Monday, March 23, 2009

B is for Bronchitis and Other Random Thoughts

I'm a bit of a complainer and a hypochondriac...probably due to my childhood of being the younger, spoiled child and many winters of colds. I thought that the last month of 'cold' was just that- a cold. Apparently I was wrong and have been walking around with bronchitis- how dumb is that?

In addition, I have been working very long hours and have not taken a day off to get better- also dumb! When I finally cracked and felt like crap yesterday, I went to the doctor. I came home with antibiotics to take for five days, along with 2 inhalers to help open my airways. I have never had asthma and have had a little bit of a hard time with breathing, but I am weary of the inhalers. I have decided to give them a try for a couple of days as I am getting bizarre side effects from them. I get a little shaky and antsy- not a good combination for a spazoid to begin with. I did get some eats in yesterday before the drugs kicked in:

Ginormous Whole Wheat Bagel with teaspoon almond butter:

Whole Wheat Tortilla Pizza with Roasted Eggplant, Tomato sauce, and a Sprinkle of cheese:

Snack Plate of Orange, Almond Butter, a few chocolate chips, and 2 mini meringues:

Random Thoughts
  • Today I stayed home to rest up and my co-worker has managed to torture me while sick...what do people not get about a SICK day? I got a million e-mails and requests for things that could have waited until tomorrow. This overwhelms me and is counter-productive. I dread going back in tomorrow, but I'm glad I got the rest.
  • I can't exercise for about a week while I get over this and take my antibiotics. It's not like I have been overly excited to exercise and know that I will get back into it...but when someone tells me I can't do something, I want to!
  • I can't stand when people comment on my weight- in one way or another. Do you experience any of this? Some of my parents' friends were talking about how I lost weight but it is really triggering and I wish people kept their thoughts to themselves.
Well...that's it. I'm off to take my pill, inhale some medicine, and eat some dinner.
Have a great night!


Mari said...

Hey chickie, I hope you feel better...

I am also the same way when people bring up my weight...the other day I was with my family and one of cousins made it a point to say in front of everyone that it looked like I lost 15lbs and for some reason I don't want to say to that, so I just smiled and said thank you. AND I HATE HATE HATE when they tell me "ohhh it looks like your gaining again..."


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Ruby said...

Oh no, sorry you're ill! No being able to breathe right is horrid. Argh and how random you're coworker is bugging you! Yeah the weight thing is quite sensitive... Feel better soon!

Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now said...

Oh gosh I hope you start to feel better!

We all need to take days off when we are ill... it's the only way to get yourself healthy again.

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