I noticed tonight that it is starting to get dark before 9 PM. Seems like summer is almost over. That brings out mixed emotions in me since I have been pretty much house bound for the last two and a half weeks.
On one hand I am extremely sad that summer is almost over and that I will not get to go swimming at the beach or at a lake again this summer. On the other hand I am excited for fall and ready for the 30° weather to go away. I am sure I will regret that since the winter is supposed to be an especially brutal one. Last winter was bad but this one is supposed to be worse.
I am looking forward to Autumn. I have to say it is my favorite time of year. Anyone who knows me knows how much of a paranormal (by that I mean mostly ghosts) freak I am. I am looking forward to Halloween and to the Haunted Corn Maze, the Haunted Houses and to the Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair of Mahone Bay. There are a few haunted corn mazes around but plan on hitting up the one in Truro for sure. I will check and see if I can bring my camera. I believe they are not allowed but I can probably get some shots on my iPhone.
Here are a few photos from the 2010 Scarecrow Festival, which I know is not the last time I was there but I can not find any other images for some reason:
Overall I am doing better. I am still coughing a lot when I get up and move around. If I sit stationary on the couch during the day I can limit the episodes to just a few and they are not all that bad. But as much as getting a shower causes me to cough till I throw up. I am also bringing up lots of phlegm (ewww).
Nights are not the greatest. I feel like I am constantly struggling to breath (that would be the asthma and not the whooping cough) and having 8-10 coughing fits a night, that I remember anyways. I have been sleeping mostly on the couch because in bed I can’t stand laying down. It feel like my lungs are filling with fluid and I cough up more stuff that way, so couch it is.
It’s only Wednesday so I still have Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before I go back to work. So 4 more days of rest. I am sure I will likely be able to do some emails rather then calls at first to ease back into things. If I find it bad I will go back to the doctor and see if he can put me on 6 hour shifts for a bit. I’ll just have to wait and see. I am 11am-7pm next week so it is a nice mid-day shift, not too early.
I know it’s going to be a bit of a long recovery and I don’t want to overdo it but I am getting anxious to get back to work. I am also dreading it a little. I hate answering the same question over and over and I know everyone will be asking.
I am getting ready for a long night on the couch watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix until I fall asleep.
Oh and my best friend Erin started a new website called Powerful Food, she is a nutritionist and plans on having recipes, blogging about food and is setting up her own business as a paid consultant. You do not have to be local. She is really good and has been doing this for years. So if you love food and are passionate about health check her out.