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Saturday, January 5, 2013


Had a viscious cold last week causing me to miss out on some work.  I'm still not feeling great, especially when you factor in I worked 36 hours between Wednesday to Friday.  But I am much better than a week ago.  Or at least I was better until a few minutes ago.  I was planning on heading into work this morning as well.  There is a lot of work I need to do and some hours today will help a ton.  But all that is now changed.

I was just out of the shower and starting to get dressed when I felt the need to cough again.  I've been coughing a lot off and on trying to clear the fluid from my lungs.  I went through 2 bottles of cough medicine over the past week and all that expectorant still wasn't enough to keep my lungs clean.  I've coughed so much the muscles along my diaphragm are sore and it felt like I pulled some of the muscles along my ribs on the right side.  Needless to say sleeping has been a bit of a problem with this pain which has moved into my back on the right side a little as well.   Then today came the capper.  I started coughing again and felt this "sproing" in my back on the right side.  Next thing I  know someone had put a knife in my back and was twisting in time with every breath I took.  I was bent over gasping waiting for a pain to stop but it never did.  I'm not sure if I really pulled or tore a muscle or if maybe a group of muscles spasmed and are kind of locked up.  Maybe I should head over to Derby Lane and get my back massaged while I play cards.  It can't be worse than how I currently feel and it's closer to the hospital if something really goes wrong.  I took one of the prescription ibuprofen pills right after it happened but I don't feel the pain going down much.  I'm just falling to pieces it seems.

Not much else has been going on.  Hell just moving around is hard enough right now.  I have a Dr appointment set up for Tuesday morning already but I might head over to the clinic and see if they can give me something for my back.  Every cough is somewhere between ouch and OMG THAT REALLY HURTS.  The PQ rubbed some muscle rub into my back and there is definitely a knot there.  Whatever it is, it is really screwing up my plans for this weekend.  I really don't want to go through the rest of the weekend feeling like this, that's for sure.

Just back from the Drs office.  I pulled a muscle in my back coughing.  WTF.  This is as bad as Jose Canseco pulling a muscle swinging a bat in the on deck circle.  The doc called in a couple of prescriptions, one for coughing and one for a muscle relaxant.  I gotta call Walgreens and get them to have it ready tonight cuz I don't want to go through the night feeling like this.  Well guess I'll watch a little football as there is no way I'm going to play poker tonight.  Hope everyone stays lucky and healthier than me.


lightning36 said...

Muscle relaxant and playing smart poker seem to not mix. Staying at home watching football tonight seems like a good plan.

Memphis MOJO said...

Hope you're getting to feel better.

I'll soon be in the Sebring/Avon Park area which is 2+ hours from Derby Lane. I might try to get over there one Saturday (depends what happens with mom). If so, I'll drop you an e-mail.

grrouchie said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Coughing is one of life's great miseries

Wolfshead said...

Don't know what you used as a cough med but Mucinex with cough control works great for me. Really makes hacking that shyt out of the luns a lot easier. Actually I've switched to generic brands because the name brand stuff is expensice as hell. Thet're as good or close enough anyway. Haven't touched regular cough syrupin years. Good luck with it.

Anti Money Laundering said...

I hate having a cough, it is so disturbing and too much coughing causes abdominal pains. Hope you feel better soon.