I’ve been sick all week and I’m sick of it.
I started with a fever over the weekend and figured that Jack gave it to me (he had a fever on an off for the previous week and went on antibiotics for a throat infection). So, I took a couple naps and tried to drink a lot of fluids.
On Monday morning I woke up feeling like death warmed over. In addition to the general body aches and pains, my throat hurt. When I used my husband’s extremely bright flashlight to look at it, I immediately diagnosed myself with Strep and went the Quickie Care Express once they opened. Within an hour or so I walked out with a Strep diagnoses, antibiotics and 800 mg tabs of Ibuprofen. I figured I’d be feeling better in no time.
I spent most of Monday in bed napping and my brain was so scrambled that I couldn’t even read a book or watch TV without dozing off. Tuesday was basically more of the same, but with the added issue of the sweats. I mean, I COULD NOT stop sweating. It was just pouring off of me and I literally took three showers in one day. There was a lot of napping too.
I had to leave the house on Wednesday for a half day of management training for work, so I pulled myself up by my bootstraps (aka, cute sandals) and did what I needed to do. By the end of the day, I basically curled into a ball on my couch and moaned.
Oh, and I’ve barely been able to eat since the weekend. When I do put food in my body, I feel super nauseous.
I had planned to take Jack and Ollie down to the beach for a 4 day weekend, but at this point I don’t know if I can find the energy to physically load the truck to go.
I don’t really have a point. I guess this entire blog post is just an excuse for why I don’t have a blog post today.
I am curious though, is Strep supposed to last this long? Usually when going on antibiotics for whatever, I’m feeling better within a day or so. I’ve been taking my medicine since Monday and I still feel like poo covered in poo, rolled in poo, and filled with poo flavored poo.