Corazon de Swiss

December 21, 2007

Still Sick

Filed under: In Sickness and In Health — by corazondeswiss @ 8:38 pm

People I am still sick.  The nasal congestion has worked its way down and I have acquired a tight cough and shortness of breath.
So, yesterday, I finished up at work early and decided that the cough and chest congestion was not getting better on its own.  So I took my little self to the walk-in clinic.  I went to the one listed on my insurance, which happens to be closest to the hospital where I work and there were only 3 people in the waiting room when I got there, so I thought I was going to be in and out of there in no time flat.  (Why I delude myself like this I don’t know).  An hour and a half later I had seen the Physician’s Assistant who made the not so definitive diagnosis of the flu.  (What the hell?! I got a freakin’ flu shot.  Before I move on, I know the flu shot does not cover all types of flu.) He said they could do a blood test to check my white count, and figure out if it was viral or bacterial.  If the count should up neutral, we’d be where we were at that time- trying to decide if I wanted antibiotics or not.  He said, generally with the flu you start to feel better in the second week and I was almost there since it was Thursday and this all began on Saturday.  Since I am sick and tired of being sick and tired…I voted yes for antibiotics and the cough medicine. 
The cough medicine has broken up the chest congestion, but I coughed so hard in the shower this morning I gagged.  So I called in sick to work.  Which I hate to do, but you can’t see patients in the hospital when you are coughing so hard you gag yourself.  So I’ve been resting off and on, wrapped a couple presents and generally been lazy.  I still sound pretty awful, but I’m actually feeling better today than I’ve felt in awhile.

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2 Comments »

  1. I’m so sorry you’re sick – and I feel your pain! It’s currently nearly 2am and I can’t breathe because I am so congested, and lying down trying to sleep makes me feel like I am suffocating!

    Feel better chook!

    Comment by alyndabear — December 22, 2007 @ 8:49 am |Reply

  2. I hope you feel better soon! Now that school is out, I have developed my usual nasty holiday sickness. It never fails that when I have time off from work that I get sick!

    Feel better! 🙂

    Comment by Erin — December 23, 2007 @ 12:51 pm |Reply


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