flop flop, no, forget it, no relief in sight
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I sincerely hope none of you, not even my worst enemy, gets what I have had. I only know to call it, colditisflumonia!!!
And it really sucks.
It started out as a sore throat and by sore, I mean, crying, praying for death, pain beyond words sore.
This lasted a total of 6 days. Only really letting up yesterday.
Finally on Monday, I went to the clinic at Walmart, because shame beyond shames, my own doctor doesnt see walk-ins.
After signing in and having a seat, in the tiny cramped little waiting vestuble, with several other sick people. I was told by a man, with a very sick little girl that he had been there nearly 2 hours already.
I sat about 5 more minutes and got up and left.
I bought myself a vaporizer and some medicated vaposteam.
I called my doctor and asked her nurse to call me in some antibiotics.
Now I dont usually take them, I know the whole resistance belief and I choose not to ask for them often for that reason.
But I really sincerely believed I had strep throat.
I have so far avoided the Nyquil, which I loathe. Nyquil works in the opposite on me as most people.
Instead of allowing uninterruped sleep, all it does is make me jittery and jumpy and extremely sleepy and yet doesnt stop the coughing and pain from sore throat, so I am just drunk off my ass on Nyquil and lack of sleep and still cannot sleep.
I have been taking Alka Seltzer for cold and sucking on cough/sore throat lozenges.
I have waffled back and forth between hot and cold liquids and devoured an entire 12 pack of popscicles.
Yesterday my throat let up hurting and I actually felt some better.
So, I cleaned house. I dusted and did laundry and wiped my bedroom down with antiseptic anti bacterial wipes.
I cooked supper and for the first time in days ate something other than ice chips or soup.
But now I am left with a persistent dry hacking cough.
In the last 2 nights, I have managed to sleep 2 hours. In between coughing.
I am still trying to stay away from the Nyquil.
So, I got up at 4 am, then again at 6 am, then finally again at 7 am.
I feel like what the cat dragged in and my left eye has been oozing and mattering over in my fleeting moments of sleep.
It is bloodshot and I am sure there is some infection there as well.
I am hoping to go to the store today to find some non drowsy cough medicine and hoping even more for sleep tonight.
I have had it, my body wont hold up much longer.
And forget the fog I am in.
No driving, and forget about walking.
I will just be happy when I can go an hour without coughing up whats left of my lungs.
I thought my immune system was stronger than this.