Friday, August 14, 2009

On the Roid's

That's right, I'm officially doping now. But it's okay because I got them from the doc right? What I thought were just lingering effects of the sickness/race (coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing) turned out to be a wee bit more serious. I finally sucked it up and went to the doctor yesterday morning. Greg was way, way more concerned about my lungs than I had been. Initially, he thought I may have to be admitted. I told him that wasn't really an option. He had the nurse inject a large syringe of steroids into my right buttock, had me take six big hits off an inhaler, and told me we'd wait a little while to see what happened. After two hours of waiting in the exam room, Greg finally agreed to let me go. But only after I promised to call him in the afternoon with a situation report. If I hadn't improved dramatically by that point I promised to come back over. The shot eventually helped things along quite a bit, and by the afternoon I was probably about 70 percent better. He also prescribed an oral steroid that I am to take for the next few days to get everything back in check. Apparently, what I thought was a cold was really some sort of wicked bronchial virus that triggered a rather severe asthma attack. Anywho, I'm off the bike till Monday when I'm allowed to do an easy 1/2 hour on the road bike. If I experience any wheezing I'm to back off for a couple more days. I already feel a ton better after the shot and two days on the Prednizone, so I'm optimistic that I'll be back to full strength by the end of next week. Have a good weekend, and get a ride in for me. I'm all about the R and R (other than work that is). Take care and thanks for reading.

1 comment:

EdO said...

Hope you got your lungs back. Prednizone usually works pretty well. About once a year I have to go on a 5 day regimen.

Take Care!!