Saturday, March 08, 2008

one of those days

so last thursday i left work and came home to escape my hacking coworker. by saturday i was sick. i'm still sick. most of this week, i've been sleeping something like 3 hours a night due to the massive coughing fits i keep having. the doctors keep telling me that this is not hurting the baby in spite of my pulled abdominal muscles and the fact that i have been coughing loudly and deeply enough to, on occasion, send the cats into hiding. bleh. yesterday my doctor called in a prescription for me for some codeine based cough suppressant so i could at least get some sleep. this worked remarkably well. it's ironic to me that when you are knocked up, you get reverted back to remedies that can only be called old school. they actually gave me a narcotic, people. and i took it--exactly as directed. and like clockwork, i woke up coughing 15 minutes before it was time for another dose all night long. i slept between doses like a dead thing. and today, my head is 85% more clear than it's been in a week. but holy shit, the migraine! the migraine i have had all day long was almost not worth the ability to breathe. and the hormones make me feel more sorry for myself than i generally do, so yes, there's been some weeping, too. YUCK! i am sick to death of being sick, people. i feel like i have traded a monthy period for a monthly headcold--one that gets a little worse every month. i am just DONE with this part of being pregnant, this whole no immune system thing. i know it's normal and all, but that doesn't change the fact that it sucks. a lot. anyway. i'm not so much looking for sympathy here as i am just venting. it's been a shitty week, and so far, a shitty weekend. that said, i think i am actually on the mend at last. we'll see--y'all be thinking some good thoughts in this direction!

4 comments:

Amy M said...

I am so glad you blogged yesterday - I was beginning to worry and didn't want to bug you. I feel the same way about the old school drugs - some how we aren't allowed to have pepto, but the doc was willing to write a scrip for something that I wouldn't be allowed to operate heavy equipment while using?!?!? No sense whatsoever. Feel better and keep the plague contained (or give it back to the hacking coworker).

Allegra said...

wow, that really sucks that you've been sick for so long. i hope things get better soon.....

Anne Lindenfeld said...

Dang! You are having a rough time of it. If it's any consolation, I remember looking at my husband when I was 8 months pregnant and saying, "You know, I don't think I want to be pregnant anymore. How about we just give up on this crazy idea right now. I quit." And I was totally serious about that for about 15 minutes, I mean totally serious. (My feet were 3 sizes larger, I hadn't seen my ankles since the beginning of summer, and I had hay fever. ) That's when he took the next day off work and just hung out at home with me in prego-allergic hell.

Vent all you want. Expect royal treatment from all. Daily pedicures are just fine. I'll tell you, pregnancy sucks. To say it is uncomfortable barely covers the sleep issues, much less the hard-to-breath thing, or the feet aching stuff.

Take your codeine and sleep blissfully. You will be happier -- and you have to give your kid something to complain about in therapy, right?

Anonymous said...

so sorry that you've been feeling so badly! you know, i had the same problem with my 2nd pregnancy; i had a cold pretty much from december until late march - it was the pits. on the other hand, i just finished 36 hours of 3 babies with the stomach bug and i think i preferred my pregnancy colds :? i guess we can all kiss immune systems goodbye until sometime after the kids go to college - at that point, all they really get is hangovers! hope you feel better soon! love, kimmie