I hope everyone is doing well, I'm not and I really need to rant. For the past 4-5 days I have been running a high fever with a very violent and nasty cough. My head is always killing me, my whole body, my chest,and my thoat are hurting so bad i could cry. the fever has seem to have let down some but the rest of the symptoms are still here. I keep drowning myself in Robitussin DM and ibprofen to get a little bit of releif but it isnt doing much. ThanksGiving is in 2 days and I'm suppose to cook diner for my kids and my best friend and I'm so scared I dont have to evergy to do so. I finally had a little bit of energy last night to wash the dishes, and that wiped me out, so how am I gonna manage to stay in the kitchen for hours making tons of food?? My father usually makes dinner at his place but this year he went out of town for thanksgiving and bought me all the food I need to make thanksgiving but i didnt plan on being sick when he bought the stuff last week.
My aunt invited me to her house to eat but I dont want to leave my friend behind, and she cant go with me to my aunts eventhough my aunt said she could cause my aunt has a million dogs and smokes in the house and my friend is highly allergic to those 2 things (triggers asthma attacks so its not like she can just take an allergy pill and be fine)and my cousin is 36 weeks pregnant and I dont want to expose her if it's the flu. And my friend's family moved across the united states so she has no one else to spend it with. I know she wouldnt mind if I left her behind but that wouldnt make me good friend. I thought I could buy one of those already made thanksgiving meals but I dont have the money for that.
I just dont know what to do.....I know going to the doctor wont do much since it seems I have the flu and their's absoutly nothing a doctor can do for the flu but tell me to rest and drink fluids which I'm already doing. And I'm not having trouble breathing so i dont think I'm going to die or anything eventhough I feel like I am at times. Also I just cant fall asleep as I'm so miserable, all I do is cough (which feels like razor blades in my lungs) and my body aches like crazy.
anyways, thnaks for listening to me rant, I just needed to get it off my chest. I'm just terribly worried about Thanksgiving and having one for my kids, and it also my favorite holiday cause I love thanksgiving food, and everything right now taste nasty, so I'm worried about having a misearble time on my favorite holiday. Also I thought my elecricity was gonna be shut off tomorrow and i wouldnt be able to pay it, but the city promised me they are not shuting off anyones electricty this week so that was a HUGE releif cause I can pay it next week which is when I get my money from SSI, so I'm very thankful for that. There would be nothing worse for my kids then no Thanksgiving food and no electrcity.
Well anyways, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving and hope everyone is healthy. And also this is why I have been gone the past several days. And thnaks for listening to me Rant and complain, it's nice to be able to whine to someone other then my 7 year old daughter who is taking advantage of me being ill and having fuin with it, like making a huge mess......
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum,Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN