Friday, March 25, 2011

My Life as a Druggie

Morning, noon, and night, I am taking some form of drug. I caught a cold--or some type of not-so-pleasant ailment--last week. At first, because it started with a terribly horrible sore throat, I thought it was connected with the esophagitis because one of the symptoms is a sore throat, which I have already experienced (albeit a much milder version than now). I also thought it might be esophagitis since the other esophagitis issues are still not gone (heartburn and all that fun stuff). I was envisioning a fun hospital visit and an emergency band-removal surgery in my near future. But I was thankful (uncanny as it is to be thankful) when other issues started developing and when I found that others I had hung out with recently had similar cold symptoms too (hence, exposure).

Anyhow, I'm taking my regimen of four acid neutralizers and one antacid plus cough syrup (prescription strength and OTC), nasal spray, headache meds, cough drops, and throat spray. Before I started getting the additional cold symptoms (runny nose, mucusy, etc.), I went online to find esophagitis home remedies (I was desperate) and was sucking back honey (went through a whole bottle) and apple cider vinegar (which is disgusting!) like it was going out of style. There isn't any remaining honey, and I can't stomach (literally) the ACV, so those forays into the alternative medicine arena are now over. Still, I am on enough drugs and have enough issues to keep me well occupied with administering them (despite being loathe to take drugs after the 'January Incident' with the acne meds), blowing my nose, or coughing about 95% of the time. By some miracle, I was able to manage a post. :)

At any rate, I hope everyone else is doing well and keeping away from the disease spreaders of the world! :) Have a great weekend (it is GORGEOUS outside here)!


  1. I'm so sorry you have to go through all this. Hopefully esophagitis starts to heal soon. Are you going back to your Dr. soon?
    I hope you feel better and cab get outside soon.

  2. Yuck! I hope you feel better soon! There is a stomach virus going around Bry's work and I a praying he doesn't bring it home. They work in very close confines, so usually if one gets it, all do.

  3. there's definitely a nasty virus going around...had 3 patients call me Monday morning not able to keep liquids down because they were so sick! I think I'm getting sick too. Hugs and prayers, hope you feel better soon! Thanks for my comment :)