Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Strep

It started Sunday night. I was feeling a bit tired and had this scratchiness in my throat. By Monday night, I could tell I was really coming down with something. Tuesday morning I looked in the mirror and was pretty sure it was strep throat. I've had my fair share in my life & my hubby prodded me to get into the doctor right away - so it was a busy morning of dropping McKinley off at Preschool, voting (I used my sleeve to vote so others wouldn't get sick), going to the doctor's - testing positive for strep throat, and then to Smith's for the Z-pack. I thought I'd feel a lot better today. No such luck. Just ate breakfast - wishing that there was some way that I could get the food in my stomach without having to swallow it. To boot, I've got this killer headache and swollen glands.

Anyway, it's a chance to slow down and take care of myself. Jason has also done a great job of that - he took the day off yesterday and is helping me today, too. I am so blessed. It's also one more reason to be thankful for the days I'm healthy.

Hopefully by Friday, I'll be in top shape again - the Z-pack usually does its job pretty good.

10 comments:

SimonSmiles said...

I like the picture. I'm sorry you're sick! That's no fun! Did you get your tonsils out? Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Love you!

Patricia Potts said...

I'm sorry honey. I hope you sleep lots and speaking of honey--don't forget the warm honey and lemon juice drink. Also the pinch-of-cayenne orange juice drink (sounds yuky but it does help numb the throat)!

Let me know if I can help.
Love,
mom/sis

The Buckwalter Four said...

Oh man! That is NO fun! I hope you feel better soon!

Gardners Glad Tidings said...

Best wishes for a quick recovery....please take care of yourself! Strep in the worst, I had it all the time as a kid. Lots of movies, books, cuddles and tomato soup.

Kristen said...

OH you poor girl! I hate strept! I had it so many times as a kid that they finally took my tonsils out when I was a sophomore! I always knew I had it because of the splitting headache that came along with it! Get feeling better!

Brook said...

I somewhat know how you feel. This last week I have had just about the worst cold of my life. Today I took my first breath through my nose, after about a week of being totally clogged up! Hope you get feeling better too!

Britany said...

I am so sorry! I used to get strep all of the time until the tonsils came out at 18 years old. So sorry!

Get Hooked said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. We missed you yesterday. If you need anything call me!

Jill P. said...

Blythe had strep throat last week. Luckily none of the rest of us have come down with it. Thank goodness for antibiotics! I hope you are feeling better.

Lena Baron said...

Are you feeling better? I got sick this week too. Mama's just can't get sick very often. But sometimes the excuse to rest is nice:) I hope you're feeling better!