I've been writing a lot of blog posts lately, but they haven't made it out of my head and onto the computer.
I've had a horrible cough for a couple of weeks, and I went to the doctor on Monday morning. The appointment was made before I got the cough, but the subject of the cough did come up.
(To be clear, this cough sounds horrible, but isn't contagious.)
I got the proper medication, and the cough was getting better.
You see, I apparently have mild asthma, which tends to get worse when I exercise.
This annoys me. (Nothing is allowed to interfere with boxing, you know.) Anyway, since my problem is mostly with exercise, my doctor changed one of my inhalers. I picked it up on Monday, and the pharmacist explained how to use it and explained that it can result in a little coughing.
Tuesdays I don't usually go to the gym, so today was my first chance to use it.
I used the inhaler, and after a few minutes all was well. I got on the bike.
About ten minutes later, I started coughing.
People started looking at me in concern - not for me so much as concern that they might get whatever I had.
And I coughed.
Eventually I finished my workout and left (still coughing). It's four hours later and I still feel more congested than I did before I went to the gym.
Apparently, when a pharmacist warns you there might be a little coughing, you should believe her.
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