Saturday, May 23, 2009

All at once the clouds are parted



light streams down in bright unbroken beams...








Sorry I didn't throw a post up earlier Friday. I've sort of chalked up the rundown feeling to the stressors of the move and the rattlesnake bite and all that lovely magic. Really, though, moving is just stressful whether it's across the street or across the country. It takes a while to get settled, and for all my running around and goings-on, I'm a home-body at heart. I need a peaceful and (believe it or not) somewhat tidy place to hang my hat. I've been sleeping very well, but I've had a persisitent cough. Fortunately for me, someone who cares for my wellbeing has been just as persistent in urging me to see a doctor for the last month.




Today I finally went to a clinic after work, 9 days of Levaquin having not had much effect on this evil, chest-deep cough. Xrays show I have a lot of lung congestion (they wouldn't say pneumonia because they were not radiologists, but I expect a call).




I had a rocephrin shot and they gave me 4 scrips to boot. In truth, before the shot, I sat in the exam room and sort of boo-hooed a bit. I'm so happy here and most things are going so well, but it seems I've had to juggle some very difficult issues lately. So I had my little cry and I pulled it together. I'm told my lip was quivering when I emerged to settle up at the desk, but I saw no such thing. Anyway. I've got my meds and some dear, wonderful people here supporting me, and life is good.

I walked out of the clinic knowing I was on the path to a healthier me, and I looked up to see a double-rainbow.

It's all fine and it's so good now. :)

Have a great holiday weekend, folks!

13 comments:

Jay G said...

Get well soon,Phlegmmie.

And have a good weekend, too!

steff66 said...

Hey, I'm glad to see that through all the trials and tribulations thus far you are still glad to have made this journey. I wish you a speedy recovery, my dear sweet friend.

Christina LMT said...

You have to take care of yourself, Phlegmmy, it's IMPORTANT. (Because YOU are...:))

I'm glad you got what you needed to get better, now make sure you get lots of rest over the weekend, okay?

*mwah*

Zelda said...

I'm so sorry you're sick. I went through a phase where I was getting pneumonia and bronchitis frequently. It was no freaking fun at all. We're about to move in June, and I'm bracing myself for the torture.

charlotte g said...

Take good care of yourself--which alsomeans let yourself be cared for. You don't say no thank you for a blessing like that.

Brigid said...

The double rainbow is a good sign. I hope you get well, you've been so busy, wearing many hats, and working long hours. All for the purpose of a dream, but still taking a toll. Rest, relax in the comfort you are well loved and get better.

Old NFO said...

You- take a break and get well! We need you hale and hearty Phlegmmy!!!

Rocket Girl said...

Oooo. I am glad you went to the clinic. I hope you are well soon. :)

Anonymous said...

post-traumatic stress Baby! and it's NO FUN feelin puny when you're used to kickin buttocks and takin names..wishin you a speedy recovery darlin! and a RELAXING WEEKENDY!
Schnoob

rickn8or said...

What Christina said.

(I get here late and all the good words have been used already.)

TOTWTYTR said...

Pneumonia is not allowed, so stop it right now. There ARE rules you know. :)

Seriously, I hope you feel better soon.

drjim said...

Good thing you went to the Doctor. I thought only guys ignored their problems until it got unbearable!

chuckr44 said...

Phlegmmie,
I have the same crud that won't go away. I've been sick since about Apr 1, and I always have this congestion in my chest. I am also on Levaquin and it doesn't seem to be helping much.

So I suspect it is more viral than bacterial, or perhaps my asthma is acting up.