Still Sick Update

I’m still sick with whatever this thing is ! March 2nd and feeling worse.

When I cough, there is hard pain in lower back of my head. It stops when coughing stops.

Now I have a pulled muscle and ribs fractured from coughing so much. Very painful, just  moving in any way.

The head pain is worse than the rib pain, though.

I have not been eating much…just light foods and absolutely no cookies or stuff like that. No taste for them.

I forgot to take an extra Ester C last night. That seemed to help with all the symptoms the two nights I took it. That totals 1,000 mg of Ester C per day, if I don’t forget. My round of antibiotic is done, and I take Clarinex by prescription. It helps. It’s very expensive, though. $97.73 for fifteen tablets.

The weather here is gorgeous and sunny…..and a VERY HIGH POLLEN COUNT !!!   I don’t go outside , only if I absolutely have to go to Publix or CVS five blocks away from here. I ride my scooter, so I need to wear a pollen mask. I bought a box of fifty of them from CVS Friday, for only $11.00 and change.

I have an appointment with my primary care Dr. tomorrow, Monday at 10:30 a.m.  My right side lung is so sore , it’s hard to tell if pain is from the ribs, or fluid in my lungs.

I hope and pray so much that this thing that has me so sick, will go away and stay away !

Really, I Did Get The Flu Shot

I received my flu shot this past Fall, in October. I thought that would keep me from being so terribly sick for the flu season. I have not been able to talk  at times.  I cannot sing at all !  My voice has been so hoarse, and the coughing just won’t stop!  I had fever and chills just one night. I have been 10 days with this ‘disease’ what ever it is. I wish it would leave, now ! Hard headaches have decided to join in also.

The pollen count in my zip code has been extremely high ! Oak trees, Juniper, and some kind of grasses are the culprits.  I don’t really know for sure what I have, and neither does my doctor. He’s trying his best to help.

My primary care doctor prescribed Clarinex and an anti-biotic, Doxycycline…as he heard wheezing when he checked my lungs, last Monday. I will see him again tomorrow morning.

On top of this, I damaged a nerve in my right thumb that travels down to my palm, and up my wrist ! Ouch ! It’s doing much better, though.

Add to that, my left leg got gashed open a good two inches, near the bottom, last Sunday. It’s still seeping but I think it will be okay. I’m experienced with the bandaging now, as I learned from the skin cancer surgeries in 2013 and 2012.

Botton line : This is why I have’nt been around in WordPress. So sorry, as I do love to read other blogs and spend some time here, but with all this happening to me, I just don’t feel like it.

Oh I know this bout of illness will pass, but it’s rough just getting by, day to day. I have a good friend, Charlie, who calls to check up on me, and also helps me when I need something from Publix or the pharmacy.  🙂

I hope everyone is doing well, or as well as can be expected.