Kevin ran me off to a Little Clinic at Kroger yesterday as I have having a lot of trouble breathing. Over the last week my breathing has been getting worse. I do have asthma that flares with respiratory illnesses, and this time it got away from me. I was not a happy camper yesterday but the Nurse Practitioner gave me a few helpful prescriptions, sent me off for an X-ray (which ruled out pneumonia) and I am feeling somewhat better.
This time, though, I am going to take my meds faithfully and not overdo it for a day or two. I find it horribly easy to start running around like a nut when I start feeling better, which then causes me to get worse again.
One great thing is I got a prescription for Xoponex, which is a lot like albuterol except that it has a slight difference in the chemical formula. Some people have fewer side effects with xoponex and I am one of those people! Albuterol makes me jittery and my hands and feet tingle terribly. X seems much more benign. So that is really awesome.
I hate being sick so much. I hate being weak and having to sit around. However. I can't help getting sick and praise God for medical care and access to prescription meds.
I hope I really will be better by the end of the week.