Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dr. Google at your service.

I am sick.

Yesterday I felt just fine.  Albeit a little nauseous (I've been nauseous nightly since Monday--because I've been too busy to grocery shop and I'd been having "just a little" gluten before work.  Guess I can't get away with that anymore!) and sneezy (I'm allergic to my cat) but that's normal for me.

But I woke up at 7 AM with a continuous cough.  When my alarm went off at 9, I felt pretty good--but once I sat down after turning off the alarm, the sickness crept up on me again.

A girl at work has bronchitis and strep throat, and as far as I can tell by googling (because I don't get health insurance until May, grr!!!) I think I acquired the bronchitis part of it.

I've been on a constant cycle of tea, water, orange juice, soup and ice cream all day, with intermittent use of my two inhalers (one for asthma, one for allergies). I've been napping on and off, and although I'm alternating between being freezing and burning up, I don't seem to have a temperature.  The cough has mostly subsided--but the problem is, I have asthma, so I think I actually have asthmatic bronchitis...or...bronchial asthma...?  I don't know.  The bottom line is, I can hardly breathe and my lungs are KILLING me.  ouch.

I'm going to be REALLY angry if I'm not better by Saturday.  I don't want to have to postpone my NYC trip, but I can't imagine walking through the city like this.  I went to the grocery store and that left me exhausted!

Cross your fingers I caught this soon and I'll be back in tip-top shape soon!

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