I spent more time in hospital over the weekend.
I wasn't expecting to. I had been feeling ok. Tired I guess but then it was back to school and work and BUSY and the heat had been unbearable. But I didn't feel all that bad. And I knew I wasn't quite back to normal after being so sick between Christmas and New Year. But I thought I was ok.
But then a migraine hit on Friday night and while I stemmed the brunt of it by taking Nurofen in time, I still ended up with dreadful nausea, vomiting and feeling revolting in such a short space of time. I went downhill so quickly. Too quickly.
So back up to the hospital we went as I didn't feel I was getting any better..
I have been to hospital 6 times now since Christmas. I didn't even get back here to talk about my first round of hospital trips which happened between Christmas and New Year. Basically, then, I had a succession of stuff happen starting with a plain old cough after having an everyday cold... that turned into a worse cough that turned into me coughing so badly I pulled all the ligaments and tendons in my rib muscles!!! The rib pain was so intense I was in agony. I then had asthma, a violent reaction to some pain meds (note to self - I am allergic to panadeine forte but it did take away the rib pain so that was one plus), a combination of asthma drugs that caused anxiety (not good when you are anxiety prone anyway!!), blood tests, xrays on my ribs (nothing broken - phew), reflux from the asthma and coughing, vomiting and dehydration.
Eventually my GP reopened after Christmas so i could finally go and see him and by that time it was early January and I had then developed Bronchitis. So after three courses of antibiotics and reflux meds, I felt I was healing - albeit slowly, but at least I could feel I was improving. But still I wasn't really improving as quickly as I should have been.
Anyway, I don't want to make this a looong story but the weekend hospital trip revealed I was severely rundown and dehydrated and I hadn't recovered properly from my earlier sickness... I was given anti nausea meds and three bags of fluids, electrolytes and other stuff, more blood tests and told to take two weeks off from work, exercise and netball etc. I'm not even supposed to go for a walk but I negotiated that one and they said as long as its gentle walking that is fine.
TWO WEEKS OFF! From work. That will be interesting!