margotvankapelle: (roses)
Things were starting to look up and they were considering discharging my beloved, and voila, more chest pain radiating into the neck and left arm.  Huzzah.  He'll be here at least 1 more day.  :-/
margotvankapelle: (reading)
My right ear is still painful, and my throat still has some issues, but overall I am beginning to feel more like a human being.  This is good.

In other news, Odin has been eating his special thyroid diet without too many problems, but I still want to get him on medication as a proactive measure.  Here's hoping that it works out.


Aug. 24th, 2012 09:47 pm
margotvankapelle: (roses)
Brain made of equal parts mucus and mush.  Ears in paaaaaaaaain.  Doping myself and going to bed.


Aug. 23rd, 2012 07:29 pm
margotvankapelle: (roses)
The upper respiratory infection has become a middle ear infection.  I am thrilled...except not.
margotvankapelle: (SEWALLTHETHINGS! by tonyadmay) school is on a quarter-based system, rather than semesters.  This means this week is finals week.  I'm not all that stressed about it, to be honest, except I know half of my nursing cohort is going to contact me at the last minute for assistance in cramming all this info in.  *sigh*

Added to that is the very peculiar sensation that I have felt since first coming down with this round of strep.  My ears aren't involved in the infection, otherwise I'd blame this weird feeling on that.  It feels like I am a half-second slow on physical responses to stimuli, and that my balance is off just a hair. I'm shaky and just a tiny bit nauseous too.  It's like I'm a combination of tipsy and hypoglycemic.  Very weird.  If this continues after finishing all of my antibiotics, I will go back to the doctor to get checked out.

And naturally, I want to sew.  Nevermind that it's finals week and feeling like I'm consistently ready to fall over.  *facepalm*  Sewing muse, your timing is lousy. 
margotvankapelle: (Default)
I've been pretty well useless with strep throat the past few days. Now that the antibiotics are doing their thing and I'm starting to feel like a human being again, I need to get off my butt and get cracking on some of the long-neglected laundry.

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Mar. 30th, 2012 05:25 pm
margotvankapelle: (bollocks)
Got both. Currently have 2 doses of antibiotics down the hatch, follwed with a NyQuil chaser. Back to bed for me.

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margotvankapelle: (bollocks)
I have either tonsillitis or strep...the symptoms are similar enough that I can't tell the difference. I'm currently at the doctor's office. Ugh. I never got sick like this until after I hit adulthood -- what gives, immune system?

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Feb. 16th, 2012 12:26 pm
margotvankapelle: (madesense)
I have come down with some variation on an upper respiratory infection involving my sinuses and my ears.  Oh joy.  Fever and lightheadedness notwithstanding, I am currently at school, as I have multiple tests today and lab practice scheduled.

I feel partly drunk, partly like I am close to fainting, and incredibly stupid...I can't seem to access anything more brain-complicated than how to take vitals, so I daresay that test results for this week are going to be rather disappointing.  Oh well, it's not like I can help being punch-drunk with The Sick, so I just need to go slower on tests (I am routinely the first one done with tests, to the point where 2 of my instructors suspected me of cheating and so had me placed directly in front of them during test-taking, which became rather funny once they realized that not only was I NOT cheating, I was just that fast.  Cue confusion on their parts.  Heh.).

But I have my ATI stuff done for the week, have my homework completed early, and have no plans for tomorrow except getting Frank and Odin to the vet office at 8 AM for their dental work.  So I think going home and collapsing is probably pretty high on my list of plans for today.

Scratch that.  I just remembered I need to type up some form of cheat sheet for household conversions for my class.  You would be absolutely astounded how many people in my class cannot remember how to convert milliliters to liters, grams to milligrams, ounces to pints, etc.  Cue snarky comment about the state of this country's educational system...this is stuff I learned before middle school!  I hate to say it, but I can already tell who will probably wash out of the program and who will stick around -- in general, the ones who are asking me for help or are scheduling tutoring sessions are the ones who will stick.  Already, there are some who are making comments about "I'm never going to get this" or "Maybe I should change my degree program."  They have already given up, in those cases.

I refuse to give up, though.  This is my last chance, my last ticket out of this rut that Boe and I are in.  I am going to do this one way or the other and that is that.

At Mom's

Dec. 24th, 2011 03:16 pm
margotvankapelle: (xmastree)
Boe, Maggie, and I are all at Mom's.  Boe and I have both come down with some sort of upper respiratory infection -- this is just indicative of how my holidays have gone lately.  :-/

Anyhoo, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!
margotvankapelle: (centrifuge)
So, I've been sick, right?  And while the antibiotics are doing their thing, I'm still hacking crap up, you know? 

Did I mention that my Microbiology class has a lab component?


Guess who is pretty darned stoked about culturing her own sputum sample, and doing all sort of fun staining to the smears?

:D :D :D

That'd be me.  *buffs nails*
margotvankapelle: (impossible)
Okay, so it's been...4 days?  since I had a cigarette.  I'm back at school, and on the drive here, I was so unaccustomed to being in a vehicle (because I spent 4 days in my bedroom, natch) that I didn't have a single craving.

I'm still hacking up quantities of chunky slime, but the amount that I cough up seems to be decreasing.

I'm still exhausted.  I might skip my afternoon class today; I might all depends on how I feel.
margotvankapelle: (internetforever)
It's been over 24 hours since I've had a cigarette.  I think I might just see if I can keep going with this no smoking thing.

It's a very occasional urge and since everything feels like crap and I'm out of smokes, I don't see the point in going out to get more cancer sticks when I have a respiratory illness.  All I have is an excruciating headache, but that could just be low blood sugar and/or ignoring the Dayquil dosing intructions.


Sep. 23rd, 2011 05:37 pm
margotvankapelle: (marie antoinette grumpy)
Yesterday at work, I noticed I wasn't feeling well.  As the day went on, the worse I felt until I finally gave up and went home early.  I hit the sack at about 6 last night, then woke up this morrning at 7 feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.  Naturally, I called off of work.

I went to the urgent care place and came out with a scrip for heavy-duty antibiotics and a handful of shiny new diagnoses: tonsillitis, otitis media (middle ear infection), oh, and my personal favorite, pneumonia.  Which is pretty much what I had assumed I had -- the quantity of vile-smelling, chunky grossness that I've been coughing up today has been truly epic.

Typing this pretty much wiped me out for the next couple of hours, so I'm off to nap.


Sep. 30th, 2010 12:11 pm
margotvankapelle: (tea)
Oh look, it's my yearly bout of bronchitis!

Oh well, at least I'm not running a fever this year, and I'm almost over it already.

In other news, I have an announcement for all y'all: Any Christmas presents that come from me are going to be handmade. If you don't like handmade stuff, tough. (My sister's broke, I'm broke, and my brother's trying to pay down debt like crazy -- we all thought, "Hey, handmade gifts in the family gift exchange would be cheap and creative!" Well, the parentals (Dad and Bitz) shot that idea down...I guess they want us all to spend money that none of us has. :-/ Hence my announcement -- I've already decided that too bad, so sad, everyone's getting handmade items this year and anyone who has an issue with that can go jumping into a shark tank wearing Lady GaGa's meat dress. So there.)


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