Friday, April 6, 2012
F is for Feeling Poorly
Today’s post will be rather brief. Tuesday, I noticed the usual symptoms of bronchitis. Not something I welcome. The searing headache, the back pain between the shoulder blades, and the dry scratchy throat wore me down very quickly. I went home early from work.
I found some antibiotic, and began taking that. Unfortunately, it was not working, and I began to feel progressively worse. I went to the doctor today and had a chest x-ray. The physician’s assistant who saw me showed me two x-rays.
One had been taken over two years prior, and the other had been taken today. The first x-ray had shown some infiltrate in my lungs. I had been admitted to the hospital when that x-ray was done. The one today showed three times as much infiltrate. It was no wonder why I was feeling so miserable. I had pneumonia in both lungs.
She offered me a choice: I could take a shot of Rocephin and have a sore behind, but go home to my own bed along with a prescription for an oral antibiotic, or they would admit me. I struggled with that decision. Ultimately, I decided to try the Rocephin, antibiotic, and my own comfy bed. I told myself that I could still return to the hospital if I needed to later on.
So far, I have not regretted it. I’m about ready to head to bed. I’m doing my breathing treatment as I type. We’ll see how I feel in the morning.
I’m not the only feeling poorly. My two pups are very sore from their surgery yesterday. I feel so badly for them. Humans are sent home from surgery with pain meds. Why do they assume dogs have no pain after surgery? Just doesn’t seem fair.