilateral pneumonia. Bilateral means both, as in both lungs. So as you can already tell it was a rodeo. Anywho, the night of Christmas day i started coughing up a greenish/brownish mucus. I just kinda brushed it off as a cold, nothing big...
    41Blue41 41Blue41
    16-17, F
    May 30, 2013

    Worst Xmas Ever!!!

    I am 24 years old, I had pneumonia December 2010/January 2011 when I was 22! For a few weeks I had a cough and thought nothing of it, it started getting worse but just left it and took cough medicine as I just thought it would go! December 17th I settled down and had my supper...
    Welsh24 Welsh24
    22-25
    Aug 8, 2012

    I had double pneumonia

    when I was 10 years old, and it was the worst!! I could barely breathe and my temp was about 104. I hope I never get it again.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Pneumonia Once - Maybe Twice

    The first time I had pneumonia was October 2003.  My husband was away visiting family.  On Friday I developed a sore throat and lack of appetite, followed by nausea.  Over the weekend I began to feel increasingly ill; Saturday night I started having repeated...
    Esther2010 Esther2010
    36-40
    Dec 2, 2010

    This month has been a nightmare

    that hasn't ended yet after 5-6 weeks. I am a young adult with a pretty good immune system, so I was surprised when I suddenly woke up in early September sicker than a dog. I had an intense sore throat, a head cold, coughing, the sniffles... but I ignored it and went to work...
    opinionator opinionator
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    Pneumonia

    Thank God, I never had pneumonia and I hope it'll never happen.  My little cousin was affected when she was (I think 2 years old).  Her mom brought her to the clinic and she was told, it was a cold, just a normal cold.  She wasn't getting better but worse until her parents...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Feb 27, 2011

    It Almost Killed Me

    I got pneumonia when I was a young child, I don't know what age specifically but I do remember what it was like and other people have told me what I was like too. I was hyperventilating, coughing (possibly coughing up blood, not sure) and I remember going in and out of...
    Elilaa Elilaa
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2009

    Frustration

    I've been a very healthy person.  I haven't had so much as a cold for the past seven years until June of this year when I developed a fever.  After seven days of taking Advil for the fever and associated headache, I finally went to my doctor where I was diagnosed with...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Worst First Day Of School By Far

    On the first day of second grade I went from happy and energetic to being in an emergency room, weak and sick and sad. I did not know what was going on. They were taking x-rays of my chest and I was thinking ' if I have the flu, why are they x-raying me'. Next thing I remember I...
    neversaynever52 neversaynever52
    18-21
    Dec 30, 2011

    Last Saturday, October 17,

    I woke up feeling pretty normal. I had a bit to drink the night before so I was feeling a little tired. I had to drive an errand that was about fifty minutes from my house. The first half of my trip was uneventful. It was a quick errand of dropping off some information so my...
    chloe7473 chloe7473
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    3rd grade, during Christmas vacation.

    It was actually the best time I ever had in my life! I ate popsicles 24/7, crushed everybody at air hockey, stayed in bed watching TV all day, played Monopoly with my Dad all night, and got a free teddy bear!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 23, 2015

    Had Pneumonia A Couple Of Years Ago

    I caught a pretty bad virus a couple years back, and I was sick in bed for a few days. After I got better I noticed that my lungs hurt when I took a deep breath. I just figured it was the lingering effects of the flu or whatever, but after a few weeks it still wasn't getting any...
    MagnusRobotFighter MagnusRobotFighter
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2013

    As I Type....

    Well, considering all that my poor body has been through (among the list: cancer, broken bones, pneumonia), it doesn't really surprise me that it would be kind of weak. To quote my title, as I type I currently have pneumonia. It's my second time, but this time I'm not in the...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2009

    Twice

    My first bout with pneumonia was in July, 1999. Horrible time of year to not be able to breathe. I thought I had a cold. It didn't get better, so then I thought bronchitis... I finally went to the doctor and found out it was pneumonia. Yay me. :-/ I now have pneumonia again. I...
    amberreflections amberreflections
    41-45, F
    Apr 1, 2012
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