Happy Easter- He has risen!
So on Thursday night I started getting asthma (I take singular for asthma maintenance and usually only get asthma now when I do exercise in cold air and given my neck/back conditions I don't do any vigorous cold air exercise (I do swim though)). So anyway, I took my albuterol inhaler which usually stops it but it didn't help. Throughout the night I got a really sore throat, probably the worst sore throat I have ever had (I have a high pain tolerance so I was dealing with it alright). Unfortunately I had to work the 5am-2pm shift because the other manager called off (I was 10-7) because she was sick. So I was also short handed and didn't have a mid manager. I was super dizzy by the middle of my shift and could barely stand. My heart was beating out of my chest. I called my doctor- of course they were closed. So when the closing manager finally got there (20 mins late) I said, I will come back to finish my work I need to go to urgent care now. I walked over there because it was very close. Didn't feel safe driving anyway.
So I waited 2 hrs (I am not exaggerating) to get in the room, and then another 1.5 hours! They said sorry about the wait, we are so swamped... but there was only 1 other person in the waiting room???? They did an EKG and said I had sinus tachycardia and it was from the fever, my resting heart rate was 138. So they prescribed Azithromicin, claritin D, and Meclizine.
I left there and called my boss and said I am not coming back.
So yesterday I had off so I rested most of the day but of course all the coughing and everything is KILLING my neck/back. That is the worst part. Since my surgery my neck has been doing a lot better so I have managed to cut my hydrocodone down to 1-2 per day (usually in the night), but yesterday I took 6 and today will probably be the same.
Oh by the way I have to work today 1-cl. But then I have the next 3 days off. I was supposed to take a mini vac but I won't be doing that.
I hope all of you are doing well
Thanks for letting me rant.
ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011
Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.
Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg