11.22.2009

time to breathe in and rest



well, i finally broke down and went to an immediate care clinic today to have this cough looked at. i didn't want to, but after the way i felt last night and this morning, i knew it was time. they said i don't have a cold or the flu or anything. i could have told them that... that much i knew. i just did not understand why this nagging dry cough was hanging on for two weeks. the doc said it could be asthmatic. i've never been checked for asthma... never thought i needed to. i have bad allergies, but i never felt asthmatic. they did say it could be just a one-time, isolated thing... not necessarily chronic. so he prescribed an inhaler that relaxes the spasming lung muscles that should help relieve the cough. so far, it's not really working. we'll see. i still don't understand why i feel generally weak and ill if it's just asthma. but that might be from having two nights in a row with very little sleep. they said to go back and see a doctor if it still persists after giving the inhaler a try.

i've just rested {and still am resting} inside today despite the sunny, warmer temps outside. going to my sister's house yesterday for brunch and an ornament exchange party was pushing it. i went and had a very nice time, but felt pretty crummy the whole time. and now tonight, i am missing my mom's solo vocal performance at church. the rest of my family is attending, and i wish i could be there.

so... my snap-happy ways were put on the back burner this weekend. i did manage to get a shot i liked of one of my sister's vintage chairs while i was there. and it happens to be next to the same window that is in my blog banner shot. this chair is so 70s hip to me, that the photo seemed to beg to be "vintagized", so below are a couple polaroid conversions i made. {the original up top is straight out of camera for s.o.o.c. sunday.}


'kay... i'm off to rest. i hope you had a good weekend! toodles.

8 comments:

ELK said...

take care my dear friend..go to the dr if it doesnt not get better...

Lisa said...

i hope you feel better soon miss georgia! :) glad to hear you are taking it easy. :)

Kristin said...

Yikes, I hope the rest did you some good and that you're on the mend!

Steve Gravano said...

Down time is sometimes good. Hope you're on the mend'

S. Etole said...

Hope today finds you well and rested.

Elaina M. Avalos said...

Do consider going to a doctor. Oddly, I was in the ER this weekend for a cough like that but mine did start with a cold. The urgent care or immediate care places aren't always the best.

Jaime said...

Oh, don't you hate that, when it's beautiful outside and all you want to do is sleep? It's so much easier to stay in when it's pouring out.

~Hurricane B~ said...

DId the check your lungs? Like for pneaumonia? I had a cough that stayed forever. I was constantly going from having no energy, to flue like symptons..etc.. Went to emergency room. Had walking pneamonia or something. That was in 2005, it sucked. Not trying to worry you. Just would ask to be looked at for that ..if you keep feeling weak and cough.

I hope your mothers vocal performance went well, and you take care of yourself.