Free-style walking pneumonia

I recently reviewed a bunch of my old posts and primarily it turns out that this blog is about tracking my personal health and if you are lucky a product announcement every so often.

In the absence of more juicy information on a secret new Google application and in the grand tradition of shellen dot com: the medical blog, I must disclose that I have walking pneumonia. For those of you who I work with or hung out with last week at the August Annual don't worry it's not catchy. How did I get pneumonia? I had a cold that turned into a respiratory infection (back in JULY!), then I took antibiotics (apparently not strong enough) paired up with not enough rest and it lingered around turning into some weird looking white spots in my chest (from the creepy looking X-ray I saw last Friday). It's called walking pneumonia because people generally go about their business not knowing they have symptoms until, as in my case, I noticed a rattle in my chest. Though free-style walking pneumonia, vert ramp pneumonia, or downhill luging pneumonia would sound cooler it should probably be called "So that's why I'm winded after walking a flight of stairs pneumonia!".

It is with new more potent antibiotics and prescription inhaler in hand that I bid you good day. This time around I'm going to try and get some rest. I'll be off the computer for as long as I can stand. Ciao!


  1. I wonder if you remember this very wise woman who always told you that "sleep is the best medicine."

    Now have some chicken soup, take two aspirin, and call me in the morning.



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