Thursday, March 23, 2006


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.

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.


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!


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:>