OK now Being SICK on the JOB SUCKS!

  1. UGH...I have called off 3 days this week cause my kids were sick...think the gods would have spared me and not let me catch it....right???? ..wrong---ooooo! UGH, by the middle of my 12 hour shift last night, I was coughing so hard I could hardly breathe and now my VOICE IS GONE (ok maybe my dh would tell you that is a blessing). But man this sucks when you are trying to do patient care and communicate in report! Not to mention, everyone gave me a WIDE berth on the way out (grin). So, who else has caught this respiratory crud, how long is it lasting for you, and can you give me some good oldtime remedies to help me feel better? I am SOOOOOOOOO sick! Off to bed now. cough cough.....waaaahhhhh
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   nurs4kids
    Good luck, smiling..'bout all I can say. I'm going on a week with it, it does seem to be letting up a bit, but it's still a royal pain in the you know what. My kids had it for several weeks, so I'm not real optimistic. Know what you mean about being sick at work. Last Saturday, I was taking report over the phone..I had a coughing spell that just wouldn't quit. I actually just needed to blow my nose (sorry), but hated to tell the person reporting to hold. Sooooo, she talked..I hacked..for five mins or more. My coworkers were ready to perform CPR..lol

    <passes you a kleenex (new of course)> join the party
  4. by   Lausana
    Ugh I've got the dry hacking cough now that won't go away, nothing there to cough up & just start hacking to no end until my eyes start watering, nose running etc
    Hope you start to feel better real soon
  5. by   Mkue
    Debbie, get well soon
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hope you're feeling better soon. There's nothing like finally getting the kid(s) back on track and well, and then you're down too!

    Heather
  7. by   Rena RN 2003
    hope you're feeling better. i have it. hubby has it. one kidlet has had it.

    hubby and i are going on 2 weeks now. it seems to wax and wane. i think i'll be start feeling better and then the next day i hurt all over and i start hacking again.
  8. by   vashka25
    Awwww....being sick is not fun... we'll have to send you some kleenex with your christmas card !!! I've been battling it out for two weeks now....it seems to want to hang around longer than the inlaws!!!
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    well STILL NO voice today (my family is loving this lol)....man this is cruddy. Hope this goes away by Tuesday...( I work 3-11 then). Thanks for your support!
  10. by   kittyw
    Ouch... yuck... ouch.... so sorry to hear you're sick. Hope ya feel better soon!!!!
  11. by   oramar
    Sorry for everyone that is sick. Especially me, had scratch throat last couple of days and my eyes were kinda watery. This AM woke up with cough that is tearing me in half. Sometimes I am a little warm and my appetite is off. I wonder if this is what you guys are talking about? What are you taking for it?
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    YEP oramar...you got it nailed down to a tee. The COUGH is killing me. I actually pulled some stomach muscles coughing...and I already do crunches....it is miserable and slow to go away. This is day #4 and I feel worse even! UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I have tried all sorts of OTC meds, no use. They may as well be placebos. NOTHING works. I guess it just will have to be suffered and I will have to wait. I only hope it is better by Thanksgiving!
  13. by   Lausana
    Well Debbie-you'll be all set if you have any Christian Scientist's come in for delivery tomorrow! (Silent births) :chuckle okay, okay bad joke...hope you feel better soon & can SPEAK!!
  14. by   cpgrn
    I can sympathize with you. Just got my son over it and I came down with it. Took off half of last Thurs. and all day Friday. Felt awful all weekend. Have been taking duratuss am & pm that the doctors office gave me. Seems to help. They also gave me an antibiotic because my sinuses were so sore they thought they were infected. I hope I feel normal by Thanksgiving since I'm cooking. I will cook anyway but it would be nice to feel well enough to do it. Btw - first time that I've gone to a doctor for illness in 10 years - this version must be bad!

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