Well, Just back from the doctors visit. Not a happy bunny, Me.
Right on schedule- just about this time of year ALMOST every year for the past 25 or so- I've developed a case of Bronchitis. I think I caught it early this year- not constant coughing like it has been when I waited four or five months before going to the doctor. I also still have the sinus infection that settled in my ears and I went to the doctor about last month. So my doctor gave me a script for a stronger antibiotic and an inhaler to open my sinuses and airways. I also got a steroid injection to boost the antibiotic and get this out of my system sooner.
Other news is the results of the blood tests I had done back in November are back and I'm REALLLLLLLY pushing the "Borderline" for being put on meds for diabetes. My BP is a bit high again too- this is a result of not having had the money to buy my BP meds when they ran out a couple of weeks ago. Other things kinda came before those meds. But I'm getting them. This week.
I can't wait to get over to England so I can see this wonderful medical system I keep hearing about from my husband. I know that doctors over here can be stupid and insensitive in general, but for the most part- this problem I'm having is a recurring one that I've been treated for for years.... and it always works. No- I'm not coughing CONSTANTLY like I usually am when I get Bronchitis- but as I said- I usually WAIT 4-5 months before I go to the doctor about it, hoping against hope it's gonna go away by itself and I won't have to spend money I don't have on an office visit and prescriptions- and all I do is let it get so bad I'm unnecessarily miserable for MONTHS. But after that kidney debacle a few years ago, I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to medical stuff. This cough and respiratory crud just started out seeming like an ear infection caused by a cold- but when the cough is getting so bad I use a 36 pack of pads in a weekend from leaking every time I cough- it's apparent that this is headed in a different direction and needs to be nipped in the bud. I know they symptoms of what I have had many times in the past- and know how bad it can really get- and to be honest, I want to be rid of this stuff before we move, I don't want arrive in England sick- and that's exactly what will happen if I don't get this taken care of NOW.
I'm sick of us being sick- and sick of all the doctors visits. And sick of the meds to get rid of this stuff. It seems like it's always something with me or hubby........Colds, Flu, Diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney infections, sinus infections, broken feet, shin splints, fishhooks in a foot........Damn- when does it END????