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Thursday, December 19, 2013

And the Sickness Is...

I have bronchitiiiisssss! (shouted in free car giveaway Oprah voice). I didn't get a free car but an antibiotic and a cough suppressant with codeine. Night night.

I originally went to one of those CVS Minute Clinics yesterday where the Nurse Practitioner said, "You have an upper respiratory infection." Fancy term for "cold." No antibiotic and a non-narcotic cough suppressant that made me sleepy but didn't stop the cough. Last night I was feeling really bad. I stumbled down to the kitchen where I plunked down on the cool tile floor until I could calm down my breathing and whatever flippin' panic, weird attack I was having. I also had a fever. Scared my dog. She immediately headed to my husband and scratched at his legs to pick her up. She rarely does that. Poor, confused baby. She's laying in bed with me right now as I type this. Mommy and Woozie time.

At 8am, I was on the phone to my old doctor in Brandon who took care of me before we moved to Connecticut. They had one opening left and I shouted, "I'll take it!" My cough has been so painful and moved into my chest. I'm so glad I made the appointment. After listening to my lungs, he said, "Your right lung is inflamed. You have bronchitis." I knew it! I knew it wasn't just a cold. I spoke to my mom when I was at the pharmacy who said, "We just know our bodies and when something isn't right." So true.

So I'm hoping to start feeling better soon. And did you know bronchitis was very contagious? And that it starts when another person sneezes or coughs near you. Oh big surprise there, huh?

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3 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better...take care,
    Frida

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  2. Hope you feel better soon hun, look after yourself.

    X x

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  3. Thanks everyone! Cough medicine is wonderful. Got some sleep last night and just took 2nd dose of antibiotic. I should be on the mend soon!
    Niki

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