It's been a hard winter, healthwise. I think I mentioned this before. The cough that seemed to have become as much a part of me as my freckles was so bad on Sunday night that I was in tears over it. And even THAT didn't help! Being up at night from the cough, being plum worn out from the effort of the constant hacking had taken such a toll on me. Plus the supposed remedy -- "drink plenty of fluids" -- brought problems of its own in the incompatible combination of a constant cough, lots of water, and a three-child bladder.
Saw the doctor on Monday and she put me on Levaquin (in case it is an infection) and Claritin (in case it is an allergy) and ONE of the two of them is doing its job! I still sound a little raspy in the voice and I still cough some. But last night I fell asleep almost immediately. And I had a little energy in the evening to do some major picking up and a little ironing.
Taking the Levaquin, taking the Claritin, planning little for the weekend, and hoping for the best. Thank you to those who inquired . . . .