Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sick, bleh

After going to the doctor the week after I got back from Egypt and still not being any better now, I figured it was time to make another appointment. They are busy of course, so you have to call the nurse advice line first. Well the nurse did not suggest an appointment, she suggested a trip to the emergency room ASAP. Her diagnosis was a probable case of walking pneumonia. Um, can we say scary?

So we headed to the hospital (luckily it is close) and got all checked in. Of course, since it is free, the wait is long. I did manage to get in a room quickly though, which was nice. The doctor ordered chest x-rays after listening to me cough. Did that then came back and fell asleep waiting for the results.

Doctor came in an hour or so later and luckily it was not pneumonia. My bronchitis is bacterial, and was most likely picked up in Egypt. (At least I didn't go to Mexico!) He added a few pills to my already long list and we were off.

Last night made me extremely grateful for the medical care we receive. To be able to go to the hospital without worrying about cost, to be able to receive care in an American hospital in a foreign country, to pick up prescriptions at all hours without paying a dime. When the care is good, it's very good, and I am certainly grateful to have it (hopefully) for the rest of our lives.

Anyway, I'm down for the count for the next 2 days. Of course no subs were available at school, so the poor secretary is with my class. Let's hope they don't kill her before I get back.

38 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

Ick! So glad it's not pneumonia! But bronchitis is no fun either.

Glad you were able to get into the doc right away and get taken care of! Hope you feel better soon, get lots of rest!

Oh and THANK goodness it wasn't the swine flu!!

MG said...

Thank goodness you went to the doctor when you did!

I agree about the medical care. I've been on Tricare my entire life, and have never had a problem with the military medical system. I'm very grateful that we have a medical system where I never worry about having to pay a dime out of pocket.

Jane said...

So sorry you don't feel well. That is no fun AT ALL! I'll keep you in my prayers ...

Feel better soon ... and enjoy your time off!

Allison said...

yikes! thank goodness it's bacterial, though...antibiotics should clear it up in no time! yay for meds!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Feel better soon! I've been feeling sick since Thursday and Jason is convinced I have"the swine" as he calls it. Doctor for me today...

The Mrs. said...

I hope you feel better soon!

When tricare is on its on.. but when its off yikes it can be off.

Mrs. Smith said...

Oh no! Feel better soon. I recommend several hours spent on the couch watching movies and drinking tea with honey. :)

sfpm said...

Hope you feel better! and Yes thank goodness you weren't in Mexico, there was also an outbreak in NYC.

Kate Craig said...

Sorry you're sick. :( I'm definitely looking forward to the free healthcare!

SassyEngineer said...

Glad you are on the road to recovery! It sounds like the military takes good care of you - I'm glad!!! I hate being sick at home, I can't imagine what I would be like if I were in another country.

Bridge said...

Feel better soon!!

Katie said...

That is so great that you can get quality medical care while you are away from home. Feel better!

New Girl on Post said...

Get well soon Casey!

~*~AidensMommy~*~ said...

sending get well vibes your way

J.J. said...

Go listen to some gangsta rap. It surely will make you feel better.

Seriously, get some rest and hope the meds kick in soon. :)

Cole said...

Aww, poor Casey! Get some rest and relax.

I'll cross my fingers that the secretary is still alive when you return!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm glad it wasn't something worse! I hope you feel better soon!

The medical care is SO good!

Megan said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Teresa said...

Im so glad you were able to be seen and find ut what it was. I hope you feel better soon! :)

Full of Heart said...

Ew, bacterial bronchitis from Egypt? That sounds really yucky, but you're right, at least it's not SWINE FLU!!!!

Lindsey said...

Ohh, not fun! Feel better soon friend!!

Jill said...

Oh goodness... I hope you feel better soon!

silver star said...

Get well soon, and here's hoping the secretary survives!

yaya said...

sounds like you could use some really big HUGS and dog kisses....no maybe just some Mexican food from Pappasitos...sauce and chips ...i will have some for you, maybe that will help. i love you ..lots of pats to you

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry...Hang in there. I'm so glad you didn't go to Mexico too!!! Get well quickly!

Tania said...

Glad it's not pneumonia! Take care of yourself girl and hope you feel better soon!

Kaitlin said...

hope you feel better soon!

. Becca . said...

Get well girl! Looking forward to some sassy posts soon :)

XO

Kristen said...

Laugh in the face of the pandemic swine flu! (But be sure to wash your hands a lot lol)

jillbarnett said...

I hope you feel better! Several people around my office have had bronchitis lately. I too am grateful for the health care we are able to receive under the military. It is going to be a big slap in the face when I have to start paying for health insurance!!

Sarah said...

Def let me know if you start with the C25K and keep me updated on your progress. I've loved (and mildly hated) it so far.

Yay for Tricare! And I hope you're feeling better!

Jane said...

Hope you're feeling better! I just gave you award ... swing by and see!

Betty said...

I trust you are feeling better by now.
And thanks for not cutting me on FB! :)

Jill said...

I just tagged you on my blog. :)

Leslie said...

Thank God for Tricare. Hope you are back to yourself soon and feeling good.

FROGGITY! said...

whew, well that's a relief!

hope you are feeling much better today!

Curt and Moe said...

Fun blog! My hubby is an F15 pilot in the AF and I was a DODD's teacher for the past 3.5 years---ltos in common! Crazy... Enjoy your time overseas!

Hannah Noel said...

Oooooh no fun!!
I hope you feel better SOON!