I don’t like to talk about being sick or not feeling good. To me, it seems “poor me” and whiny. Also? I don’t want anyone feeling sorry for me or anything. Because honestly. We all get viruses, flus, colds, etc… and also? I don’t pretend life is perfect here BUT I do prefer to focus my energy on more positive things. Makes things all around better.
Ah but I’ve been battling something nasty and it seems to only be getting worse. Now you should note that I have treated myself VERY well. In bed or comfy chair. LOADS of fluids. Nothing but rest. (and internet surfing and novel reading and TV watching)
and a shout out to Mr. Flaum who has been doing darn near EVERYTHING around here.
Oh but Wednesday the coughing was increasing, and Wednesday night I had to sleep upright to get any sleep, as laying down = impossible unless a non-stop cough fit was what I wanted.
(me in chair early Thursday morning, deciding it was time for Dr. visit)
So yeah. I went to the Dr. HELLO!!! I have a class this weekend!! All week I’ve been extra good to my sick self so I’d be all better for it! I’ve been SO EXCITED for this class… and in fact that has been motivation for me to STAY PUT in bed.
The Dr. visit was a LOT OF WAITING… but good news was that currently I do NOT have pneumonia or anything nefarious like that. Bad news? I’m still wicked sick and this is just the kind of bugger that COULD become something nefarious. BLIMEY. But good news? I had a breathing treatment in-office and it totally made me high (as close to ‘drug high’ as this girl gets)… and helped my breathing BIG TIME.
(me, getting high and finding humor as usual)
So home with an inhaler I came. I was able to sleep laying down!! HOORAY!! This morning, as I tried to box up some stuff for class tomorrow… and thinking maybe I could still go… Mr. Flaum stepped in. Here’s the thing about J – he’s the king of practical. He’s the first one to blow off “so what, you’re a little sick!” plus he’s a fireman with 15+ yrs experience. My point? When he says you’re REALLY SICK… you’re REALLY SICK.
So I can’t believe I had to do it (seriously – why won’t this bug leave?!) but class is re-scheduled for April 2. I got in touch with all the students and they were super cool. Also? They don’t want these germs.
I still can’t believe I let myself blog about being sick.
I’m in bed, resting, reading lots of novels, and drinking tons of fluids. I AM taking care of me.
Ok but also? this was in the Dr’s office and cracked me right up:
I did not open the drawer (eww!), and I’m darn glad that it wasn’t needed for my visit!!!