Monday, January 05, 2009

really sick

I had intended to put up the first of what will hopefully be many powerful posts today, but a funny thing happened to me: I got sick.

Now, I usually get colds a couple of times a year, and my allergies will flare up on me in the spring, giving me red itchy eyes and a runny nose for days. I usually get a sinus infection every year, too, which is good for an uncomfortable few days, but I can usually get by with nothing more than Tylenol Sinus.

But this was different.

It was so bad that I really couldn't sleep. I could actually feel (going to get graphic here) the mucus swirling around inside my sinus cavity: tip my head one way and it would run down my throat; move it another way and it would rush out of my nose. I was coughing up phlegm with flecks of blood. My face felt like an elephant was stepping on it. I was in bad shape.

Fortunately, the theater company here in Old Village (where I am now; I finally gave the place a name) has an ER doc on call. He told me I had bronchitis, and was able to get me some antibiotics. I've been on those for 48 hours and I'm finally starting to feel ok. 75%, maybe? Thank God for drugs.

Anyway, now that I'm up and walking again, I'll hopefully be able to give you something of consequence soon.


Melissa said...

NOOO! Not the bronch! It kept me down for weeks this Fall! Oh, buddy, I feel your pain here. I am so sorry. Super glad you're on the mend.

urbanblight said...

Might I suggest a neti pot? You can get them at most health-food type places.

Changed my life. I've since fallen off the wagon ... but if you can handle the graphic nature of them, it will do wonders.

The Rover said...

I love the neti pot - I got one in Sleepy Hamlet and used it religiously for about six months. I have no idea where it went to...probably in my parents' basement along with half of my stuff...