Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Down for the count

If you read my last posting you know I haven't been feeling so hot. I started feeling sickish on Friday before my trail run and it just got progressively worse from there. On Thursday of last week I decided to go to the Dr. since it had been almost 7 days with no relief. Y'all - I didn't even know where to begin. I realized it had been > 3 years since I had seen a general practitioner!!! Thank you Lord for good health, huh? Anyhow - I got the name of a friends Dr. and saw her this past Thursday. At the time she said it looked like a virus to her and that it could take 7-12 days for it to run it's course. She instructed me to continue with Tylenol Cold, Afrin and cough drops. She gave me a prescription for Amoxicillin and told me if I wasn't better my Monday (yesterday) to get it filled assuming that I will have developed a secondary infection by then. Well - tons of Tylenol Cold, Tylenol Sinus and Tylenol Head Congestion later - I was still feeling like absolute crap as of Monday so I had the prescription filled.

Three doses in and 10 days after the beginning of all of this I was presenting with new symptoms as of yesterday - chest tightness, fever, body aches, etc. Can I just add in here that my husband is out of town and my child chose yesterday to take virtually no nap. I was fighting collapsing on the ground all day yesterday. I decided to call the Dr. back yesterday. She had me come in and do a flu screening. For those of you who have had this done - I am so sorry because it was AWFUL! They stick a gigantic q-tip way up your nose and spin it around. It almost gags you and makes your eyes water - yuck! So...the flu screen was negative but she said it's only 80% accurate and she felt certain I have the flu. Now I am on Amoxicillin, Tamiflu, Cough Medicine and Tylenol/Motrin. I have gone through a box of tissues and a bag of cough drops in the last week - FUN!

Needless to say, I am home from work today and is it wrong that despite being sick I was excited about catching up on blogs? Ha! Oh well - I don't get to rest much and although I hate it that I actually need it to get well I am going to try to enjoy it because: well, why not?

I already feel better after two doses of Tamiflu so I CANNOT wait to get well and be back to my normal self. It is very difficult for me to sit amongst my messy house and feel too sluggish to do anything about it.

My get well arsenal - looks convincing, huh? I will be feeling better in no time!

My couch potato partner in crime - "Sylvester". For a once solely outdoor cat he sure has made himself comfortable indoors - wherever there is a resting body, he is on it ~ literally!


  1. OMG, the flu??? Sister girl! Get you some bronchitis next time. Geez! Feeling better here...So sad to hear that you're still fighting it. (And tell Kennedy I said to give her mommy a break!)

  2. You poor thing! I hope you're feeling better in no time! I'm so glad that Sylvester seems to be catching on to being indoors:) You needed another indoor furball:) hehe. He's so cute tho.

    I'm pretty sure you could use this time to relax because you are always so busy.

  3. Furry friends make the best couch potato pals! Pearl used to take all of my exhausted-pregnant-lady naps by my side.

    Get well soon!