Thursday, August 03, 2006

Codeine Killed my Cough

Okay, went to see the doctor. The diagnosis? So-called "walking pneumonia." Seems my allergy-induced sinus crud has settled down in my lungs causing bronchitis and borderline pneumonia, what Dr. Beth called "walking pneumonia." I got to take the rest of the day off, and she wanted me to take tomorrow off, too, but I couldn't do that to my boss. Not to sound conceited, but they need me too much. So I went and got my 5 prescriptions filled - an inhaler, codeine cough syrup, an antibiotic, an allergy pill and a decongestant. The best is the cough syrup! Not only did it kill my cough, but it's making me feel REALLLLLLLLLLLY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! LOL. And it's also making watching "X Games 12" really interesting. Gives a totally surreal quality to watching Shaun White on skateboard vert. Can't wait to see the half-pipe! I really enjoyed watching him do snowboarding in the Olympics. Believe it or not, I really like the X-games events. Now, when Jamie decides to try stuff like that on his skateboard and bike, it may be a different story! But "boys will be boys", so I'm sure I'll handle it just fine. Just like my mom would handle it when she caught me and my brother on the roof of our three-story house in Mt. Sterling, sword-fighting with 6-foot long cane poles while walking the roof ridge line. I was 9, Joel was about 12. Yep, there's a bit of the daredevil in me, so I can't fault Jamie for inheriting that same streak. Now I'm going to go watch Shaun White shred on the vert, then I'm going to walk the dog, go to bed and have codeine dreams! Talk to ya'll tomorrow.


Suze said...

oh, but i love codeine.

walking pneumonia sounds icky. my little bro had it as a kid once. get some rest and feel better, 'k?

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

The strange thing about codeine is, it makes me higher than a kite (and, as if you couldn't tell by the blog post, very chatty!) but it doesn't make me sleepy. I was wired awake last night. Stayed up until midnight watching "Tremors" (I love that movie!) Then I got up this morning with an absolutely splitting headache and sore throat and came in to work. I wish now I'd taken the doc up on her advice that I stay home until Monday. Oh, well. I really wanted to in the first place (as evidenced by my previous post), but I realized they need me too much at work! At least the weekend starts at 5 p.m. today!

And thanks for the well-wishes!!!

Becca said...

Very very chatty, if our conversation was any indication : )

At least you can breathe even to talk now.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Yes, breathing is nice.

Just Julez said...

You should be afraid. I think you and I were cut from the same cloth. My mother can tell you about the time she came home and it looked like dead bodies were lined up on her roof. Me, my oldest brother, and a few of our friends decided it was the perfect place to tan.

I'm glad you're feeling better!