Wednesday, December 19, 2007

UGH!!!

OhmyGod! The rot is never ending. (Wes, probably best if you stay under that bed;)

I was up again coughing last night. The sinus headache I went to bed was still with me this morning and as an extra bonus my eyes were swollen shut with I don't know--eye phlegm? Yes, I was a pretty sight indeed. Sorry to say that I do not have pictures to share.

So I sucked it up and went to one of those Doc in a box places. We just switched insurance and while I have a doctor I haven't seen him in over 2 years and he wants me to come in for a physical before he'll see me sick. Totally makes sense. Anyway, that is why I went to Doc in a box.

I think I frightened everyone in the waiting room with my coughing. It was a gigantic waiting room. However I had more than half of it all to myself. So weird how no one wanted to sit next to me. Can't figure that one out.

Hey, at least I got seen very quickly. The doctor was alarmed that I could not take a breath without coughing. Bronchitis and a sinus infection she said. She wrote me a Rx for a new inhaler and for some really strong antibiotic that would knock anything out. Off I went to fill said Rx's.

Turns out super duper antibiotic cost over a hundred dollars. I told the pharmacist that I am not sick enough to spend that much. So she called the Dr back and I reminded all that I am allergic to penicillin. Nevertheless the Dr prescribed Keflex which apparently can have a cross allergic reaction. The pharmacist assured me it shouldn't be a problem but to keep Benadryl on hand and call 911 if I think my throat is closing up. On the upside the Keflex was free since I got it at Publix and it was one the antibiotics in their "free antibiotic" arsenal.

So yeah, I've taken my first dose. Thirty minutes have passed and no hives and my throat is still open--so far so good. Let you tomorrow if I make it.

4 comments:

  1. Love that! Did you tell them your throat was ALREADY closed up :-( Let me know when its safe :-)

    Hope you feel better!

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  2. Are you still alive over there?

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  3. Gosh, I hope it's not one of THOSE stories, the Bronchitis and sinus infection is cured, but the host is dead!" (Just saw the movie "I am Legend" and now I'm paranoid about "cures!")

    You must have been really miserable to finally see a doctor!! My family is the same way, we have to be almost at death's door before we see a doctor.

    The super duper antibiotic is worth every penny if we can get back our NAT!!

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  4. Hope the antibiotic is working now or at least you are killing the bugs off with alcohol.

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