After more than a month of being sick (a cold, then a persistent cough, then a cold) my aunt Jeanie, who is a nurse, said that I needed to get to the hospital right away so they can check for pneumonia and hopefully give me something to help me get better. So my momma took me to the ER that is just down the street from us (my first visit to this one) and the doctor said I had bronchitis...oh yay... She wrote me a couple prescriptions and sent me on my way.
I also have a problem with my rib muscles; they tare easily when I have been coughing or have anything strenuous with my chest for very long. Well, for the forth time my muscle(s) are starting to tear. I cannot express to you how painful that is, the best way I can say it is what one doctor told me "a torn rib muscle is more painful that a broken rib". Having never had a broken rib I will just take his word on it...and wish I had a broken rib instead lol.
Now here's my problem; I am suppose to be on a flight to California tomorrow afternoon to go visit my sister and her family and babysit for her while her and her husband go on their anniversary, and then stay for a week to spend time with my sister and my cousin (my cousin is also flying to CA to help babysit). I am not breathing as well as I should be between the bronchitis and the pain in my rib and I know being on a plain will just make it even more difficult. However I think I would be ok once I got out there, though I wouldn't be able to get as much rest as I would if I stayed home.
I really want to go but I'm not sure that is truly the best idea. I am very torn about what I should do; I have been thinking about it all day (well really for several days) and I just don't know what is the best thing for me. I figure I will sleep on it and see how I feel in the morning.