Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I Do Know Better

I have been so sick. No fever, so I didn't think I had the coronae virus. If I did have it, I got it at Walmart, the only outing I have had for the past month. It would no doubt be the generic variety for me, as I am cheap.

After a weekend of a nightmare headache, I whined on the phone until my clinic agreed to see me. They suggested that I wait until Wednesday and I started crying. The headache was clearly a sinus headache, but I could not find any relief from the pain. I had already diagnosed myself and only needed confirmation and prescriptions.

I saw the newest nurse practitioner and she was not offended that I already knew what I needed. I like her, she is a smart woman. We decided on the antibiotic paired with steroids to go ahead and knock this thing out of me.

HeWho was my chauffer, drove me home before picking up my prescriptions. While my head was still hurting, I felt better knowing that relief was coming soon. I made dinner and left the dishes. Decided to start the steroids the next day in case they kept me awake. A good plan.

Got up early with the dogs and the same headache I have had for the past five days. I took the first dose of the dose package. Six pills today, plus the antibiotic and as long as I was swallowing pills; I decided to go ahead and take my regular medications. Charming Eddie stood waiting at the door to be scooped up and dried off. I put him back in the bed and went back for Cujo. 

Cujo was not ready to come in, but I wanted to crawl back to bed. He stood looking at me as I tried to convince him to come in. He just stared at
 me. It was drizzling icy rain and there was a sprinkling of snow on the ground. I threatened and cajoled, but that little stinker just stood there. I did not want to go out there. My toes were cozy in my slippers and I knew they would get wet if I ventured out there …….

But I wanted to go back to bed for just a bit! I went towards him and he flipped over to his back and lay there with his tail between his legs, knowing I was unhappy. When I bent down to pick him up, he made himself heavy and uncooperative, like a toddler. I was trying to get the towel between me and him and twisted my back in the doing. Pain shot through my back right under my shoulder blade. 

I dried the little devil and got back to bed very carefully. The pain was making it hard to get a good breath. I lay down and tried to settle in. Never went to sleep and after about 30 minutes my stomach started rumble. This went on for awhile and I became increasingly restless and Eddie kept trying to crawl up on my belly. I got up to walk around and see if I felt better. Good thing I walked to the bathroom because everything came flying up and out of that belly …. in the sink. All liquid, I did not see any pills. I certainly felt better.

I was happy to feel better, but now what to do? Since I didn't see the pills doesn't mean that they were still in my body. But, it also didn't mean that I didn't lose some of the medication. HeWho is wise, or thinks he is, suggested I take all the pills again. I didn't think that was a good idea, not knowing how much was in my blood stream. They had had plenty of time to dissolve, after all. The dose pack of steroids could not be simply replaced.

I chose the safe route and decided to start over tomorrow. That means that my head still hurt and I still felt pretty crappy all day, but I have high hopes for tomorrow. And I will eat something before I take those pills! I do know better!


ellen abbott said...

I do hope you get to feeling better soon.

Joanne Noragon said...

I am so sorry. I do not like reading about you all being sick.

River said...

Steroids? For pain? Seems unusual to me, but I'm not a doctor...
I haven't had any sinus pain in years. Thanking all the gods in all the Heavens.
I hope you feel much better very soon.

Val said...

I hate those sinus headaches. I don't know how you could stand it for five days. Plus. Hope you feel better, and your back/shoulder pain calms down. My brother-in-law used to say that about his kids, when they were uncooperative toddlers. How they'd lay down and do the "dead dog." Make themselves heavier, with no bones in their body.

Linda O'Connell said...

You are still carrying on! I mean with chores and household duties and doggy day care. We push ourselves when we should rest. Listen to your body talk. My hubby just got over a sinus infection which evolved into bronchitis. Before long it will be pollen triggering the bronchials all over again.

I hope you are soon on the road to recovery, ah heck, FULLY recovered!

luksky said...

My gang has been sick too...fever, cough, etc. We all joke it's the coronavirus. Luckily it has not struck me down yet. I've been overdosing on elderberry syrup and homemade lemon ginger tea to ward it off. Hope you feel better soon.

RunNRose said...

I hope today is a better day for you! About the steroid for pain. I think the steroid is to handle whatever is causing the pain, Maybe an infection. It does cause a dilemma when you throw up after taking meds. Here I was thinking the reason you hadn't posted was that you were so busy with your creative projects!

Kathy G said...

Since I'm a day late to the party, I hope you're on the road to recovery.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

We often do things we know better then to do and still do them anyway