This is aimed at others who have recovered from pneumonia and come out the other side!! Any helpful advice gratefully received!
Since I was discharged from hospital 8 days ago, I have felt tired, panicky and a bit lost. A District Nurse came yesterday to do a blood test but couldn’t seem to answer any of my questions. I was just told to “listen to my body”! I also can’t get a follow up appointment with my GP for a fortnight! Apart from being told to avoid chest infections etc. I haven’t a clue what I should be doing! I am panicky about going out in case the cold air harms my lungs, will it? I am also very, very tired. I feel like I will never drive, go out or be normal again. I have IPF and obviously don’t want to make things worse but with winter coming on, I am very nervous. This illness has really shaken me up as I feel that I brought it on myself with ignoring signs and symptoms and just hoping that I could ride it through. Sorry if I sound a bit whingey but I am feeling very down at the moment.