Tuesday, February 19, 2008

bed buddy George

okay let me begin with, My lungs are starting to feel better.... I am dealing with the side affects of the other medications, but nothing i can't handle..... Augmentin is causing some stomach discomfort, Steroids are causing extreme muscle weakness, and some irritability..... and my continuous use of proventil is causing gitteryness and tachycardia. it's a great idea to take high doses of steroids with high doses of Augmentin..... because in the appetite department they cancel out each other.... usually steroids increase appetite, but it's not working that way for me.... right now i am sipping trader joe organic/yoga ginger tea.....hope it helps the nausea.

Okay, my new best friend and sleeping parter is no longer Bill, it is George!!! Bill participates in mine and George's sleeping ritual every evening....... "George's" is this awesome Herbal Aloe rubdown, that is the most awesome lotion i've ever used. And my chest hurt so bad, from the infamation within as well as the muscle strain surrounding my coughing. Bill rubs this lotion on my back, chest, and along the ribs...... it is a warming lotion........made with Aloa, Menthol, Pepperment oil, Spearmint oil, Clove oil...... at first it is a burning sensation....that last about 10-15 minutes....... and then it gives such relief for several hours.... it is non greasy, and seeps deep into the muscles in minutes..... Christina's mother in law orders it......you can't buy it in stores, the website on the bottle is georgesaloe.com if you want to check it out...... the smell is pretty good, and actually relaxes me and helps me fall asleep.

I can tell when i am getting irritable....so i tell the family i don't feel like being nice right now.........leave me alone!! I go to my bedroom, fill up my whirlpool bathtub with warm water....... and the knocking begins.... it's Katie, and then Sammy..... and then Bill had the nerve to think he wasn't included in the "leave me alone" message!! well he quickly figured out he too was included!!! .. So i have this nice long bath, door locked, i put on my comfy jammies.......and walk out into my bedroom....... there everyone is ........ sitting on my bed, and chaise..........and grinning at me...... ahhhh, you gotta love them, and how could i stay mad too long....... i gently and lovingly shoo'd them away....... bill slathers me in George, i am sipping relaxing tea with honey... watching tv........ and fall asleep.............ahhhhhhh the life!!!

i truly am feeling okay.........no fire in the fireplace yet, the ER doc said to stay away from triggers until my inflamation in my lungs is completely gone.. I go to my doctors on Friday, and i am going to discuss seeing a lung specialist, and getting to the bottom of this.

well i am going to get going for a while, i have to make my Stash TEA order as i am almost out.......

love you guys

PS i have a new respect for Steroids, and I guess i don't hate them anymore....... what an amazing medication, and how lucky i am that i have access to them, they have become a medication to respect and not fear

4 comments:

Patti's Parlor said...

I need some George too!
Glad you're feeling better.
:xoxo:

Kim said...

Thanks for the lovely visual........I'm starting to think that maybe YOU should be Blanche......hahahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

Wow that George is a wonderfully wicked potion. Thanks for sharing.

Kellie said...

Hey there I hope you are resting and not reading this. Get better soon!!!!!
Kim... you may have something there!!! HAHA
Love ya
Sophia