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Sick September 14, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — weordmyndum @ 4:17 am
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I spent most of tonight in the ER. Really not fun.

I’d been feeling crappy for the last week or two. First I thought it was just allergies, and then I thought it was just a cold. I kept dragging myself through all the stuff I needed to do. Today after knitting group, I came home and tried to read, but I crashed out on the couch for an hour.

Then I woke up coughing because it was hard to breathe. I’m very prone to respiratory infections, though I get them far less frequently in Massachusetts than I did in Alabama–this is the first bad one I’ve had in the four years I’ve been in Massachusetts.

I called my nurse. I really didn’t want to go to the ER, but I knew I needed to. So we went. Apparently having a cough that sounds like tuberculosis and an oxygen saturation in the 70’s gets you seen really fast. I always get the horrible deadly TB sounding cough when I get bronchitis, do I’m used to it…but it freaked out the ER staff. Fine with me; it worked to my advantage.

I got a breathing treatment, a chest X-ray, and another breathing treatment. The chest X-ray was clear, which I figured it would be. It didn’t feel like pneumonia. The breathing treatments really helped, but now I’m all shaky from them. They sent me home with an inhaler and a prescription for 5 days of antibiotics, so hopefully that’ll clear this up. I already feel a lot better from the breathing treatments. I stopped coughing so much, and I don’t feel like someone’s squeezing the air out of my lungs. I might not do the farmers market table Saturday, though. I guess I’ll see how I’m feeling tomorrow night.


13 Responses to “Sick”

  1. That sounds awful 😦 I hope you feel real better soon!

  2. NIXY Says:

    Sorry to hear, seriously D:

    I have to ask – are you on my LJ and haven’t posted in awhile? ‘Cause I think I forgot this was your blog and got REALLY WORRIED you hadn’t been on Y!IM or LJ for a long long time. E-mail me if you want – demonsiget @ gmail dot com <333

    • weordmyndum Says:

      Yeah, I kinda abandoned my LJ. There was major drama with someone on my flist, and it just didn’t feel safe anymore. So I migrated over here.

      • NIXY Says:

        Ooh, I had no idea and was all over yer FB and sending LJ messages to see if you were okay/alive/etc D: I’m sorry about the LJ drama – fuck ’em though. Block them and I know it’s hard to do but don’t let them get to you. In the end, it’s just an idiot behind a computer screen with fake testicles because they’re “anonymous”. D:

      • weordmyndum Says:

        Well, it was someone I’d been friends with for years, and she even spent Christmas with me two years ago when I was in Boston. The majority of the drama happened via email, so most people didn’t know. She attacked me for being suicidal and just kept on. I tried to be okay with it, but then she posted about being suicidal. I unfriended her, which set off another attack, in which she enlisted another mutual LJ friend. So I just left.

  3. kittyhere Says:

    Take things slowly and stay well.

  4. Bourbon Says:

    Eesh that sounds quite scary to be honest! I get the shakyness though from the inhalers I am on atm. It is really unsettling :/ hope it calms down for you soon. Take care of you xxx

  5. Neloran Says:

    Ugh! I know exactly what that is like. Although I have never been so far as in the 70’s, that’s pretty low! Feeling for you…give yourself time to rest. Don’t push yourself too soon.


  6. Yeah me too. The ventilon in the nebulizer is what makes you shake and feel hyper. Sometimes just the anxiety and adrenaline too. I hope you feel better soon.

  7. brandic32 Says:

    That just sounds awful. I am so sorry. I’ve been having some sick stuff happening as well – sever coughing fits, sore throat, laryngitis, etc – but I really can’t complain, since it sounds like it wasn’t anything compared to what you had. Hoping you’re feeling better. xx

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