I haven't felt this terrible in a really, really long time. I woke up at 5 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep because my throat hurt so much. Thankfully, there's a clinic in Jackson that's open on Sundays, so out of desperation, I got there half an hour before they opened. Thankfully. By the time they actually opened, there were 8 people behind me and only one person in front of me.
Doc TalksALot tested me for strep and flu, which came back "maybe negative, but we'll treat you for them just in case." What the hell does maybe negative mean? Whatever. He sent me scurrying with a Z pack, a bottle of hard core cough medicine, and some stuff I gotta gargle to get my throat numb. Except it doesn't reach the part of my throat that hurts the most, and only works for like 20 minutes.
He said I might have whooping cough, too, which is odd, cuz I'm not really coughing. No, my throat is killing me worse than I could've ever imagined it hurting. But no cough! Yay!
In any event, since the few things he named off as could be highly contagious, Drew's staying home from work tomorrow. He's not feeling especially hot either, so on the off chance that he could have whatever it is I have and be contagious, he's staying home. Especially since I feel like ass and can hardly walk, let alone take care of my poor child... who also feels bad.
Well, that's enough whining for today. I have to stay up another hour so I can take my cough medicine again. Stay tuned for tomorrow's inane ramblings about how my head hurts and I can barely walk. waahhhh.
4 weeks ago