I have bronchitis

I started with the allergies. Morphed into a wracking cough this week, but no fever. I stayed home and monitored but on Wednesday, I took Maverick for a short walk, He was so full of energy that after a half mile I was wiped out. So home we came, took my temp, still no fever, but my dear Bear told me I sounded like I had emphysema (I don’t) so I gave in and called the doctor. They told me to come down – no rush but there was an available appointment in a half hour so I took it.

It was funny, I went in and the receptionist, in her best Oprah imitation, said, “And YOU get a mask!” Got all checked out, diagnosed with mild bronchitis, got a prescription and came home. The Bear had gone out when I went to the doctor, I had texted him to let him know I was there. He responded, “do you need me to come down?” I said, “Not yet.” He said, “I’m on my way.” I do love that man.

So I came home and he went for meds and that was a cluster on its own. Day three of Zpack and I’m feeling better, but when I go out, which is not often but food must be purchased – and dear Jesus, people, we will only experience shortages if you continue to buy enough to last you for the rest of the year and leave nothing for anyone else! – I find myself constantly explaining “BRONCHITIS!!!!! ON MEDS!!!!!”

Strange times we’re living in. I am old, I have lived through many things, I never thought I’d see the day when my countrymen would hoard toilet paper because of a joke someone posted in another country. Nor did I ever think I’d see mass panic on this level. I live in Pennsylvania, we are basically shut down – is it scary? Yeah, but the survival rate from this Chinese virus is SO high, I refuse to give up hope! What will kill us first? Panic.

We will get through this. Read more, knit more, sew some masks. Pull it together, people, remember 9/11? We got this!

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14 Responses to I have bronchitis

  1. ekurie says:

    Hope you are better soon. I didn’t know why the tp was disappearing. Maybe that also explains the paper towels?

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  2. As a fellow PA resident and a sufferer of chronic sinusitis and allergies, I feel your pain, girlfriend! And just to make life really interesting, much of the state will be seeing snow on Monday? Oh well, at least the roads will be massively empty of traffic, therefore less accidents – and we won’t see all of the closings across our TV screens because everything is already closed – and – and – well, I ran out of things after two! Hang tight and feel better soon!

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  3. Bitey Dog says:

    I know how you feel! A simple allergy sniffle will have people running from you like you have the plague. Glad you are feeling better already. Maybe you could knit us some masks!

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  4. Oh well. if it kills us all we’re be known forever as “The Species With Cleanest Butts and Hands.” Take care. It could be worse. It could have been diarrhea.
    —-Ray of Sunshine

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  5. Yes! and Thank you for this post!
    I’m so sorry you have been ill!
    I get sinus-crud every March. It hasn’t been too bad this time around…just a stuffy nose and a sinus headache, at times.
    Hope you are well soon!
    That Z-Pack was/is an amazing invention!
    My youngest lives in PA!
    (((HUGS)))

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