One of the downsides to going to the doctor is he gave me a hard time about my blood pressure and said I was overdoing it on the cold medicine. So, I am trying to do without, and it’s hard! I hadn’t realized how bad my symptoms were because I’ve been masking them with Dayquil and Sudafed during the day and Nyquil and Zyrtec at night. Without them, I don’t think it would have taken me so long to get in to see the doctor. Now I’ve cut back to just Nyquil at night and trying to tough it out during the day. Without something at night, I can’t use my CPAP and without the CPAP I don’t sleep, so that’s not really optional.
Unfortunately, I now feel worse than I did before I saw the doctor. I called in sick to work today, and if I didn’t have so much work waiting for me, I would probably call in again tomorrow.
I have spent the last two days doing nothing except for watch TV, play computer games and eat comfort food. It sounds great, except it brings back bad memories of the weeks I spent housebound with a broken leg earlier this year. I found myself twisting my leg around and back and forth, just to be sure it wasn’t still broken. It’s going to be a long time before I will be able to enjoy this kind of laziness again.