Monday, July 12, 2010

Wondering if I'll ever be well. . .

Alright, that might be a little melodramatic, BUT I feel like I have been sick constantly this year!
Just when I hit a stride with my training or fitness routine- I get knocked back by illness. Also, it seems that it is one of 2 things that hits me- either a sinus infection or bronchitis or the latter caused by the former. Just can't seem to shake them completely.

This cycle began about 2.5 years ago when I got a really bad bout of bronchitis which seemed to linger forever and then settled in as adult onset asthma for me. Just this year (just in May, in fact), I started taking Singulair to help manage my daily symptoms with exercise induced asthma. After a couple weeks, I noticed great improvement and did not need to use an inhaler before I ran anymore and rarely had to use it after. Fast forward to this past Friday (see how I took you forward then back right there? lol) I started to feel a little under the weather, just overly tired and a little more heavy chested. I was supposed to do a race on Friday night, but I decided against it. By Saturday- I was feeling even more worn down and ill but we had plans to leave town and were so busy in the rest of the next 36 hours that I didn't have much time to think about how yucky I felt. Late Sunday evening I started to have hot flashes and realized I was feverish and fighting something. And I woke up today with lots of wheezing and coughing and drainage. So- I think it is a combo-culprit of the sinus infection/bronchitis again.

I don't know if it is my lung health that I need to focus on or if it simply a result of being a newish mom again and knowing how many viruses kids seem to pick up in their first year of life. I want a quick recovery to get back to my goals! (this heat and humidity does nothing to help the asthma either!)

I have a lot more I want to write but honestly, I don't feel well enough to really put those thoughts together, so I will put more fun stuff together when I start improving!


  1. Oh, I am so sorry! Hoping and praying you are healthy again soon.

  2. Aww, you poor thing. Take good care of yourself and make sure to get it figured out - those lung aliment can be scary stuff. Oh, and good call on not doing the race - way to listen to your body!