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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Evolution of This Sick

I decided to just put sick because I wasn't sure what else to call it. Yes, I'm still sick. I've been through a lot of misery with this bout of illness. It's been like an evolution of sickness. At first it was just a little scratchy throat and cough. Then the cough turned into a very congested hack. I carried on like that for some time. About two weeks into it, I started to get a stuffy nose. By the third week I had nasal congestion, chest congestion, and ear congestion. I began to have what appeared to be hot flashes every evening - no fever. It was between the second and third week I started coughing up mucus. By the time I ended up in the E.R. kicking off the fourth week, I was congested all over, wheezing, all of the above, and tooth pain. Last Monday is when the gagging started, due to drainage. I will cough and it will turn into a full on gag session which then causes me to break out in a cold sweat and stomach churn. Three nights ago I started loosing sleep due to the drainage. It feels like a foul ooze is constantly pouring down my throat. Yes, I taste it and smell it. Oh, that reminds me - I lost my ability to taste and smell anything else about week 3. I can now taste some things, smelling is still out. Hearing is muffled. Yesterday began the sinus pressure and pain. Also, the throbbing sound in my ears. Thankfully, that is only happening when I'm vertical. So, if I am sitting or laying I'm ok. Today the drainage issue got so bad that I threw up. I have a strong stomach and almost no gag reflex. So, it is really disgusting. On top of everything else I have become fairly depressed and lost some of my appetite. I'm almost constantly praying for strength and healing. The nose congestion has improved almost totally and the cough is more due to the drainage than the urge to do it. So, I suppose that there has been some improvement. However, I really need total relief soon. I have a new empathy for those people who deal with real chronic illness like m.s. or something. I don't know how they keep from going off the deep end. I will be finished with my second round of antibiotics on Monday. I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I'm still enduring all this.


Ashley said...

Yuck! Sounds like you might should call and talk to the nurse because you don't seem to be getting better. Maybe they haven't given you the right antibiotic to knock it out yet. They should at least be able to give you something that will help with the drainage and all. Praying you feel better soon!!

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