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I Need A Bubble!

14 Feb

It’s like my immune system has packed up and left the building (aka body) – not only did it move out it left bait for all the various germs out there letting them know there was an undefended body that they could roost in – stupid immune system! Stupider germs!ย I want my immune system back!

Let me refresh you on the health or lack there of that has been my life lately:

December 28th-ish – I got sick, I thought it was a simple flu/cold thing so I didn’t go to the doctor, I however was bed ridden for a couple days and felt like death

January 4th – first day back at work since xmas vacation, went to the doctors and found out my “simple cold” was bronchitis and I was instructed to go home and rest for the remainder of the week – that meant three days off work ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

January 13th-ish – went back to the doctors cause my medicine was complete but my cough was still just as bad as ever and now I was wheezing and barely able to stay awake, got sent for chest x rays, diagnosed with pneumonia

January 20th-ish – went back to the doctor cause I was having such bad abdominal pain (I thought due to all the coughing) I wasn’t able to sleep and I didn’t seem to be getting better, was given an inhaler and generally patted on the head

By this point I felt like I was practically living in the doctors office so I decided screw it, my immune system will kick in and eradicate the remaining germs and I will be fine…I was wrong… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Today – went to the doctor cause my cough never went away and seemed to be getting worse, I have abdominal pain everytime I eat or don’t eat (oh, and drink or don’t drink), tired all the time and a bunch of other symptoms…*rolls eyes* I have now been diagnosed with strep throat, possible mono, possible stomach bacterial infection, possible iron deficiency…I think I am forgetting something else but hey, that’s enough for now. lol ๐Ÿ˜›

So now I am on new drugs, sigh, told to stay off work for sure tomorrow and if possible wednesday as well (it won’t be possible, I am too poor to take two days off work this week) I have to stop taking my daily pantoloc for the next four days and then go get blood work done to check for the mono, stomach infection and iron deficiency, *rolls eyes again* – I feel like a walking germ, ugh.

Oh, and on top of all that, I am pms-ing (yeah, tmi I know) and I want chocolate more then anybody on the planet wants anything! I’d happily kill for chocolate right now…and not even feel guilty about it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The only problem is that everything I eat and drink causes abdominal pain so even if I decide to go over my points to eat some chocolate it’ll just make me feelย  like crap and totally regret the snack…oh and I have to take the new pills on an empty stomach so the later I have a snack the later I have to stay awake until I can down a pill…I wonder if the ginger ale I am drinking counts as filling my stomach…huh, should’ve thought about that earlier. lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

So yeah, that is me and my medical story as of now. Fun huh? I have been working hard through all these symptoms to stick to my points and for the most part I have been doing ok…I find when I am sick I crave the oddest foods and the foods I crave don’t always work with what my body can handle food wise. Today, for example, I wanted bread, like at every moment of the day…that was it, bread. I had two dinner buns with my soup at dinner and really, if all I had was the dinner buns I’d have been perfectly content. lol. Oh, and of course the chocolate!

I did go over my points today by 1.5 points but I went over in a “it could have been a hell of a lot worse” kind of way…I had a 1 point weight watchers hot chocolate and an apple, I only had aย  half point left at that point so really, I should have just skipped the apple and hot chocolate but I had to have something…pms, whatcha gonna do? I can’t fight my hormones as well when I am sick…I count it as a win though cause instead of eating a chocolate bar or something equally worse I had the apple and the hot chocolate…fruit is my friend…maybe that should be my mantra over the next couple days, help me keep the chocolate away from my mouth! lol ๐Ÿ˜€

My Lungs Make Noises – weird…

5 Jan

Ok, when I was still at my parents I wasn’t eating all my points per day once myย bronchitis started up cause I had absolutely no appetite. I liked this cause I thought “Hey, this means I will lose the weight I put on at the beginning of the vacation while eating all that amazing food!” Well, today was day 2 of being back in the real world and I am still having trouble eating, sigh. I don’t want to undereat so much my body holds on to everything and refuses to lose weight cause it’s freaking out I am gonna starve it – I just don’t have an appetite. sigh.

Today I stayed home from work, I know! Only my second day back and I called in sick, *rolls eyes* but hey, I was dealing with side effects from the drugs the doc put me on and I was quite busy trying to cough up both my lungs – I wasn’t able to deal with work as well. ๐Ÿ˜›

Did you know your lungs can make noises? I so didn’t know this…lungs can gurgle and make wet noises and they wheeze and whistle…oddness. It’s kinda entertaining in a “I wonder if I am going to drown in my own body” kind of way…

So yeah, today was spent trying to sleep, reading, watching tv and not being hungry. lol. Nice huh? I managed to eat 14.5 points (I am s’posed to eat 21) and that was by sheer force! I keep trying to think of something high in points but small in portion I could eat to use up my remaining points but all the foods like that make my stomach curdle at just the thought. I don’t want anything sweet, or salty, or well…anything.

Guess today is gonna be another low points day…maybe tomorrow will be better?

Back to the Real World

4 Jan

Aaaahhhhh, my first day back at work since going on vacation mid-day December 22 2010 – can I go back to vacation please? lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

I didn’t go in to vacation thinking “I am going to eat whatever I want screw the points!” but that is how it started, shrug. I couldn’t even bring myself to regret the food I was eating – it was that gooooood! ๐Ÿ˜› I went out for lunch on my birthday AND had a big bday dinner with the family – oh yum! I also hit up a Red Lobster, Joey’s and Cheesecake Cafe – not to mention Christmas dinner!

Well, there I was on an unplanned eating binge when I got sick, I thought it was just a cold with a nasty cough so for a while I kept up with my plans but by last thursday the cough was so bad and I had a bunch of other symptoms that were uber nasty and I spent two days in bed. ugh. What a suck fest! I mean, it’s bad enough being sick and I am grateful I didn’t miss work because of being sick but to miss out on vacation stuff because of sickness?! Not Cool! Naughty immune system! *tsk tsk*

Can I say though, ifย a person has to be sick they should definitely be sick while visiting the parents cause man, my mom treated me sooooo good! ๐Ÿ˜€ She made me tea and hot lemonade, brought me food, checked up on me to see how I was doing, got me a hot water bottle…all kinds of things! If I’d been here I would have eaten nothing and drank nothing and been oh so miserable, my mom is such a rock star. ๐Ÿ˜€

Eventually I got it together enough to go out and have some fun again, yah!, but since Thursday I have had almost no appetite…which ok sure, not good cause it’s only happening cause I am sick but yah! cause the weight I am sure I gained from all the food I ate at the beginning of the trip started to slip away, phew! lol.

Now, I don’t actually know what I weigh right now, if I gained or lost, cause I didn’t weigh myself at my parents (the scale there doesn’t match my scale so it freaks me out when I use it heh) but I am hoping I lost…or at least stayed the same! The whole getting sick thing may end up having a happy side effect. ๐Ÿ˜› Won’t know for sure till saturday tho…why is saturday so far away? sigh.

Oh, and little sidenote, the cold is actually Bronchitis, nice huh? I went to a doctor this morning before I went to work and that is what he said, oops! Guess I should’ve listened to my mom when she said “go to the doctor” lol.

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