And so far not much to report. Middle of week 5 and I still can’t stop coughing for the life of me. I am starting to hurt all over (especially my chest and back) and started coughing up a small and I mean small amount of blood today, just trace amounts. I called 811 which is our non-emergency health and information services where you can speak to a registered nurse, who advised me that this is typical when the lining of the lungs and even throat is irritated by whooping cough and/or pneumonia and not to panic as long as it stayed really small amounts.
She told me that if it becomes more, I’m uncomfortable with it or I am coughing up clots then I need to be seen right away. I gotta say it freaked me out a little bit. She warned me too that the pressure from coughing can cause a bleeding nose or vomiting, the vomiting of which I have already done a lot… 5 times from 9-6:30 yesterday and once in the night. I have such a headache and am so tired of this. I guess it’s just one day at a time.
Work is going pretty good otherwise. We have two coaches who will be going on maternity leave, one in February and the other I am not sure when. It makes me really wish that Cory and I were healthy enough to even think about it right now. But there is so so much other things on our mind. But it just reminds me that I am 34 and not getting any younger. Scares the crap out of me. I don’t want to look back later and wondering where the time went and why we did not have kids.
I am looking forward to going to Oak Island and I refuse to not go. I better be feeling a bit better (though I would go anyways) as I have been waiting for this since my Mom told me they were going a few months ago. I am just going to have to bundle up warm, take my inhaler with me (for the asthma which is worse right now thanks to the whooping cough) and go slow. I am so excited to go! My boyfriends sister is coming with me and we are meeting my family there and some friends of the family who are going too. I need to get some batteries for my camera cause it definitely coming with me!