Yes, I did go into the plant yesterday, but that was a huge mistake. I didn't realize how hard that trek from my car to my desk was going to be. My utmost gratitude to our company's paramedics for getting me stabilized enough to go home; driven by Hope. My friend Michelle followed her to take her back to work.
I have to stop pushing myself to try to be normal. But I want that so badly. Yet, yesterday gave me a pretty severe wake up call; I am sick. I am not 'normal.' I told my friend Paul that I was scared that what I am today is my new 'normal.'
Well, I will go see my PC doc tomorrow and hopefully, he can figure out a way to make me a bit more comfortable. I am cold; I've had a low-grade fever, but not high enough to call the oncologist's office. The goop I'm coughing up is clear and slowly lessening in volume. And I have a weird pain in my left shoulder.
As for the Albuterol, I'm sucking on my nebulizer even as I type. Thank the deities for this med and this medical equipment; it keeps me out of the big house, and after a treatment I can get more goop out. I posted on Facebook the other day that I needed a phlegm exorcism. Maybe my PC can get me fixed up with a really good expectorant. I like to try to go naturally; hot beverages, soup, garlic, chilies, onions, but that's not doing enough.
That's not to say I enjoy anything beyond 110, though. And that, sadly, does happen quite a bit in summer here.... but remember, it's a dry heat, until the monsoon hits, then you feel like you've entered a sauna that doesn't quit. But I'll take it over the hellaciously cold winter we've had.
This picture is one I took years ago right after a monsoon blew through.
Sadly, our saguaro fell one year. Luckily, it only took out my eaves, not the room in which my mother was sleeping that morning.
They cut it into slices with a chainsaw, but still could not lift the slices. After quartering each slice, they finally got it removed. Oh they also said it was over 27 feet high. I loved that saguaro, but its time had come.
The main thing is that no one was hurt; Mom didn't even wake up, but then she was quite hard of hearing by that time.
And thank heavens for homeowner's insurance. :)