Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Out With the Girls

Boy, the virus that laid me low is one powerful, nasty bug. It causes all sorts of secondary infections. Includintg bronchitis. My cough actually went into the lungs in early bronchitis within less than a week. Unbelievably fast. Totally caught me by surprise. It's spreading around so fast that everyone here in Colorado has either had it or gotten over it or trying to avoid it. And it's so virulent that doctor's have to treat it twice. Two rounds of antibiotics. Now, that's a new one for me.

My neighbor warned me to go back to doctor and have then listen to cough again beause they were having to treat people at her office twice. Since she's a nurse, I listened and had the doc listen to chest again and sure enough---it was better but there was some rattle still there. So he presecribed a second round of a different antibiotic. I'm telling you folks this so you will treat this virus seriously if it comes near you or your family. Do NOT ignore the cough. It's a serious one. Believe me, folks, I'm healthy as a horse, but it moves faster than anything I've seen. Go to a doctor and have yourself checked if you or yours get it.

Now---here's for the fun part----after two weeks of either being sick or recuperating and trying to regain normal energy, I have turned the corner and yesterday, Sunday, I had a day out in Denver with two girlfriends. Doing stuff we like to do----shopping, browsing through shops and stores and poking around. We even stopped in a Russian deli. I didn't even know there was one in Denver. We just browsed and talked and laughed and had a great time. Escaped from the regular stuff for a day.

And we finished off by meeting some Denver friends who joined us for dinner out. Sunday was the beginning of Restaurant Week in Denver where hundreds of fine restaurants and cafes offer special deals for dinners. Great food and great prices. Can't beat that combination. Especially when you're with good friends.

All in all, it was a great way to relax. How do you like to relax with friends?