I don't really get sick too often. Maybe some sniffles here and there, but never really sick. But when I do get sick, I do it right. My body skips the cold and goes straight to bronchitis. I can usually tell within a few days that I have it. I've just become accustomed to how I feel.
So even though I've only been feeling icky for a few days now, I went to the doctor last evening because I knew. I could feel the heaviness in my chest. Bronchitis was setting in.
Going to the doctor is merely a formality. I just need him to say, "Yes, you are right. You do have bronchitis." and give me a script for Z-Pak to make it go away. It was nice that my doctor's office has new "extended" hours now. I wasn't expecting to get in last evening. Especially since I didn't call until around 3:00. I thought they'd squeeze me in sometime this morning. So when she said "6:30 tonight", I was pleasantly surprised.
It actually worked out really well. I dropped the kids off at VBS at 6:00 and went to the doctor ALL BY MYSELF. A rarity for me. Especially during the summer. And then I got to go to the grocery store ALL BY MYSELF to pick up my script and a few other things. I wrote about my experience there yesterday in case you missed it.
Of course, I ran into 3 people that I know at the grocery store. Why is it you always run into people you know when you're not at your best?
Anyway, I took my first 2 pills as soon as I got back into the car. I am feeling somewhat better today. Not good enough this morning to make it to the gym though. Hopefully tomorrow. I figure I need to take it easy in order to get better quicker. Otherwise I'll be down and out again in a few weeks. And I don't have time to be sick! I have a 5K to train for!
My week while the kids are in VBS isn't exactly working out the way I had planned. My plan was to take my laptop to Panera every evening and work on some photo books from Artscow. But Monday I did a little shopping - groceries and such. Tuesday I did go to Panera with Laura and her book club. That was fun, even though I wasn't feeling great. Last night I went to the doctor.
Tonight, however, after I run a few quick errands, I plan to sit at Panera, which is only about 1/4 mile from the church my kids will be at, and work on a photo book. I just need to remember to bring a sweater since it is usually freezing in there. And I'll probably be sipping hot tea ... even though it is like 90 degrees outside!
On a positive note, it has been since September 2009 that I've had bronchitis. So if I go another 10 months before getting it again, that'd be a good thing.