A BOUGHT WITH WHOOPING COUGH
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.