For the last week and a half, I have felt adequately unwell that I haven't been able to go to work. Yesterday morning I had a bronchoscopy whereby they also cleared a bunch of mucus out of my lungs. It has been easier to breathe since, but I am still coughing up stuff. I spoke to the doctor and they did find a bacterial infection in the culture, but haven't determined what drug it is responsive to. At least this is somewhat encouraging that they might get me on something that will help.
I went to get a massage today - my dad referred me to his massage therapist. He's talked to her about my health issues and she is hopeful that massage will improve my circulation and perhaps stimulate my immune system since the spine is integral. I can say for sure that it was about the most relaxing hour I can remember and I felt better afterward. I definitely plan to return, probably every couple weeks.
I'm planning to return to work tomorrow. My job is, fortunately, not physically taxing but it's still tiring to be at work all day long. It will be nice to see my coworkers again and of course there is work that must be caught up.