UPDATE: I thought I had ripped a muscle or something from coughing too much, but the doc this morning thinks it's the pneumonia itself causing pain. I don't quite understand how it does it, but it is true that the pain is centered right around where the pneumonia is in the lower part of the right lung. He set me up with two new antibiotics and a pain killer. I've taken them, but the pain killer sure ain't doing the trick yet. We will see. On the positive side, my blood oxygen level has gotten back to normal. If I could just stop grunting and cursing in pain and clutching the bed, I'd be in good shape.
My back has been hurting a bit on one side; I assume because of lying the wrong way for almost 3 weeks now. Still, apart from an occasional moan here and there, it was the least of my concerns. Then this morning I had one of my coughing fits and my old back just lit up in screaming pain. It felt like something popped almost. So now I've had to ask N to come get me from school and take me home to lie down again. Each cough now causes a little shot of hey-look-at-me pain.
I'm getting very, very tired of this.