(21.4) SEEING RED: a dramatic friday
Please skip the post if you don't want to hear about vomit and/or blood
About a month ago I ended up missing work due to a fever. Since then, the fever broke, the cold went away, but my dry cough stayed. For weeks now, I've had a violent dry cough that sometimes keeps up both my husband and I at night
Besides my cough I was feeling pretty good at work today. I was on the phone with a customer and felt a bad coughing spell coming on, so I put her on hold on drank some water. As soon as I started speaking again, I felt a cough coming and then I felt as though I was going to vomit. Holding my hands over my mouth I quickly ran out of the office and ended up in the bathroom where I ended up vomiting for what seemed like forever - I could not stop. One of my best friends/childhood friends happens to be one of my managers, and stayed in the bathroom with me until I could finally get a hold of myself. Through the tears I realized that there was blood in the toilet which sent me in a panic. With Addi's safety to worry about, I told my friend I was leaving immediately to go to the doctor.
Of course my hormones got a hold of me once again and I started worrying about the baby and the fact that I had no insurance to cover this visit.
On the way out the parking lot I called my husband, who changed out of his uniform and left work by the time I got off the phone with him - which was like 2 minutes lol. At the doctors office I explained my situation to the woman at the front desk and she said she would find a way to squeeze me in. Half an hour to 45 minutes later, another girl asked me what type of insurance I had - I told her that last I heard I had been denied for the last program I applied for, but that I wasn't sure. I sat down praying to God that this visit wouldn't cost too much. About another half an hour later I went to check on the progress and the girl told me that I had been approved and didn't have to pay for anything. I wanted to drop to my knees and thank Jesus!!!! For a moment I was mad at the other woman who told me that I didn't qualify last week - but i quickly got over that.
Another while later I was finally called in and seen by the doctor. Turns out I have bronchitis! The reason I ended up throwing up was because gag reflexes are more sensitive when you're pregnant and because I was coughing so much - I couldn't hold it down. This is the 3rd time this happened to me, but this was the first time I've seen blood. The blood came from my throat being extremely irritated from coughing so much for the past few weeks.
On my way out my husband and Dad walked in...my poor husband came all the way from Brooklyn to Long Island as soon as he could and was able to drive me home. Of course, I had a doctors note written that I dropped off to the Human Resources at work before heading home. I didn't want anyone thinking I left work in the middle of the day for no reason.
Anyhoo, since I can't take anything from over the counter, I am to try lemon tea, Halls, Ricola and I have to keep a scarf around my neck at work since it's air conditioned and we have no windows in there.
Needless to say, I've been miserable for weeks now and I'm over it.
I'm just thanking God that Addi is fine and that I don't have to pay out of pocket for my medical expenses.
...and that was my Friday!
How was yours?