I am here. Barely. This weekend something snuck up on me and took me out at the knees. Well okay at the chest, because it was sitting on it. By Saturday night I was feverish and felt like Loki in the Avengers movie after Hulk roughed him up . Sunday I spent most of the day playing mindless games because laying down was not an option. Sitting up wasn’t really one either but was better than laying down.
By Monday I decided I was going to have to go to the doctor. All my normal tricks were not working on this. My voodoo was failing. Ok so I don’t really do voodoo so don’t click off in a huff. I went to a local walk in clinic, where there wasn’t a wait thank heavens. I have coughed so much and so hard that breathing isn’t difficult because I am stopped up but because I have pulled every muscle in my back and neck doing it. They were not thrilled with my blood pressure but one look at me said it all. I was so sore I could barely walk. I drove myself but made my sister come with me in case I had a coughing spell and had to pull over. They sent me out with 3 prescriptions in hand. Steroids to open me up, some high powered cough medication, and an antibiotic. I am taking the steroid and the antibiotic. I wasn’t real thrilled when they told me to increase my fluids intake and then said coffee was not considered one because it dehydrated me. CRAP.. but when I saw the cough medicine would numb my tongue or throat on the way down so I could not eat or drink when it did that, I thought to myself wait what? You tell me to increase my liquid intake and then give me a medication that could make that impossible?? Really?? Think I will stick with robitussin thank you so very much.
I am doing some better today but if I get up and do too much and get hot I begin coughing all over again. So another few days and I should be back to normal. Well as close to normal as I could ever be..