I got slammed with a nasty virus, and its complications will probably be pneumonia if I don’t sleep and rest up. Of course, I still have work and no personal days, so I have put most of my energy there and have had no energy here.
Now: why I get sick so often. Because I never got a chicken pox vaccination (this was before there was one available) and one of the complications was pneumonia. ((and apparently shingles, which are evil all by themselves)) Ever since then I get sick very often during cold/flu season; have gone down with pneumonia twice more, and nearly died the third time; and nowadays when I get sick I end up spending an inordinate amount of time trying, as they say, to live.
Making Light has an excellent post on why we vaccinate. Apparently there is also a pneumonia vaccine, which I’m going to see if I can get at some point.
And we hope to bring you posts next week.