Sunday, February 20, 2011

What I've Learned

This weekend I learned that I am not a good sick person.  I get that no one likes to be sick for the obvious reasons.  Not only do I ate the awful feeling of having a fever and hacking up a lung but I hate being stuck in bed or on the couch and not being able to move.

It all started Thursday night.  I had a little tickle in my throat.  I took a Singulair and headed to bed.  I woke up Friday morning and the tickle was still there with a small cough.  As the day went on, the cough got worse and my voice began to fade.  I never felt bad though and nothing hurt.  Around 5 that evening, the aches hit me like a ton of bricks.  I was hanging out with friends and left shortly after that.  When I got home, I discovered I had a low grade fever.  Over the weekend, the fever kept getting higher despite ibuprofen and Tylenol and more symptoms developed.  I was coughing so hard I was making my self sick.  That's when I decided I had had enough and headed to a walk in clinic first thing this morning.  Two and a half hours later, I am leaving with 2 prescriptions, a sore bum due to a steroid shot, and a diagnosis of bronchitis and sinusitis. 

I began taking the medicines immediately and am alreading feeling better.  I even managed to get the kitchen cleaned up tonight.  Although I will not spend all day tomorrow laying on a couch (3 days of being forced to stay on the couch is even worse than 4 days of being snowed in) I plan to take it very easy so that I am ready to head back to work on Tuesday.  I am ready to be up and doing something useful again!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Hope you made it back ok and are feeling better! I started a linky for teachers - "Things Students Say Thursday!" I know it's a little late this week, but check it out and jump in if you'd like!