12 July 2012

Sick As A Dog, Part 2.

So, I finally toughened up and went to the doctor this morning. My family doctor happens to be my aunt, so when I called her yesterday and told her that I needed to see her asap, she said she'd see me at 8:30 a.m. today. After arriving and checking in, I waited an hour and a half(!) before they took me back to see my aunt. I was furious! The front desk kept telling me that I didn't have an appointment, when I knew for a fact my aunt had scheduled me for 8:30 a.m. After tearing up, telling them how bad I was feeling, and asking for the umpteenth time if they had even told my aunt that I was there, they rushed me back to an examination room and apologized for making me wait (I think she found out and had a few words). 

After a thorough examination of listening to me breathe, checking my ears, and all that good doctor stuff, this is what I learned...

1. I have a bronchial infection. Yuck! 
2. I will be on an antibiotic for walking pneumonia for the next 10 days.
3. I also must continue taking Mucinex and was prescribed codon cough syrup (the good stuff).
4. I was not allowed go to work today, nor can I go tomorrow.
5. A shot in the ass hurts like hell. Especially a steroid shot given to you by a big scary nurse that says, "lift your dress and bend over!" Holy moly...
6. I'm pretty stickin' contagious.

I picked up my meds and drove home (my behind still throbbing). I've been asleep on the couch for the past 4 hours and although I enjoyed the rest, I couldn't sit still any longer. I know that I'm supposed to stay away from work, but I may still try to go tomorrow if I'm feeling better. We shall see. :)

Again, if you can, I appreciate all prayers. I need swift healing because I'm supposed to help host a bridal shower for a dear friend of mine this weekend and I would be absolutely crushed if I could not go. But until then, I have these sweet babies to cuddle with.


  1. Woooof, i just got over being super sick not to long ago, it was not fun!! Feel better!

  2. Aww I hope you feel better that way you can host the shower!

  3. Those steroid shots always make me feel about a million times better...so does the good cough syrup!

  4. I hope you feel better soon!!! that is rough!

  5. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! I have been there and I know how awful you feel!

    And those tooshy shots are NO fun!!!

  6. Oh my gosh, contagious??? Oh my gosh. What exactly is the contagious part? I thought Bronchial infections were not contagious? Yikes.

    I hope you get better soon, but it's better for you to skip work for the full first 48 -72 hours that you're on antibiotics (depending on the kind) because apparently thats when you are most contagious. :(

    1. Jade--that's what the doctor said. I had been on over the counter meds for 10+ days before seeing her, so I don't know what part of this is/was contagious. No work, no co-hosting my friend's bridal shower. No nothing. :(


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