Thursday, January 8, 2009

Battling Bronchitis

The last few days have been a blur. I somehow got a nasty strain of bronchitis that has caused me to miss three days of work. I've spent a lot of time in bed, trying to rest. My energy is zapped and my appetite is lacking.

I know I said I wanted to lose weight this year, but this is ridiculous!

Anyway, all kidding aside, I think the medicine from the doctor is finally working. But I had my doubts in the beginning, especially when I had chills and a fever. I began to wonder if it really was bronchitis, or maybe worse-- the flu.

When I was waiting for the doctor, the nurse was asking me all sorts of questions while she took my blood pressure.

"Have you ever had a flu shot?"

"No..." I paused. It seemed like she tried to hide a smirk. "I've never had one."

I instantly began to wonder if that was the right approach to have. Maybe all along I should have been getting flu shots. With my blood pressure fine, she soon left. The doctor entered shortly thereafter. She determined that I did not have the terrible virus that seems to be spreading, where people just cough and retch for two weeks straight. There isn't anything they can do to help them, since the virus just has to work its way out.

Thank God I don't have that.

So I'm still recuperating, but I hope to be back and at it real soon. Stay healthy everyone!

9 comments:

Mishkat said...

I'm sorry that you haven't been feeling well. Lest you think you're the only one, we don't get flu shots either (even though my mom nags us!), but after this year, I'm thinking that it might help.

Hope you feel better soon - healing wishes!

Vineyard Painter said...

I hope you get well soon!

Lots of love to Sapphire too; what a beautiful dog!

love and peace,
Sunny

joannaphotography said...

wishing you quick come back to full health!
:)
hugs!

Allie said...

Goodness, Jen! I hope that you are feeling better very soon! Rest, rest, rest! Hugs, allie

mvegan said...

Feel better! Have some green tea, rest, and cuddles w/animal friends ;0) Michele

HandiCrafts said...

Thank you everyone for your well wishes!!

BeadedTail said...

Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. I hope you feel better soon.

Marjorie Dawson said...

Hey, Bronchitis is NO FUN. I had it once, laid me low for two weeks (my first ever sick note and I was too ill to enjoy it :-(

Get well soon.

Marjorie Dawson said...

Hey, Bronchitis is NO FUN. I had it once, laid me low for two weeks (my first ever sick note and I was too ill to enjoy it :-(

Get well soon.