Jan. 14th, 2010 12:15 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
I'm either getting sick, or dehydrated. Posting this here so I'll magically get better by tomorrow, because that's the way lj voodoo works. :D

-12:14 AM


Nov. 19th, 2009 05:48 pm
ivyette: (Beatles)

My throat hurts and my ears kind of hurt

and my period is late but that happens all the time, I think this month it wants to screw me over for my birthday/my uncle's Thanksgiving visit

but I don't think I'm sick so I'm leaving this here because writing about it usually means it was just me sleeping wrong or something and I end up not sick

kbye <3

-5:47 PM


Nov. 13th, 2009 03:42 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
Well, just bit into a cream puff that has apparently expired.

It was a sour cream puff. Oh, the awful punmanity.

I only tasted the slightest bit of sour before my amazing self preservation reflex kicked in and stopped me from breathing until I could spit it out and brush my teeth, so no throwing up here (I haven't since February of 2004, and I am damn proud of that).

My quest for dessert continues. Woe.

-3:40 AM


Nov. 9th, 2009 04:22 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
So I'm still coughing here and there after my epic fight against my very first single-lung bronchitis. I've just taken my second-to-last prednisone.
All week I've had insane food cravings... no food in particular, just anything at all edible. I've been packing away the ingestibles like I'm gearing up for winter. I'm serious... food has been so appealing and delicious all week. I've been having excited, thrilled reactions to everything I've eaten, and I've eaten more than usual at each meal. I ate leftover chili every night, Boyfriend took me to Chili's for the epically wonderful 2 for 20 deal (OH GOD SO MUCH FOOD. SO MUCH. APPETIZER, 2 FULL SIZE ENTREES, AND FULL SIZE DESSERT [molten chocolate caaaaake] IT IS SUCH A GOOD DEAL) and I've also been to Ruby Tuesday's, where I was the first to finish (I scarfed their amazing parmesean chicken pasta. SO GOOD OH MY GOD). I've also eaten a bag of orange chicken (those meals are supposed to be for at least two... I ate one by myself. With a huge salad. I think it was Contessa brand? I kind of burned the chicken but it was seriously amazingly good, omg)
Tonight I had loads of salad, two fat burgers, and a baked potato and then ate every snack and dessert I could find in the house.

I'm pretty sure it's the prednisone, because corticosteroids can give you an increased appetite and I've been starving like a wolf since I started taking it last week. In fact, last night I googled "increased appetite" and "corticosteroid use" came up, which made sense as I have some other symptoms (hyperactivity and a puffy face) so I figure it's what's making me eat like a pig. Right now I'm sitting next to a pile of pistachio nut shells.

I'm sad it's made my face puffy (although no one else has noticed, my mother says she sees nothing and Boyfriend insists I'm seeing things, but I've been looking like a chipmunk for a week. A hungry chipmunk).

Prednisone has some crazy dosing schedules, as well. You take four pills for four days (I split them up two at a time, because it can give you the shakes) then three for three, two for two, and one for one, I'm guessing because it's bad to just stop taking it all at once? I have no idea.

I think it's also been the reason I haven't had a headache since I started taking it, since I read last night it can be used to treat migraines (and can also cause them).

But srsly I love foooood. I still have a food love affair even when I'm not on drugz and I refuse to feel ashamed. Human beings need calories, and there's no reason we shouldn't enjoy ourselves. I'm not going to go overboard and become an obese whale, but I'm also not going to spaz over some extra pounds, because I'd rather have extra pounds and fries and lasagna then be skinny and have no delicious food.

Oh, I almost forgot, yesterday I ate a mini molten chocolate cake from Wal*Mart (Great Value brand) that costs I think a dollar and is in the frozen section and is ALMOST as good as the one from Chili's. The chocolate sauce isn't as good and it doesn't come with Chili's super good ice cream (or any at all, for that matter) but for a dollar, it is superb and comes with my recommendation. Delicious.

I'ma go now before I ramble more about how much I love food. Because I do. A lot.

-4:35 AM


Oct. 31st, 2009 10:53 pm
ivyette: (Sailor Moon Cherries)
So today I went to the Walgreens clinic- in case you didn't know, some Walgreens-es have clinics in them now with people (not doctors, but close) who can write prescriptions and do exams and stuff. Depending on what you need, they charge 65$ and up. The woman who took care of me was the sweetest doctor ("doctor") I have ever had, she was so sweet and professional and funny and not at all quick to cut me off or anticipate my answers or any of the other annoying things doctors do. I HIGHLY recommend it.

