Friday, December 21, 2012

My kingdom for a new pair of lungs

On Tuesday evening the Canadian and I came down with a cold.  So when you have a cold you muddle through and drink fluids and drink chicken noodle soup.  Wednesday we went to work and my coworker got sick.  She wound up in the hospital that night for diverticulitis.  She is still there.  Thursday rolls around and I am at work and, no exaggeration, I thought I was dying.  Could not take a deep breath.  Coughing up blood.  Literally just sicker than I have ever been in my life.  And we were having a blizzard.  So I finally left work at 1pm (please note that this is the first time in 5 1/2 years I have ever left work early for illness) and finally made it home around 2pm after the blizzard commute from hell.  I got in bed and was just miserable.  I called the hubster and asked him to come home from work to take care of me (something I have never done in 10 years of marriage...even after the c-sections he goes back to work the next day).  Anywho I finally gave up Thursday night and went to urgent care.  Diagnosis?  Influenza B, pnuemonia, ear infection and strep. that explains a tiny of bit of why I felt so bad.  Of couse Friday I had to go back to coworker is still in the hospital.  I think I have finally turned the corner, or at least I hope I have.  My chest still feels like an elephant is sitting on it and my lungs are on fire but I felt 100 times better than yesterday. 

Here's to getting better and here's to them figuring out how to fix my coworker. 


  1. What a trooper. I would of still been home in bed. Hopefully your meds are kicking in.

  2. You are a trooper- suprised your employeer let you come back still so sick. I hope you start feeling better!

  3. My job let's me come back 2 days post c-section. They are all about getting the work done. That's what I get for working in a male dominated industry I guess.