Monday, November 24, 2008


I have the cough from hell.

I attempt to cough up a lung, several feet of intestines and apparently my toenail cuticles, almost wet my pants, sneeze, blow my nose, wipe away tears, and repeat.

All night long. All day long.

(The tears are not me crying, but that my eyes water from coughing so hard.)

My chest is kinda burning from the coughing. I can't use the CPAP because of the coughing, I wake up every hour or so to cough up another vital organ, so by 4:30 in the afternoon, when the sun is setting, I feel like it is bedtime.

On the plus side, it's like a free AbMaster.

I can do 100 crunches with much less pain and struggle lately.

And I know my family loves me (or is at least concerned they will have to do their own laundry and cook their own suppers) because they ask me, very worried, if I am okay after each explosive coughing fit.

Yes, I am thinking about going back to the of the side effects of a new med I am taking is coughing, but I had a cold that morphed into sinusitis and coughing, so I am wishing that this is the last gasps of that cold/cough, instead of a new side effect.

I haven't gone to the hospital or clinic in two weeks. I knew it was too good to last.


  1. I hate that cough till you pee thing. I'm soooo old and the bladder muscels soooo gone that it happens way to often and easily. (TMI)

    You might want to venture back to the doc though. Coughing like that might be good for the abs, but it can't be good for the lungs or other vital organs.

    Take care of yourself. And stay warm.

  2. oh man! i hate coughing like that! go back to the doc and ask him (or her) to write you a scrip for Benzonatate. it's a little gold capsule that is a freakin miracle worker on coughs. I keep some on hand at all times (and would totally send you some if it was legal!)

  3. Oh no! That sounds awful. I hate when coughing leads to that. I hope you find some relief and rest soon.

  4. Take care, you. I had that cough for nearly a year (bronchitis that I just couldn't kick). They do, however make this wonderful cough medicine with vicodin in it. It became my best friend.

  5. I hope you get better soon Julie, it must be awful! I have enjoyed your Weekly Winners and all of your funny scribblings from the last week here, I had so much catching up to do!!! But it was worth it!

  6. xxx thinking of you ..

  7. Get better soon, Julie, please? *HUGS*

  8. Are you feeling better this week?


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