Oh my gosh! Get better and rest. I had pneumonia (in both lungs) once when I was a child. I kept on begging to go back to my activities. My mom let me try. I think I damaged my lungs because of my willfulness. Please take it easy till you are completely recovered. You might feel better but you'll see your energy will take time to recover too. I will pray for you!
I'm sorry to hear you are sick. Take care of yourself. It takes a long time to regain your strength from that.
Rest, rest, rest!!! You want to be well for you upcoming trip!!
Oh gosh, and with the Africa trip coming. Please take care of yourself - you need a Jewish mamma (like me) to bring you "Jewish penicillin" - (the world's best homemade chicken soup). But since you're too far away, I'm sending chicken soup wishes your way for a quick recovery. In the meantime, relax and watch mindless reality TV, read People magazine, and get lots of sleep.