I have a flu before Christmas. I travelled to Pennsylvania to visit the families and "powered through it" for their sake. I started to feel better before the flight home. I even went to work last Tuesday.

On the drive home from work on Tuesday I got so dizzy and nauseated I had to pull over 3 times. I decided maybe it was time to call a doctor. The doctor's office was booked! I got an appointment on Thursday afternoon, from another (not my normal) doctor. It took about 5 minutes of listening (and subsequent blood and sputum tests) to confirm pneumonia.

Heavy duty antibiotics with some prednisone for good measure. I am starting to come out of it now. I am expected back at work on Thursday. I will lets you know how that goes.

Side Effect: my niece and nephew also got infected. Poor kids.