I managed to make it to work for a few hours on Friday only to be told to go home because I sounded like I was dying. I tried the whole resting thing again but failed. I thought I'd see if the pharmacy had anything just to help my cough because certainly the pharmacist is smarter than my Dr. By now I was a walking zombie & could fall asleep no problem, I just needed the coughing to STOP! I wasted my money on useless medicine. Husband came home & we watched some TV. By this point, I had taken my allergy medicine (makes me sleepy), melatonin & double dose of cough syrup. Needless to say I could barely keep my eyes open. I went to bed & covered my nose & chest with Vix & smelled lovely. I propped my pillows up to try & trick my body to think I was still standing up. I gave it an hour but by 10:30 I was developing shooting pains in my ribs every time I coughed...so like every 5 seconds. Not to mention I was starting to have problems breathing.
I took my pitiful self out to Husband & told him I've had it, take me to the damn ER! The next 2 hours were uneventful. I got admitted surprisingly fast & had my vitals taken. Then later had a chest x-ray & I got to see my really long lungs (that's what the tech told me anyway). And then waited another hour. The Dr. said it was a good idea to come in because if I had waited until Monday to see my regular Dr., this crap could've developed into pneumonia.
|My pretty bracelet from the ER|
I was pretty much a lump on Saturday & only managed to go to the grocery store. Sunday was productive. I got all my food ready for the week as usual & had a double workout. I did power yoga & yoga abs, took about an hour break & then did legs & back. Fergie & I also did lots of walking even though it was a gloomy day & sprinkling out. I still don't sleep much at night. I've finished my antibiotics & just really hope some relief comes soon.
So there ya have it, my fun ER experience. I promise to have some workout postings soon as I've changed my schedule up a bit. Have a great day!