Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Bronchitis

Because of insurance issues and an empty FSA, I've been putting off most medical expenses into next year; however, the bronchitis that moved into my lungs after I had a brief cold a couple of weeks ago forced my hand. The coughing kept going and wasn't getting any better, so I went over to Urgent Care in Fernley. The doctor examined me and said, "You've got quite a symphony going on there," in reference to the wheezing in my lungs.

I'm not one who calls for antibiotics at the slightest sign of illness, particularly when the original problem was probably viral in origin. The doctor wrote me a prescription for an Albuterol inhaler (I'm breathing a little better already after one dose), and gave me one for antibiotics with a delayed reaction; that is, he said, "Wait a week and if you aren't getting any better, go ahead and start the antibiotics."

I hate being sick. But OTOH, I feel much better than I sound. I don't have a fever, just a cough and a raspy voice caused by the cough. It's annoying, not critical.
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