Well, I think I may have waited too long to call the doctor back. I had that horrible pain in my chest and lungs last week and it started to go away, so I figured I was on the mend. The sinus stuff has all but cleared up and I figured I was in the clear. Yesterday when I got up, I could barely move. Every twist and turn or just getting up and down from a chair was really bad. Preparing to blow my nose and then doing it created enough pressure to make me feel like my right lung would explode. 😦 I finally gave in and called the doctor’s office. I now have prescription cough syrup, cough pills, and an inhaler, but I’m still not moving all that fast today. I’m still battling through this damn thing though. Ozzie and I decided to go out for a walk on the power canal and Walterville Pond yesterday. Much more scenic than the streets of Eugene. I didn’t do too badly in the car, but within the first half mile of the walk, I so wanted to turn back. I couldn’t walk without wincing. I decided I had to do it though, and we made it. Probably a total of about 4.5 miles, as we parked at the power canal instead of my sister’s. She has out-of-town company, so we didn’t want to interfere.
The pain is still pretty sharp today. I have, however, managed laundry, cleaning the kitchen, another walk with the dog (probably only 3 miles today), and a nice nap in the adirondack chair in the shade in the backyard. The weather here is just gorgeous. I did want to go right back to sleep when I woke up, but I’m getting my second wind (a little difficult through squeaky lungs), and I think I’ll do some sewing.
While I was waiting for my prescriptions last night, I sort of browsed around the store, and was going to buy some more chicken soup to help my situation, as I finished all the stuff I made at the outset of this plague, including all the containers I froze. I cannot believe all the chemicals in chicken soup at the store! I just couldn’t buy it. No way I’m putting that stuff in my body. I recommend you all really read the labels on the things you eat. Try your best not to eat anything that comes in a package. Natural food is much better. Okay, off my soap box. I’m off to get a little more done today!