August 23, 2004

Puny, redux

I can't think of the last time something this seemingly insignificant has hurt me this bad. I could have sworn this was just a garden variety sinus infection, but this has hit me hard. It feels the way I imagine that mouse feels when all wrapped up in the coils of a boa. No matter how hard I breath, it's all tight, like my lungs are full of water.

I sat in front of the computer last night, begging for sleep to finally overtake me, but no such luck. Tylenol, benadryl, nothing relaxed me or relieved my conjestion. I lay in bed for hours, feeling my heart race to compensate for my congested lungs. It was like enduring a 5 hours germ-induced anxiety attack, and by 5am I had surrendered. I called work, found a pill, took it, and went to bed. Even at that, it was almost 8am before I finally went to sleep.

After sleeping until noon, I still feel like I've been up since Friday.

Dammit, I want this to go away. It's going to take a session of good, old-fashioned croup to get all that sludge up, and I'm not looking forward to it. So tonight I'm going to start the Robitussen DM to start the process and maybe get some sleep.

At least I'd better be able to work tomorrow. I need this job. Bad. I have too many people depending on me and only me. At least the mortgage is paid. That's all that matters at this point.

Want something different to read? Maybe some old stuff? Go play in the archives at my old site and see what you can find. Some of it's pretty sad, some of it's pretty good. You just never know when you stumble in there if it will be shit or applebutter till you get close.

Posted by Mamamontezz at August 23, 2004 08:49 PM

It's a bad time of the year to get sick, don't take any chances with pneumonia, hope you get to feeling better soon.

Posted by: Jack at August 23, 2004 09:12 PM

That sounds awful, you take care of yourself and don't take any chances. I did last summer by ignoring a need to rest and ended up getting hit with Bells Palsy - it's taken me over a year to get to 90% recovery. So Be careful and get better

Posted by: Sherry at August 23, 2004 09:38 PM

Damn it Mama I said get better!!!

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at August 23, 2004 10:01 PM

You could already have pneumonia, Mama. Please be careful and take serious care of yourself. You're no good to us dead 8-\

My grandpa used to give us a dose of cider vinegar, honey and hot water and send us to bed with lots of covers. We would sweat like crazy and it seemed to work. Maybe it was the little bit of Whiskey he coated the glass with?

Dr. Bonfire

Posted by: Bonfire7 at August 23, 2004 11:33 PM


Get better .... the blogosphere needs you

Have you tried Bourbon yet?


Posted by: william at August 24, 2004 09:45 AM

Sorry to hear you've been sick Mama. I know how that crap feels. I get it every time I get a cold. Try to get as much rest as you can. Actually Bonfire's suggestion works pretty well on the congestion.

Get better soon!! (((Hugs)))

Posted by: debbiej at August 24, 2004 10:56 AM

MamaM, take care of yourself.

Posted by: Asher Abrams at August 24, 2004 07:24 PM
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