Monday, January 5, 2009
Sorry I haven't been with it the last few days, my last two blogs were written a couple of days early.
I have been here at home coughing my somewhat limited brains out. I have only worked briefly over the last week which, if you worked with me, would realize that this is far from normal. I typically drag myself into work half-dead. This time I feel like I may be further than half.
It started last week with a cough, fever, and chills. I went to the ER New Years Day. Technically I was already there, I was working (this four hours was my only attempt at work in the last week). The physician worked me up and called it viral bronchitis. I came home, rested, coughed my brains out, got whiny with my wife, you know, the usual. The bottom line is, I had a miserable weekend.
Except it wasn't over. Yesterday and this morning I was actually feeling worse. So I went to the doctor again. She said that it appears to be bacterial bronchitis now which only will go away with an antibiotic. I started an antibiotic and got stronger nighttime cough medicine, I haven't slept more that two hours at a time in a week, so I'm hoping in a couple of days I will be feeling better.
So as I sit here, clinging to life, I will make rounds as I feel ambitious enough to. Just do me two favors. If I don't make a lot of sense, forgive me. If I start saying anything like, "Obama makes sense", "Obama's new stimulus package is just what we need", "Hillary will be a great SOS", or "Madonna looks great for 73", call a paramedic.
Until then, your friend and fellow blogger,