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cbertsch
cbertsch
Yes, I Do Inhale
I'm my own worst enemy. After months of making do without any inhaler and several months before that of making do with nearly empty ones past their expiration dates, I finally went through the laborious process of getting my physician to call in a prescription for a new one. And this time I insisted even more strenuously that they give me refills instead of making me call in -- G-d knows why -- every time I run out. I mean, the last thing I need to be doing is spending an hour dealing with surly, underpaid HMO workers, right? When I picked up the beast at Walgreen's yesterday evening, I was delighted to find that I not only have refills but unlimited refills for a whole year. Now I won't get into the destructive practice of not using the inhaler even though it would help because I'm conserving it for when I really need help. At any rate, I used it liberally last night, four puffs on the way home and four more before bed, and slept way better than I have since the tail end of the monsoon. I guess I just need to admit that I now live in Tucson, where the months between the end of the summer wetness and the start of the winter wetness -- assuming it comes at all -- are a time when I need what our onetime pre-schooler referred to as "a little extra help." Weakness? Perhaps. But I think I'd rather be weak and focused than strong and insomniac. The last few weeks of cold nights have been especially rough on me, since I have a terrible time with the particulate matter that comes out of our desert-minded neighbors' chimneys. Today, though, I'm like a new man. I might even ask someone to ask me to, you know. . .
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masoo From: masoo Date: December 11th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Being sick is not a weakness.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 11th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
True. But I often feel that resorting to medication for it is.
katieengl From: katieengl Date: December 11th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

oh dear!

thats a very long time to not have a puffer. I once ran out and was too lazy to get a new one (i have a PPO, much less difficult to get new ones!) and had an athsma attack at work (this was in high school so i worked at a movie theatre). I couldnt really talk cause i was busy dying and my boss thought it was a good idea to throw me in the walk-in freezer cause he heard cold air is good for this sort of thing. He practically had to drag me, and when my mom got there he told her i had a seizure cause i wouldnt go willingly =) it was a good time.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 11th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: oh dear!

How was the freezer? Luckily, I don't get the sort of attack that can kill. I just get the kind that makes me unable to think because I'm only thinking about getting more air.
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