Ugh. Feel awful. Throat all scratchy. Every muscle hurts, my bones hurt. No fever. I feel like I'm going to produce a heavy cough but my chest tightens up and just a little "ahh-heh" comes out. When I lay down I have midsternal chest pain, oh, may be 3 or 4 on 0-10 scale--not too bad but enough to be noticeable and unnerving. When I stand up, the pain goes to my back--right between the shoulder blades...does not radiate. I get short of breath if I talk too much (that's a tough one!). I have never been short of breath in my life.
Why is this happening, oh fellow nurses? I'm going to be sleeping sitting up tonight. Took some advil. Thinking about taking Nyquil but sometimes that makes my heart race and I'm thinking maybe that's not wise right now. Whaddya think?
Left my stethoscope at the hospital. Can't even assess my own lungs. *sigh* *cough* *cough*