Good news on the health front

I have been very lucky lately! Swollen lymph nodes only, a confirmation of chronic fatigue in the past, a weight loss of over 50 pounds, and major advances on the brain and energy fronts! I’m of course still not where I want to be (I’m aiming for 75% of what I used to be), but all-in-all, I am much better than I was.

X-Rays are Scary

In March, I inexplicably came down with pneumonia. The weird thing about it is that I wasn’t sick. That is, I didn’t have the flu, or even a cold. Just a cough that would not go away, and nighttime chills. I didn’t have a fever either, but I never get a fever as my body temperature is usually 97 degrees and change.

An x-ray confirmed I had pneumonia, and a round of antibiotics cleared it up. The cough lingered, but that’s normal (or so I understand). However, the follow-up x-ray showed an “enlarged right hilar”, and that led to a third x-ray, which shows the same. So now I have to go for a chest CT scan tomorrow.

Needless to say, I’m a bit freaked out, although realistically it’s not going to be the most dreaded thing. I’m sure I have some kind of auto-immune disease that I haven’t had diagnosed yet (mostly because I haven’t been to the right doctors for it) and what is being seen is a swollen lymph node.

So, wish me luck!

New Musicals

This year, I have done (or will do) SIX new shows, that is, shows I have never done before! For the vast majority of the musicals I do, I love repeats, because I love most of the shows. There are a few I hope I never do again (ahem-Carnival) but most I could play endlessly.

These shows are:

  • The Sound of Music
  • Mary Poppins
  • Titanic, The Musical
  • On the Town (concert style)
  • Shrek
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Don’t ask me to pick a favorite. I can’t! They each have their moments where I think “this is my favorite show to do!” And I would do any of them again in a heartbeat.