Saturday, December 15, 2012



Sorry that I have not been on for a while.  I have been busy trying to get through work and the holidays and am still getting over a bought of pertussis, which in mid October landed me in the hospital.   The doctors told me that it would take months to recover but I did NOT believe them.  Well let me tell you.... they were correct.   I am now on week 11 with this cough and although it is not nearly as bad as it had been it is still there.  Unfortunately, because of the cough I broke a rib and am now trying to recover from that as well (it's hard when you still have the cough).  Anyway, I'm getting by but it has been a little difficult to function the way I normally do.  Hopefully by the beginning of 2013 this will all be gone.   

Had I known last year when I got my physical I would have gotten the TDaP shot (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis booster).  You should get this every ten years.  I was not aware and my doctor did not advise me of this.   However, when I actually came down with Pertussis I was advised that it is "really going around".  Sooooo please if you have not yet done so, go get your booster.   I would hate anyone to go through what I did.   Here are some videos if you want to see exactly how awful this cough is:

I hope you are all well and if I am not back on soon, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.