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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sick

Dear Me,

I'm still not feeling well. It was last Thursday when I started having the dry cough. Late Friday afternoon, I was down in bed, curled up and wanting the world to leave me alone. You see, I was feeling heavy, experiencing sore muscle and joints. Later on, my mom arrived and told me that I got fever. I was supposed to cook dinner but I texted everybody to just dine out since I couldn't move without hurting myself.

It was my mom who cooked dinner for me. A vermicelli soup and a cheesecake. You would think it was kinda weird but I liked the combination. =)

And because I am pregnant, I cannot drink any medication. My only solution then was to drink unsweetened pineapple juice, which was what I've been drinking since I was single everytime I would be down with a bug. I wasn't really a "drug-swallower" everytime I got sick.

My hubby consulted with a nurse friend (she is the same age as he is and works in the hospital where I have my ob check-ups) and who already had 3 kids of her own about my condition. He was told that I could take Biogesic, which was the safest medication a pregnant woman could take. Of course, my mom said no. Hehehe. I could already sensed the tension between the 2 of them. Anyway, he was able to convince my mom and I told myself that I would only take one. Well, my fever (from 39 degree C went down to 38) subsided for a while.

My mom, used to taking care of sick kids (my sister particularly), kept on feeding me. I was actually complaining because I wouldn't want to eat a lot since I was having a hard time sleeping at night. Everytime I lie down in bed, I experience this heartburn. It's like acid or bile rising up from my stomach to my throat, blocking my airways. The bad thing was: even I was seated, I could still feel it, making it harder for me to fall into slumber.

I also discovered that I shouldn't drink pineapple juice before going to bed because it facilitated my heartburn.

Anyway, it was only Sunday that I felt a little better. I was able to get up and out of the room and move about. I was even able to cook dinner - tinolang manok.

Despite the afternoon rains, I still feel hot and sweaty. That was why I got the dry cough in the first place. This was the 2nd time that I got sick ever since I got pregnant. The first one was last June and strange as it was, it also happened during the last Thursday of the month.

Well, I still have the cough but I hope it will subside soon.

2 comments:

  1. knorr chicken noodle soup works! cough, cold, fever... no aircon, electric fan while eating, makes you sweat like hell, when you had enough of the sticky armpit, get a cold towel with a bit of alcohol, rub and dump, change clothes then hit the bed with a book or tv...

    worked with she and baby paw.

    ask your OB, they know better, get all useful info from the P350 you're paying every check up hehe...para di lugi...

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  2. [roy] - i'm doing fine na. wow! speaking from experience ba....

    we will be having our check-up tomorrow. =)

    regards to She and Paw. =)

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