So...the fun continues! I'm still really sick. I finally spoke to my pulmonologist today, who upped my pred. to 60, told me to do nebs every 4 hours round the clock, and said that the rattling in my chest is mucus plugs that will hopefully come up over the weekend. And if I'm not better by Monday, I can't go to work. Which, seems logical, as I can't be doing neb. treatments every 4 hrs. at work. And anything at this point makes me out of breathe or go through like a 3 hr. coughing attack. Oy.
Of course I can't concentrate at all. I think it's due to the nebs, pred, and sleep deprivation. Oh, he also doubled my dose of guifenesen, to thin the mucus. Mind you I've been on the stuff for about 4 months!
Anyways, I think I need to be hanging out on my couch and not doing much of anything. But my brain is stuck on the state of my apartment. A good friend came by today and helped me take out trash and some boxes, so that helped. I hate asking any one person to do too much though.
So here is my quandry. My apartment is pretty dusty as this attack has been going on for at least three weeks so of course I haven't exactly been dusting. Then when I am like this, it somehow seems smarter to let the dust just be in the corner rather than stirring it up? But really the real problem is someone needs to vacuum. Now I figure I could probably this once pay for someone to do it, but what my brain isn't making sense of is...will stirring up all that dust make things worse? Or is it better to let it sit until later?
The other thing is I'm quickly running out of clothes. Now with that, I'm thinking I might be able to get away with taking a few things over to a friend's house, who has a washer and drier, so I can sit next to it for a few hours. This would be a much better alternative to doing laundry outside in the building next door to mine in the cold.
But am I just crazy? I'm not really sure I should be doing any of this really. It's just that my brain isn't working right, and I really am running out of clothes! Oh, and I keep thinking if my apartment were dusted and vacuumed that would maybe actually help. Really, it probably isn't as messy as I think, it's just that I've been staring at it for a week and not able to do much about it!