Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gave in, the coughing jags were getting scary.

I suspect that I died, in a previous lifetime or two by choking or drowning. I have great respect for dark water and would rather NOT be out on it, at night. The cruise I took doesn't count, that was a floating sky scraper. Zeus used to try to get me to go out in the sailboat at night, nope, can't do it. My anxiety level hit overdrive, if the shoreline disappeared.

I remember once taking a canoe out by myself. I proudly stroked my way around Lake Monona only to come up on some children, playing in the water, as my canoe glided next to them. Apparently, I feel safe and proud in knee deep water.

These coughing spasms are nasty. When the sinus cavities fill up suddenly and I start to cough I can't catch my breath. I actually start to panic. Logic tells me I'm not to go cash in the chips over this but the rest of my body and brain aren't listening.
It's THE END. It's OVER.

My life doesn't flash before my eyes probably because I'm tearing up from the effort of trying to breathe. After three of these episodes this morning I asked Zeus to take me to the Urgent Care.
There I was handed a mask, told to keep it on and join the other masked people in the waiting room. Long story short I'm on an antibiotic "just in case" there is a secondary infection. The doctor seemed concerned that this was into the eight day. I was also told to drink more water.

The prescription wasn't ready when we drove through the drive up but a pleasant little girl told us to " go, go enjoy your lunch". We did, managing to scarf down some Mexican food at Taco Bell. My appetite certainly hasn't been affected by this head cold.

Another exciting day in the neighborhood. I should be back to my "perfect" self in about four days. Well, my practically perfect self. I have tons of laundry to fold while Zeus and I watch Seven Pounds, which arrived in my mailbox today.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and a creative rest of the weekend. :)Bea


  1. Oh you poor thing. Head colds are horrid and those coughing fits sound dreadful, and frightening. I do hope the antibios work for you. Don't work too hard. xxx

  2. Anonymous6:30 PM

    We must have been on the same boat - I'm afraid of the same thing, although I haven't been on a boat away from land. So maybe not. But I have lots of sinus trouble.

    I hope you feel better.


  3. Oh Bea, I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad. I hope the medicine works for you. Get some rest. I had a great recipe for a cough that a doctor gave me years ago. It had "spirits" in it of course, and it was strong, but it worked. But sad to say I can't find it. Actually the recipe originated in Russia. It was a very interesting concoction.

  4. Thanks Ladies! I have to say since seeing the doctor things have calmed down and no coughing fits as of yet, knock, knock, on wood.
    I'm tired and hoping to get a really good night's sleep. I have so much I want to do and just not the energy to do it. MAYBE TOMORROW, yeah, that's the ticket. :)Bea

  5. Sorry to hear that you're ill...wife has been going through the same thing as of late...but I'm sure once you get acclimated to the changing of the season, you'll be back to your old self in no time.

  6. Poor, poor Bea! This too shall pass...I am reminded to thank God for my health everyday, it is most important of all life's gifts.
    xox, Lisa

  7. hope you feel better Bea

  8. Oh Bea you already feel bad and then they mask you when you walk into the Urgent care. Dear Lord let the end of this trial be over...there I said it our loud. Forget about the laundry... you are more important! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. G- The meds are working. And, it looks like the warm spell we had is moving on and artic winds are blowing in.I hope your wife is on the mend :)Bea
    Lisa - I'm normally in pretty good health. You are right it is a blessing. :)
    CathieG- Hey, thanks for stopping by and your wishes. I appreciate them. :)Bea
    Mary Helen, the waiting room reminded me of a PBS special I watched once about China or Japan, I forget now, but people walked around the streets with masks on. :)Bea

    Thank you everybody for your well wishes. I don't usually clump all my responses together but I've been away from the computer for a bit. I wasn't able to answer you right away. :)Bea