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Friday, January 28, 2011

heavily medicated.

I went to the doctor today after sleepless night #3 and feeling "flu-ish".
(I seem to be fine during the day but when it's time for bed, it kicks in).
The room felt like it was literally spinning when I woke up this morning.

The doctor's visit was interesting, to say the least. 
After telling the nurse my symptoms, she proceeded to tell me the various tests they were going to run...
flu test, chest x-ray, blood test...

BLOOD TEST?! (gasp!)

Yes, I'm the girl that faints after getting shots or "finger pricks"; esp. after having blood drawn.
It's never good.

Today was no exception.

Lets just say it took me a while to get on my feet. 
2 hours of dizziness, 1 cup of water spilled everywhere, 1 cup of Coke, a cookie, a nurse having to call my husband to the back, getting sick to my stomach in front of the nurses and having to use a trash can (embarrassing), a pregnancy scare (don't worry, we're not), my first wheelchair ride, and a couple X-rays later, I was walking out of that place with a diagnosis.

(mild) Bronchitis
Sinus Infection

Not cool.

Those poor people probably thought I was the most dramatic person to ever enter a doc in a box. 
I promise I'm not.... I just really really reallly hate to have my blood drawn.

And to think... I used to be a nursing major.
(It doesn't take genius to figure out how that could've gone).

Also, I had 6 prescriptions to get filled... SIX!! 
I feel like I'm 80! 
Someone buy me a pill box!


  1. Oh my word, sweet friend! I'm so sorry :( Prayers coming your way for a speedy recovery!

  2. oh no! that's a lot of meds! get to feeling better girl! :o)

  3. Ah you poor thing. Have a relaxing weekend and get better! :) Hugs.

  4. Oh you poor thing! I have an embarrassing fainting story from donating blood in high school. I feel your pain. Hope that medicine kicks in!

  5. oh my goodness you poor little thing! That sounds like my husband at our last trip to the doc a few weeks back...all of the above mentioned in your post occured..

    I hope you feel better and have a relaxing weekend where your hubby weights on you hand and foot! xx

  6. I hate needles and I freak when they mention blood as well! Praying for you to have a speedy recovery :)

  7. that would have been a disaster if you had continued with the nursing degree! Or maybe you're one of those people that you can take others' blood but don't like your own taken?

  8. Oh gosh! I hope you feel better soon!

  9. Oh, wow! You poor little thing! I can't believe all of that happened! I hate getting my blood drawn, too! I have actually passed out once while it was happening. I'm a nurse...who stupid is that?? Haha! It doesn't bother me to stick other people though! : )

    I hope you feel better soon, you little 80 year old pill popping maniac!!

  10. 1 word- Chevron.
    Remember the TB test day :)
    I was just as bad as you and still have to sing a song when they draw blood. Haha.

  11. 6 prescriptions!?!?! Dang, girl! ;) Hope you are feeling better ASAP!

  12. Please let me be in the deliver room when you have a baby...HAHA! Just Kidding. Hope you get to feeling better. See ya!

  13. I had bronchitis and a sinus infection together last winter! It was NOT pleasant, so I feel your pain. The six prescriptions is intense, though - I'm pretty sure I had 2 along with something over the counter.

  14. Oh sweety! I hope you feel better. Take care of yourself.

  15. Amanda- I completely understand... I recently had a blood test and proceeded to tell every nurse that I came in contact with that I had never had one before and I was nervous. Luckily I survived, but I was sure I wouldn't for awhile :)
    I hope you feel better!

  16. I know it's not easy, but looking at the comments here, I can see that many others are thinking of you... and hoping that you'll be better very soon.

  17. Just found your cute blog! Hope you are feeling better! I was brave once and donated bueno! Rest up and take care of yourself! xoxo

  18. I had 4 scripts in Dec. I had Sinus Infection turned Strep Throat, turned Bronchitis. I missed Seven of my Ten allowed sick days as a teacher! So I completely feel you with your illness!


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