I just found out I’m colorblind. The diagnosis came completely out of the purple.
So, last night (Tuesday), around 10:00 PM, I began to cough. It was caused by a “tickle” high up in my chest. I figured it was because of the pumpkin seeds I was munching on, but alas, around 2:00 AM, I was up and could not go to sleep. When I lay down, the coughing would start. I stayed up all night, not sleeping from 2:00 AM until midnight tonight (Wednesday).
I hate to be a wuss, but, at 75, I need no more “wear and tear” on this old body, so I called Dr. Pauer. She waw me at 3:15 PM. She is not only pretty but very caring, and she knows we do not call unless we are really sick, and I was.
Her words were something like, “What happened? You were fine a few days ago!” I did mention that I just had the flu shot, which could have kicked this episode off. We got some powerful cough medicine (had to show my driver’s license to get it) plus a new antibiotic. I picked them up at 4:30 PM and was home by 5:00 PM, and the meds were down the hatch by 5:01 PM.
Now I take everything (Mucinex, cold syrup, and Cednirir) on four hours increments, so here I am at 4:30 AM (Wednesday), making the third round. Surprisingly, I did get to sleep a bit. Thank you, Dr. Pauer, and thank me for NOT being a “he-man” and attempting to tough it out!
We laid low the rest of the day watching some TV until midnight! I was pretty sick by the time I went to bed, but right this very instant, I feel close to being human. As expected, my bride attempted to play nurse, so we both decided watching to boob-tube would be an excellent way to spend the day!