June 2015 : Thursday
Jun 2015 : Thursday
Well I guess I’ve over-done it a little… here’s a photo of my two little girls visiting me in the hospital here in Queenstown a few hours ago. We had a little CookieTime partay!
(Note: Hi friends that live here! Please, NO NEED to come by and see me or bring me anything or send anything at all… I have trouble talking in person anyway and I could be contagious…so just in case… anyway, just wanted to tell ya!)
It all started about 10 days ago, about a week after I got back from Vietnam and Venice. I started coughing and I had that feeling in the back of my throat like, “Uh Oh Trey, you’re gettin’ sick.” This often happens after I do little photo adventure events where I just totally overdo it. And on top of that, we’ve got many projects going on that are really sucking up all of my wake (and sleep!) time… so it all just caught up with me.
Last week I had to fly to Wellington because of some antiquated system with the US Embassy that requires me to be present to sign a document so that my kids can get new passports. That took all of 5 minutes, but it was still a multi-day trip while my sickness got worse. Things were really bad there… I could not even sleep from all the coughing. I usually ignore all sickness and just tough-it-out, but I could tell this wasn’t going away.
So I begrudgingly went to the doctor in Wellington. She was a good doctor and diagnosed me with pneumonia (most of my left lung didn’t work) and got me an antibiotic. Turns out it was the wrong one, which I discovered about four days later when I got back home and went to another doctor here. My new doctor, awesome Doctor Pond, could tell that something was wrong and got me on a new script for a different antibiotic. That one showed minimal improvement, but today, another four days later, she thought it best to get me into the hospital, where I now am, getting pumped full of The Good Stuff. They’re sending off a few samples to see if I have Legionnaire’s but they don’t think so.
So, 10 days into this thing, and I’m at the worst point, but I think it will start to get better. I’ve hardly been able to do anything at all… it took all my concentration, guile, and focus just to write this! But I know people are worried or might have seen a few posts out there on social media… but just wanted to let people know everything is looking good now and you don’t have to worry… great doctors here and should be on the mend quickly!