I have been sick in one form or another for five weeks now. At first it was a cold (where I haven't had one in so very long) for two full weeks which turned into bronchitis. I finally went to my PCP when the phlegm become a really gross opaque color and I couldn't even think about talking without causing a coughing fit. Antibiotics took care of the crude and narcotics took care of the cough.
Then, my rheumatologist insisted on my getting another pneumonia vaccine in preparation for using Rituxan. My body got a little confused and thought it was sick again. A week later, I finally located a place which had a new shipment of seasonal flu vaccine. Coincidentally they also had just received the H1N1 flu vaccine which my rheumatologist also insisted upon. So I got more shots last Wednesday, and once again my body thought that it was sick.
Unforunately, the cold virus which must have been hanging around in there somewhere got all excited and settled in for another round. This past Saturday I finally reached the point of "I want my Mommy!" Unfortunately, my Mom is sick too after getting her shots last Thursday.
A pseudoexacerbation appeared on the scene, a situation I decided to blog and vlog about for the new website. It's kinda funny. My connection there commented to me today - I just read your blog and was thinking "I've never heard someone sound so happy that something is 'pseudo'".
Thanks Stefan, yes pseudo in the MS world is a good thing....although it can still suck.
Fortunately, I'm in much less of a whiny mood and am feeling better. Seriously, five weeks and counting of being ill is getting to be a drag.