I haven't been this sick in yearsssss
I am going on day 12. It all started the Monday after
Superbowl Sunday I started getting "that smell" in my nose
you know the one where the flu is creeping in..
by Thursday my chest was so heavy it felt as if a 400lb
man was sitting on it and I was wheezing and struggling to breathe.
Friday morning I went to see my Doctor.
upon arriving my breathing worsened and I think
I had frightened the nurses. The Doctor had asked me to take
"a few" deep breaths while she listened...I made it to 3 before I
clutched the side of the table and almost passed out, I began
crying and gasping for breath. It was by far one of the scariest feelings
I have ever felt. She left the room and returned with the oxygen machine
as well as the heart rate monitor. Once I calmed down I explained to her
that I could not breathe and the deep breaths were near impossible for me.
She debated on sending me straight to the hospital but was resistant to
because of all of the sick people in the waiting rooms. She gave me a
shot, a script of steroids, a zpac and an inhaler.
By Sunday I hadn't gotten any better and actually felt worse
so I made the decision to head to the ER.
There I found out that I actually not only had pneumonia
I also had influenza B...
I was given more meds and sent home with strict
bed rest instructions...
You'd think this was the end.
On Wednesday I was taking my medication
and got a pill stuck in my throat..
I spent all night throwing up trying to dislodge the pill
after visiting Dr. Google I scared the shit
out of myself and made a Dr. apt. the next morning (valentines day)
to have the pill "removed"
Sadly the Dr. informed me he could not just easily
reach in and grab it and that If it was still a problem
the following day he would send me for an xray and then
to a specialist to be scoped...
While there he also informed me that I was still not
clear of the pneumonia.. the flu had passed but the
pneumonia remained. So another shot was given.
only this time I didn't respond so well.
as I was paying my copay I broke out in a cold sweat
and had to run to the bathroom to get sick
I was dizzy and light headed and unable to focus
The nurses rushed to get me back in a room
fearing I was having a reaction to the injection.
I was so embarrassed and I just wanted to go home.
I laid down for 15 minutes and when the color
returned to my face they let me leave..
A valentines day we will never forget....
*side note: the pill finally went down on its own thank god!*
My wonderful husband had made me breakfast in bed that morning
and my own website instead of a card!
you can view it here if you'd like
(↑ my very own website valentine!)
|Two of my caregivers :)|
Unfortunately this illness has
caused us to step back from our
IUI this month :(
today is CD32 with no AF in site
I am thinking she will arrive around CD37..
We just feel that my body has been through a lot this month
and needs some time to recover.
So we will wait.
We are good at waiting though,
we know it's the best choice and
we also know that good things come to those who wait.
So we will wait.
I will spend the rest of this month and the start of next
working on me, and becoming the healthiest I can be!
Because come March we are going to rock
this IUI! We will get pregnant and we will have a baby!
You hear that body! That's a demand not a request!
|"Good Things Come To Those Who Wait"|