Thursday, September 27, 2012

Being sick is the pits!!

Hey look! I'm on a roll here! Blogging two days in a row! :)

I am drafting this post as I sit on a bus on my way to the Doctor. Have I mentioned that I LOVE my tablet!?!?!

I have been sick since last Thursday. I could tell when it was coming on, and on Friday when I woke up, I was undeniably sick. Worst part was that I as obligated to babysit that day. So I went, but thankfully it was only for a few hours, and when I got home,  I was blessed with moms friend taking her to the store for me to get me what I needed. my, has the cost of medicine gone up!! Between over the counter medicine, nyquil, dayquil, cough drops, and some food items I requested, it cost me $70 bucks!! Yowza!!

I called my doctors office and told them my symptoms, andcoughing quite as m I was thinking that they would request to see me, but since the symptoms are all very similar to what I had before, they graciously called something into my pharmacy for me. It is called Bactrim.

Well,  missed out on a church event Saturday night, and i was supposed to sing at church on Sunday, but of course I wasn't going anywhere. I was one very unhappy camper. Oy fn Monday, I wassupposed to have my first water therapy group appointment, but of course that was out of the question as well. I cannot tell you how BORING it is to be stuck in bed, not able to do anything at all. I watched some movies, but mostly I slept.

I have been home everyday since Friday, and this is my first outing. Mom says I should have worn a coat, but it's not col out, and besides, I keep sweating, so what's the point in wearing a coat when I'm just going to take it off anyway?

So, now I am sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office. I remember last year sitting here in a heavy coat and scarf, hacking up a lung and people giving me looks and getting up to move away from me. Well, I'm in a Tshirt, not coughing quite as much, but the coughs I do get are bad ones, so they are moving away from me again. I'm hoping that they will call me back soon so I can get out of their way.

In the exam room now. My they are busy back here!i'm not sure I'll be in and out as quick as they made it seem! Guess I can watch a movie on my tablet as I wait... Doctor thinks I have Pneumonia again. I have to have an xray to confirm, so instead of taking tarps home, I had a friend pick me up and take me. Well, I tried to call tarps to cancel my ride, but they had 18 calls ahead of me! I started the call hen I was still in the exam room, and while I checked out and got my prescriptions. After about 45 minutes waiting on the line (on my cell phone no less!), my ride came and I asked the nurse to tell the driver that I tried to call, but that I was going over to the hospital and getting a ride home. So, I'm in the car headed home, and my phone alerts me that I have a voicemail. Funny-- I didn't hear it ring. it WAS TARPS dispatch wondering where I was.... the driver was told that I was walking over to the hospital, and they were trying to find me!!! So, I call again and this time there are 6 calls ahead of me. I was still on hold when I got home, and I patiently waited until I finally got through. My friend there answered the phone, and after telling her who I was, she says "Girl, where ARE you? You have us frantic!" I explained the situation, and she laughed and said OK. Thankfully, it's not going to count against me as a no call no show, since I did make every attempt to call in. Phew! What an ordeal, huh? The other thing I have to deal with is i developed thrush in my mouth from the antibiotic they had me on. So, I have to take this stuff to get rid of that. I thought that thrush was something that babies got. You learn something new everyday I guess! Now, I'm going to post this blog post, then rest for awhile. That excursion wore me out!! Till next time...


Hummie B said...

I hope this isn't a sign of a rough winter to come.

Tammy said...

Praying for you, Dawn!