Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

What I've Got

So I went to the doctor today, as I promised my relatives, because I woke up feeling worse instead of better. The good news is that I have no signs of going into pneumonia or anything horrid like that. The bad news is that this is the virus that causes croup in wee ones, and there really isn't a magic pill. The doctor prescribed a cough suppressant (without codeine, thankfully -- you all know the story of my mom and codeine, right?) and told me to gargle with salt water (ew!) and get lots of rest and not do very much. I'm supposed to expect it to stick around for maybe 10 days, though I don't know for how long I'll be contagious (Stella?). He offered to write me a note to get me out of work this week, but I said I didn't need one. Then markgritter said I should have gotten one and taped it to my monitor. Sigh.

I also got part of my Night Shade order, including nihilistic_kid's book. Not that I was in danger of running out of books any time soon. Still. Now I'm in even less danger. Yay books.
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