To my great disgust, I think I am getting sick again. This in spite of the flu shot I got a few weeks ago. I have general malaise and pain on my chest and between my shoulder blades and it hurts when I breathe. I am out of breath quickly and feel like I can't do a lot, because I get so worn out. As a result, I left creative therapy early and made my way home, to sit and rest and see if that would help me. I made a doctor's appointment for early tomorrow morning and I still have to walk the Überhund, of course, but we manage with short walks. I am very uncomfortable and don't quite know what to do.
A long time ago I had something called costal chondritis, which involves inflammation of the cartilage in the area around the sternum, but now I feel it in my back too, so I don't know if this is the same problem. It was called Tietze Syndrome, but I don't know if you can have it in your back also.
Actually, I feels like I am getting a good bout of bronchitis, but I am hardly coughing and coughing hurts, breathing hurts too.
I just called the doctor's office because I had a negative temperature and they said I could come in at 4 PM, so that is where I am going shortly.
It keeps snowing on and off, but what there was on the ground is melted and this new snow melts too. We walked in it at noontime and the Überhund was very suspicious of it at first. He walked as close to the buildings as he could, trying to find shelter. I let it snow right on top of me and when it melted when I was inside, little rivulets ran down my face. I did dry the Überhund with an old towel. He likes that and does a crazy run afterwards.
Well, I have to go now, see you when I get back...
So, I have Tietze Syndrome and although it is painful, the only thing I can do is wait for it to be over and take Ibuprofen if I want to. I am not sure if I do, but pressed I will probably do so. It is especially where the ligaments of the ribs are attached to the sternum and eachother. So that explains the pain in my back also. My lungs sounded clear, not a peep out of them.
That was the medical update, wasn't that exciting?
On to other things. Somebody has to walk the Überhund and I guess that would be me since there is no one else here. That's a shame, because I would really like to curl up on the sofa in my pajamas and my bathrobe and nurse my pain. This is where I grab an Ibuprofen, watch me do it.
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I sure feel like shit for someone who only has Tietze Syndrome. I guess pain does that to you.
Okay, that is it for me for today. I am going to sit somewhere and get comfortable, maybe even lie down and get comfortable, at the risk of falling asleep.
I'll talk to you all later.