Mar 12, 2012

Calling In Sick...

by Kristin Baker Przybyla

I'm a really stubborn person, to the point where I try to stick it out on my own even when it's clear to everyone else that I need outside help. This weekend I finally gave in and went to Urgent Care, where the nurse practitioner listened to my lungs, pronounced my oxygen too low, and said, "I'm going to call it bronchitis," then gave me antibiotics and a cough medicine that makes me loopy happy not cough.

So now I'm able to rest without constant pain, fever, and coughing, but I still feel too exhausted after more than a few minutes at the computer. I'm going to have to call in sick for a longer post today. But not before stating how thankful I am that we have medicines that take care of the nasty bacteria trying to kill us, and for friends and family who insist that I see a professional when I myself am not being very wise. Take care of yourselves, everyone, and listen to people or the Spirit if you get this crud that's going around, and don't let it get to the point that I did!


  1. I sooo understand how it takes us longer to finally give in and go see the doctor (nurse practitioner, etc). We hope from minute to minute that get over whatever illness we picked up, but after a couple of miserable weeks, or more, we realize we aren't better. Modern medicine is wondrous. And we should take advantage of it!

    Take care! Rest! Stay hydrated! Rest! Take the whole course of antibiotics! Rest! And you'll get better.

  2. What Debra said!!!

    Seriously, if you're not in bed right now, I'll be mad at you.

    Love, Marsha

  3. Ummmm...yeah, what Debra and Marsha said. I hear you too, Kristin. It's hard sometimes to put our needs ahead of other stuff. Glad to hear your are being taken care of! healing hugs~


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