Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good News, Bad News

Good News: I slept 7 hours last night of uninterrupted sleep. That hasn't happened for at least a week.
Bad News: I woke up congested as both my humidifiers were out of commission.

Good News: I made the bus on a semi-chilly, rainy day.
Dumb News: I didn't put a fleece on underneath my rain jacket. I chilled myself.

Good News: My regular medicine started to attack the congestion in my chest.
Bad News: During an asthma attack, I got dizzy and blacked out for a few seconds.

Good News: I was sitting in my chair and didn't hit my head or anything.
Good News: I went up to the Health Unit. They assessed me, gave me a neb (albuterol nebulizer treatment),
Bad News: They were trying to talk to me about taking an ambulance ride and my roommate(RN nurse) worked today.
Good News: Kelli wasn't at work and answered her phone.

I'm tired so I'm just going to cut to the chase. I landed myself in the ER. I'm okay. I was given 2 nebs total and a CT scan of my chest because my doctor and the ER Doctor thought it was really weird that I was having shortness of breathing-other signs of a pretty good sized asthma attack but no wheezing (I was wheezing before the first neb treatment, but not after) which is odd for me. (Both Kell and I think the bronchial thermoplasty is starting to work).
Anyway, I was sent home with prednisone, instructions to set an appointment with my doctor to see him in the next week--and I'm feeling a lot better. Kelli and her office is pretty much awesome. Her charge nurse let her watch after me and then told her to take the day off. Very, very nice of her. Also, my humidifier came, and it's pretty.

Anyway, I'm okay. I'm kind of dumb, but it came out well.

PS-Humidifiers are needed out on the east coast in the winter because when people turn on their heat, the humidity in the house drops. Plus, once the leaves turn color and drop, the humidity outside falls quite a bit when it isn't raining.


Brenda said...

I'm glad you are doing better and that you had people at work to help you.

Pezao said...

So glad that you're doing better! Good luck finishing the week.

Debra said...

Yuck! I hate trips to the ER! I think I need to get myself a humidifier too. I wonder if that'll help my alternating stuffiness/dryness/sore throats/coughing.

Glad you're better! And glad you think your humidifier is pretty.