Sep 15, 2012 - 6:03 pm
The reason whooping cough was even mentioned is that I live in Snohomish County (Washington State) which has the largest current epidemic of whooping cough. So I text my Primary Care Physician.
Since I said Whooping Cough in the text, I was initially treated in the parking lot. Nose swab plus vital signs. The physician also initially saw me in the parking lot.
Well, to get to the end of the story: I have PNEUMONIA. The good news is that I also now have antibiotics.
The moral to the story is: Even though we have Cancer, we can still get sick in other ways. I had incorrectly attributed my cough to irritation from the Larry Tube in my throat.
Like all of us Cancer Vets, we have learned to tough things out. But some things need to be looked into rather than toughed out. I'm only glad that I didn't cough on any of you. Rick.