Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pardon me

Please forgive my lack of posting on Tuesday. My excuse is: pathetic.

In unrelated news, the coroner has finally determined my cause of death: pneumonia. Yeah, it seems like a dumb thing to miss, considering they specifically looked for it, and they did the chest x-ray and all. But here's the story: when the pulmonologist did the CT scan--looking for the blood clot--he also found scarring in my lungs, and something describe as a very small collapse. This, he says, is evidence of recent pneumonia. He went back and looked at the chest x-ray and said that you can see it if you know what you're looking for.

So, I probably had pneumonia about two months ago (whilst in Disneyland, I figure) and all of this coughing is the remaining effects.

I'm sure you wanted to know.


At 4/26/2007 1:37 PM, Blogger Tristi Pinkston said...

Of course we wanted to know!

So, now that you know what the matter is, are they going to fix you, or do you just get to cough the rest of your life?

At 4/26/2007 1:39 PM, Anonymous Proud Daughter of Eve said...

Sounds fun. Ick. I hope you feel better soon!

At 4/26/2007 2:09 PM, Anonymous kerry said...

That's pretty pathetic, all right, but on the part of the doctors, not you. Poor guy. I've heard that stuff can last forever -- and you're living proof of it.

(Thank goodness for the "living" part. Have you considered a new health care provider?)

I missed your post. I merely checked the site 3948729384 times or so on Tuesday. I'm not addicted, though. I can give up frogs any time I want to.

At 4/26/2007 2:11 PM, Anonymous rob wells said...

For some reason, my cough turned off last week. It was bizarre: on Sunday, I was as sick as ever, and then on Monday, I coughed about three times all day.

I still have the chest pain and shortness of breath--I feel like a pansy every time I climb to stairs to my apartment, because I'm winded by the time I get to the top. But the cough is almost entirely gone--thank goodness!

At 4/26/2007 2:50 PM, Blogger Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Glad you're starting to feel better Rob.


At 4/26/2007 3:22 PM, Blogger Annette Lyon said...

Then why I am I still coughing? I still insist you gave me your cough through a computer virus or something, because it started a week before the Storymaker conference and hasn't stopped. My doctor says it's probably just an allergy. But I've never had spring allergies. He just shrugged, didn't test me for anything and says that's what happens in your 30s. That and migraines, which he's also treating me for. The turd.

At 4/26/2007 3:23 PM, Blogger Annette Lyon said...

Oh yeah--and glad you're feeling better. :)

At 4/26/2007 3:53 PM, Blogger RobisonWells said...

Why do we pay doctors so much if they never know anything?

(And Annette, it wasn't a computer virus--it was that envelope of white powder I mailed you.)

At 4/26/2007 8:06 PM, Blogger Josi said...

Annette said TURD! I'm gunna write it in my journal.

And rob, my mom actually cracked a rib because her pneumonia cough was so bad. Just in case you didn't think it could get worse :-)

Be healed! (let me know if that worked, I might put out a shingle)

At 4/27/2007 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was worried you died when i didn't see your post on Tuesday. I'm glad they figured out what it was, and that it is something treatable! I'm glad you didn't die!


At 4/27/2007 5:16 PM, Blogger Marsha Ward said...

Rob, I'm so glad you got a definitive diagnosis. And that you're on your way to wellnessville at last!

Although I haven't said this before because I was afraid it would majorly freak you out as well as myself, I was very worried when I heard all about your cough. The symptoms of my husband's fatal illness started out with a cough, and it sounded so very much like you had the same thing. The kicker is his name was Rob, too, so I guess I was a bit superstitious.

I am so, so, so glad the docs didn't come up with a diagnosis of mesothelioma!


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