Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cough Cough

I broke down and went to the doctor nurse practitioner. To be fair, I thought I was going to a doctor, but no one at the Warren Clinic told me the woman wasn't until after I'd already seen her.

She told me that my hacking, debilitating cough that kept me up at night and made me throw up repeatedly was "just an after-effect of my cold and would most likely go away on its own within the next 6 months."

Excuse me, did you just tell me that my cough could stay until summer? Like, I could be wearing shorts the next time I go a full day without coughing? Dear Lord.

So she gave me an inhaler to try to help with the inhaler with the #1 side effect of coughing. Sigh.

After two days of coughing so hard I threw up and not being able to sleep until 5 am, I called back to the fake doctornurse practitioner, who gave me a Z-Pack. When I asked why she was giving me antibiotics now when she thought they would be of no use to me two days ago, she said...basically nothing. When I asked what she thought it was, she said that she didn't know. How am I supposed to have any confidence in her if she basically tells me that she has no idea what's going on?

I guess I'll just have to wait it out. Stay tuned for the "I'm Done Coughing" post. It should hit sometime between now and mid-June.


myrahollis said...
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Nancy said...

As a reasonably intelligent person of some years, may I make a suggestion? GO TO A REAL DOCTOR. Can you put a price tag on your health? (Rhetorical question) I happen to know your parents and I bet they would give you a REAL and GOOD DOCTOR VISIT For Christmas this year - just to keep you from coughing/vomiting in their POOL this SUMMER. And because they CARE.....

The Naked Wife said...

Well again, I didn't know I wasn't seeing a real doctor until after I saw her!

If I'm not considerably better by Monday, I'm going to our doc in Edmond!