Half way through the week…

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 Look At This.

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!

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  1. I read an interesting article today about how there’s been an increase in sickness like whooping cough especially in kids due to parents refusing to vaccinate their children (vaccinated kids were even getting it). Not sure if it could be related to you in how you caught it, but the article made me think of what you’ve been going through and how violent the sickness can be

    And I definitely agree, one day at a time is sometimes the only thing you can do, especially until you can get up the hill and see some progress in recovery.
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  2. Holly says: Reply

    I’m sorry to hear that you are still feeling unwell. Hopefully you will recover very soon.

    I’m sure you will find the right time in your lives to have children if you want.
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  3. Sam says: Reply

    Oh love, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well… at all. I hate being ill, definitely one of the worst feelings in the world. I hope you start feeling better soon, though (especially as winter is right around the corner, ugh, not thrilled). I remember after I had the flu a couple years back, I was still coughing from it for over a month after the actual flu was in my system. It was SO aggravating, but my doctor said it was normal for the coughing to linger, especially when it was due to a virus like that.

    On the plus side, I hope you’re feeling better for your trip to Oak Island, as well! I hope you have fun and get the chance to take a lot more pictures for yourself. That’s one thing I love about traveling and adventures, taking pictures. Even if you’ve been there before, there’s always a chance to snag a shot of something new or different
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  4. Arlene says: Reply

    I’m sorry your not feeling better yet. I hope you start feeling better very soon. 5 weeks with a cough like that has got to be awful! My son’s had a nasty cough for a couple of days (allergy season so his asthma is acting up) and nothing seems to be helping.

    I’m like you, I am planning a trip to Vegas in a couple of months and I’m determined I’m going no matter what. Hopefully you’ll be feeling better before your trip gets here.

    xoxo Arlene
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  5. Wow. I hope you start feeling better soon. When I had food poisoning my throat was so raw from just trying to throw up that when I finally did there was a tiny bit of blood in it – freaked me out. I mean usually signs of blood means something bad, and even when someone tells you it’s normal or okay your mind is still thinking so many other things.

    Having kids has been major on my radar, but being single I don’t see that being a good idea at all. I kind of feel like my time is ticking away when it comes to having kids.

    I hope you enjoy your trip.
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  6. Nancy says: Reply

    Oh no! The whooping cough sounds really bad, especially with blood D:. Hopefully the bleeding is a really minor issue and nothing bad will come out of it :I. It sounds like your work will get busy soon! As long as you’re under 40, you should be fine before having to go see a doctor for options.

    Hopefully you’re feeling better now from that whooping cough by now! If not, hang on!!
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  7. Raisa says: Reply

    Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! I’ve coughed up blood before from too much coughing. I’m glad it wasn’t that bad for you either. Rest up and take care of yourself so you can enjoy your trip.
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  8. Sakura says: Reply

    I hope you are feeling better now. Coughing out blood seem scary. I would have got as worried (if not even more worried) than you.

  9. Sigh I really wish you could recover to 100%. This stupid cough is not treating you well. Boo. Please feel better soon!
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