Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Cough - Day 22

We had a good time last night.

We started out at the meet-up house. And don't listen to anything this woman has to say. She will probably tell you that a bunch of moms poured themselves some Mimosas to sip on while walking around with silly hats on while their kids ran around gathering candy. She don't know nuthin'

At one house, the candy giver guy was asking, "Do you want this, this, or this?" The Boy turned around and yelled, "MOM! I'M GETTING YOU A TWIZZLER!" He loves his momma.

So anywho...the cough. It lives on. So far I have taken - Flonase, Zyrtec, Advair, Guaifenex, Histinex and a Z-Pack. The Histinex is the only thing that helps the cough, but it knocks me out.

I have had three different people tell me I probably have walking pneumonia (alas, none of them qualified medical professionals.)

Last night, we stopped by a friends house after mimosas trick or treating and I ate a bowl of taco soup (yum). When we got back home, I was finishing up my Jones Soda Cream Soda (yum) and a little went down the wrong pipe. I started coughing and kept coughing. Tears were running down my face and suddenly..."I think I'm going to throw up!"

I high-tailed it back to the bathroom all the while telling myself, "Don't throw up. Don't throw up. Don't throw up."

After coughing and retching (tmi?) very violently for a few minutes, I ended up not throwing up (that would have been a waste of perfectly good taco soup), but I did cough up some phlegm with what seemed to be BLOOD FLECKS.

So now I am really worried about this cough. My body aches. My ribs hurt when I cough. And did I mention there may have been BLOOD in my sputum?

Doctor appointment tomorrow morning. I'll keep you advised.

Now where's my damn Twizzler?


  1. eeeeeeew! glad you kept the soup down, tho.

    and here's hoping you didn't take all those meds + mimosas because we'll have to do a whole OTHER blog post on that one.

  2. I'm not a medical professional either but you probably have coughed your throat raw. Definitely get to the doc though, it shouldn't go on for so long.

    Feel better soon!

  3. I can tell you why your ribs hurt. Every time you cough, your ribs flex. Eventually, the muscles covering them get bruised by these violent motions. Happened to me once. Had to sleep in the recliner for a week.

    I've heard there is a bug going around with a persistent cough that lasts a LONG time. The blood is of some concern so I'm glad you are seeing the doc.

  4. I'm glad you didn't lose your lunch! I've had that happen to me. The flecks are nothing to worry about - just from the constant coughing irritating your linings. Lovely, eh?

    I hope you can get some relief soon. ((HUGS))