If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Visit to Burbank Urgent Care

I am hardly ever sick and for that, I am very grateful.  However, when I am afflicted with something, I am the WORST PATIENT EVER (I really need to take some lessons from Spencer).

Last weekend, I bought five-pound hand weights to replace my three-pound weights I use when walking.  I am determined that these last 20 pounds WILL come off or else.  Well, evidently I was a little too zealous because I woke up at 1:30 a.m. this morning and it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest.  I couldn't take a deep breath or really even move.  I lay in bed until 8:00 a.m. when I decided I needed to make sure nothing serious was going on (guess if it had been a heart attack or stroke, I was pushing my luck waiting so long!).

After an EKG and a chest x-ray, the doctor determined that I have  "pleura tic" lungs, which is like pleurisy.  It doesn't hurt as long as I don't take deep breaths, laugh, cough, bend over...well, basically as long as I don't do anything.

Now I'm on bed rest and Ibuprofen every four hours with orders to skip my workouts for a week.  Ugh!
Cole brought me a stuffed "kitty" to keep me company while I am recuperating.  So sweet.

"...whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy."
~James 1:3

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, we want to see results in a short amount of time without taking the time to do things in the proper manner. Try to stay in bed as much as possible, and set up a humidifier in the room as it can help you breathe a little easier. Take care, and no more lifting weights!

    Loura Swader @ U.S. HealthWorks Gilroy