Well 3 WEEKS later I was still sick. My muscles were all so sore from coughing up a lung, congested and missing tons of work and church I just still felt pretty bad! But still was determined NOT to go to the doctors.
My sister in-law Sarah teases me because I hate going to the doctors & try to avoid it at all costs (for a number of reasons, not fear). BUT I HATE:
- paying the ridiculous copays
- waiting in the waiting room for 2 hours, then seeing a doctor for 2 minutes
- having a doctor reiterate what I just told them & could have diagnosed myself
But this time Ned said you NEED to go to the doctor you aren't getting better. So after breathing became a little more difficult I finally called the dr. and asked for an inhaler (Still didn't go in ha ha ha). So got a $50 inhaler which helped but still not better after a few days.
I FINALLY sucked it up and went to URGENT care yesterday. And after paying HUGE copay, waiting for HOURS, a doctor came in and within 2 minutes said I had:
SEVERE infection of BRONCHITIS & a nice looking sinus infection
So I had a breathing treatment there in the Dr. office. It was HILARIOUS!!! I am hooked up to a machine, Ella is standing on the patient table behind me "doing" my hair (i.e. pulling it hurting my head), Asher is hanging on my legs playing horsey on the floor, LITERALLY pouring runts (candy) into his mouth. I saw this picture in my head (& wish I had a camera) and started laughing so hard that I then started coughing so uncontrollably hard I couldn't keep the machine on, until a nurse came in to ask if everything was OK, which only made me laugh (& cough) all the harder.
So I was thinking I should have taken up my sweet sister in-law (SARAH's) offer on taking one or both of the kids so I could go in on my own. But considering the kiddos were good the nurses were so nice and told them they were SO good and gave them tons of stickers for being great for me.
So anyway I am just excited to have the medicine I need and hopefully be back up and running 100% after a weekend of rest.
I just know I HATE BEING SICK!