Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cough

The title pretty much sums up my life for the last few weeks. I developed a cough in Australia and it just kept lingering. Last week the coughing started to get bad. Shoot me and put me out of my misery bad. Luckily for me, I work at a hospital and I can be "seen" by a doctor without actually going through the formal check-in and pay a co-pay routine. After a quick listen to my lungs and a summary of my symptoms, I was given a prescription for Antibiotics. He also threw around words like "Atypical Pneumonia" and "Pertussis" but assured me that the drugs would kill any bacteria that may be associated with my coughing. As long as it isn't the Hudson River Virus, I'll probably live. (Bonus points if you get the reference.)

I can say that I do feel somewhat better but the cough still lingers and I still prefer to be in bed most of the day. How that is different from any normal day I don't really know except I haven't even gotten up to watch much TV and those who know me know that I usually watch a lot of TV. Speaking of which, I would like to know what rock the producers of Big Brother 9 looked under to find the current cast. I want to make sure I never come across that rock.....ever!

Now I must go take more cough medicine before I cough up a lung.

4 comments:

Maura said...

Sorry to hear that the cough got worse instead of better! I hope the drugs knock it out of your system.

I get a failing grade on the Hudson River Virus reference. But I lived in the Hudson River Valley for a huge chunk of my life - do I get partial credit?

Oh, and I agree 100% on the BB9 cast. I think we can refer to them as writers' strike sludge.

Feel better!

Anonymous said...

hudson river virus is from BB9!

Maura said...

I found that out just last night. I'm WAAAAY behind on my viewing!

Wasn't it a Jericho reference on BB9, though? That wasn't clear to me.

California April said...

Yes, it was really a Jericho reference, tied in to BB9.