Thursday, April 17, 2008

Not fun.

Sorry I've been a bit absent from posting lately - I really haven't felt well the last few days and had to see the doctor on Tuesday after having chest pains for 2 days. He had me come in right away for chest x-rays and an EKG. I didn't think it was my heart, but he wanted to be sure. Turns out I have a weird viral chest infection called Costochondritis. It's basically an infection in the sternum and ribs up to the breastbone. It freakin kills and there's nothing they can do for it except let it run its course and keep me on painkillers to get through the pain. It pretty much sucks. Sitting up hurts, using my arms kill, taking too deep of a breath even hurts a lot. My doctor said that there's no known cause of it or how long it lasts. I'm just hanging on waiting for it to pass. I actually called in sick yesterday which I never do, and stayed on the couch or in bed most of the day drugged up on codeine. Jason was home though, which was a major bonus - and he helped take care of me and we caught up on American Idol and Hells Kitchen. I should be home today too, cause I still feel like crap, but I need to save my vacation/sick time for our upcoming family trip to the Oregon coast. Leave it to me to find some weird rare virus to come down with.

4 comments:

Katrina Hope said...

That is funny how you worded that- as if you did some research and found the rare virus yourself before determining you should "come down with" ----heeehee, that makes me laugh.

I hope you feel better...soon.

Love you!
-Little One

The Stockwells said...

Oh my gosh Kim! That sounds horrible! I will be praying that you get better soon. What a strange infection! I hope you start feeing better soon. :)

Rachel Sarah said...

My brother had some weird infection similar to yours that landed him in the hospital... it was freaky. I sure hope you feel better soon - don't over do it, young lady!

Skyler & Suzanne said...

That is horrible! Those super bugs freak me out! I hope you are better now?