I really don’t want to be that news story.
Those are the kinds of thoughts that run through my head when I am sick. Like now; I have pneumonia. Never had it before. Never want it again. I was first diagnosed with it by all my camping companions on my trip last weekend.
I kept denying their claims until late one night. It was cold so I burrowed way down inside my sleeping bag. As I opened my mouth to breathe I noticed there was a motocross race going on inside me. The sound of revving engines and squeaky brakes coming from my lungs was hard to ignore.
The next morning I told my friends they were probably right; and the doctor confirmed it this afternoon. I have pneumonia. And cough syrup with codeine that makes me warm and sleepy…zzzzzzz
I shall deliver my camping trip highlights next week after the drugs have worn off.
Question: Have you had pneumonia? Can you spell it correctly on your first try?