Bed Bound

Thursday was actually quite scary. I couldn’t take a normal breath without being in pain. I couldn’t move because my chest really hurt, G said he’d take me to hospital but it seemed a bit drastic to me, but to be honest, I really wasn’t feeling too good so we rang the NHS direct helpline to get some advice, as by this time I was in tears from the pain.

Their advice? Phone an ambulance.

This made me a little worse to be honest. G put me in the car and drove me to the Casualty department at the hospital. I was shaking, but got seen straight away. They put all these wires on me, I got anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers, and I had a chest X-ray.

Ask anyone who’s been around me coughing and they’ll tell you something is obviously wrong. The nurse who saw me first said he could hear something on my chest, but the doctor said she couldn’t hear a thing. The chest X-ray showed no infection.

The hospital is confuddled what’s wrong. We were there til the early hours of the morning and I felt so bad as G had to get up for work. No one can tell me why I’ve been coughing for months, but they do believe the pain in my chest is a pulled muscle, so I’m laying down resting constantly. The bank holiday weekend and I’m bed bound. Although I did put clothes on today just to lay on top of the bed. My chest still hurts, not when I move and not so much when I breathe today though. Just when I cough I get a very sharp pain. Yesterday I just lay on the sofa and watched TV all day. I got about 3-4 pillows to prop me up so I’m resting but sat upright so I can still eat and drink. Today I’ve got my laptop resting on my stomach lol, and I got some magazines that arrived from America 🙂 I’m just missing the Ali Edwards book, but it’s making me itch to get some scrapbooking done on Monday when I can. In fact, I checked my e-mails and found out that Holly McCaig sent an e-mail to her group saying that she’s putting out a design team call. 3 month term, and I LOVE Holly’s stuff! I’ve only ever put in for a design team once late last year I believe it was and I got rejected so I never bothered to enter again. But this, OH! I so want to have a go at this, if I don’t get it I don’t, but at least I tried, and Holly rocks. So you got to be in it to win it.

I hope to be up and about on Monday though, so as long as I stay on the sofa bed I should be well rested to be up and about by then.

2 thoughts on “Bed Bound

  1. Oh I hope you feel better soon! I’m glad you got it checked out at least.
    And good luck making the team. 🙂

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