You know those games where you get points for doing stuff? Like have you ever been in a helicopter, jail, been to Neptune? I usually score pretty high except for the one about ever being in an ambulance. Well, as of last Friday, I can add that too. I have had something that feels like the flu for almost two weeks. Except, my doctor told me I didn’t have the flu. Just flu-like symptoms. So I left the doctor office on Thursday thinking I was on my way to recovery. He gave me some cough medicine with codeine. Told me it would help me sleep. It kept me awake on Thursday night. Then, on Friday, I went to the store and by the time I got home, I was shivering so bad, my brother called emergency and I was transported to the hospital.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is not one of those “I need to be better to every one in case I die” posts. But I
was really concerned about the way I felt. I have never felt as bad as I did that evening. I was scared. They did tests on me and figured out I was not having a heart attack and wasn’t having other terrible attacks. What they figured out was that I had a bad case of “Influenza-type” symptoms. It scared Jean too. She didn’t know was happening with me. It gave me a scare. After two weeks, I still feel pretty bad. But I am better off than others I have read about on Facebook.
And, now when someone asks me if I have ever been in an ambulance, I can say yes. I wrote it to Neptune.