Feeling Mighty Low

I think yesterday–I can’t even remember what day it was…Sunday?–was the low point for me as far as this sinus infection goes. I felt weak and tired. I kept coughing deep wracking coughs and I couldn’t breathe through my nose at all. When I tried to get up, I faint and a bit nauseous. It was awful. I didn’t even want to watch Netflix because it sounded too noisy.

Even though EJ is also sick–and in pain from his back–he took care of me. I think that though he felt bad, he felt slightly less bad. He did the dishes and cooked us a simple broth soup, which neither of us could taste because our noses were all stuffed up. EJ also came outside with me to gather the eggs. I didn’t want to go alone because I was afraid I’d faint, but he didn’t know where the ducks and chickens laid their eggs and he couldn’t have reached down to retrieve them with his back as it is so we went together. I gathered the eggs and he was there in case I fainted or vomited.

JJ agreed to put the poultry in their coop for the night, but since he had never done it before, I went with him to show him how. I think he rather enjoyed herding the ducks into the coop. All a person really has to do is get them started and they waddle into the coop themselves. Tonight I was a distance from them and I just pointed my rooster whacker cane at them and they waddled off to their coop. Ducks are goofy, but not stupid.

JJ said several times over the last few days, “You could go to the doctor, you know.” However, I’m 99.999999% sure that I have the same sickness as he did so I simply followed the advice his doctor had given him: which was to take an OTC medication (can’t remember the name–we bought the store brand), drink hot lemon water with honey in it, and get plenty of rest. The only thing I didn’t have was the Flonase, but EJ said it could be bought at the store without a prescription. I bought some this afternoon, so I’m good. I’m doing everything the doctor told JJ to do AND I have put Vicks on my throat.

I slept most of this morning, and when I woke, I noticed much improvement. Which is very good because EJ had a doctor’s appointment at 4:15 p.m. and he was feeling bad enough today that he needed me to drive him there. EJ has to be feeling pretty bad to want me to drive–not because I’m a terrible driver (I’m not), but because he likes to drive and I like to let him drive so I can enjoy the scenery and take photos.

We took the Xterra to the doctors because the parking lot at the doctor’s is narrow and EJ said that it’s sometimes difficult to pull out of the parking space in the Suburban. The Xterra is shorter. I stayed in the Xterra while EJ went in for his appointment. I could relax, read my book, sip my tea, and not annoy other patients with my cough, which is still terrible.

When EJ came out, he said that the doctor had given him a new prescription for his pain meds and cleared him to go to work tomorrow. We stopped at the store on the way home so he could get his prescription filled. I bought some Flonase for me.

I felt well enough that I was able to do some laundry, and fix supper, do dishes, and put the ducks and chickens in their coop for the night. I’m definitely beginning to come out of it.

JJ only was sick for four days. I have been sick for almost a week. I’m hoping EJ will feel better tomorrow so he won’t have a difficult day at work. Poor guy.


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