No need for combat shopping…
No need to brawl over anything. Just cough.
Need more space? Cough.
Want a little more “social distancing”? Cough.
Don’t wanna talk to people about their problems? Cough.
Suddenly, the cough has become the cure to society’s problems. Weird.
I’m in WA state and there’s this thing going on. You’ve probably heard about it. So far, I’ve just heard about it too.
But, last night I developed a cough that came from nowhere. And a wheeze at the bottom of my lungs.
I checked in with the doc. At the moment they think it is related to the bronchitis I had two weeks ago. But, with the ongoing situation in WA, work doesn’t want me physically present. So…I have been “quarantined” to telecommute from home.
Can’t complain about that! No morning or afternoon traffic. No early mornings. No late dinners.
Except for the cough…and wheezing…
Wish me luck. I’ll probably need it.
I am headed to the walk-in clinic early this afternoon to see if there is anything they can do about the sinuses and deep lung coughing. Sleep last night was tough to come by and with a vacation coming in less than a week I am looking to kick this thing rather quickly.
Why do I need luck? Have you been to a walk-in? LOL
It takes a demonstration of extreme patience and tolerance.
It takes forever (typically) to get seen by a doc and, when you actually do see a doc it typically isn’t even a doc but a PA (physician’s assistant). I have found that care is a little suspect at that point. Plus, add in that a walk-in generally tries to rush you out once you’re in (it seems to take forever to see anyone and then once you do, you wonder why it took so long based on how long you actually got to see someone).
So, I am going to be brave and endure with the hope of some relief.
I have managed to get eight hours of sleep each of the last two nights. Surprising, to say the least.
Because I am still sick.
It appears that it may have gotten worse over the weekend. I am not really sure. What I do know is that my rib cage is worn out from coughing and my body aches. My cough is now one that would cause my toes to come up from my lungs, if that were physically possible. It’s deep. It rattles. Nothing happens except a bright white light vision and head spinning.
If there are no more posts after this, it’s because I died gasping for air while coughing up a lung or some other body part.
Family was over last weekend.
They knowingly came over with colds and the little ones openly hacked, snorted, and touched everything in sight.
Now I am sick.
It’s irritating. Really.
Why do people feel the need to expose others to their illness? Just stay home. I don’t care if you’re a relative or not. I don’t want you around.
I’ll take care to do the same.
I am going to go rest. Because typing is exhausting. Reading hurts my eyes.
I am just generally irritable…but then that isn’t all that unusual. I am that way most of the time. It is just to a higher degree today.
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It’s so damn smoky here in WA that I can’t hardly see my keyboard. Air quality sucks and visibility sucks even more. Those beautiful mountains that are normally in the distance, snow capped peaks and such, are all gone. It is like we are suddenly living on a flat Earth (stop it! Stop. It. I know what you’re thinking – that was a simile).
Someone stop putting the fires out every year so we can breathe a little easier next year. Yeah, that is actually how it works. Just saying…
Anyway, give me a shout out if you can’t breathe as well. Or give me a shout out because you can take in lungs full of clean air and have the energy to shout.