This is what I’ve knit today. During my wait for my doctor’s appointment, I was able to cast on and complete the short-row toe for my 2nd Celery sock. I was also able to work a few rows of the sock foot, before getting restless and lightheaded from coughing, and switching to a magazine. I then had time to read 3(!) magazines. Why? Because my doctor was running THREE(!!!) hours late. My appointment was at 11am, and I was finally out of there about 2:30. Ugh.
He says I have tracheitis, kinda like bronchitis but in the windpipe. I remember having this a ton when I was at my old job about 8-9 years ago, I’d get coughing fits that wouldn’t ever end…but I don’t remember feeling “sick” with it too. In any case, unlike the bad bacterial kinds I read about online, he says mine is viral. There’s not much else to do other than wait it out, but I can take hycodan syrup for the cough, and use a bronchohaler (sp?) inhaler to help me breathe, ‘cus the problem I’m having now is that when I start coughing I can’t stop for a few minutes, and in between coughs I can’t catch my breath to breathe in to give me the air to try and cough out to stop coughing. (Does that make sense?) The hycodan makes me very loopy, so I’m only going to take it before bed because during the day I need to be able to drive to pick up the kids from daycare. The inhaler makes me feel like I just had 10 strong coffees all at once, I feel so jittery and amped that it’s like my arms are shaking and I can’t calm down to knit. So because of that I didn’t get any knitting done once I got home, ‘cus I took the inhaler right away and it messed me up for the rest of the night. Then I took the syrup and was both hyper and hazy…lalala wooo