The past 2 1/2 weeks, almost 3, have been something else! It all started on a Thursday. Remember this post? Well that was just the beginning. By the weekend I was running a fever and my throat was killing me. The glands in my neck were very swollen and painful. My head was hurting and I ached all over. Complete misery!
I went to the doctor on Monday. I was sure that I had strep throat. I had my tonsils removed over 2 years ago due to frequent tonsil infections and strep.
My doctor had left the practice and supposedly she is to start at a new practice in March, so in the meantime I went back to the old practice and saw a PA ( Physician's Assistant). They did a rapid strep test that came back negative, but she said my throat looked very "Angry" so she didn't feel right to not treat me. She gave me a prescription for a Z-Pak and sent me on my way. Did I mention I felt like I could die, or at least wish I would!
Through the rest of that week, I really didn't feel like I was getting better. On Friday I called the office back and asked "now what?" The nurse came back and told me that they had sent my strep test on to a lab and it came back positive. She said that the Z-Pak doesn't work well with strep, so they would have to call something else in. Not only did my throat look angry, but by this time I am sure I did too!
Today is the last day of my antibiotic. Some of my symptoms have gotten better, but I am still struggling. I have been feeling very run down and worn out! I still need to lay down every afternoon. Through all of this I have been very nauseated also. The past couple of days it seems as though I am slowly getting a little better. I am praying that each new day that I will feel better! Hopefully I will be back to my old self real soon and more frequent blogging!
It seems that Winter has been exceptionally long this year! We have gotten more snow this year than in any other winter since we moved to Kentucky, 5 years ago. I like snow and have been disappointed in the small snowfall here in Kentucky, but now I am soo ready for Spring! I will enjoy when we don't have to get our coats on everyday and I can feel the warm Sunshine on my face!
Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!