Remember at the end of March when I caught the flu and was sick during my entire four-day holiday weekend? All of the symptoms went away on their own except for a dry cough that lingered throughout April. I tried to treat it with cough drops and herbal tea and an asthma inhaler that was prescribed to me last year when I had the same problem. None of it worked; the cough persisted. Then, last week, my allergy symptoms started to kick in: itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose and the urge to sneeze with the frustrating inability to do so. Between the chronic dry cough and the allergies, I couldn’t hold off going to the doctor anymore. So last week Friday I called my doctor’s office in Ventura and made an appointment for this morning because I had the day off.
I got a prescription for antibiotics, a daytime cough suppressant pill, and a nighttime cough syrup, as well as a referral to an allergist. As soon as I got back to Morro Bay this afternoon, I took the first dose of antibiotics and cough suppressant, and now I feel sleepy enough to go to bed even though it’s only five minutes to 6 PM.
I didn’t have too long of a wait in the waiting room this morning, but I did manage to crochet a few more rows on the afghan. It’s coming along nicely, I think.