I went for a chest X-ray today. The radiologist report was pretty benign, but after he spoke to Binita, it appears that I may have PLEURISY. What? I’ve never heard of it and it sounds pretty bad. Well, it isn’t. It involves some sort of inflammation of the double membrane (pleura) that lines your lungs causing all sorts of pain while breathing, coughing, sneezing to muscles usually on one side of the back of your chest. It can also be accompanied by a mild fever. Bingo!!
Fortunately, treatment is painkillers and antibiotics for a week or so and usually it just goes away. Unfortunately, this means I am most likely going to sit it out for IMAZ in 2013. I am still weak, the pain comes and goes as it pleases and is quite unbearable at times, I am coughing mildly and feel feverish. It would be pretty stupid to take on IMAZ under these conditions.