Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Am Still Alive!

Yep, I am still alive. Well at least I think so!

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!





 



 

11 comments:

Trennia said...

I'm so glad you are starting to feel better! The dr. should have called you, not the other way around wow!

Pam said...

Awww. So sorry about all that. Hoping for a speedy recovery from this point on.

croleyc69 said...

Praying that you will be all better soon. I have missed you lots and I'm so ready for warmer weather when I can get outside. We have had a good share of snow here in Nevada too.
Caroline

~Sandy~ said...

I'm sorry you've been so sick. ((hugs)) I've heard strep is bad stuff. I hope you are moving forward now and will be back to feeling better soon.

Jenilee said...

oh - long sicknesses have been going on around here too... I just can't get over the ear infections/cold symptoms I've been having! hope you feel better soon and love the sunshine picture!

Angie said...

Karen
I am sorry to hear that you were so ill, but that you are getting better. What a blessing!!

May our Lord continue to strength your body. Rest!
Angie

Amanda said...

Glad you are getting better! Your blog is just adorable!

Blessings-
Amanda

Amanda said...

Glad you are getting better! Your blog is just adorable!

Blessings-
Amanda

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~ shi ~ said...

Ahhhh..poor girl! My hubby and I had simularin experiances in late December...It WAS awful, he needed antibiotics , but I can not take them due to allergies..I really feel for you and pray you are better soon...I hope you get to take a photography class someday..mine was so fab..learned what a camera is all about and how to use it...now for that sunshine..I need it too! Blessings dear..

Angie Vik said...

I saw from the Blog Frog thing on my blog that you had stopped by. Thanks for visiting. I enjoyed looking around your blog. I love your Pregnancy Prayer list. What a great idea. Hope you feel better soon. Mom's should never get sick. It's especially taboo for both Mom and Dad to get sick at the same time. Blessings on your family.