So a few years ago I got sick, really sick. It seems to have screwed up my immune system and now I don't just get a cold, I get pneumonia.

I've been really good about sleeping and I've had a year of being pretty healthy. Then I came down with a cold this weekend and I can feel it - FEEL it - lodging in my lungs.

I wake up and I can't breathe out of my nose from the cold and I'm choking on crap from my lungs. Even when I sleep sitting up. It's very scary.

Anyway, I'll call my doctor and make an appt tomorrow, but if anyone has advice on how to keep crap from going down into your lungs, bring it. And thank you for letting me share the scary. Sometimes that helps a little.