Saturday, April 08, 2006

drugs are good, m'kay?

So today is day three of my anti-biotic course. Fortunately, so far, I'm not experiencing any of the side effects my doctor warned me about. I'm pretty sure that they have started to work because my chest feels a little looser sometimes. I have actually been able to get some sleep for the past two nights as well. This is a huge improvement after several nights of almost no sleep.

I had completely forgotten about how this thing just kicks the shit out of you. Just walking from the bedroom out to the living room can wind me, as can moving around in the kitchen, making tea or whatever. I also have these coughing fits that just take my air away. I can't imagine how difficult it is for someone who has to live with this kind of situation all of the time.

Basically, I'm resting all day, taking it extremely easy although trying not to sleep too much during the day as it just screws up my nights. I still feel like complete and total crap but I know that eventually, I'll get better. The waiting is hard, as is all the coughing. Sorry to be so whiney but when you're stuck in the house like this, it isn't exactly fun or exciting. Hope you're all having a good weekend so far though. Stay healthy!

4 comments:

Sueellen said...

Hope you feel better real soon!!

db said...

I suffered through my own version for weeks ... right through Christmas!

Even today I still have the odd cough and phlegm worth commenting on.

Also, if it helps you feel better, I just had a wisdom tooth forcibly removed from my mouth today. The oral surgeon was very nice, kept calling me a 'tough guy' for only wanting a local anasthetic, somehow needed to give me the offending bone when he was done. The nurses were quite sweet too, wiping all the blood off my face. It will feel better when the clotting stops, I hope. Right now I can only drink my meals.

Anyway, just thought I'd send a note to another Kingston blogger.

gaygaybrad said...

Feel better!!!

:) GGB~

rdhdprincess said...

Awwww, poor thing! I hope you are feeling better soon. And rested. Sleep deprivation is the worst! Acck.