Yep. That's pretty much what I look like today. Have no idea what I have. I think it's mostly allergies, but an allergy flare up can make you pretty miserable.
For some reason, it's always worse at night. Haven't quite figured out why that would be. Now what do most people do at night? That's right! They SLEEP! Not, however, if they are coughing up a lung or two. Sigh. By the time the body settles down so I can sleep, it's time to get up.
So the best thing would be to go to the doctor, right? Except for the second time in a year, my doctor has moved on. In her new practice she's no longer on our insurance. The doctors left in the old practice are not on our insurance. So... we have to pick a new doctor who is on our insurance. We've been informed that this will take anywhere from two to four weeks. Good thing I'm not deathly ill at this point.
It used to be that you could go to an emergency room/clinic if you had a dire need for a doctor in between shifting to a new primary care physician. I don't know. Maybe you can. But our insurance doesn't pay for that kind of visit at the emergency room. And frankly, after seeing the ER when my granddaughter was there...I'd have to be pretty darn sick to go that route. Not to mention--if I don't already have the Swine Flu, that would be a great place to contract it.
I share my general miserableness with you, because that's what friends are for, after all. Then if I get snippy or something out of character, y'all will know it's just because my eyes are watering, my nose is running and I can't breathe. Anyone would understand, right? Right?
In case you would like to spend more time with me, I'll be at a chat tonight at TwoLips. (9:00-11:00 EST!) Drop by and visit with us. We'll be sharing excerpts from our new anthology, Carnal Reunions.
Until then... blessings on your day.