I've been a bad boardie!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
I've been a bad boardie!
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 9:34am

Hey everyone!

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. It was crazy 4 days with DH before I took off for South Dakota and since I've been here, I've been busy as heck having fun with my family.

I was having so much fun, in fact, that last night I ended up in the emergency room! My cough finally got the best of me. Yesterday morning I started having pain in the right side of my chest when I took a breath. It was getting worse and worse throughout the day and then finally around 5 last night, I had a coughing fit that ended up leaving me in tears. I couldn't catch my breath and I was in so much pain I couldn't get comfortable. We ran to the emergency room and they took some x-rays because he was worried I cracked a rib or collapsed a lung. Luckily, he said he didn't see anything on the x-ray but would have the radiologist look at it today to know for sure. He said my chest wall was really inflamed and I might have torn something in there with all of the coughing. He gave me some Percocet and said it is going to be a painful few days while it heals up :( Unfortunately, I am still coughing so besides the constant pain in my chest when I breathe or move, I get a stabbing, burning pain when I cough. The Percocet doesn't really help with the pain but it makes me loopy enough to not care as much :D

I have to get to the pharmacy today and I'm going to go visit my dad and try to get up to see my Grandma. I'm not sure if that's going to happen which really bums me out but there's not much I can do about it at this point.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I've got to go catch up on the board while I'm still coherent!


Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 12:43pm
I hope you are feeling better soon Amy! That sounds really painful and I hope it goes away soon!!
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2005
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 11:26am

Ouch, and bummer to being sick. I hope you're feeling better ASAP. I also hope your visit is going well. :)