Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer cold

So if the title of this post isn’t one of the biggest conundrums of the south I don’t know what it is. Hmmm it’s always a lovely 127º here in Southeast Texas in the middle of August. 


Anyway a few weeks ago I on Monday I started coughing. Like the kind of cough that lingers all day and makes you feel as if you have been smoking for 20 years only you don't smoke. 

I went home after work and literally washed my face, brushed my teeth and crawled into bed. I left Hubs to deal with all manner of cooking, cleaning, and making sure the boys basically taken care of. I coughed so much through the night I ended up in the doctor’s office the next day. Where they promptly gave me two shots, collected my co-pay and sent me on my way. 

By Wednesday my chest had begun to hurt. Like so much hurt, I thought I was having a heart attack only I wasn't having a heart attack. I like to do what I call giving the medicine time to work thing because really I didn't want to go back to the doctors office, so I toughed it out. 

But by Thursday my tough girl antics had worn off and I was getting a chest X-ray and a prescription for some antibiotics. Now those antibiotics were supposed to make me feel better, however the bottle read something along the lines of "may cause dizziness" Yeah well it was more than that. It knocked me into what I thought was the next week. They made my head so fuzzy I couldn't even pick it up off the pillow or the room began to spin. I would like to say the antibiotic induced coma I went into where I slept for 2 days was blissful, only it wasn't. To be honest those few days were a bit hazy. I really don't remember anything other than the sleep induced fog I was in. 

However, I'm better now and the spinning room and chest pains have all gone away, the only thing that has decided to hang around it the lovely drainage cough that will be here until sometime in September. 

Ahhh the joys of a summer cold.

1 comment:

{amy} said...

Summer colds are so weird! I'm glad you're feeling better now!