So (probably because I waited so freaking long) I have to take amoxicillin and prednisone because I have my very first lung... something. It went to my lung! For the first time ever! Just the left lung, I guess lefty is weak or something. I have bronchitis! I am so not pleased about this. This ruins my track record. Because I am a moron and didn't go sooner, I guess. But antibiotics are FREE (I KNOW!!) at Publix and she wrote the prescription for the prednisone in such a way that made it cheaper, somehow. So it was less than seven dollars. I have to keep taking the ibuprofen (for the fever I still have) and the Mucinex DM I've been taking (which really helps). I have to take loads of pills plus some saline solution in my nose because the drugz are making it painfully dry.

I'm not contagious! Which means I get to go to the supercool family party tomorrow I thought I was going to miss. Michele the not-doctor said the antibiotics will knock out anything that was possibly contagious, and the other stuff will make me feel loads better really quickly. I haven't taken my second dose yet and I still feel like utter crap but I'm taking her word for it. My stomach muscles hurt like hell but I've been coughing so much less since I started taking the Mucinex a few days ago. The skin under my nose is all rough :(

My mother hates staying home on Halloween (the lights on in the house make people come bother us) so we went to Target and Kohls and I got two bangles for two bucks in Target's 1$ spot. That made me feel better. :)

I'm still disappointed I didn't get to do anything tonight, since Boyfriend and I were planning on it for so long. He says we can go next week (probably Chili's 2 for 20- he has a job but he's not rich) and maybe he'll buy me candy. I hope so! :D

This is a very long post. Happy Halloween. <3

-11:07 PM


Oct. 31st, 2009 12:03 pm
ivyette: (Beatles)




-12:06 PM


Oct. 29th, 2009 01:53 pm
ivyette: (Beatles)


Not going to the doctor today (I don't know why, I just really, really don't want to) but I guess I'll go tomorrow if my fever doesn't stop spiking and my cough doesn't get any better.


-1:54 PM


Oct. 28th, 2009 11:37 pm
ivyette: (Default)
K so my fever was 101.7 when last we met. It went up to 102.7. My normal body temperature is 97.3ish. That was Very Bad. I took ibuprofen and fell asleep sometime after ten, exhausted.

I woke up what felt like hooooourrrrrs later at midnight (whaaaaat) still feeling like utter crap. Temperature was now 102.5. I watched some South Park (WHAT ARE THEY SAYING, CAN ANYONE EVEN UNDERSTAND THEM? I JUST LIKE THEM BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE POWERPUFF GIRLS WHO DRINK) then I watched the first like five seconds of Star Trek TNG and switched it because, no. Just no. Also I saw some Bernie Mac. Also no, just no.

Fell asleep for a bit, woke up, temperature was 100ish. At some point I watched some Andy Griffith, idk.
Woke up again at 3:30. Temperature was 98.8.

Woke up again at 9ish. Temperature was 97.5. Mother came to wake me up before she went to work and asked if I still had a fever. See, in my family, instead of asking a question directly (like "how do you feel" or "come and eat dinner") they ask "still have a fever?" or "you eating?" or even "you're not eating?"

So I said no and she was confused and then she went to work and I went back to bed.

At some point during the day my temperature drifted back up to 100. At dinner took more ibuprofen.

I'm hacking up like sixteen lungs here.

Yesterday (before the fever, I mean) I went to the hospital with my mother, to the women's center, not emergency or anything. It's either for old people who need mammograms or young people who are pregnant. I am neither old nor pregnant, I was so out of place (I could tell everyone was looking at me funny).

I wasn't there for pregnancy, so you can guess what I WAS there for. And for future reference, THEY HURT LIKE TEN THOUSAND BITCHES. Oh, Jesus, there are very few more uncomfortable procedures. They only had to do one side and thank God because I would have died. It's over SO quickly and there's barely and residual pain, but the five seconds they squeeze are like God himself is punishing you for a multitude of really crazy sins. Jesus. I'm pretty reserved but I think if I was even more uncomfortable with strangers touching me I would have died just from how they lead you around by your boob. (I am not even kidding. That is what they do. They pick it up and pull you with it. Jesus. AND YOU CAN'T WEAR DEODORANT. OMG.)
I have no idea when I get to find out if they see anything but the technician/nurse/wtfever she is, her name was Linda and she was like 60 and super sweet, she said something about an ultrasound and errrgh I think I've had enough strangers handling my bits please and thank you. But they might not do one, because they probably won't find anything, which thank God because no. But it's nice to know for sure.

