Sunday, December 6, 2009

Strep Throat

Friday after donating blood at work, I started to feel like my throat was getting sore. I ignored it & went about my day until it was later at night & I was at Lauren's wine/cheese party & I started to feel very achy & sick. By the time I got home, I had full blown chills & I couldn't stop my teeth from chattering.

Yesterday I never got out of my pj's & stayed on the couch all day long. My joints & muscles were so sore, I had no energy & I felt like I would pass out after five minutes on my feet. Thank goodness I have such a wonderful hubby who took care of Cam so I could rest.

This morning when I woke up I was in agony with a sore throat & felt like I would die each time I swallowed. When I looked in the mirror, my throat looked like raw ground beef with white spots dabbled about. I am certainly not one to run to the doctor & absolutely not one who takes antibiotics... I think this is the second time in my life I've taken them. But, I knew something was up, so while Mike & Cam went to church, I went to a walk-in clinic by my house. I had a 101 degree temperature & as soon as the doctor looked in my throat, he knew it was strep throat.

Apparently after fifteen years old, you no longer have to have your throat swabbed. So, I left with a prescription for Amoxicillin in hopes of feeling better soon. Thank goodness I got sick when I did because of this would have happened two weeks later, we'd be on our way to Chicago & I'd be one miserable traveler.

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  1. So sorry you got sick! Are you staying home tomorrow? I hope you feel better SOON.

  2. I did some research and the only way to properly diagnose strep is with testing...but I'm sure you do have strep. Poor thing. Hopefully you're better VERY soon!