March 10, 2013

Why Create THOSE???

So, remember that cold I had?  For the most part, the symptoms have gone completely away, except for one: the cough.  The cough has stuck around like the last guest at a party, the one who just won't take the hint to get out.  Still, it hasn't been a bad thing... it sounded bad, but really didn't hurt or anything like that.  But then, last night, just as I was getting ready to go to sleep, I had one big cough...

...and it felt like most of the contents of those trays were jammed a spot just below my ribs on the left side.  From the amount of pain involved, I thought I had just broken a rib.  After a couple of minutes, I realized I hadn't, because I could breathe without pain.  I went to the Immediate Care place nearby this afternoon.  X-rays were taken, and the new diagnosis came down: I have bronchitis and perhaps a muscle tear.  It only hurts when I cough.  Or twist.

Or have this happen.
I've been given Azithromycin, and a prescription for a cough medicine that I want to have checked out by my doctor due to my heart thingy.  But hopefully this will make me better soon... I don't want to be sick for the first F1 race of the year.

UPDATE: I realized just now that I never did get around to explaining the title of this post.  When I ask "Why create those???", I'm referring to viruses that cause this whatever-it-is that I've got.  Both Ph.Duck and his spouse are dealing with it, and from what he was told, the ick that's in this area is actually two viruses, one piggybacking on the other.  One brings the cold/flu symptoms, the other carries the crap I'm dealing with.  I'd love love love to know why these things came to be. 

Posted by: Wonderduck at 05:42 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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After the first sentence, I was ready to write a "go get checked for bronchitis" comment.  Guess I didn't have to do that.

Two or three years ago, we had a combo of "common cold leading to bronchitis" and "friggin' laser beams whooping cough" running through the office.  Thankfully(?) I only got the bronchitis version.  So, you've got my sympathy.  It sucks.  (But it's better than whooping cough.)

Posted by: Mikeski at March 10, 2013 09:20 PM (DU6Ja)

2 I was going to say, surely whooping cough isn't that common these days?  Then I checked Google News, and turns out the answer is yes.
Since we've had an effective vaccine for years, it's pretty depressing.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 11, 2013 11:30 AM (PiXy!)

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Oh, but you see, vaccines aren't green.

...or something...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 11, 2013 04:29 PM (+rSRq)

4 You can't entirely blame the loss of herd immunity on Jenny McCarthy, but she certainly worked hard to make the anti-vaccination movement more popular. One more reason to remind people that entertainers are generally not our best and brightest...

-j

Posted by: J Greely at March 11, 2013 06:45 PM (fpXGN)

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