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Sick, Other

2008-11-26 – 2009-01-19

Grade: 3

Diagnosed as pneumonia on 6/1/09.

Chest infection, temperature and cold extremities at its worst.
At best, nasty cough and phlem.
Impossible to train properly. Jogging only.

I'm feeling a little better now that my illness has been properly diagnosed.
After getting some chest x-rays, I have been diagnosed with pneumonia! The x-rays showed a small consolidation in my right lung. It's not too bad, but it certainly explains why I haven't been able to shake off my cough for the last six weeks, or do any sort of useful training.
It also explains why I wasn't able to put in a better performance at the xmas 5 days.

I've resigned myself to resting until the new stronger antibiotics take effect, and then try to get the all clear with another x-ray before resuming.

Chest x-ray, followed by 2 courses of antibiotics which gradually took effect.