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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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It's Wednesday, I'm sick, and I'm tired. I attempted to start writing the third book in the Rona Shively series last week and got as far as page 23 before I started coming down with a respiratory infection...again. I do not have asthma, I am not sick with some dread disease, I do not smoke, nor am I around smokers but for some reason, my lungs have decided that they only want to function correctly about a third of the time. So, after hours of coughing and hacking, I gave up and went to the doctor. They prescribed the obligatory Z-pack and Zyrtec combo and sent me on my way. This was two days ago. I'm now on day three of taking the colossol cold conquering cocktail and I feel just about the same as I did on Monday. Needless to say, I'm not thrilled.

So, I figured the most therapeutic way to deal with my condition would be to complain to all of you about it. I'm sure you're thrilled that I have chosen to confide in you about my struggles with sinusitis, my battles with bronchitis, and my conflicts with congestion. Ok, I'll stop. There's just no way to make mucous cute and fun. Maybe I should look into moving away from Ohio. I've heard that this is one of the worst possible places to live if you are prone to respiratory infections. I've always wanted to go to Montana or maybe Minnesota. I don't know if the weather is much better out there, but I don't recall hearing about all of the sinus troubles the people out in Big Sky Country endure.

How has climate where you live affected your health? Have you moved somewhere based on the positive impact the climate would have on your health? Tell me your story, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks for listening...cough, cough...until next time...cough, cough...cough, cough, cough...crap!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca,

I had something similiar a few weeks ago and it took over a week or so to finally get over it. I still have a slight cough and my throat feels hurt at times when I try to swallow. My friend Bruce goes through much of the same problems and he's had them ever since he went to Florida and came back. Doctors told him if he went back the problems would disappear. I hope you get to feeling better.


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