Monday, April 11, 2011

Had totally good intentions on the weekly-update-to-blog promise … of course, I never counted on getting the crud that has been spreading like wildfire in these parts. At school on Tuesday, my throat felt weird – a hot from the inside, if that makes any sense. It quickly brought back memories of having bronchitis about 5 years ago. Same feeling. Gah. I knew the nurse practitioner was at school doing sports physicals, so went to hunt her down. No luck.  

After school, the coughing began. Like out of nowhere. One minute I was fine (well, except for the throat) and the next it was as if an exorcist had invaded my lungs. Progressively got worse that night. Called in sick on Wednesday, and called doctor. They got me in that afternoon, and said it was a VIRUS. No drugs. Rest, liquids, fever reducer. The “rest” part was simple. I had no energy for anything except bed.  Sleep, water, and tissues. Fast forward to Friday. Called the Dr again and said I was no better, and an added feature was a wicked earache.  Oh, and a runny eye.  What the heck with the eye? She decided to call in a Z-pack for me, which I was able to start late that night. 

So here it is now Monday …and I am feeling WAY WAY better.  Comparatively speaking. I am still coughing, but it isn't as uncontrollable as it was! Also, from what I have heard from everyone who has had this, the cough lasts a long time with this crap. What I would like to know is why I could not have had the damned Z-pack on Wednesday?  Not like anyone did a VIRUS vs. INFECTION test ... do they just guess? I'm just glad to be feeling better. Who knows? Maybe it's all psychosomatic and I just began to feel better once I had the antibiotics in my hot little hands.

At any rate, I am taking another sick day today, just because I want to make sure the coughing is over. And maybe I can actually try to do a load of laundry (huge goal for the day).

Oh, and since I will be laid off at the end of the school year (Thank you, Governor Cuomo), I need to use all of my sick and personal days … or lose them. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Been a while!

Well, I have not posted on this blog for such a long time, I almost forgot how to! I've decided to do my very best to add to this once a week. Okay, at least once a month. No excuses!
After what seemed like the longest winter on record, SPRING finally (hopefully) is rearing its muddy head. NOT complaining, because mud is much preferable to snow at this point. I love Spring - that special time of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. As a matter of fact, I think Spring and Fall might be my favorite times of the year ... so why, at least in the Northeast, do these seem to be the shortest seasons?
We have to enjoy it while we can ...