I had big plans for Labor Day weekend – did you? Did you get your done, because I sure didn’t.
I’ve been feeling ill for the past two weeks. In Aug. I thought it was still allergies, but by the last weekend of the month none of the drugs were working and my lungs started to feel congested. On Aug. 31st I went in to see the doctor. He thought it was probably allergies, but could hear the gunk in my lungs. He figured it was the start of a bronchial infection, so he gave me some antibiotics and an inhaler. He also told me to avoid cheese.
Mon. night/Tues. morning – felt good. Had cereal. Congestion came back. Wed. morning – had yogurt. Still congested. Stopped dairy in take. The weird thing was that my sinuses wer fine if I was standing, but as soon as I would sit/lay down, instant stuffy. Thursday was the same, so I went to my chiropractor. It helped a little, but not much. On Friday I was clear again. Woo hoo! Just a dairy sensitivity, right?
Saturday the congestion started sneaking back. But Sunday I could barely function. In addition to the drugs from the doctor I started my probiotics (should have started those earlier, but I forgot). I also got a sinus rinse, Kombucha, Emergen-C…you name it, I tried it.
Sunday night…chills, shakes. But I slept pretty well (comparatively) so I thought I was on the mend. Until early Monday evening, when the coughing got worse.
It’s now 5am on Tuesday morning. My goal all weekend was to hold off until Tuesday to see the doctor again, but now I’m not even sure I can wait until the office opens at 8am. I’m not even sure what he can do for me at this point – he gave me an antibiotic last week and I’m worse now than I was then!!
And as for my weekend plans?? I got nothing, NOTHING, written (except for yesterday’s post). Sigh. Three whole days to spend with my hubby and work on my writing…gone in a fit of coughing.
This seems to be the pattern with me. I have all the time in the world if I’m not writing, but as soon as I schedule an hour or two to devote to my novel – BAM! Lungs collapse, cars explode, the cats fight over the mice running through the house. Oy.
But I’m staying encouraged! (I know…doesn’t sound like it, but hear me out). I’ve come to realize in my life that when I’m REALLY doing something that God wants me to do, Satan attacks me from every angle. He hasn’t deterred me yet, and I don’t plan on starting now.
I do, however, plan on seeing a doctor today, so I’m going to take a shower. While I’m gone, please tell me about your weekend? I need to hear the happy tales of people enjoying the sun and warmth 🙂 Thanks!