Not meaning to whine here (okay, I'll indulge...whine, whine, whine), but I'm going on WEEK 3 of being laid out by this flu/pneumonia thing! I fear being hospitalized. I had to make an emergency visit to my doc yesterday (sent by a diff doc I saw) and was given a breathing treatment, EEG, and they drew blood (results today). My internist is VERY concerned; I'm getting a tad worried myself.
Ssshhhh. (Don't tell anyone I'm here, or let anyone near me). That's about the only way to either prevent getting, or giving that miserable ailment. I try to severely limit my exposure to the public when these things go around. Sorry you're having to deal with that. I hope you recover soon.
Most minor infections follow a nine day cycle of onset, full infection then recovery. If at day six there's no cessation of symptoms, it could be an indication that your immune system is not coping. I've had pneumonia four times during the course of my childhood and adolescence and not once was I able to shake it off without the assistance of antibiotics. That you waited this long is testament to your personal tolerance for suffering. I hope your recovery is swift and complete.
I hope you get better soon. It's a nasty strain. I've been...not worried, but concerned...about the flu; I've read how it's very contagious and fatal in more cases than usual. I am in a high-risk group, and there's a very good chance that I would be a fatality if I got sick.
Good luck to you. Let us know when you're over it.