Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm Stubborn. I Admit It.

I HATE going to the doctor. It's a lot of trouble to get people to watch the kids, I abhor needles, I don't like germ-infested waiting rooms, I have an issue with that old school scale that that they make you stand on in plain sight of everyone...oh, I could go on and on.

But there comes a point when breathing trumps my dislike of the doctor, so I cave and go.

Actually, that's not the whole truth. I'd still be putting it off if hubby didn't make the appointment, let me sleep in (lawsie, that was nice - especially when every breath was a struggle last night), and wake me up in time to get to the appointment in time, and insist that I go.

I even blew my nose today. 3 times. Y'all. That's sayin' a lot.

So I went to the doctor.

And I have the crud. Officially, I have bronchitis and a sinus infection. But let's face it. I have the crud.

So now I have antibiotics and prescription cough medicine (which I'm excited about, because I think it'll make me sleep like I'm in a coma). And my mom came up to watch the kids while hubby works, so I think I'm gonna get to sleep in again tomorrow. 2 days in a row. I may throw a party in celebration of that.

When I was at the doc today (listening to Trav's Ring The Bells on my iPhone, yes I was), the doc told me that the last time I was in his office was almost a year ago to the date, and I was there for the same crud then, too. So I've about decided that this crud has something to do with Fall allergies, but I don't want to go get tested, because, as I've mentioned before, I abhor needles. So I took my prescriptions, shook the doc's hand, and told him that I'd see him in a year.

But as for now, my main priority is to breathe. And not cough because it hurts.

So now I'll go take my cough medicine. See y'all at noon tomorrow.

5 comments:

RR Mama said...

Feel better soon. I to have the sinus crud. I can't breath through my nose and my throat is dry from breathing through my mouth. UGH!

Tracye said...

I'm with ya, sister. On all of it. I don't even remember the last time I saw a doctor (other than the OB/GYN). Last time I tried to make an appointment with my doctor (like I said, don't remember when that was) they told me he had retired!!! So now I'm doctor-less.

I have the crud, too. It sucks.

Feeling your pain, and hoping we're all better soon.

P.S. Way to go, Hubby, for letting you sleep in!

Jim said...

Feel better, Friend!! Love that sleep :)
Melanie

Queen B said...

I hope you feel better. I, too, am avoiding the doctor. I'm going to have to break down and go. Not happy about it. But I'm insanely jealous of your breathing now.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
My children and I get the same thing. I just wanted to share with you that you can be tested for your allergies without needles now. My children were tested over the summer. Painless! Thank goodness becasue i am next come December. They now use a plactic applicator type thing and each, i guess, prong is dipped in the allergen and just pressed on your skin. Works really well.