I went to the doctor today. I’d been feeling progressively better over the last few days, but then I couldn’t stop coughing last night. I actually slept in the guest room because the bed in there is in the corner. I piled every pillow in the house (I let John keep a couple) into that corner so I could sleep sitting upright. It still took forever for me to stop coughing long enough to fall asleep. It was nice to wake up to sunlight streaming in the window, though. Our bedroom is on the north side of the house, so I don’t usually get to the see that. The window in the guest room faces south. Anyway, even taking the same medicines I’ve been taking all week, I couldn’t get my coughing under control today. So finally I left the office this afternoon to go to the doctor.
Turns out I have bronchitis.
First Question: How can I have bronchitis and still feel perfectly healthy (cough aside)? I don’t feel sick. My head is clear, I’m not achy, I don’t have a fever – and yet, I have bronchitis. Well, whatever. I’m just glad to know what it is and to have the right medication.
Second Question: Does this mean I shouldn’t run in the Herndon Turkey Trot tomorrow? I was assuming an immediate no since, you know, I have BRONCHITIS, but the doctor said that as long as I start the antibiotic and other medication (robitussin dm and an inhaler of some kind), I should be fine. It’s at 4pm, it’ll be about 40 degrees out, and I’ll be bundled up. So I’ll be running a 5K tomorrow and then hanging out with my friends (dinner and Bond!). Totally weird.
In other news, I have no other news. Really. Work was slow. We had our annual office Thanksgiving lunch, so there were a lot of people in the office we don’t usually see. That makes it sound like we brought strangers in off the street or something. Which actually would have been a really nice thing to do. No, I meant that the people who work in the Ballston office came over, and some people brought their families in. We saw all the new babies (who I stayed far away from, I promise) and got to catch up with coworkers we really only see about once a year. It’s generally a nice event (and we have a new caterer this year who’s REALLY good), but I didn’t stick around since I figured it wouldn’t be polite to cough all over the crowds in the conference room and kitchen.
Damn. I just checked tomorrow’s forecast. It’s going to be about 35 degrees and WINDY tomorrow afternoon. A 25mph wind will make it feel like about 25 degrees, and that’s what I’ll be running in. Makes me look forward to it just a bit less. Just a bit. Then again, I have already discovered that the Weather Channel lies to me, so maybe it won’t be that bad.