Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Day 18: Typical Colorado Day and Re-Plagued
I took Isabelle for about a mile in the cart, but she wanted to walk some, so I took her out, and we went slowly.
I noticed how exhausted I've been lately, seemed like I can't get enough oxygen when I'm running. I feel so wiped out.
Well this morning and yesterday too, I was coughing up a bunch of garbage from my lungs and it was getting colorful, and not in a good way. My chest also hurts after I take a deep breath and try to fill my lungs. I felt tired all day. I finally figured it out. I got my stethoscope out and listened to my lung fields as best as I could, with the short tubing. Pretty sure this is bronchitis.
There isn't much I can do about it, except rest, drink fluids, and hope I can hack this stuff up without it hurting too much. If for some reason I start running a fever or start feeling a lot worse, I'll go to the doctor, but for now, I don't need to pay a co-pay and find out there's nothing that can be done. I'm not taking antibiotics unless I end up getting worse and it acts like something bacterial. I doubt it is.
So much for a running streak, I guess. I'll keep on moving, doing something every day, but right now, running in this cold dry air is not a good idea for my lungs or anywhere else on me.