-11:49 PM


Oct. 27th, 2009 09:14 pm
ivyette: (Beatles)
101.7 degree fever. Will update more later, I have things to say.

-9:14 PM


Oct. 24th, 2009 12:50 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
I think I'm getting sick*

*I'm typing this here because every time I do, I wake up the next day fresh as springtime. It works better than taking medicine!

-12:50 AM


Sep. 1st, 2009 12:25 pm
ivyette: (Individual)
I think I'm losing my voice. I have no idea why, since I'm not sick, unless I am and just don't know it. No caps, because I have to conserve my voice

wait what

-12:26 PM (up early for a change!)


Aug. 22nd, 2009 11:29 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
I can't tell if I'm sick or not. I keep having a high temperature and being achy and a little cough-y (only every so often) but I don't feel really sick. I feel like I'm going to get sick, but it hasn't happened yet and it's been awhile. I think it's a minor sinus infection like I had last year and didn't know until my ears hurt and the doctor told me. My ears do hurt a little now (why do I get so much water in there??) We'll see what happens.

It's raining and thundering but not too dark out. I like it.

-11:33 AM


Aug. 14th, 2009 04:41 am
ivyette: (Beatles)

In other news, I think I accidentally gave myself heat exhaustion/dehydration again. I r smrt.


Unrelated also: I haven't listened to Real Love (the very top song on my very long list of favorite songs, which includes Disremembrance) in years, and I have the Regina Spektor version in my head, and I... I know some of you folks like her (I think?) so I'll refrain from getting all capslocky, but I really, really do not like this version. Really, really, really. REALLY (oops caps). Luckily Dannii's here to help. Also Kylie. Minogues ftw.
-4:43 AM


Aug. 8th, 2009 03:34 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
I say this every week. And then I go to bed and wake up not sick anymore. Either I have really short colds, or... actually, I don't know what else. Maybe my body just likes to fake me out sometimes. I have no idea.
ALSO I THINK I GOT A LITTLE TAN FROM THE BEACH! Despite slathering myself in spf 15 before I left the house, after I got out of the water, and then again some other time, unless I'm remembering wrong. Still, my mother says I don't look sick anymore, which, okay, fine. Pale does not equal sick, people. Maybe for me it does because I tan so easily it's ridiculous. Maybe we'll go again next week, that might be fun. Except I kind of hate going to the beach... but if it makes my parents happy, fine. They've been making it a weekly thing and I guess it's my weekly thing too. I demand more sunscreen though.

-3:38 AM


Jun. 20th, 2009 01:15 am
ivyette: (Liv)
Um, I think I'm not sick anymore. Maybe. I woke up today feeling pretty normal and non-feverish, although I still felt a little crappy. Now I feel kind of crappy but my temperature is only 98.5, which isn't that high, although it was 97.5 a few hours ago. Now I feel horrible again. I haven't been sniffling or coughing or anything, it might be a stomach thing but it's pretty mild if that's the case. I looked up some stuff, heat exhaustion seemed like it could be it, but then, not really. I have no idea what's going on, if anything is going on. I've been drinking as much water as I normally do, which I guess is all I can do.
Should anything develop, I'll document more. I feel a bit sore all over, actually. Hmm. In any case, it's definitely not the flu.

-1:19 AM


Jun. 18th, 2009 10:29 am
ivyette: (Individual)
FLUWATCH2009~~~!@221 UPDATE!!~*~*~

I'm sick. For reals. My temperature is 101 :( I just ate a bagel and took some ibuprofen. I don't think it's the actual flu, but I'm not going to the doctor to find out, unless I get a lot worse.
For archival purposes I have to mention that my father came home from the hospital yesterday (routine procedure, nothing serious. He was just there overnight.)

Now I'ma take my aching ass back to bed. Kbye.

