One of the Few Things That Can Make Me Not Feel Like Writing…. Bronchitis
There are few things that can knock me completely on my butt and make me not feel like writing, but this month I found one — acute bronchitis. I have never had bronchitis before, but I got it from my husband, who got it (he thinks) from some environmental pollutant he was exposed to when he was working outside.
When I first got bronchitis
I was pretty sure I had it because the symptoms were similar to the ones my husband had — a lot of coughing, I could tell the cough was trying to be productive but it just wasn’t. So we went to the FastMed Urgent Care clinic in our town, and they confirmed my suspicions — I also had bronchitis. They prescribed me Mucinex as well as a prescription sleep aid that had a cough suppressant in it so the coughing wouldn’t keep me up all night.
For those of you who have never had bronchitis…
Let me tell you, Mucinex is a wonder drug as far as I’m concerned. I coughed up mucus and blew it out of my nose for a few days, but I didn’t care, at least I was getting rid of the virus. I hated that I didn’t feel like working out or writing, and that I couldn’t work without sound like I was hacking up a lung on the calls I was receiving, but I needed to work, even though all I wanted to do was lay in bed and not be on calls, just keep coughing up mucus until it was all gone. I was relieved when I get to the end of each day and could just relax and work on getting rid of the crap in my lungs.
What I learned from having bronchitis…
I learned that I would hate having chronic bronchitis! LOL. Seriously, I hated coughing all the time, even though I knew it was necessary to bring up all the mucus in my lungs.
Now that I’m getting to what I hope is the end of my bronchitis, I’m hoping to get back to my regular life, including writing, working out regularly, and working on my house. Kevin and I have already had a few trees taken down — one in the front yard and two on the side, and in the near future we’re going to be getting a fence put up and buying some much-needed furniture.