The pain I had in just one spot in my chest yesterday has been slowly expanding, and by late this afternoon I was having pain through my whole chest and around the back. It's a pain that I've often had when I've been diagnosed with pneumonia, although today my breathing doesn't seem to be affected all that much. I called Lauren, and she told me to do a nebulizer treatment and take some morphine, and that she would call back in a little while, and when she did she decided to come over to check me out. I don't have any fever, so she told me to just keep monitoring my temperature, and to call if anything changes.
For awhile I thought the pain was gone, but I guess it was just the effects of the morphine, because the pain started up again an hour or so ago. I took some more morphine and am waiting to see if it will work, so I can get to sleep (sleeping seems the best thing to do under the circumstances). I still don't have any fever, which is a good thing, but the pain is pretty bad. I guess I'll just have to see how things are in the morning.
I'm not sure what to do if I do have pneumonia...all I know is that I don't want to go to the hospital, and I'm not going to. Lauren said there's no reason to give me antibiotics unless I have a fever. I'm feeling anxious and scared.