The doctor says my throat looks completely raw and my chest sounds like a three-pack-a-day smoker. She gave me a z-pack and some cough medicine with codeine. I told her I was hardly coughing; she said, “You’ll thank me later.”
So this is why I’m so short of breath.
This means that I have to postpone the double-antibiotic treatment for the h.pylori found by my GI doctor during my recent endoscope. Now I understand why old people get so cranky. God, I hate being sick and I hate taking antibiotics even more, but the GI doc says left untreated, it may cause gastric cancer.
And my family doc says the antibiotics they’re giving me for h.pylori may even cure my reflux. So I got that going for me!