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Feeling Better

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hello SparkFriends! A quick blog to say thank you for all the well wishes.
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My cold is improving finally, and I'm beginning to feel better. I ended up going to Urgent Care, because I started having fevers and chills, and a terrible sore throat. I was coughing so much I couldn't sleep. I was worried I was getting strep throat, but a test showed it wasn't. I got a prescription for Tessalon Perles (which is a pill that helps suppress the cough reflex), and while it wasn't a miracle cure, it did help enough that I could get more sleep. I had days of eating only soft foods that wouldn't irritate my throat. But finally I feel like the worst is over, and I'm on the mend. Unfortunately, last night hubby starting having cold symptoms, so I think it's his turn for this now. I just hope he doesn't have it as bad as I did. This was the worst cold I've had in decades, I think. I just felt so weak and tired, and I wondered if it was the flu, but Urgent Care said it wasn't, and just a cold.
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This has been a rough month! The rash had pretty much resolved when I got the cold. Then I noticed a small new patch, but I started using the cream right away, and it seems to be going away already too, so hopefully that's the end of it. I'm tired of being sick, and just want to feel well.

Now for the good news...I lost another two pounds this week!
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Not that I was really trying, but just being sick I guess, and not having much of an appetite and fighting an illness probably burned calories. So I'm down nine pounds. I hope I can maintain that as I feel better. I always thought that I'd feel great when I lost weight, and yet haven't really had that feeling yet! And I'm behind with everything at the moment...work, housework, laundry, grocery shopping, etc., so I hope to get some energy soon to get things done!
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Well, thanks for reading, and again thanks for the well wishes. I hope the next month is much more upbeat and fun! Spring should definitely be here this month. We had snow on Monday, but should have 70 degree weather on the weekend!
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  • SUSMANNIE
    glad you are feeling better
    777 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I have taken those tessalon pearls.. they really work. I am glad you are on the mend,, chicken soup for everybody!
    782 days ago
  • MILTONS_MAMA
    Wow, you get a lot of snow over there! We hardly ever have snow in Portland. It's a pretty rare event. Except the winter before last (2016-2017) there was lots and lots of it. emoticon

    I'm glad your cold is getting better! That's great news. I'm sorry you had to go to urgent care, though. Scary!

    Good luck on getting everything caught up! It sounds like a lot of work, but I bet it will be nice to get out and around after being cooped up so long sick.
    783 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Happy to hear that you are getting better. Also, congrats on your weight loss. emoticon
    783 days ago
  • KILIKI
    Congrats on your weight loss! I hope you're feeling better and better with each passing day. I know it's rough dealing with one thing after another! You need some help! Enjoy the weather this weekend. I'm sure the warmer air will be nice coming through the windows. May even give you some much needed energy too! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! And I hope your hubby gets to feeling better too!

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    783 days ago
  • RORYLYONS
    Yay for the 2 lb loss. My dd is having cough seizures at night I will let her know what you were given. Glad your feeling better.
    784 days ago
  • no profile photo CD22631941
    I know how your feeling. I took the flu this year and I wasn't sure I was going to make it. Your symptoms sound more like a flue and not just a cold. Glad to hear your feeling better and you got the right cream for your rash. The older we get the harder to bounce back from colds and flu's. Hang in there you will regain your strength .
    784 days ago
  • no profile photo CD22978304
    So glad you are feeling better.
    784 days ago
  • BONNIEMARGAY
    Blessings on your health!


    785 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    So happy to read you are doing better. I know that cold too I've been suffering with it for a month now, but actually it exacerbated my asthma. Went to the doctors yesterday and he put me on steroids. It's only for a week, but they actually have whacked my blood sugars out of range big time. But I feel so much better. Funny I also got a script for Tessalon Perles, because I cannot handle codeine.

    I hope your rash disappears and doesn't come back anymore. I know that must be very frustrating when you think it's all done, and you have a reappearance of it.

    I truly do understand on how things get way behind when you are sick. We are supposed have warmer weather later this week finally. I'm hoping we're turning the corner and Spring will really show up. We had snow today.
    785 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Glad you're feeling better. NOT the way to lose weight. HOPE DH is feeling better.
    785 days ago
  • LULUDOG3
    Just take it easy get better
    785 days ago
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