In November I became really ill and found out after a few blood tests that I had a weird form of pneumonia...mycoplasma pneumonia. I had been in America for a few weeks before that and had been extremely active while I was there. I had gone hiking a minimum of 5 miles each day in the mountains of northern NJ and in the Catskills in NY (that was gorgeous!) and felt fantastic upon returning to Belgium. Within a week, I was stuck in bed with a fever of 103.
After trying 2 different anti-biotics, the third one finally did the job. Needless to say, I was wiped out, I had lost my voice and 12lbs in a very short time. So since mid-December, while I've felt so much better and reasonably normal, I still cough a lot, my heart races several times a day and I become exhausted after doing normal things like bringing groceries in from the car and my voice is still froggy.
I had blood work done yesterday and my doctor said everything was normal. He also said that the exhaustion and the racing heart are to be expected after being so ill. He told me that it will take months to get back to "normal." I was so surprised to hear that it could take that long.
Have any of you ever had pneumonia and if so, how long did it take you to recover completely?