Remember when I said "Lesson Noted" and not "Lesson Learned"? Well I continued that theme through the weekend. I skipped Vinyasa class Friday in order to leave work early and get to the doctor's office. Result? Seventy-Six Dollars later I am officially diagnosed with Bronchitis, a Sinus Infection, some kind of throat issue/infection and ears almost at ear infection level and am the proud owner of multiple drugs. Going to the doctor's is tough for me - I don't like to do it because: 1) it is expensive; 2) it is time consuming; and 3) it inevitably ends up with me having to take medicine. I know that there are people who get by without medicines and I wish I was one of them. I hate taking them - I am the poster child for side effects.
After the doctor's I picked up my meds and some stuff for dinner and went home, whined to Bill, ate a dinner I couldn't taste and watched Jaws 2. All good - operation recovery in effect.
Saturday morning I was up at 6:41am and off the the races!! I couldn't sleep because of (insert one of a million illness symptoms here) so I got up to take my Cipro. Woo! Man does that stuff make me wired. And Nauseous. And thirsty. And while setting up that there link I also read that it causes tendinitis in active people. Awesome. So I took the Cipro, made breakfast, read my book club book, worked in the garden and then hit a 9:00am 90 minute power yoga class at Revelation. I was supposed to go running too but both my lungs and my doctor said no.
The yoga class was great - very tough and very hot. I felt like I was going to throw up a few times but that was probably the Cipro more than anything else. Otherwise I felt fine the whole class and worked up a ridiculous sweat. I then headed home and cleaned the bathroom, including unclogging the drains.
Then I crashed. Big time. My head was officially a big ball of ewww. Still I couldn't rest. I tried taking a nap...I think it was driving Bill crazy that I was simultaneously complaining about feeling like crap and running around like a mad woman. I am not sure if that was caused by the Cipro, me or both. I would guess both but I can blame the Cipro because apparently you are not supposed to combine it with caffeine or it makes you a nutcase:
"Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola, or chocolate. Ciprofloxacin may increase nervousness, sleeplessness, heart pounding, and anxiety caused by caffeine."
I am pretty sure I had my usual 4-5 cups of coffee on Saturday. I probably should have read the warnings first.
Oh and I ended the night by going to a concert where I partied it up. Yup.
Surprisingly, I felt better Sunday. Not great but better...I barely moved from the couch all day except to tend to the tomato plants for 20 minutes. Today I went to work but they sent me home fearing I would infect the office ... but I am better. Really, it feels like I just have a cold now. So I will go to yoga tonight and hopefully I will lift weights and finally make it back to Victoria's class tomorrow night. Still no running for the week at least - doctor's orders.