Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Got Nothin'

Spending four days on the couch gives me very little to blog about. My bronchitis turned nasty on Wednesday and instead of getting better, I became worse. I couldn't breathe without coughing. My mother had to drive me to the doctor for a breathing treatment, stronger antibiotics, and a shot of something to reduce the swelling in my lungs.

Apparently, I cough too hard. The doctor told me that I came close to blowing a hole in my trachea and it was almost closed from all of the swelling. I guess that's why it is hurting so hard to breathe. To be honest with you, I expected for them to put me in the hospital. I thought I had pneumonia.

Since Tuesday, I've been barely breathing, trying not to cough and watching tons of shitty daytime TV. Lots of funny stuff on HGTV, but the hydrocodone cough syrup may have contributed to that.

I had to go back to the doctor today for another breathing treatment with white light and seawater and a shot of adrenalin. Tomorrow, I have to go back for another trip to the doc. I'm trying to buy him a new ride. Perhaps something sleek and black?

Absolutely nothing has happened in my life except that my mother and my Love are the two sweetest people on the planet. But I already knew that.

37 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I guess that I am lucky that when I need a treatment,I just pull my breathing maching out of it's pack hook it up and do a treatment.

SkylersDad said...

When Skyler gets sick we have to do lung treatment on him. Preemie kids are notorious for having bad lungs because that is the last thing to develop in utero.

So I am a real champ at chest compressions, and am offering my services. What can I say? I'm a giver...

RiverPoet said...

I sincerely hope you're feeling better soon! How scary!

As a person with asthma, I know how it gets when you get a chest cold or the flu. Sometimes it seems like there's no air to breathe!

Feel better - D

annie kelleher said...

i hope you feel all better really soon!

vixen kitten said...

I'd like to help you feel better. Maybe some vicks rubbed on....ummmm never mind!

I hope you are up and around soon, sweetie.

xoxo
~vk~

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I hurt myself coughing one time and I was told to cough into a pillow. The way I felt at the time I wanted to smother myself. Take care, the lungs are nothing to screw with.

Gina said...

You are the second person this week I have heard of having bronchitis that got worse and needing to get stronger antibiotics and more treatments. How I escaped that with my bronchitis, I'll never know. Get well.

Jude said...

this isn't fun at all..please get better soon.

Nolens Volens said...

At least you're getting the love. :)

small town dyke said...

hope your better soon!

Lynette said...

so is this how a lesbian has an affair with a man? keep him in goodies through services. LOL
I am glad your getting better and have lovely ladies to care for you!

Jen said...

Mean, mean bronchitis!




Feel better - sooner rather than later, m'kay?

tiffer said...

I hope you feel better very soon! Whenever I am sick, I always call my mom first, she lives to far away to take care of me but a mothers love always helps you feel better.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Yipes - I hate that stuff! I used to get it every year - coughed too hard.. I always tipped my head back when I coughed which gave the cough a straight line from the diaphragm to the moon and enough force to make it there. Now I no cough like dat...

Ouch - get better quick!

13messages said...

That last part made me smile. You win when you have love.

Here's hoping you feel much better very soon.

fiwa said...

Ugh - that sounds awful. I'm so sorry you're feeling so bad. Man, whatever drugs they're giving you MUST be good though, if you can find something funny about daytime t.v. ;)

Hope you're better soon. Glad your hunny is taking good care of you.

love,
fiwa

C said...

awww, i feel SO bad for you. sleep, sleep, sleep.... makes time pass faster. and your body heals best during sleep.

take care, hon... my thoughts are with you.

C

Dana said...

Oh ... you got sumpin'! The CRUD!!

Hopefully you'll really have nothin' soon!

CrystalChick said...

Hope you are feeling well very soon!!!!

Grant said...

At times like these I think it's best to post pictures of hot Asian women.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

hogs and kisses sweetie, hope you feel better soon!!!!!

Bond said...

Hoping you get to feeling better...that is horrible about your coughing...buy you need to tell us exactly what was so funny on HGTV and let us decide of it was the hydrocodone or not!

Jormengrund said...

You know, the time you are sick lets you know if you're with people of quality or not.

Compassion and love, very worthwhile.

Belittling and nagging? Not so much.

Good to see you have the compassion and love side!

Get better soon, you've got some blogging to make up for! *wink*

dguzman said...

Feel better soon.

Akelamalu said...

I had a really bad dose of bronchitis a good few years ago and it really scared me how I couldn't get enough air in my lungs. Thankfully (touch wood) I've not had it since. Hope you're fully recovered soon. x

Brad said...

Sorry your still suffering. Glad your seeing the Doc. That stuffs nothing to mess with.

Christie said...

There is crap on daytime t.v., I can vouch for that. I hit up ONDEMAND for reruns of The Office and CSI. Sometimes you get lucky with a House Hunters marathon, but not often.

I hope you feel better soon. I had to nurse Jay a few years back when he has this problem. He's stayed on medications since then for his allergies and asthma, and it's really helped.

Micky-T said...

Cough softly....OK?
Hope you feel better soon!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

sweetie...ya want me to make soups for you hone? Cause I will.

get well sweetie.
ciao.

Scarlet said...

At least you have two good people taking care of you...three if you count the doc. ;)

I hope you get lots of rest and feel better soon! It's no fun watching crappy daytime TV loaded on cough syrup. :(

Palm Springs Savant said...

blech! hope you feel better soon.

Karen said...

Feel better!

Awake In Rochester said...

Wow, sorry your so ill. I hope that you get better real soon. At lest you have some good support.

"Another breathing treatment with white light and seawater."<==My friend, I think that your hallucinating!

Southern Sage said...

good JuJu to you!! Hope you over the funk soon and feel mo betta

pe1biv said...

I hope you're feeling better now, and otherwise shortly again.

Scrappy Doo said...

hope your doing better!!
Scrappy

nitebyrd said...

Get better soon, hun!