Bronchitis! Yes, that is why my week started out terribly. It really didn’t get any better. On Wednesday afternoon I started getting the chills really bad and an aching body. It was 70 degrees outside and I had my car heater on. Very unlike me considering I’m usually in hot flash city. I had already committed to having a glass or wine or two with a friends Wednesday night, so I did. I felt fine when I left. By the time I got home I was crying I hurt so bad trying to go to sleep. My whole body ached and it was pretty much unbearable. I woke up feeling even worse yesterday. My temp was 101.5. I laid around for a while and finally decided I needed to go to the doctor. My friend Cameron had volunteered to take me. She also took me by my office to get my check and take it to the bank. Bless her heart..I was whiney and miserable and adjusting the car temp every 5 seconds. She did give me two Advil which helped to lower me temp 🙂
We got to the doctor…I went to one of those ERgent Care places. Cameron had been there before and another friend and both liked it. I don’t have a general Physician here because honestly I’ve not been sick with these symptoms in the two years we’ve lived here. Well, I almost had a breakdown in the lobby. I didn’t have my insurance card. No clue where it was because it was not in my wallet where it usually hangs out. The lady said they needed the card in person. I said can I bring it tomorrow. She said no, but you can try to file it yourself…but you will have to pay your bill today in full. I was like that is dumb. I said well I know the insurance company and my number..or whatever…husband’s social. I said well can he just fax a copy of his card…she was like well..I guess, she said “BOTH SIDES OF THE CARD AND BLOW THEM UP SO WE CAN READ THEM”…um ok. Lady, I’m freaking sick, my head is spinning, I haven’t washed my hair..nor brushed it…I have the t shirt I slept in last night on..and I really wish my sunglasses were still up. I call husband…his insurance card..NOT IN WALLET…someone must have stole our cards? Well he gets the info from his HR person. While he is coming up with an idea…I call my nurse at the fertility doc. I know they have a copy. I asked her to fax it..and she laughed…then said, only for you Megan. Thanks 🙂 Well they did let 3 other patients to see the doctor who walked in as I was trying to hunt my info down.
I tell the doctor how I’m feeling, when this started, etc. I’m hoping since it is only day two of this he can give me something to stop it and not let it get any worse. After about one minute he guesses it is the flu. He swabs my nose and says wait 10 min for the results. He comes back and says the flu tested negative. GOOD! He asked about my cough. It really hasn’t been terrible. Mostly, I ache, my throat is getting worse by the hour and I have a headache & chills. He leaves and a nurse comes back in and says I’ve been diagnosed with bronchitis. They give me a prescription for a codeine cough syrup and antibiotic. They tell me to call my fertility doctor and make sure these things are okay to take/use while on the Lupron shots.
I’ve been in bed ever since. I was already off work today because of Good Friday. However, I have called 3 or 4 girlfriends to come watch a movie with me…they’re all working 🙁 So, I’ve only NOT been in bed for 3 hours since I went to bed Wednesday night. This should be healing me, right? I feel a tad better than yesterday. My throat feels worse but my head isn’t spinning and throbbing and I’m not as sore between my shoulder blades on my back like I was. My main question is, if they only want me to take one teaspoon of codeine cough syrup once every 12 hours, why do they make it taste so good?
I just realized this whole post is about me being sick. That is sad. How un-exciting for you all to read. I will think of something better to post about shortly…in the meantime..me and Elton…who I can always count on to watch a movie with me.. will be here..watch TV and using these awesome things…
Also, I know a lot of you read Kelly’s blog. If you take the time to pray for others, please go to her blog. She is wonderful about posting prayer requests and there is one today that truly breaks my heart… as they all do. These families need our prayers!
hugs and no kisses ~ Megan