Why am I sick again?

I spent the first few days this week sick at home… again. It just feels never ending. We left Mom and Dad’s on Monday and I was supposed to work from 12-8 pm. However, I woke up that morning throwing up. Since I had a 2 1/2 hour drive ahead of us that I would have to do (Cory has never really driven that far and was not feeling well either). I called in to work to let them know I would not be there. It was not an easy decision to make. I only had about 2 hours of sleep because I was so unsettled, my stomach was upset but I was not getting sick.

I ended up moving from the bed to a very uncomfortable futon around 4 when I realized it was 4 and I had to get up and drive in 2 hours. I should have probably realized at that point that that was not going to happen but I was stubbornly trying to figure out how to manage it. In the end I gave up when I started throwing up. I decided to crawl back in bed and attempt the drive a little later on in the day.

And what a drive it was! I had to go the old route (more then 3 1/2 hours) because it was slower then the highway and the motion of the car was making me really sick and the last thing I wanted to do was get sick in my new car. I made it as far as Kentville before getting sick. After that I had to stop abut 4 times. When we got home I crawled into bed assuming I had what Cory was getting over and that I would be fine in the morning. I wasn’t though.

Now I have the cough back that I had a few months ago where I cough till I either pee my pants (I wish I was kidding) or I throw up, or both. I feel so miserable. The last 2 days I was coughing a lot up which was making me sick as I probably swallowed as much as I coughed up. Now I have a really deep dry hacking cough that vibrates everything around me. I feel really tight and wheezy as well so I assume it is my Asthma flaring up again.

I am still taking Singular once a day (a pill at night) and my inhalers Symbacort and Ventolin. I take the Symbacort first and after reaching 8 “puffs” then I switch to Ventolin as they told me in the Pulmonary clinic. I had stopped regularly taking Symbacort and Ventolin, though I kept taking the Singular. I am guessing I stopped too soon. They told me not to but I always end up doing that, as my symptoms die down I tend to automatically wean myself off them. I don’t even do it purposely. It seems to be ingrained in me to do it and I don’t even think about it. I guess I have to be really careful about that.

I haven’t even had then energy to pick up my computer other then to click the Netflix icon when there is nothing on TV to watch or when I am not sleeping. I did go to work yesterday and today but I have no voice again either. It’s really really hoarse when it is there and the more I talk the hoarser it gets and the more out of breath I get and the more I cough.

I am hoping that next week will be a bit better. I almost feel that I am getting another cold, before the one I have is even gone. I am stuffed up again and sneezing (which usually happens just at the beginning and not 4-5 days into it). I am not sure what I am going to do if I am not feeling better…

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  1. Do not stop taking the Symbacort! That’s the foundation in keeping your asthma under control! If you take it regularly at all times it will help prevent further problems. As for the Ventolin there is also Oxis that is both fast acting and the effect remains longer than Ventolin. It contains the same as Symbacort (minus the steroids).
    How awful to get sick with vomiting and nausea when you’re about to travel.
    Get well soon!
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    1. I know, I have a really hard time with medication. I tend to forget to take it when I am feeling better. I am trying really hard to make sure I am taking everything which at the moment is 2 inhalers, singulair, anti-biotics and flonase just for the asthma and bronchitis alone. I apparently have an ear infection and sinus infection as well… I keep missing so much work and it sucks…

  2. Kya says: Reply

    That is so horrible that you are feeling so bad. I hope that you can start feeling a lot better soon. Have you been to a doctor? The sound of the rattle and bad cough isn’t good, you don’t want anything further chest related when you already have asthma.

    I hope you can get the rest you need and be back on track very soon!
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    1. I did go to the doctors twice after posting this. The first time I was told I had bronchitis, which with asthma I tend to get a lot. I was also told I have strep throat so he put me on antibiotics and advised me to start taking my inhalers again. I am off till Thursday.

  3. Deanna says: Reply

    That sucks! I don’t get that sick very often, but it’s a horrible feeling when you feel like you are going to throw up. On an unrelated topic, I love this font haha. I just want to keep writing because I love watching the way they letters are being formed.

    Anyway, I hope you get better and have a great sick-free Christmas!

    1. It sucks to get sick a lot. I used to only get sick once or twice a year. Now though I averaged 6-7 colds/flu’s each year for the last 5-6 years. It bites.

      I love the font too. I might use it again in something. I love to type and see how the letters are formed as well. It actually looks a lot like my own hand writing which is why I choose it. I do the same thing with the y’s and g’s as it does with the curve on the g and the strait down on the y

  4. Are you feeling better? I hope you are! I understand though. When I start getting better, I don’t like forcefully taking all of the meds even though I know I probably should or I’m going to deeply regret later on.

    Hopefully, everything got back on track for you
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    1. I am starting to feel better. My voice is back though it was really hoarse at first and now it is very high and nasally. I remember when I am sick to take meds cause I feel like crap but when I get better it just slips my mind. Which is likely why I get sick so much I guess.

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