Panic at the Disco Doctor

At what age do you start the "Oh my god it must be fatal!" thoughts when you get sick?

I mean, i've had a cold/allergy thing going on for about 5 days and my chest/lungs felt tight.

I was tired, felt feverish, and I knew something was up.

But, my mind immediately goes to "omg i'm probably going to need to be hospitalized" and not oh it's just a bug.

I'm known to be dramatic, well inside my head, okay outwardly too.

I've been *trying* not to google my symptoms which all leads to death or cancer anyway.

I mean more anxiety on top of something doesn't help anyone.

Finally yesterday early evening I say to myself, I need to get checked, if it's nothing, fab!

Well, fever was ruled out immediately, good. It's been in the 90's this week, so I was just hot.

Then I sit in the exam room for what feels like 14 days, and debate, oh I'm fine, I should just go, maybe even run out.

Wait, the doctor or nurses will see me, hmm...these windows are thin, but maybe I can wedge myself out.

The doctor will say it's just an anxiety attack and tell me to take a Xanax and chill.

Nope, he comes in, I breath in and out a couple times and bam, "Do you have asthma?!"

Um, no, you're my doctor, it would say, right?!

He hears a rattle in the right lung, bronchioles.

Antibiotics and an inhaler. My first inhaler.

I practice in the exam room and he says, "inhale like you would a cigarette!" Um, probably not the best example to use from a doctor, he laughs and shakes his head, "nevermind."

So I go home having puffed twice and I feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin. I guess that inhalers have that effect, heart palpitations.

Something I already deal with.

Oy.

Hopefully this Z-pack antibiotic and crack-puffer deal will kick this bronchitis' ass.

I hate being sick!

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  1. KT said...

    So, no joke. One night I was in pain and my ex-husband was being a wise ass thinking I was being a baby and told me to go to the hospital. So I did, and I was SO PROUD to have a diseased gall bladder vs a case of the crybabies. Yep. I showed him. Glad you only got an inhaler vs a prosthetic arm or something. :)

  2. Chelle said...

    I am the worst at thinking the worst. Seriously.

    Sorry about you being so sick hun! I have asthma and it kinda sucks. Inhalers are no fun. They make me a little spastic. :)

    Get well soon!

  3. sueparks2003 said...

    I am right there with you with the anxiety thing. My blood pressure is up every time I go unless, it is for just a simple blood pressure check! I think as we age even a little bit we have more knowledge and pay more attention to the older folks around us this adds stress which in turns makes us freak whenever something is medically wrong.
    Asthma sucks yes but copd is far worse so dear Jen take care of your asthma as the Dr. prescribes.
    Gladys P

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