Thursday, April 2, 2009

Still Alive

After 3 hours in the ER I have the diagnosis of bronchitis. I feel like I have been hit by a truck because all my ribs and my abs are sore from coughing. Got a breathing treatment of albuterol while I was there. Of course I am allergic to the good cough medicines with codeine in them so the best I can get are wimpy tessalon pearls. The doc at the ER also gave me Flo-nase "just in case". I told the ER doc about my experience with trying to get an appointment and she scoffed and said "typical". Apparently she isn't impressed either (which might be why there was a 3 hour wait at the ER).

I really wish I could say something positive about the whole experience, but I can't. It was a pain in my ass and just confirmed my own diagnosis. The only thing I got out of the whole thing was some crappy cough medicine that doesn't work very well and Flo-nase.

Anyhoo, I am gonna go lay down again. If I don't get around to reading or commenting on blogs today, know that I would have if I had the energy.

30 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

WOOT! I called it! Hell Yah! How does it feel to be me!!!!
Ahem... hope you feel better soon, Kat.

Michele said...

I'm so glad to hear that you at least got seen. Feel better soon.

Jess said...

OMG! I am amazing...well, me AND Sprite Keeper are amazing. We should be doctors!

Larkin said...

Oh lovely bronchitis. Well atleast you know what you have. I'm so sorry, I know how bad it sucks. Get some reast and feel better!

Bobby G said...

Bronchitis BLOWS! The ER also blows! Sorry girl!

Chas said...

It sucks that the ER is more efficient than the clinic. I was a Navy wife for a while, and I totally empathize. Can we say shot of antibiotics the consistency of peanut butter in your *buttocks* for strep throat? Oh yeah, and the time of my life was waking up in the middle of my wisdom tooth extraction surgery. Pure joy.

I do hope you feel better soon.

ChurchPunkMom said...

Awe.. rest up honey buns.

steenky bee said...

Aw, feel better, weezie.

Michelle said...

Feel better soon darlin'!

Badass Geek said...

Hospitals, regardless where they are, suck.

Feel better soon.

Bee and Rose said...

God bless your poor little bronchitis havin heart:(

Hope you feel better soon!

Reinvent Dad said...

Feel better Kat!

Jenni said...

feel better! also, those pearls make me cranky, but i hope they work for you.

splodge said...

So sorry for you. HOPE you manage to get some rest lady - Nurse Splodge says you'll need some help - is there anyone who can look after you? You need some tender lovin' care, somebody to fuss over you and plenty of sleep.

Bronchitis can take a while to recover from properly. Don't worry about blogging, just get yourself back under that duvet.

for a different kind of girl said...

Three hours?! Gah....I'd have lost my mind! I hope the rest helps you and you're kicking this thing soon.

Mama Dawg said...

Feel better soon.

Jen said...

I so hope that you feel better soon.

Employee No. 3699 said...

I feel for ya, I had that about a month ago and it was not fun. My cough was so bad I almost peed my pants a few times.

I hope you're able to get the rest you need. Feel better.

mo.stoneskin said...

Gosh I hope it isn't contagious when viewing blogs...I mean, blogs can't carry bugs can they?!

[Hope you feel better soon]

Tanya said...

Hey Kat...I hope you feel better despite all the shit you had to go through. Anyways, talk to you later. Go get some rest!!!

honeywine said...

Yikes! Well, at least maybe now you can get some relief. Sad that you can't know the sweet embrace of codeine though. I'm with you on the military medicine front. I HATE that. It's like a 3rd world country! I've been on Medicaid in the past and I've had family that had to use Louisiana's free "charity" hospitals. Both of those are way better than the military system.

Joanie M said...

I hope you're feeling beter soon, Kat!

I just got back from my 2nd appointment with my doctor. My bronchitis doesn't want to leave me. I'm on my 2nd round of antibiotics and a steroid for good measure. She still has me taking Mucinex (1200 mg). Hopefully this will do it.

Captain Dumbass said...

I forget what I was going to say because Steenky called you Weezie so now I'm going to be singing The Jefferson's all day.

Single Parent Dad said...

Feel better soon Kat.

Cape Cod Gal said...

Hope you feel better soon! Just think, you will have abs of steel after all that horrible coughing. (I'm trying to put a silver lining on it for ya!)

AirmanMom said...

Kat...I do hope this note finds you feeling better!!!!
Hugs!
~AM

Jessica said...

As someone who annually gets bronchitis, I totally feel your pain. I've found that hot toddies, a heating pad & lots of rest are necessary to healing. Get to feeling better!!

Kurt said...

Sorry to hear you have Consumption or whatever and that your lungs hate you. Get well soon!

Cameron said...

Kat, feel better. This Brits better shape up their medical care or else...oh, wait....it's the American healthcare thing that's all FUBAR'ed, isn't it?

Regardless, rest, make the man take care of the little ones for a bit.

Lola said...

That just sucks, because your doctor could have given you those prescriptions and saved you all that misery. So sorry you can't have the codeine cough medicine!

Feel better.