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Friday, January 4, 2013

Urgent care

My first day back at work, I caught that bug that's been going around. I felt so terrible last night, I asked my FB friends and family if a doctor visit would be warranted. I got a resounding yes, with an MS friend pointing out that it always hits us harder. I had a little fever when I woke up but maybe I was just hot. (That would be the last time I was more than warm today; mostly I was cold to freezing although I was dressed very warmly.)

I called my doctors office but they couldn't get me in and recommended I go to urgent care. Mick was like "urgent care for a cold?" But when his dad came over, he offered to take me, so I waited till they were done taking down the outdoor Christmas lights and Mick took me.

The wait wasn't bad, and the medical history was taken in an interview and a tablet which was cool and quick. The doctor examined me and said I had sinusitis and pharyngitis so he gave me antibiotics to prevent a full-blown ear infection. (My ears are killing me!)

They called the prescriptions into the wrong Walgreens but the other one was nearby. Mick was annoyed because he wanted to get home to work on more stuff with his dad before he left. But his helpers were still there when we returned. When they left, we watched an episode of Breaking Bad on Netflix and then I went back to sleep. When I woke, my left contact lens was dry and sitting on my face. I love this sleeping with my eye open thing--not! In fact last night, I tried using a sleep mask. I have no idea if it worked but I slept till almost 9 since I didn't realize the sun was up.

I'm going through a lot of tissues, but I think it's a good thing that I'm coughing stuff up. I was hoping that this journey to wellness would take a turn for the easier, but apparently, that is not to be. I notified my agility contacts that I'm retiring Teka because of her returned limp as well as to focus on my own health. I hope that is a step in the right direction.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it looks like you have a hyper-active immune system attacking everything! Sometimes people with hyper-sensitive immunities get symptoms of a cold or infections and don't actually have anything. Some immuno-suppressants could help you in the future.

    Liberty Swyers @ U.S. HealthWorks Sacramento - North