Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bronchitis, The Sequel

So yesterday I said that I started coughing again. I woke up with my chest feeling really tight and when I coughed, well. ugh! icky-tasting stuff and I'll leave it at that. Moving around a bit, the shit mucus in my chest loosened up and I was able to get some of this stuff up. As my day progressed, I took the Mucinex like a good little girl but the Mucus family was still partying hearty inside of me.

I got my laundry together and drove to the laundromat near John's (because feeling crappy or not, I still needed to see him). Plus my gas tank was low and he fills my tank for me. As I'm finishing up my laundry I'm feeling worse and worse. So we get gas, get dinner, get dayquil/nyquil and head back to John's for hot tea and Lost! I took a nyquil going to bed and slept like a rock!!

While we were waiting for Lost to come on, I decide that maybe I need a day off to see the doctor and get more medicine. But I'm hesitant because we only have 4 servers working day shift right now and 1 girl got her ass suspended for 3 days for not coming to work on Monday and our manager, Kim is a bitch and was feeling pissy. Then I decided screw it! I don't feel well, she'll bitch me out for coughing all over everyone again anyway. So I called out and asked the night manager, Tom if he could get someone to work my shift. He said don't worry about it. So I didn't worry about it.

This morning I got an appointment to see Dr. Z. She discovers that my bronchitis hasn't quite cleared up and is coming back good and strong (oh that Mucus Family likes it inside my body). So she writes 2 Rx for a stronger antibiotic (Levaquin) and a steroid. So I take my 2 little Rx to CVS and my not-so-good insurance card. Fifteen minutes later I pick up my Rx. Steroid is $15. Levaquin is $77.69!!!!!!! I asked the girl if anything was covered on my insurance. She told me if I didn't have insurance, it would have been $162!! And I only got 10 pills!!! Good thing my credit card isn't maxed out any more!

I am sooo tired of coughing! The muscles in my belly are sore from all the coughing.
I hope this kills it once and for all. I think I'm going to count all this coughing as exercise!


Sally's World said...

gosh, how awful i hope you feel better soon. your health care system is very different to ours, i moan about prescription costs, but they are nothing like that.

stay well...get well!!!

Boozy Tooth said...

I was going to sugges that you count the coughing as exercise. Absolutely.

Sorry you've still got the crud. That sucks hon. Get well soon. At the cost of those meds, who could afford to be sick?

PS: Google "Rick Rolling" because it's a joke that's kind of hard to explain.

Queen Bee said...

As I'm reading this, I'm thinking to myself "Wow, it sounds like we had the same day going on yesterday"

I consider the coughing intense ab work.

The Retired One said...

I bet all those customers are thanking you for not coming into work today too!
Climb under those covers and get some rest and get better soon!!

darsden said...

Boy you and Pearl have really been sick. Hope you are feeling better real soonl. With the medicine you got you should be a new person in a couple of days.

Kat said...

Oh hun. You and I are in the same boat. My abs are so freakin sore. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I know I am about sick of being sick.

Anonymous said...

Hurry up and get well. I'm happy that you have insurance to cover some of the outrageous costs.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Think of the coughing as a great ab work out!!!

Hope you are feeling 100% soon!

Hallie :)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

aw, I hope the antibiotics get you feeling better soon! coughing like that is no fun!

Joanie said...

Coughing seems to be easing off a bit. I just need to remember to keep taking these antibiotics for the next 8 days.

HeatherPride said...

This is an awful feeling, when you're so sick your stomach hurts to cough! I'm glad you decided to take the day off, and I'm glad the manager wasn't a jerk about it. I hope you feel better soon!!

Unknown said...

Get well soon! Imagine I sent you the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and a cheesy card.


Joanie said...

Imagine I'm just loving them too!

Unknown said...

I imagined a thank you card. What's this check for $300.00? Sweet!


Julie D said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and helping me get over 100 comments on my blogiversary!!

Ann Imig said...

I hope you feel better, Joanie. Nothing like illness to make "normal life" seem like roses.


Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear Joanie,
Good morning. I hope that your cough stop pestering you. I am worried because it might affect your job and that will be bad. Please get well soon my friend and kindly take a lot of Vic. C and water to flush that virus. Have enough sleep too. Take care always.
You friend here,