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Just stuff.
I went to the doc on Monday for a scheduled checkup. It just so happened that the timing was good because I was quickly spiraling to my near-death bed without having realized it. I had developed sinus congestion the week or so before which had led to chest congestion and a cough. He took my temp and I had a slight fever. I was losing my voice. He put me on an antibiotic for horses, judging from the size of the pill, and gave me a cough syrup with a narcotic in it!

Now, I'm a nurse and I don't even drink alcohol, so when I have the opportunity to use drugs to make me feel better, I'm taking it! I have been largely out of commission since Monday afternoon. However, I'm feeling much better, I can mostly talk now, and I am scheduled for a little extra work in the Burn Unit for the next two nights. So, I'm shifting to the daytime generic Nyquil-like stuff and continuing the antibiotic whilst I rake in some bonus pay (extra $8.50 an hour PLUS overtime). Then I'm off till the middle of next week, so I have time to recover more fully.

The only problem I'm having is moderate and near constant headaches over the last couple of days. I can't figure out if it's sleeping too much, or some side effect of one of the meds or something. It worries me because I've been taking lots of NSAIDS and even aspirin to try to resolve it. This morning I thought, "Geez, what if I'm bleeding in my head and treating it with blood thinning pain killers?" That one was worth a shudder. No signs/symptoms suggesting that might be true however.

Sleep for work. Later.

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sweet3mich From: sweet3mich Date: October 12th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
It might be the bug you got. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and one of my symptoms was a near constant headache. It sucked. I think I dreaded that more than any of the other symptoms. *ugh*
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 13th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm not sure, but I've been off the syrup for over 24 hours now (because work and narcotics are a bad mix!) and haven't had a headache since yesterday afternoon. Might be the narc.

Hope not.
sweet3mich From: sweet3mich Date: October 13th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh...I see. Yeah. Hopefully it's not. eek!
acey From: acey Date: October 12th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, sorry you feel rotten. Hope you are better soon!

Heh, I have fond memories of a narcotic cough medicine. :) I was sorry when the bottle was empty ;-)
mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: October 12th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
His only memory is probably going to be that he has no memory of the time he was on it! :)
acey From: acey Date: October 13th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to feel like my arms and legs were floating off into space LOL.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 13th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee. I'm gonna carry it around with me like a flask when I get off work tomorrow, I think! ;-)
curious_corax From: curious_corax Date: October 12th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
   Get well soon.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 13th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, minor stuff. I'm just wussin' to get some love from all the girls! (shhh!)
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: October 12th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I caught it. Blurg.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 13th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Keep it! And ask for the cough syrup with narc! Whoopee!
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: October 13th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! hehe Like I'm going to the doctor.
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