When I woke up this morning, my head, my nose, my ears – everything was stopped up. After being up for a while, I could breathe a bit but with today being Friday, I figured I’d better go see the doctor. I called and they said I could come in so I told them I’d come in right after lunch since it was about 10 a.m. and I wasn’t dressed for going out of the house.
Ears are stopped up, tonsil don’t look good – not strep throat but he could see why my throat was sore. He even said inside my nose was very red. Thankfully, lungs sounds good and the coughing is just from the tickling in my throat. He sent me home with a Zpack, told me to get back on Flonase and “Do NOT stop using it when you feel better!”
The good news, besides the fact that I don’t have Covid, is that Vince and I both lost weight! Vince lost 10 pounds and I lost 11 . . just the week after Thanksgiving.
It was funny becauses it was only about three weeks ago that we were there and the doctor was encouraging us to do more of a veggie based diet, stay off red meat, stay off sugar. I think really he wants us to stay off meat for the most part, which is never going to happen. Never say never, right? That made it harder to tell him about my incident with the double meat hamburger I ate Tuesday afternoon. He did send an Rx to Walmart for an Epi-pen but it’s right at $300 and since I know what not to eat . . I’ll just be careful what I eat.
Neither of us have been trying to lose weight really but we just haven’t been eating as much. A lot of days, I’ll eat a couple of strawberries or blueberries and maybe a spoonful of almond butter and then nothing else til we have our main meal about 3 p.m. and that’s it for the day. I couldn’t believe we both lost weight but I’ll just be happy about it and hope to lose more before I see him again.
I came home, took the first dose of the meds, went to bed and slept for a couple of hours and now I think I’ll get back to cross stitching.