What Have I Been Doing Outside of losing my mind?
I started a technical blog, at the prodding of a buddy.
I spent several days killing adware and spyware on my computer, which you can read about on the tech blog if you’re so inclined. As a result of this I managed to kill my back (who knew?) and was on a heating pad for a couple of weeks.
I got the flu twice along with everybody else in the family. The kid got it the worst though, he was out of school for a week.
I was under the misconception that I had recovered from the flu. I didn’t get terrifically sick from the flu, and I gloated at how lucky
I was not to have gotten really really sick. Shame on me for gloating.
About a month ago I started a cough that drove me crazy. I didn’t feel sick. I thought the cough was related to the fires we were having, kept taking cough medicine and nothing worked. Couldn’t sleep at night, and wasn’t getting more than a couple of hours of sleep a night.
I rarely get sick. In fact, the last time I got sick was what – five years ago? And since then I’ve been really lucky. Hence, the gloating.
The cough kept getting worse and worse, finally getting to the point where I was really short of breath, no matter what I did. This started to scare me, and visions of lung cancer, emphysema, and TB entered my brain. (And my mother’s too, come to find out.)
I’m not fond of doctors, indeed I don’t have insurance, so if I do get sick I deal with it. I couldn’t deal with this any longer and finally
broke down and went to the emergency room last weekend.
Where I discovered that I’m going to live. I do have infections in both ears, a sinus infection and acute bronchitis. They gave me a bunch of drugs, and I’ve been on the mend the whole week. It’s amazing what a little breathing can do for a person!
Oh, and if you want to shrink your stomach without exercise? Get bronchitis and start coughing up a storm. I swear, I’ve lost 3 inches just by coughing alone. And nothing is better for your diet than not being able to taste your food!
I’m still not feeling my best, but I do feel better. I can hear out of one ear, it feels like bugs are running around in the other, and
I’m sleeping a little better (in fact, I’m preparing to go take a nap here shortly.) I’m not coughing nearly as much. All in all, I’ve
been sick since March, and I’m over that! I’m looking forward to getting back to normal. This lack of energy thing is no fun.