Health Update – Pneumonia


Unfortunately I don’t have much great news in terms of my health lately, which some of you may know already if you follow me closely on Snapchat (@LornaRaindrops). On Friday 20th, I started to not feel very well at all, my glands in my neck were really swollen and sore, my throat was sore and hurting, I had a headache and I generally felt unwell. This lasted until the Sunday and those symptoms went away and developed into a cough, body aches and feeling really horrible. My cough was getting really bad and it was constant, it wouldn’t stop at all, so every minute I was just barking all the time. I hardly got any sleep on Tuesday or Wednesday so trying to function with the M.E (which I need at least 7 hours sleep a night with) and cope with this was really draining.

On the Wednesday night I had got so bad with the coughing and the strain, I ended up having a nose bleed and my chest was burning and painful. I decided I needed to go to the doctors and she did all her checks and came to the conclusion that I have a type of chest infection based on the crackling in my lungs which are filled with mucus, a temperature and the rest of my symptoms. She wanted to sign me off of work but as I’m self employed and work for myself blogging, I’ve had to carry on as much as I can, in between resting loads. I’m on a mixture of antibiotics for 7 days, a cough medicine which helps bring up the mucus from my lungs and a tablet which helps take down pressure, swelling and inflammation.

Thursday was another bad night because as everything is loosening up in my lungs, the irritation in my throat to try and get it out was constant. I couldn’t stop coughing and I barely slept then either. Come Friday, I wasn’t very well at all. My chest has been burning even more, breathing is difficult, especially if I had to walk stairs or even walk a short distance, I become exhausted and it hurts. The chest infection has developed into a pneumonia (a milder one) and it’s awful. I tried to go out yesterday for a little while as I hadn’t left the house properly in 14 days and was getting so stressed out, but I overdid it way too much and last night and today has been so bad.

My cough has finally started to settle down, but I truly didn’t realise how much we take a normal lung function for granted. Since I have extremely healthy lungs normally, I didn’t know that having your lungs compromised like this would have such an effect on your whole entire body. I ended up sleeping until 1pm today and I’ve been really tired, exhausted and nauseous all day, coupled with still coughing a bit and chest pain all around my ribs. Pneumonia truly sucks. My fever has finally gone, I think, but I’m now getting chills.

I haven’t taken any outfit photos for you guys in 3 weeks (luckily I still have 2 in storage) and it’s getting me down not being able to stick to my normal routine. I’ve just been trying to take it really easy and that’s why I haven’t been able to update my blog much with new things of my own or my social media with new photos either since I look awful (photo above is from last month). I’m just finally happy that I am beginning to get better now. The cough isn’t as bad as it was and my chest, even though tight and burning, is loosening up and I’m finally able to dislodge and move the bad stuff around. I’m hoping the exhaustion, muscle pains and general feeling of unwell will go away soon, but the doctor did say it could be a week before it does. I just thought that I should update you all as you might wonder why my posts are lacking. Hopefully my next health update will be a lot more positive and happy. Lorna xx.



  1. ali
    November 29, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    I had this too Lorna, it completely zapps you, it does make you appreciate when you feel well. wishing you a speedy recovery xx

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Sorry you had it too ali, it’s absolutely awful xx

  2. November 29, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been so unwell! I can only imagine how having pneumonia on top of the M.E must feel like and I imagine it sucks so bad. I hope you recover from it well and that things back to normal for you as soon as possible.

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

  3. Steven W
    November 30, 2015 / 12:34 am

    I’m sorry to read that you’ve been so ill and suffering so much lately. I’m glad to know that you’re improving though. Try not to worry about not being able to update your blog in the way that you’d like to – recovering is far more important and everyone will be here whenever you are ready to update. 🙂

    I totally understand your work ethic and desire to get back to your normal routine though and I’m sure those qualities will help spur on your recovery. 🙂 Take care, Lorna. I wish you all the best to get well soon. 🙂

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Steven 🙂

      • Steven W
        December 1, 2015 / 2:28 pm

        You’re welcome. I hope your recovery is continuing nicely this week. How are you today? 🙂

        • December 1, 2015 / 3:53 pm

          Thanks! I’m feeling a lot better now, not fully back to normal, but I would say 80% 🙂

  4. Juan Antonio
    November 30, 2015 / 4:57 am

    Sorry to read bad news bout your health girl, get well soon !!!

