Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Recovering-



Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes while I was ill. We're having an outbreak of a respiratory virus that quickly turns into a sinus infection affecting the equilibrium.

In my case it started with a scratchy throat on Tuesday, full blown cold symptoms on Wednesday and then a fever of 102 on Thursday- and I'm normally around 97.5 or so. By Friday I couldn't move without getting sick, even just moving my head while semi reclining. This led to our trip to urgent care on Saturday since the regular office was closed. Now my temperature had turned. I couldn't get it above 96.3 at the office.

By this time I am completely dehydrated but can't hold anything down, including medication. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic and decongestant along with the most amazing medicine for the nausea. It is called Ondansetrol ODT, which means it dissolves under your tongue, so even if you get sick the medicine is already absorbed. Within 10 minutes there was no nausea at all, none. In addition, it helped with the dizziness, not curing it by any means but the two symptoms must have been playing off each other. I had to take these continually, every 8 hours. It tastes like grape, at first, but the after taste leaves something to be desired. I grabbed Taylor's pixie sticks and sprinkled it on my tongue--quickly. The medication sure can get confusing! Decongestant every 12 hours, nausea medicine every 8 and then antibiotics every 6.

The hubby took care of the animals, house and my basic needs, making sure I had eggs and dry toast- plus updated my blog. I hadn't been on the computer at all and he had full control. I was sure wondering what he might be posting while I wasn't looking! My brother-n-law mentioned how political I had gotten lately!! Uh, oh . . . Whew, he was just kidding.

After 5 days of doing absolutely nothing besides cough and sneeze I was quite ready to get back among the living, particularly since daytime tv is terrible! You'd think something interesting would be on with over 100 channels. Well, I suppose there is if you want to create abs of steel by zumba dancing in your new amazing bra. Me, I stuck to HGTV, Food Network and the History Channel.

I'll have to get my act in gear and start into that garden now that I'm feeling better. Thanks again, everyone!

13 comments:

Heidi said...

Hello Kathy,
Happy Wednesday. I am glad to hear you're on the mend. Take care and I look forward to reading about your garden soon.

Heidi

taylorsoutback said...

Don't overdo it though...sounds like your body really did a number on you and it might take awhile to regain a state of being normal...

We have similar TV tastes and yes, it is incredible to think there are 100's of channels and little quality, though I do admit to getting caught up in some of the really old black and white movies...

Take care of yourself!

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

Glad you're in the pink again. But I must say that, personally, I would question the motives of anyone trying to feed me eggs when I'm sick! You haven't taken out any new life insurance lately have you? Something sinister may be afoot.

Clint Baker said...

Our family will be lifting you up in prayer!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

No, nice fresh eggs from our chicks. It's the only thing I thought I could tolerate. I have him stir them up (without milk) as if you were making scrambled eggs but then pour it into the small buttered skillet. Then let it sit until it's firm enough to turn. It looks more like a crepe but no filling so it's easy to eat.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thank you so much!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Yes, we turned on some of those at night. I was dozing enough that I couldn't follow a movie during the day.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

As soon as these winds calm down. It was a chore keeping the jeep in the lanes yesterday. You should have seen the poor guy pulling a camper. They were a steady 35 mph with gusts into the 40s. Being hilly, you'd fight to keep it in the lane and then hit a spot where the hills blocked so you had to correct in a hurry only to meet the side gusts again. What a relief to get home!

LindaG said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. :)

Candy C. said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better, those sinus infections can be nasty! Listen to taylorsoutback and don't overdo it too soon, you don't want a relapse. I would be hard pressed to find anything to watch on TV during the day too!

Manny said...

I remember getting something similar (actually my temp reached 104) last year right at the beginning of Lent. Glad you're feeling better. Kudos to your husband for taking up the slack.

I take it none of those tornadoes this week came your way?

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Hi Manny, 104! That's pretty high. We missed the tornadoes where I live but had extremely high winds that caused some problems. Today we have 2 inch hail in the area. I'll have to post on Tom's ham radio / storm watchers.

Manny said...

Stay safe. Glad you weren't hit but I do think about all my mid west connections when they do. Yes, 104 was the most I ever had. I was close to having my wife call an ambulance.