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…