Friday, April 22, 2016

I Was Sicker Than I Thought!

Basically, I've spent the last two days in bed.

On Tuesday, I started feeling bad and went to bed at 7:15. Wednesday morning wasn't so bad. I went to Nashville Needleworks to pick up fibers for our latest project. As I was there, I started feeling "woozy." I went home and to bed around 11:30 a.m. and slept the rest of the day. I had that flu-like feeling that I get with my hives, but didn't think that was it.

Butch insisted I see the doctor right away on Thursday so as not to mess up my Italy trip the end of next week. I got up early and planned to be there when the office opened at 8 a.m. I almost talked myself out of it as I could hardly get myself together to drive over (Butch is at a board meeting at the beach). I was the first one there. I got in right away. No fever. Blood pressure low. Weight---not going there but less than last time.

Diagnosis---double ear infection and bronchitis. She ordered a breathing treatment and steroid shot. I reminded her about the prednisone since that's steroid. She said it was fine. I've never even heard of a breathing treatment before. They put this liquid stuff (medicine, I guess) in this little container hooked to a breathing thing that plugged in to the wall. I was told to breath in deeply and exhale through my nose. The nurse left. About 10 minutes later she came back. The doctor came back in and checked my lungs again. She asked if I could breath easier. Since I didn't even realize I was having a problem breathing, I paid attention and said, "well, yes, now that you mention it I can breath easier!" I'm highly susceptible to suggestions. She said that I had far less wheezing than I did before.

She called in three prescriptions for me---an antibiotic, heavy duty cough suppressant and a nasal spray for my ears. I still was feeling pretty crappy, but decided that I didn't want to go home only to have to go back out later to get the prescriptions. I got to the pharmacy and was told it would be about a half hour before they would be ready. I was waiting in the car when suddenly I realized I wasn't feeling so bad anymore. Those steroids are miracle drugs.

I decided to run to the grocery store to pick up a few things. Look what I found:
I was so excited. But there's a few things wrong right off the bat. The packaging is wrong. And they are not by Sunshine.
Even when I opened the package, they look wrong. First of all, that's too much filling. Plus, they look like "seconds" all cattywampus. I really didn't care as the proof would be in the tasting.

I did what I always did with Hydrox---twisted it apart. I licked the frosting and it's exactly like an Oreo---your tongue just slides across it. Hydrox frosting is a little grittier and much more lickable. The chocolate cookie part wasn't right either---very much like an Oreo. Something tells me that they just tried to match the Oreo recipe an slap Hydrox on the label.

So beware! They are fake Hydrox. Butch is not going to be happy about that. Now we have Oreos and Hydrox in the pantry that I don't like!

If you are a Hydrox lover and have had a chance to try the new ones, let me know what you think.

PS I'm feeling great already!!! You know I'm sick if I miss my nail appointment and bridge!


  1. sounds like you had a rough time, I'm glad you are feeling a bit better now

  2. Oh I'm glad you are feeling better. And well done on the Hydrox hunt, I was at first elated because now I'd know what packaging to look for. But it sounds as if you are right - they didn't replicate the unique taste and texture of the original. It was the less creamy inside that made all the difference. I won't be in a hurry to hunt them down

  3. Sorry to read of your sickness and hope you on the mend. I am off to google 'catty wimps!’

  4. Oh I'm sorry to hear you're not well. Hope you feel better with a couple of days of drugs and are definitely well for Italy!

  5. I'm glad you went to the doctor and are starting to feel better.

    We have Oreos here, but I haven't spotted any Hydrox


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