Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and all that.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Poorly bad

With just four days of 2008 remaining, I've given up on reaching 2000 miles for the year. On Friday I started feeling flu-like, which developed into a chesty cough. It was only a fortnight since my last chesty cough, which knocked my asthma and made be get my first brown inhaler and a course of steroids, and this second cough knocked my breathing again.

So, I went back to the docs on Monday and got another lot of steroids, pus a course of antibiotics. I spent the period up to and over Christmas wheezing, eating very little and not sleeping.

I got to finish Christmas Day by going mental - a lovely side-effect of the steroids. Proper, curled up in a ball, making repetitive movements and being genuinely convinced that I would die. Not pleasant and not something that I ever want to repeat, but luckily only lasted a couple of hours, while the kids were in bed and while I wasn't in on my own!

Update: Another course of antibiotics started yesterday and I get to go for a chest X-ray next week if it doesn't clear up. And the steroids haven't given me moobs sorry, just temporary mentalness.