Good Grief Smurfette!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I Need A Sick Day!
Why is it that when Moms get sick life must still go on? Isn't there a Substitute Mom line that we can call when we need to take a sick day? I sure wish there was, because this girl would totally be dialing those digits!
I am so sick of being sick. I have had this terrible cough for 3 weeks & 1 day now. I mean really. I rarely get sick & when I do it usually lasts for less than a day. This cough has found my Kryptonite. My healthy cells have surrendered & are waving the white flag!
This is a serious cough...
I wake up hacking so bad & gasping for breath that I throw my hands in the air & wave them like I just don't care...but I do care, because at that very moment I am not able to breathe! I run like a crazy ape down the hall to the bathroom soak a washcloth with scalding hot water & breath in the vapors. I am able to catch a breath. Long enough to tell Agent...I am seriously going to die. He rolls his eyes cause he has been hearing that for 3 weeks & yet I am still around. I was never good at follow through.
When I eat anything I get that tickle in my throat just about the time to swallow & the coughing starts again followed by choking. It turns into a 5 minute ordeal where everyone just stops & stares in amazement that I can hack that long without passing out. Anyone know the Heimlich Maneuver...help me!
I tried to take the inhaler that was prescribed to me to help with my breathing & I almost died puffing that stuff...I think it went down the wrong pipe & then that pipe closed up because I was bordering Smurf complexion.
I had asthma & an inhaler growing up...I should remember how to handle this breathing situation a little better without thinking I should start planning my funeral every time the cough arises...but breathing freely for some 20 years can really cause amnesia as to how to deal with suffocation. I know...now you know where Actress gets it. Right?
Nighttime is actually the best time for me if I can just get to sleep...because once asleep the coughing stops. No wonder my body has been wanting me to nap like 4 times a day, all that coughing can wear you out!
Sleep is good when you are sick...
Sleep is not allowed when you are a Stay At Home Super Mom of 3 busy children
Must keep eyes open & on them at all times...
It is my JOB!
Must kick this cough...
I need my JOB!
Wish I could call in a Substitute Mom...
Anyone have the number?
Anyone wanna SUB for me for a few days while I catch my BREATH...Literally!