On a more sobering note, today was the 6th anniversary of our furry baby's passing. We still miss our Xena terribly. I recently had the portrait I did of her framed by a good mate of mine. She once more graces our lounge room with her gentle countenance.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Armed and dangerous
So, after 2 weeks of incessant coughing, waking up in sheer terror in the middle of the night due to bronchial spams that leave you gagging for air, I got fed up with it last Thursday night when I reached my limit. My chest was so constricted and my sinuses so impacted that I struggled to breathe out of my nose and mouth (fear, anyone?) What was I suppose to do at this point... Breathe out of my @$$? Sorry but (bad pun), I only “exhale” from my @$$. That’s when I recorded that little sound clip below. No... I hadn’t swallowed a squeaky toy!
I took an appointment to see my doc for Saturday morning, and so I went today. His take on it was that I have a bronchitis/sinusitis combo with aggravations caused by asthma and allergies. Nice!! So... After shoving me on the nebulizer for a few minutes (which helped open up my chest tremendously), he sent me home with a veritable plethora of medicine; antibiotics, a puffer and some strong prescription-only syrup. We had to go to three different chemist to find this syrup he prescribed... Most likely it’s not commonly stocked as it is a restricted substance (pure codeine phosphate!) Yes folks... I tried curing myself with grandma and grandpa’s ol’ folk remedies (you name it, I tried it), but this infection was so bloody strong and resilient that even throwing the kitchen sink at it wouldn’t budge it. After only one dose of those tough modern drugs, I am feeling SOOOOOO much better!! Those are the times I scream “huzzah for modern drugs!!” If sticks and stones don’t cut it, upscale to an A bomb and an H bomb! To hell with dem viruses and bacteria! They better run for the hill, now. I’m armed and dangerous!