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.