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much.

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much.

  5. November 30, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Oh dear, sounds like you’re having a really rough time. Hope you get better soon! x

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you, Danielle.

  6. Jessica
    November 30, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this babe 🙁 I hope you feel much better soon and get lots of rest 🙂

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Harry
    November 30, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Ouch. Sorry to hear this. I had Pneumonia a few years back. All sounds rather familiar. Very, very uncomfortable..

    Took me 2 months to get back to normal – which drove me crazy as I wanted my ordinary life back. But I’ve had no recurrence.

    Anyway here’s hoping for the best.

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      Wow 2 months? I really hope mine doesn’t last that long, I really can’t deal with that. Luckily I’m starting to feel quite a bit better already from the antibiotics, just really don’t like the side effects they give.

      • Harry
        December 1, 2015 / 10:14 pm

        In my case the antibiotics had probably done their stuff within the first week or 2. But I had a pleural effusion (ouch) as well, and that hurt for a bit. Yes, it was a bit full-on, heh. But I was totally fine in the long run

        Very glad you’re seeing an improvement. Fingers crossed you’ll be good as new

        • December 2, 2015 / 12:39 pm

          That sounds horrible! I had to stop my antibiotics as they were making me really ill, but I think I’m ok!

  8. December 1, 2015 / 2:27 am

    My goodness Lorna, I am hoping you feel better soon… it’s been 7 years since I’ve been really ill, I know how you feel. I just wanted to check in with you, take your time and get plenty of rest so you can get healthy xox ♡

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much Launna, I appreciate that.

  9. December 1, 2015 / 3:13 am

    Eres tan linda y siempre te apoyare. Te mando toda la fuerza.

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you.

  10. December 1, 2015 / 8:12 am

    Has much has we all love your blog the only thing that truly matters is your health , get well and fit for the coming season and stay strong . Ian

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much Ian.

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  11. David
    December 1, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Hope you get well lovely Lorna!

    • December 1, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you David!

  12. Mark
    December 1, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Get well soon Lorna!! My thoughts are with you!!

    • December 2, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you Mark!

    • December 2, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • December 2, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you!

  13. Alexandre
    December 3, 2015 / 12:05 am

    Bon rétablissement, et à mon avis tu dois être toujours aussi mignonne 😉
    Je suis te suis depuis longtemps depuis la france, j’adore tes photos et tu es vraiment belle.

    Peut être à bientôt en France 😉

    • December 3, 2015 / 2:12 am

      Salut! Mon Francais est pas tres bon, mais merci!

      I really appreciate it, it’s always nice to meet people who have read my blog for a very long time!

    • December 6, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you Rena!

  14. December 7, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been so sick. That feeling of your entire body hurting is terrible, I’m glad you are getting better. I wish I could bring you a warm cup of tea or something.
    Great big hug and continue to get better.

    • December 7, 2015 / 1:01 pm

      Thank you so much, that means a lot to me.

      • December 8, 2015 / 2:36 am

        Your such a sweetheart, I will send you a personal message in the next week. Take care of your self. ?

        • December 8, 2015 / 11:54 am

          Thank you 🙂

  15. December 8, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    Hi Lorna,
    I am an online friend of Brian (Torybri) and shoe fashionist by the way lol, I hope you feel better , take your time to recover well at your own pace , I will pray for your health. Take care and I wish you to get over soon. Hugs. Ivan

    • December 9, 2015 / 1:52 am

      Thank you very much Ivan, that’s very kind. I will check your website too!

  16. March 31, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been so sick.
    I hope you get better very soon. ☺☺☺
    How are you today?

    • March 31, 2017 / 6:58 pm

      Thanks, I am ok now, this was a long time ago 🙂

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