Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Update

Okay, this morning wasn't much better, so I went to see the doctor. We did the nebulizer thing, which didn't help much, so I'm very glad I didn't go to the minor emergency clinic last night. If I'm going to pay for a treatment that doesn't help, I'll take the $20 primary care co-pay over the $100 emergency co-pay every time. The doctor also x-rayed my lungs just to be sure there was no sign of pneumonia. By the time we did all that and I drove to the drugstore and got my prescriptions filled, it was kinda late to go back to the office. So I came home. I'm on prednisone and antibiotics for a few days and we'll see what that does for me.

I sure hope I'm breathing again soon. I don't mind scaling back my workouts when the situation warrants, but this has been bad enough that even walking or lifting weights has been out of the question. It really sucks. And the worst part? Since I'm not working out, I've had to cut back on calories. Man, food is the reason I got into running and triathlon in the first place! How else am I supposed to justify my cookie habit?

So yeah, I'm a little grumpy. Can't breathe. Can't eat. Can't go for a run to take away all the stress of not breathing and eating. Plus I feel stupid, very foggy-headed. I must not be getting enough oxygen to my brain.

If I ever find out who gave me this bug…

8 comments:

jet said...

The prednisone does a job on your immune system, doesn't it?

Cliff said...

Rest up girl...

Bolder said...

wasn't me!

sending healing thoughts from the drum circle...

rice said...

Take it easy and let your body go to work fixing itself. You’ll be back out working off them cookies in no time..

Cheers.

Rice

Holly said...

Hang in there and rest up! Let the antibiotics help your body clear out this bug! .... Sending Healig Vibes your way..

Rachel said...

Ugh! That SUCKS. Rest up and feel better soon. Cuddle with the bunnies. (They probably love that you're in more). I know what you mean about food. I am a chocolate freak. But when you're training for a big race, you burn so many calories that you can have all the milkshakes you want (and also when you're sick). Eat up. It'll make you get better faster. ;)

Jill said...

My mom has asthma and I hate it when she gets a cold because it always ends up in her lungs and she has difficulty breathing. Take those drugs and get that sh** out of there! Feel better soon!

Iron Benny said...

Ah, you haven't been in Utah have you? Good, I don't want to be the one that gave you the bug. You're lible to rip someones head off in this state of comatose. Thanks for showing mercy.
Benny