-10:32 AM


May. 21st, 2009 01:34 am
ivyette: (Default)
Fluwatch 2009!!!!!!!~~~
For the past few days I've been fighting an intermittent sore throat and strange feverish feeling. (This morning my temperature was 96.5. I don't even know what to say anymore.)
I can't figure out if I'm sick or not. I keep going to bed early and then not sleeping well but I feel like crap. Sometimes. Other times I feel fine. Right now I feel sick again. Hmm. My last illness of any kind was last August, so I suppose I must be due, should I turn out to actually be sick. We'll see how it goes.

-1:36 AM


Mar. 23rd, 2009 12:17 am
ivyette: (Hedwig)
FLUWATCH 2009!!!!
I am so totally getting sick right now. I have a sinus headache and I keep coughing and I have an overall feeling of unwellness that I only get when I'm genuinely sick. Watch me feel like a million bucks tomorrow now, hee. If I am sick, it won't be with the flu, though. I don't get the flu.

-12:18 AM
ivyette: (Liv)
Man, I hate this annual upper-respiratory infection bullshit.
Today I finally got to a doctor. I went to a walk-in clinic. What I'd like to know, is why NO ONE EVER TOLD ME HOW AWESOME WALK-IN CLINICS ARE. Holy crap, there was practically no wait time. And the people were sweet. And quick. And they know my grandparents. And they gave me lots and lots of prescriptions. In fact, right about now is time for me to take my antibiotics again.
Actually, this year my cough, and the other symptoms too, have been a lot less severe and a lot more tolerable than in the past. I'm guessing that's because a lot more sleep, soup, and tea have been involved and there's been a lot less spazzing about school and lugging that backpack around all day than there used to be. I have to say, I have no freaking clue how I did it in the past. I know this year's infection was a cakewalk compared to the last two, but I STILL felt like complete crap and wanted to curl into a little ball and hide. I have no idea how I went to school and functioned and didn't fail and didn't kill myself.
And because it is, officially, an infection and not a cold, I think I think I can declare my body as pretty much virus-resistant. And that? Is pretty damn neat. Actually, I think that's kind of weird, considering there's so much more stuff out there dedicated to getting rid of bacteria and allergins, and viruses are hard to kill and whatever. And I can't even say I don't get colds because I don't leave the house, because I had pretty much no colds ever during my entire time at Springstead, aka The Germ Breeding Ground.
I will never figure myself out, people.
I was hoping that maybe in the future I can prevent this from happening again, but I don't think there's much I can do, considering allergy medication is completely ineffective (the doctor didn't dispute this either, so I know I'm not just being all contrary and contradictory because I'm like that.) In fact, it's a lot like a period, it comes around the same time every year (instead of every month) and brings misery and woe and pain and a headache every time, though thankfully there's a lot less blood.
I'm also thankful that this time it didn't interfere with any extremely important testing. Yes, I am still very very very very VERY bitter over the AP Lang test. BITTER. WITH ALL CAPITALS. AND A SQUIGGLY LINE: ~. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE SQUIGGLY LINE DOES BUT IT SEEMS TO MAKE THE BITTERNESS EXTRA BITTER.

I'm really glad I'm starting to be able to taste/smell again and my head doesn't feel like it's swelling to the size of Minnesota every time I tilt it to the wrong angle. And the post-nasal cough will go away, you know, eventually. Someday.

Well, that's my news.
-3:13 AM
ivyette: (Individual)
Today was Not a Good Day, I'm just documenting that. I mean, I know when you're kind of a hermit who sleeps during the day to avoid human contact (negative human contact... I still like people, I'm not that far gone) it's kind of hard to distinguish between "bad day" and "good day". But today was not a good day. Lately I've been feeling like I'm sick, but nothing will progress beyond the pre-sick stage. You know what I'm talking about, that feeling before you're really sick that something's coming. It could just be the ridiculously high pollen counts, but I've never been so badly affected before, you know, to actually feel sick and not just like "ick, pollen, my throat hurts".
Yesterday my tamagotchi got a husband and had an egg, and now she's taking care of the baby, which is a boy this time. So she's leaving soon. :(

Hey, whatever happened to Brian Dunkleman, the other host in American Idol's season 1? That American Idol rewind thing was just on and I noticed he kind of looks like the guy in Green Day. I don't know why anyone wants to watch the first season over again, especially since they keep acting like the ending is a surprise. Sorry, but you can't make suspense over something everyone already knows, k.

I hope my soup is ready soon.

-7:01 PM

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