Thursday, November 18, 2010

sick as a dog.

I haven't felt this sick in over two years. World record for Marci Mckay LeBaron Watson. When I was a youngster, I would get sick as easy as was horrible. I lived in Washington which is the state of rain, moist, and mold. My lungs weren't strong from the beginning, I was diagnosed with asthma when I was three years old and of course we moved to asthmatic attack central. Camas, Washington. I was basically raised in the hospital. Every year, I would develop the common cold, it would turn into acute bronchitis, then pneumonia, then I'd have an asthma attack, and for the finale...I be admitted to the hospital. One year, my lungs actually collapsed, worst year of being sick that I can remember. Year after year I would get absolutely sick of being sick. I actually took steroids. Not the muscle enhancing supplement you're thinking of. It's an anti-inflammatory drug that helped aid the recovery from pneumonia.

I dealt with this ritual for almost 18 years and right when I moved out to Utah, my entire life changed. The dry weather cured me of my repetitive visit to the hospital. I haven't been back to the hospital since I lived in Washington. Well, I have once, because of a castor oil incident...but, we won't go into that. I also haven't used my inhaler in two years.  I'm just grateful I'm feeling extremely ill without the risk of an asthma attack or pneumonia. I mean, there is a risk, but it's nothing like it used to be.

My throat feels like I've swallowed acid, but I know I'm on the road to feeling better. People...wash your hands! Warm water, soap, scrub for 30 seconds, rinse, and be cautious.

Ps. My husband should be a nurse. Nah. I don't think he'd survive with the whole needle part, but he sure knows how to take care of his woman when she's under the weather. He's awesome!


Marlowe @ Come Home to Roost said...

Hope you didn't catch it here? My girls sure can run one ragged -- late nights probably didn't help :( Hope you feel better soon!

Julie and Spencer said...

Get better girlie! We need to get running again. But not until you are better! So sorry... I hate being sick!!!