Will need to take it easy. While I’m definitely on the mend and the doctor says I’m fine to return to normal activities, I didn’t tell him that normal for me involves sparring. But he also advised me to listen to my body and don’t overdo things.
Yes. I went to the doctor. Probably about three days later than I should have, but I finally decided that my wife was right and I’m sick enough that I need some help getting better. The diagnosis is pneumonia, and the antibiotics are helping tremendously. I’m on day four of five right now, and my energy level is much improved. My head is clear and I can think again. It’s difficult to describe the feeling of… mushiness that I had, but I’m sure it’s something we’ve all felt at one time or another.
I’m a little concerned about the cough, still. The doctor said that the cough could persist for several weeks. Right now, I cough whenever I take a deep breath, so I suspect that when I do go back to class, I’ll need to stick to warm-ups and technique. Sparring will depend upon how I’m doing at that point, but if anything, it will be light.
I’m REALLY pumped to get back to class.