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Positives and Negatives

Sharon and I had a wonderful time for her visit. We spent three days wandering and eating our way through the State Fair, and one day wandering and eating, and watching a variety of stage shows at Ren Faire. I dropped her off at the airport on Tuesday morning and she arrived back home safely later that day.




I, however, was sick for her entire visit and am still sick. Last night the only way I was able to get any sleep at all was to sit up. NOT comfortable. My draining sinuses matched with lungs that are filled with all kinds of gunk and making not so wonderful wheezing and grumbling sounds when I breathe, is not getting any better. My DH is getting really tired of this, but not nearly as tired as I am. I'm on day 9 now and although I generally feel better, I sound worse and I don't show any sign of actually getting over this. This SUCKS!
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I am so sorry, Erulisse. Maybe you have sinusitis or some other infection and should see about antibiotics? I know my doctors say you should give things three weeks to clear, but you have to work, and this sounds miserable.
Well, by that time span I'm only two days into week two. I might try and see a doctor today, I really need some sleep and I'm not getting any because I'm coughing too much. *sigh*

- Erulisse (one L)
You should go, I think. The last time I ignored this kind of thing it became bronchitis and I was ill for about two months. Never again!
I should, but I'm not running any temp, just the cough and draining sinuses, which actually is good because all that negative crap is getting out. I'll try for a few more days and see how I do. I think I'll borrow my DH's recliner for sleeping tonight though, I might have better luck at actually getting some sleep.

- Erulisse (one L)
I might have better luck at actually getting some sleep.

That's awful. My youngest uncle went through a couple of years of having to do that. He had scar tissue in his lungs and would cough up blood, and could not lie down. Eventually it cured itself, but those two years he had to sleep upright.

I do hope it runs its course.
Oh, that's terrible. I haven't had a bad chest cold since I quit smoking more than 10 years ago, so I guess I'm about due.

- Erulisse (one L)
Autumn virus' creeping in, I suppose. Are you getting a flu jab? They seem to help me ward off colds too, and I used to get at least one dreadful one every year before I started to get the flu inoculation.
I never get flu shots. My mother used to insist on them and I got sick with the flu every year. When I hit college, I stopped taking them and stopped getting sick. I maybe should change my mind because I am getting older so it's considered more important, but I really hate needles (remember the whole root canal saga from Spring?). There is a really good reason why I never went into health care :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, even though my DH would probably have ignored my illness completely, my Assistant Manager kicked me to the clinic late this afternoon. Apparently I have acute bronchitis and I am now the proud possessor of cough syrup with codeine so that I can sleep, an antibiotic to take 2x a day, and an inhaler to use every four hours while I'm awake. I should feel better in 1-3 days, provided I'm not one of the 3% who might be allergic to the antibiotic :-) I have hope that I'll be cured by this time next week.

- Erulisse (one L)
That's good. I am sure that you will begin to feel better soon, and the cough medicine should help you sleep, I hope! Bug hugs!
Please see your doctor and get some antibiotics - wheezing when your lungs are filled with gunk is not a good sign and needs to be treated. I hope you sleep better tonight and I am glad you had a lovely time with your friend.
Well, I don't have a doctor, although I do have a clinic. If I can get the time, I'll try and go there today and see if I can get some meds.

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, even though my DH would probably have ignored my illness completely, my Assistant Manager kicked me to the clinic late this afternoon. Apparently I have acute bronchitis and I am now the proud possessor of cough syrup with codeine so that I can sleep, an antibiotic to take 2x a day, and an inhaler to use every four hours while I'm awake. I should feel better in 1-3 days, provided I'm not one of the 3% who might be allergic to the antibiotic :-) I have hope that I'll be cured by this time next week.

- Erulisse (one L)
Good :D

It sounded like bronchitis from your symptoms.

I hope the meds work swiftly and you feel better very soon.

Me too. The worst of it is the cotton brain that is keeping me from thinking clearly about my stories. *sigh* Well, this will pass, but I just wish it would, already :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, even though my DH would probably have ignored my illness completely, my Assistant Manager kicked me to the clinic late this afternoon. Apparently I have acute bronchitis and I am now the proud possessor of cough syrup with codeine so that I can sleep, an antibiotic to take 2x a day, and an inhaler to use every four hours while I'm awake. I should feel better in 1-3 days, provided I'm not one of the 3% who might be allergic to the antibiotic :-) I have hope that I'll be cured by this time next week.

- Erulisse (one L)
My rule is that if it settles on your chest, you need to get checked out just to make sure you don't need antibiotics. Hope you can get something at least to ease the coughing.
I agree with you, I'll try to get into the clinic tomorrow am early and see if anything can be done, if I have another bad night tonight. I need some sleep.....

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, even though my DH would probably have ignored my illness completely, my Assistant Manager kicked me to the clinic late this afternoon. Apparently I have acute bronchitis and I am now the proud possessor of cough syrup with codeine so that I can sleep, an antibiotic to take 2x a day, and an inhaler to use every four hours while I'm awake. I should feel better in 1-3 days, provided I'm not one of the 3% who might be allergic to the antibiotic :-) I have hope that I'll be cured by this time next week.

- Erulisse (one L)
Glad you caught it before it could morph into something uglier. I'm sure the meds will flatten it in no time. I went from flu to bronchitis to pneumonia once - that's what happens when you don't dare take off work. Learned my lesson - no job is worth feeling that ill!
I'm afraid I agree with the majority. If the coughing lasts more than a week over the cold itself, and/or if you start getting crackling/wheezing that goes with it, it's time to let the medicos take a peek. I thought I could tough it through once - and ended up with a case of walking pneumonia. Lemme tell you what: you do NOT want that!

Antibiotics (the good kind) and some expectorant cough syrum w/ codeine sound like what you need... Not to mention sleeping in the recliner until you can lie down again without having to struggle to breathe. Been there, done that far to many times, 1L. Trust me on this...
I had pneumonia once, more than 20 years ago. It is not one of my better memories. But I was running a temp with that, and I have no temp at all with this.

When I can keep my stress at bay and my muscles relaxed, then I don't cough. Sometimes I can make it a full hour or more. Hmmm, I think I need a nice, hard-bodied elf to hold me for a few hours/days/weeks/years - LOL. There are a few candidates in my mind.....

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, even though my DH would probably have ignored my illness completely, my Assistant Manager kicked me to the clinic late this afternoon. Apparently I have acute bronchitis and I am now the proud possessor of cough syrup with codeine so that I can sleep, an antibiotic to take 2x a day, and an inhaler to use every four hours while I'm awake. I should feel better in 1-3 days, provided I'm not one of the 3% who might be allergic to the antibiotic :-) I have hope that I'll be cured by this time next week.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Clodia. I'm going to try to get to the clinic tomorrow am.

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, even though my DH would probably have ignored my illness completely, my Assistant Manager kicked me to the clinic late this afternoon. Apparently I have acute bronchitis and I am now the proud possessor of cough syrup with codeine so that I can sleep, an antibiotic to take 2x a day, and an inhaler to use every four hours while I'm awake. I should feel better in 1-3 days, provided I'm not one of the 3% who might be allergic to the antibiotic :-) I have hope that I'll be cured by this time next week.

- Erulisse (one L)