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Love in the Time of Asthma

So. I’m still kind of sick.

I was feeling all better yesterday and even had the time to go out with my family at Bonifacio High Street (and got new books!). I spent a pretty much normal non-sick day save for the occasional sniffles. However, when I got to bed that night, I started wheezing again.

I think the culprit may be my colds, or it could be the fact that I slept late last night (darn Seattle’s Best Americano). Or it may even be the cold weather. Or allergies. Whatever it is, I woke up not feeling good again, which meant I missed exercising again today…and I kept on wheezing every now and then. ARGH.

It’s been more than a year since I last had an asthma attack, and it’s not even a full-blown one, just one that was triggered by my allergies. Usually a day of drinking medicine is okay, but this particular one just wants to stay for another day. When I was a kid, I used to have a LOT of asthma attacks, which automatically excused me from doing heavy physical activity and sports (and that is probably the main reason why I don’t do sports). When I grew older, the attacks grew less frequent, but I still carry my inhaler in case of emergencies.

I think this particular bout of (almost) asthma is frustrating me because I can’t work out, and my days feel weird when I don’t exercise already. Plus, I hate drinking asthma medicine (Ventolin) because it gives me tremors and it’s not a pleasant thing — plus Ventolin has steroids and it can make one fat. I eat carefully (no appetite suppressants here), though, but still, I wanna sweat! I want physical activity! I want my classes! :(

It’s just my luck that it’s raining today so I couldn’t get to the clinic earlier. :( I will try now, though.

Ah asthma. Can you go away now?

EDIT: 6:45PM. So I just got back from the clinic and yes, my asthma is back, sort of. :( I can say that starting today, and up to the next two weeks, I’ll be on steroids. :( Ah fudge. This means I probably will not be able to work out again today and tomorrow…but maybe I can do Body Balance on Wednesday? I wonder.

Oh well. And the medicines are so darn expensive. Boo.

I sure hope my next post isn’t about any kind of sickness now.

Sick Day

Today I filed my first sick leave in the span of one and a half years. Yesterday caught me under the rain every time I would go out of the office, and I already had a sore throat the day before, and then the oh-so-annoying colds. This morning I woke up with a relentless cough and wheezing lungs. Hello, asthma. We meet again.

So I spent the entire day lying down, eating my sick-day soup (macaroni, squash, tofu, oregano, cabbage), watching TV and reading books. Oh, and sleeping too. It’s been an uneventful day, and I’m still coughing like there’s no tomorrow. This reminds me of how I was back in elementary, when I would get sick every now and then — if not fever, asthma, if not asthma, fever. Sometimes a bit more serious, but I always pull through.

It’s kind of hard commuting when you’re sick though. This just means I should go driving.

Er, anyway. It’s 9:30 and I should get to bed. After this CSI Miami episode. I have a lot of work to do tomorrow that I’ve got no time to think of auto parts franchises, so I better rest now. :)

Take care guys, don’t get too sick like me. :P

Hey there, working girl

Hello, I’m alive. It feels like I haven’t been here for a long time but it’s only two nights. That’s how much of a blog-addict I became back during bum time.

Work is okay, so far. Not much to tell, except that I finally have my desk by tomorrow (I just hope the computer is already set up by the time I arrive tomorrow so I can at least try to play with it). I’ve gone on small trainings with my boss, but there’s nothing much to do yet, except learn and understand the current system. My boss is really nice though, and he let me tag along his meeting earlier even if it’s just for a short time. I’m learning a lot and I bet I’m going to learn a bit more soon.

It’s just my luck, though, that I got sort of sick since last Monday. Sore throat on Sunday night, colds and slight fever on Monday, asthma on Monday night and today, colds. My mom says it’s from the tension (which I don’t really feel), but I think it’s from all the Nutella I ate last Sunday. Oops. ^^;

Oh, and I don’t exactly have instant buddies in the office just yet, but I’m giving it time. My officemates are funny and everyone is really nice (I mean, people actually greet me good morning and notice me most of the time, instead of being uttely invisible back in OJT days :P). I hope I find some people to eat lunch with at least…but I don’t mind eating lunch alone just yet because I have some books for company. Of course, I’ll run out of money and grow considerably fatter if I keep on eating at fast food chains. Haha. In God’s time. :)

Anyway, I better stop here. I’ll post a more detailed (if possible) entry next time and I’ll try to get some pictures just for fun. :D I need to go to bed already, doctor’s orders. :P God bless everyone. :) And thanks for the prayers! Keep them coming? :D Good night! :)