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Thursday, March 23, 2006



ANOTHER UPDATE:

it turns out i have bronchitis and a sinus infection....which basically translates to my entire upper body and head are filled with pus.

hot, right?

they gave me zithromax, and cough medicine with codeine.

me likey the codeine.

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And now, an update from the sick bed (or couch, as it were)

I am STILL motherfucking SICK. And I am loathe to use the phrase motherfucker but if being sick (and i mean a constant running, raw nose, aching lungs, hacking cough, fiery throat pain and a fever that jumps from 99.4 to 101 at the drop of a hat) for 4 days straight isn't a motherfucker then I don't know what is.

Seriously? This is how my work week has been:

Monday: Wake up with throat pain (which is never a good sign with me, sore throat = illness to come) but I stood strong and went to work. Hours later I am delirious with pain and body aches and leave work in a fevered stupor at 1PM. I arrive home at 2PM, change into PJs and settle on the couch with a box of tissues, a comforter and a water bottle.

I stay on that couch until around 6AM on WEDNESDAY when I attempt to return to work with no voice and lungs that are chock full of phlegm. After hacking and coughing and wheezing my way through a good chunk of work, I am pretty much forced out of my office at noon.

When I got home, I actually felt OKAY for the fist time since Sunday. Not healthy, or particularly good, but OKAY. And my temperature read a respectable 98.4. I am finally on the road to recovery!

But flash forward 2 hours. I am bundled in my comforter on the couch, unable to speak beacuse of the fire in the back of my throat/in my lungs and my temperature has rocketed to 100.7.

WTF!?

So here I am in fever city again and going to the doctor at 11AM so he can prescribe me something stronger than what i have been taken, or shoot me in the face. Both sound pretty good at this point!

11 comments:

Mr. & Mrs. Cappella said...

Get better, PLEASE!!! :-(

e$ said...

the doctor will probably just give you some bullshit pills that are basically six aleve rolled into one giant ball of naproxen. At least that's all *my* doctor ever does, so let me know if you get anything better!

Mr. & Mrs. Cappella said...
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kim said...

i second the capellas. get well. you're missed :(

kim said...

nyquil ??? supposed to work wonders...

Mr. & Mrs. Cappella said...

oops.. my 2nd comment was just that every time i've gone to the dr. when i've been miserably sick, they've told me i had a virus and sent me home with NOTHING!! MFers.

Anonymous said...

Would that be the Dick Cheney School of Medicine?

clipper829 said...

Oh girl. I was sick like that back in January I think - oh and the entire month of March, 2005. March just pretty much sucks. Feel better, and soon!

AnnaB said...

I know I am late to the feel better party but I have to recommend this medication: Zythromax. It's a heavy-duty anti-biotic packed into three pills that you take daily. It cures what ails you quickly and with minimal side effects. These babies have helped me through many a sinus infection

one girl said...

Oh my god, the Z-Pack... that stuff is seriously THE BEST. You'll feel better in no time :)

Nicky said...

Oh no! It sounds like you have EXACTLY what everyone in my office has. And I woke up this morning with a terrible sore throat. Please don't tell me there will be more to come. I'm going out dancing tonight and I hate my Dr. )o:>