Wednesday, March 12, 2008

You know...

It had to happen. I coughed on Rich's head last night. He said, "Ugh that's disgusting!" and then pulled farther away from me in the bed. It wasn't my fault. I was asleep when it happened and didn't have time to cover my mouth before I expectorated everywhere on the back of his head.

He's pretty ticked off this morning because he needed to get a good night's sleep last night for work today and I kept him up coughing all night. He isn't ticked at me, don't get that impression, but he is pretty pissed that after he went to bed early on purpose he ended up awake all night. Know what? I'm pissed too. I was exhausted last night and didn't even manage to stay upright to watch TV, and when the TV went off I was asleep within seconds. And then the coughing started again. I couldn't find a position to keep me from doing it. Upright didn't work, sides were bad, stomach was REALLY bad. It sucked.

So Rich's alarm went off this morning and we got up and I made coffee. The coffee is helping a little bit, the steam from it I'm assuming, but today is much worse than yesterday and I foresee... a doctor in my future. I do NOT want to go to the doctor. I hate doctors. They're nice people and all, but I just can't stand them poking and prodding and ESPECIALLY sticking things in my ears and down my throat. I have been known to smack an otoscope out of a doctor's hand when it started bothering me too much. Plus, how the hell am I going to wing an exam for me with Livvie in the room? I have no baby sitter. Is she supposed to run around on the floor pulling down blood pressure cuffs while I sit on the table getting a Strep swab done? And I swear, the next time some nurse gags me with a Strep swab I'm going to barf on her head.

Plus there's the whole added thing of funds. I currently do not have enough money for a co-pay + prescriptions, even if the prescriptions are generic. Rich needs his debit card for the day and he's currently the only one who has a decent amount of cash in his account. I'm not even sure what our co-pay is now, since our insurance switched on January 1st. It could be $50 for all I know. I could call, but that would be a pain in the ass. Nothing like being surprised when you get to the office.

So yes, this has just been one giant whine. I'm not good at being sick. I suck at it. They say men are super bad at it, but I'm pretty much able to give them a run for their money. So I guess I'll keep taking Robitussin and Sudaphed and hope this whole thing goes away. I'm pretty sure we've passed cold and gotten into the realm of sinus infection/bronchitis. Hey, maybe that means I'll quit smoking...

8 comments:

jennyquarx said...

That sucks.

I hope you can avoid the doctor and start to feel better soon.

Big hugs.

jen said...

Oh honey...this crud is going around...and by around, I mean IT IS EVERYWHERE. East coast, west, midwest, etc etc.

Feel better soon. Maybe you'll luck out and get the cough medicine with vicodin in it!

Em said...

:-( sorry, you're still not feeling well.

Annie said...

I am so sorry for you and Rich.
Feel better and take good care of yourself.Big hugs.

Winter said...

Feel better.

emperorp said...

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Sorry, it has been fixed

Dagny said...

FEEL BETTER SOON DAMNIT.

xoxoxoxooxox

Julie said...

Thank you everyone. I appreciate it. :)