The Olympics are Good for Stitching

Like many of you, I've been following the Olympics. I am not a huge winter sport fan, but when it's time for the Olympics, I love rooting for my country. Who cares that I don't have a clue about snowboarding or luge and wouldn't think of putting my body on a pair of ice skates! I still like to watch and get caught up in all the excitement. In the evenings, I have almost 3 hours of stitching time while the Games are on, not that I stitch for that long, but it's nice to know I have something to entertain myself with while stitching. Even though he's not an American, I think the whole world has fallen in live with Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau, the men's skier with an older brother who has Cerebral Palsy and they absolutely adore and support one another. He won Canada's first Gold medal on home soil! Yay for Bilodeau and for Canada! To see the medal count, click on the link below. I tried to get a little image to insert here, but that didn't work, so you get a link.

Olympic Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

I have been stitching on a little exchange piece, so I can't show you the progress I made during last night's Olympic watching. But soon, I will!!

In other news, I'm still hacking and coughing and going through Puffs like crazy! I did call in sick to work yesterday and haul myself to the doctor, where I spent almost 2 hours. Good thing I took along a book! The DH went along as well, but he was more into napping than talking and keeping me entertained. The doctor was totally surprised that it was me who was honking and coughing so loud he could hear my down the hallway! (It's usually the DH who sounds like this.) After listening to my lungs and proclaiming they sounded "rough", which he was less than thrilled about, he had the nurse give me a big ol' shot in the right glut (which still hurts this morning!), made me sit for 30 mins to make sure I didn't have a reaction to it, then sent me on my way with 3 prescriptions. One is an antibiotic so I'll have to make sure to double my intake of acidophilus. One is a steroid inhaler thing (yuck!) to help open up the bronchial tubes. The last one was another prescription for cough syrup which makes me hyper. LOL It eventually does quiet the cough, but takes about an hour or so to kick in. Not that I like taking drugs, but I'm glad I went to the doctor. I'm really tired of coughing and blowing my nose!


Anonymous said…
Rest, drink up on the fluids, and rest! Oh and maybe some stock in Puffs!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

stitchinfiend said…
The Olympics sure are good to stitch by. I know the feeling of coughing, wheezing etc. It has been humid here in Aust and it really makes it worse. Hope you are soon feeling better.
Julie M said…
Glad you went to the Dr. and he was able to get ;you started on the road to recovery! It's no fun to be coughing and hacking like that.

Feel better soon!
Elaine said…
Hope you start to feel much better soon. Us Brits have little chance of any medals but I am really enjoying the olympics and they are a great excuse to sit and stitch.