Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pneumonia and wise words from George Carlin

So... Merry LATE Christmas to me!
Yesterday I was diagnosed with pneumonia!  LOVELY!  Thanks Santa!  :)
I had a cough that I couldn't seem to kick and my sweet sweet (cough cough) boyfriend convinced me I needed to get it checked out.
I work in a medical clinic and I just don't GO to the doctor.  I'm never sick and I just don't go unless I'm dying.  BUT being the good sweet loving girlfriend that I am (uhhh hummm) I went.
and came back with a freaking diagnosis of pneumonia!
(Thanks to Adam for making me go......I guess.....LOL)
Anyway - I am NOT - I repeat - NOT a good sick person.  (thank God I don't get sick often)  Anyway - I'm a big baby and I don't follow directions well....I pout, I cry, I'm contrary....  (bet you're glad you're not Adam right about now.....)
AND - freaking New Years Eve is upon us.......GREAT - I get to be sick on New Years too!
Anyway - I found something this morning that I wanted to share with everyone.
Coming from the grouch that I am - trying to make myself in a better mood.......please read below, Wise Words from George Carlin on how to stay young  (and hopefully in a better mood!)  LMAO!!!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (don't drop me grouchiness will pass - I promise!!)
3. Keep learning. ! Learn more about the computer,crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's family name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.. (not hard for me right now since laughing induces coughing which makes it hard to breathe! LOL)
6... The tears happen.. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. (Crap - I'm working on it....taking meds as directed...sheeeeesh!)
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is. (**ummm... this one.... THIS will be my New Years Resolution!!!)
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.  (I love you Adam - thank you for making me go to the doctor....{grrrr})


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Shell said...

You poor thing! Rest up. I had that once and felt like I was run over by a truck.

MAKE SURE YOU TAKE IT EASY. It take a while to get over.

Daffy said...

Ugh! No fun...the last several years as New Year's rolled around we were plagued with something...I was radioactive one year because I had my thyroid radioactively ablated, then one year hubs has his wisdom teeth out, another year we had the puking disease, and yet another year I was pregnant.

Hope you feel better soon!

Tami G said...

Shell: Thanks girlie! I'm trying - but you know NYE is coming up....whatever will I do?!

Daffy: Thanks! I may have the puking disease AFTER NYE with the medication I'm taking and the alcohol I plan to consume!!!

Laura said...

Not only is pneumonia nothing to mess around with (a good friend of mine ended up on respirator at the first of Nov with pneumonia), but it does suck worse that it is around the holidays. Rest up & take care of yourself.

Armando said...

I'm really sorry to hear that you have pneumonia, and I hope you get better soon.
The way it sounds in a good way, I will say this. You are like my wife, a little stubborn who cares about others but really does not take care for themselves. I don't say that's a bad thing. However, that's why you have Adam and Denise have me, let's say that we are like the voice of their conscious that worries for you,
also, for that matter listen to him because I bet he loves you and for my part. I wish you the best. You are in my prayers are with you to get better soon.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Take care of yourself!! And love the wisdom :)

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

2010 I turn 30.


kys said...

Take your medicine and rest. I'm glad your boyfriend made you go to the dr.

Have a Happy New Year!

Tami G said...

Laura - yes you are right - thank goodness the boyfriend made me go to the doctor or I could have ended up there too... I wouldn't have gone otherwise!

Armando - yes & thank you :)

TnT Rings - day 5 of meds.. no alcohol on NYE - booo!

Martinis - I turned 30 3 years ago, they keep getting better - I promise! It's not sooo bad ;-)

Kys - THANKS & SO am I. I wouldn't have gone otherwise! YIKES! Could have been VERY bad news!