Thursday, February 19, 2009

Really. I mean really?

I finally felt mostly better, except for a pain in my side from
coughing, and the cough and intermittent breathing problems. The pain
in my side has only gotten worse. Last night I couldn't sleep because
of the pain, and this morning it took me 5 tries to even sit up in bed
the pain was so bad.

So I spent 15 minutes on the phone with my insurance company talking
to a nurse to determine whether I should go to an urgent care or
regular doctor. The doctor wouldn't have an xray machine, and I didn't
want to have to go to the doctor twice.

They said- no. Just go to your regular doctor today or tomorrow. It's
not anything you need an xray for.

I go to the doctor who says, "it could still be pnemonia. The cough
you have is what triggered this. One lung sounds congested, but okay.
The one on your bad side could be pnemonia."

So, I have pain killers, muscle relaxers and steroids. I have to go
somewhere else for an xray tomorrow. Two doctors visits. Exactly what
I wanted to avoid.

Plus, she's said I need to stay at home, in bed, and rest. I've
already had to take 3 unpaid days because of this, and I guess another
one this week (half day today, half day tomorrow.) who knows what
she'll say if it is pnemonia (which I think is also contagious.)

So like I said... Really. I mean really? I just want to get better.


hokgardner said...

I am so sorry you're so sick. Maybe you'll be able to sleep all weekend and recover some. When Lily had pneumonia she bounced back within 24 hours of starting antibiotics.

soniasax said...

ugh. insurance companies.

i wish your employer would give you more sick days- i mean, you're really sick! they're encouraging you to come in and spread germs!

i hope you're able to find time to rest, so you can recover.

**get well vibes**

Elaine said...

ok, this is awful but i was relieved you didn't say the side pain was appendicitis or a kidney stone.

i think it's ridiculous that we even have to check with someone to get proper care. don't we deserve to go where we need to without after to sit on the phone for an hour in pain to find out what direction you ned to go so you're not in debt?