It has been a while since my last post in early April. The main reason is that I got sick after my three-week trip back to Taiwan. Somehow this time I managed to get pneumonia. Yap, it’s that serious. I was cold, having fever between 38.4 – 39.4 degrees Celsius, and just not feeling well. At first we thought it was just the common cold or flu, but a late night visit to the hospital emergency room was followed by a chest X-ray that discovered shadow in my lung.
That was scary, really. Never in my life would I thought myself getting pneumonia, and after some research, I find out that this was, and still is to some vulnerable individuals, a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Thanks to the advances in medicine, there is now effective treatment. The whole treatment cycle with antibiotics is seven days.
The last few years I have been prone to illness, be it as small as a common cold, or as big as pneumonia. I think I really should start exercise more and strengthen my immune system.