Monday, October 12, 2015
Sick of being Sick!!!!!
Hello everyone and Happy Monday. Ok if Mondays could be happy that is.
Have you ever had a cold or sniffles that just seems to last forever? Like more than a week forever? Since I came back from my trip to Florida on the 1st of September I have been sick. The entire weekend I was in Florida I never made it out of the hotel because of the Tropical storm came through and I didn't have a rental car. Boy do I regret not having a car now. Anyhow, the day I flew out to come home I started to feel really sluggish. Then once I got to the airport I noticed that my throat was starting to hurt.
So off I went in Atlanta Airport in search of some cough drops. I found them and a couple bottles of water and it seemed to help a little but not much. By the time I landed at home I couldn't hardly swallow. My throat was killing me and I felt like complete and utter crap. The only bright side was seeing my hubby, daughter and grandson when I got off the plane. By the next day I couldn't hardly talk at all.
I guess you know that everyone in the house was thrilled about that. But I have to admit I am a big baby when it comes to being sick. I want to be pampered and weighted on hand and foot without saying a word. Well that didn't happen obviously. I was off work for the rest of the week so I was thankful that I could stay home and rest. I went to the doctor and she says "yes you have something but it's not strep throat". What are you serious? What is it if not strep throat? Her solution was to give me an antibiotic and told me to take 800 mg of ibuprofen. If not better than come back. Well I figured I would give it a bit longer to work because we all know that antibiotics aren't miracle workers.
So let me introduce you to my new best friends (as if that is possible)....
I have gone through 1 1/2 bottles of the NyQuil and a full bottle of Dayquil. Still I have this damn cough. It has only gotten worse. I can hardly hear out of my right ear and the pain from coughing is about to kill me. So off to the doctor I went again last week and she tells me "you have bronchitis and double ear infection". Damn seriously, will this ever end? I am beginning to lose any hope at all. It has been over a month now since I have been back and I am still no better.
So now I am taking another antibiotic, 800 mg of ibuprofen, Sudafed for the congestion to hopefully clear up the ear issue, hydrocodone cough medicine to help me sleep at night and still no progress. I honestly don't know what else to try. I am so sick of being sick that it isn't even funny. I just want this over and done with.
I am however thankful that it isn't anything contagious that the baby could get because that would be horrible. I have him every night because momma and him live with me and hubby so I am praying this will be over soon but I honestly don't see any end in sight.
My daughter keeps telling me to drink a hot toddy and get some rest. I don't know about you but I have had one of those things and they are HORRIBLE!!!!! First off they have lemon in it, second it has honey in it and third I have to be in the mood to even drink Whiskey.
Hopefully things will get better soon and I mean like by tonight soon. Of course we know that probably won't happen but here's to wishing. Oh and tonight of course is my 4th year wedding anniversary and we are suppose to go out to dinner. I think we might just be staying home instead.
So tell me, what home remedies have you tried that has worked for you? If you haven't tried any do you know anyone who has and had success with it? I would love to hear your feedback and recommendations. Hell who knows I might try it and it works.