I am still sick.

This sucks. I’m pretty sure it’s bronchitis. I’ve been taking the generic Mucinex but with mixed results; I didn’t take any today and my coughs seem to have been just as productive, until after I decided I hate coughing and was going to eat a whole bag of cough drops instead. After work I picked up some Nyquil at Target (I think I spelled both drug names right? Maybe?), and after dinner which will be right after Matt gets home, I’m taking one and going to sleep.

I haven’t slept well in the last … well, 5 days I guess (ever since my lungs decided they hate me); I’ll wake up every 2 or 3 hours because I have to cough and/or take a puff so that I can breathe again. It’s no fun. I’ve almost had it for a week, and unfortunately, all the stuff I’ve found on the internet about it say that the prognosis is usually a week. And that all you can really do is rest, drink a lot of fluids, and try to relieve the symptoms. ¬†Bronchitis is usually viral, so taking antibiotics only makes the bacteria which are not making me sick more resistant to the medicine. Ugh.

This isn’t the typical sick, though; I’m not congested in my head, my throat isn’t sore, I don’t have a fever (that I can tell). My chest is just congested, and my bronchial tubes swollen. Like I said, it sucks and I’d better get over it really soon.

I think I have been feeling less congested, actually. But it’s pretty minor. Maybe the Nyquil will make it so I can actually sleep tonight and I’ll feel better tomorrow. We’ll see.

And, that’s all.

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

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