|my comfort cat|
Tux spent the night with me on the sofa last night. It's been a while (and I'm grateful for that) since I've been sick. Realized Friday that my chest was getting awfully congested and my coughing (I do have a chronic cough since radiation back in 2000) was increasing. Hoped it was just old age (I find that fluid sometimes builds up at night which causes me to cough a lot in the mornings) or perhaps allergies (although allergies have never been a problem for me).
So I took some Mucinex Saturday morning before heading out to my pottery class. But by about 1pm (class runs until 4:30) I realized that things weren't getting better and even the hot tea I had brought in a thermos wasn't helping... so I had DH come and pick me up. I usually drive myself but that morning I didn't even feel well enough to do that (should have taken that as a hint to stay home).
Anyhow... between Tylenol and Mucinex... with plenty of water and hot tea, Tux and I got through the night. We spent it as you can see on the sofa in the den as it was necessary to 'sit up' to sleep - lying down only made things worse. Besides, DH would never have gotten any sleep with my coughing.
Feeling better today. Still congested, but the Mucinex and Tylenol help a lot. I'm guessing it's just a bug of some sort as I was running a little fever yesterday evening. However, I may check in with my doctor if it isn't entirely gone in a day or so as my last CAT SCAN back when I had my appendectomy last year showed some fluid around my heart. I gather that this is probably also the result of the radiation and possibly the cause of my chronic cough. I doubt if it has anything to do with this episode, but perhaps it wouldn't hurt to check.
On a happier note, today is our oldest son's 50th Birthday! He's the one living on Oahu. I can't believe he's 50 years old. But I'm going to share with you a picture of him at one year old. He was such a happy child.
Well, have a wonderful Sunday! This week starts early voting... so hopefully everyone will vote! While sometimes we feel that there's nothing we can do... this is something that we can!