Sunday, August 02, 2009

Thought of the Day #207 - Creeping Crud

The virus/infection that wouldn't die! I've had a cough, hoarse voice, and varying degrees of fatigue since being in Vegas mid-July. Enough already! I start feeling pretty good and then...well...then it comes a bad penny! Tonight, my voice is hoarse again and slightly "cottony" just like when the beast first found my body. When will it end? I guess there are three options 1. it will kill me 2. it will die off or 3. I will live with it forever. I'm hoping that it's not the latter.


Anonymous said...

Get to the doctor (although I suspect you already have). An infection is nothing to take lightly. It may be something serious. If it is a virus there is not much antibiotics can do. If is bacterial your doctor may provide an antibiotic. You may require medical intervention to overcome this infection.

About a month ago, I came down with the flu. I attempted to wait it out, taking to bed, hoping i would be able to fight it off on my own without going to the doctor. Well at 4 am on a Sunday I woke up feeling miserable. I had to wake up my wife and had her take me to the emergency room. As it turns out the infection had turned into pneumonia and the doctor had to prescribe an antibiotic. I believe I had the swine flu (H1N1) even though I was not tested for it.

Please go to the doctor, if you haven't already. The infection may be serious enough to requir medical intervention to overcome it, okay.

Paul Bergsagel.

Cat said...

Thanks for your concern, Paul. I'm over it now! Yay!

Sorry to hear you had such a rough go recently. I'm glad you're on the mend!