Bronchitis Slowly Creepin’ In
The sick feeling started to kick in. Went to ergometer nevertheless but was asked to stop by the therapist a few minutes before the official end. He came up to me with a towel and a worried look on his face, asking me if everything was ok and to please completely stop cycling. Reason: my pulse had gone up from around 100 to 150 in a second.
I was still able to remember the playlist:
- Country Roads (John Denver cover) – Hermes House Band
- Berlin Berlin (German Sinatra NY NY cover) – Harald Juhnke (no, seriously…)
- Freedom – George Michael
- I Can’t Dance – Genesis
- Act Like You Know – Fat Larry’s Band
- A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
Overall a shitty playlist.
So then I went to the nurses on my floor and asked them to please cancel gym for me, telling them I wasn’t feeling well. They made an appointment with my doc for me at 14:00h. Until then I went back to bed.
Doc diagnosed bronchitis, ordered a blood test to find out if it’s viral or bacterial (the latter would mean antibiotics but we were all hoping I wouldn’t need those), cancelled sports for the next two days and told me to stay in my room and rest up and drink lots of water and tea. I was also allowed a codein pill in the evening to stop the coughing at night. That’s all.
And so my sick phase began.
However, today I took a sneaky pic in the ergometer room. Totally not allowed 😉