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1/25/16
I hate being sick. It's not in me to sit around and relax and do nothing. The upper resp thing did not get any better, despite Levaquin and the aforementioned sitting around doing nothing. I called off from work all week, which is a clear sign I'm on death's door.

So Sat night, in another sign that I'll be dead by dawn, I asked Eve to take me to the ER (my own PBP being closed unti Tuesday). Chest xray was normal (so not pneumomia), and the MD diagnosis acute vital bronchitis. I came home with prenisone for the inflammation, benzonate and phenergan with codeine for the cough, and flonase for the post-nasal drip. And to be honest - I am feeling much better. The couch has 90% cleared up, and I am no longer ripping my throat out every time I cough.

I came *this* close to rescheduling my Costa Rica trip - it was either lose the $ for my non-refundable, bought-on-sale ticket, or pay $550 to change to another date. Thank goodness I feel better, and the best cure IMHO for bronchitis is spending time in a hot, humid, oceanside locale. Preferable while taking alcohol internally to ward off the rest of the germs.

I'm all packed, off to the airport at 5am.

1/19/16
I feel an upper respiratory thing settling in my chest. Good thing I have a stash of antibiotics handy. One more week til Costa Rica and I will NOT spend my vacation coughing up a lung.

1/17/16
Surely I am not the only person who smells the milk container before pouring some on her cereal. One bad experience has led to this custom.

Black cat, aka Cujo, he of the mighty snarl and hiss, was sent back out to live with his people.

The irrigation system is working again.

1/13/16
This is the year of fixing plumbing stuff. While I was sick, the cylinder thing inside my tub handle wore out (I blame the hard water out here), so I had to do some YouTube-ing to figure out how to replace it. But you know what? I did it. And then yesterday, the valve in my irrigation system for the front yard developed a leak - and I'm so glad my neighbor was around to troubleshoot that one for me, because I had no idea where to even start. So I got the old valve dug up and detached from the irrigation system, and bought a new one at Lowe's. Too tired to put it back together right now tho, so maybe tomorrow...

1/12/16
Because of being sick, I rearranged my work schedule last week, and wound up working seven days in a row. You would think that I'd immediately want to fall into bed and sleep all day on my day off, but you would be wrong. I wound up doing errands and fixing stuff and reading all day. And then at midnight, I finally managed to trap the black cat that was hanging around my porch. He's in the guest bathroom right now, scared out of his mind. I hope he's just scared and not feral.

1/6/16
Spoke too soon. After the stomach thing, I wound up with an upper respiratory thing that knocked me out. Oof.

1/2/16
Erg, sick. Worst way to ring in the new year. Altho to my way of thinking, spending two days curled up in bed with the cats was the perfect way to ring it in. I seem to have recovered (mostly). I made it out of the house today and actually managed to eat something.

I wish you all a fantastic year full of happiness.

-catherine

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