Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Cute Bronchitis

Only it wasn't cute. It was torture. 2 weeks of feeling sick. It all started with a cold fever, then a very bad cough and faint spells. After numerous blood tests and a couple of days in the hospital, the doctor diagnosed me with acute bronchitis plus viral fever.

I started feeling sick the day we all came back from Kuantan. I took two actifast pills and normally that would do the trick. But it didn't and I started having the chills. Like it felt like ice water was running through my veins. I went to the clinic and the doctor gave me some antibiotics and pills for my flu. The next day, I started getting diarrhea and headaches. My fever was still there so En Rashid took me to the hospital near our home. The doctor did a few blood tests and gave me two days of MC. Whatever I had, it was different from what the kids had had, so I waned to know the cause of it. I missed classes because I really couldn't even sit up due to my pounding headache and really bad cough.

On Monday I wen back for another blood test. My fever had gone but I was still feeling sickly and lightheaded. The doctor cleared me for denggi, which was a relief.

On Tuesday, I went to work. I had a 930am meeting which I went straight to. It was at that meeting that I started to feel lightheaded and out of breath. It scared me a bit coz it was kind of sudden. Fortunately the meeting ended quickly and I called up En Rashid to take me home. He took me to the hospital instead which was a good call coz the doctor confirmed that my blood pressure was too low and apparently the viral fever was still there. They gave me a drip and after reviewing my blood tests, the doctor decided to admit me for observation.

So I stayed in the hospital for 2 nights. The food was good though, apparently there was no problem with my appetite. I did still feel kind if weak; simple tasks like going to the toilet made me out of breath. I took this up with the doctor and that's when he diagnosed me with acute bronchitis. I dunno if it can lead up to light headiness coz that's what concerns me the most.

Anyway, that kind of explains the reason I've been quiet for the past 2 weeks. I'm feeling better now and I have an inhaler in case I have difficulty breathing or anything. The doctor said it may take up to 8 weeks for the viral fever to really go away and for my bronchitis to clear up so I'm to avoid strenuous activities. Hmmm, I hardly think that's possible once I get back to the office. But I'll have to try. I only have one body to take care off anyway.

Plus being sick just blows.


Aapitz said...

Alhamdulillah... good to hear that you're cleared from denggi.

Get well soon along...Take care

Along said...

Apit: Thanx dear..memang haru masa dengar dr suspek denggi. Dah la baru ada orang meninggal kat bangi sebab denggi. tinggal batuk kongkong macam anjing je yang lambat nak baik.