Monday, September 26, 2011

Not feeling my best

Have you ever woken up not feeling well but not exactly feeling sick, either? I woke up this morning with a terrible headache, a full-feeling chest, slightly gloopy eyes, and a raw throat. Not to mention that I was tired as soon as I woke up. I dozed in the chair for most of the day before I went to bed and slept. Now that I'm awake again, I'm tired and ready for bed.

I don't know that I'm exactly sick but I'm definitely not in tip-top shape. I'm not running a fever so I suspect that my allergies are acting up. I do have a bit of a cough that started on Thursday after I laughed so hard I was coughing but it's more of an intermittent dry cough.

Normally I wouldn't worry so much about not feeling well but tomorrow I'm scheduled to see my oncologist. Of course! I'm supposed to get my bone scan and tumour marker results and I don't want to miss this appointment. However, I'm not sure that I should be going to the cancer centre if I feel this way. I don't feel contagious - but at the same time, I don't want to possibly infect people who are immuno-compromised even if I won't in the chemo suite or its waiting room.

I do hope to feel better tomorrow. However, if I feel the way I did today (or worse) then I'll give the cancer centre a call and see what they want me to do. I can wear a mask while I'm there to try and protect everyone else in the waiting room. Or I can reschedule the appointment for a time when I'm feeling better.

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