Hack, Cough

So I went to the doctor’s office.  No pneumonia, no strep, no ear infection.  Good so far.  I was given a chest X-ray, got put on a nebulizer, given a steroidal shot, and given four separate prescriptions of medication: pills for the cough, pills for the sneezing/watery eyes/congestion, antibiotics, and a steriodal inhaler.  I’ve filled them on that same day as the appointment and have been taking them religiously.

Bottom-line: Seems to make very little difference.  I am still hacking and coughing so hard that my eyes water and I see stars.  I am still producing more mucus — in my head that ends up in my throat and chest — than I care to think.  My only hope is that I’m not contagious anymore.

Well, one more week of classes and then Spring Break.  Maybe over the Break I can finally catch up on my grading and get some much-needed rest.  ::fingers crossed::

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4 Responses to Hack, Cough

  1. celogo says:

    I am soooo sorry you’re ill. This is a bad year for that, it seems! Hope you recovery ASAP

    Hugs!

  2. Anna says:

    Yeah, it sucks. Majorly. Everyone is down with this–I just heard that in OK they declared it an epidemic.
    Will keep fingers crossed for you!

  3. lizardqueen says:

    It has been slow. Well, I will continue with the meds, especially the antibiotics. We’ll see. ::fingers crossed::

  4. Anna says:

    It’s SLOW progress. I did not see any improvement until the end of my first week after I got the meds. Be patient.

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