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.