Well I finally went to the doctor on Monday. This past weekend was so hard that I almost went to the Urgent Care facility by us. But they had messed up a prescription for me when I went years ago, so I didn’t really want to go. Plus I like having all my medical records in one place. I made it through until Monday, and thought I would try and go a day without over the counter medication, and if I couldn’t make it through Monday, I would go to the doctor on Tuesday. By 11:30am Monday morning my hubby was insisting I call the doctor’s office to get in on Monday. Thankfully not only could I get in on Monday afternoon, but I actually got to see my own doctor not an assistant. That is such a blessing. All that being said, I have acute sinusitis and believe me, it hurts. I haven’t slept a full nights sleep in over a week, and I am wearing down greatly. Because of my sinus’ draining, I’m constantly coughing, so it’s hard to sleep. My doctor gave me a script for cough syrup with codeine so I could have a good nights sleep. I was hesitant to take it, because prescription strength 800mg Ibuprofen can knock me out. I’m just not a medicine girl. But I am desperate for a full nights sleep, so I took the smallest dose the doctor told me I could take and laid down last night ready for the first full night of sleep I’ve had in a long time. Wouldn’t you know I’m probably one of the only people that doesn’t get knocked out on cough syrup with codeine! Ugh. It was 2am and I was still wide awake. The cough syrup had an antihistamine in it and they usually make me jittery, which is how I was last night. So still in major pain (now in my ear where things had drained from the beginning antibiotic) I took some tylenol and slept for about 2-3 hours. But by then my coughing started again so a full nights sleep was lost again. I really was so bummed.
My doctor called in a new script for me for a cough suppressant pill to try. I’ve never heard of a cough suppressant pill, but truthfully my body is so exhausted I will try it. I need to get more than 4 hours of sleep at one time, or a quick 30 minute nap. My body needs to sleep and not get woken up by coughing every 5 minutes. I am thankful that right now, around 3 on Tuesday afternoon I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in over a week. Not that I’m 100% or anything and I’m still coughing like crazy but for the first time in days I don’t have any pain in my sinus’, and for that I am blessed beyond belief. I’m also very tired feeling. I think I’ll finish this post and lay down for a bit. It’s also been the first time I could spend this much time online, staring at a computer screen. But I don’t want to push myself, and as much as I want to do more I need to rest. I’ve never had to rest so much in my life, but truly I can tell how much my body needs it. I have the old Star Wars movies on, something we always watch when we are sick and can’t do much else. I have water next to me, and some cough drops. Think I’ll try and lay down a bit and get some rest.
Oh, but I do need to know, my friends on Google Connect, can you tell me if you are getting updates when I put new posts out there. I have one friend who ways she’s not getting notified of my new posts. But I’m not quite sure what else I need to update with Google to get it to work right. So I need to know if others are having problems too so I can look into it more. So if you got to this post through your google feeds, please let me know, so I know things are working. Thanks.