Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Return of the Living Dead

Unless you follow me on FB, you may not know the reason for my prolonged absence.

I've been Ill. Sick. Unwell. Weak. Fatigued. Achy. Whiny. Dying.

But even worse, I'm not even sure my doctor really knows what the hell was wrong with me.

It started with a dry, scratchy throat on Sunday, then turning to a full blown hacking cough by Monday morning. I figured some Vicks and bed rest would do the trick, but when I woke up with a fever on Tuesday I knew a visit to the doc was necessary.

She took two vials of blood {yes TWO!}, wrote me two {yes TWO!} scripts for cough syrup, slapped my ass and sent me on my way saying it was just a viral infection that would "work itself out."

By Thursday I wasn't sleeping, although I was sweating like one of the Biggest Loser contestants and still coughing my guts up. Sounds like fun huh?

So I called the office back and got a nurse. Not the one I normally see. She said it was the flu and that the CDC had recommended that otherwise healthy people should "just work through it." Are you sensing a pattern?!?

Even when I reiterated just how miserable I was again, Nurse Biznatch just said "That's the flu." in a voice that was a bit too cheery for my taste. Whore.

Anyway long story short I suffered through the weekend before calling again yesterday. My regular nurse said it sounded like the swine flu.

Yes. The SWINE FLU. Remember all that blood they took? Apparently no one ever thought to use it for diagnosis. ~sigh~

She called me in some antibiotics and told me to pick up some Mucinex.

I don't know what it was. They don't know what it was. What I do know is that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Word of advice - Wash your hands people. And wash them often.

15 comments:

Lauren said...

Goodness! Sorry you had such a rough ride. I'm glad you're feeling better now!

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, noooooo!!!! I'm so sorry- that stinks! Sending well vibes your way.

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, dude! Feel better!

mommaof4wife2r said...

poor thing!!! get better...and stay away from me :)

Too Many Hats said...

YAY your back! So, just what did they do with those vials of blood? Do you think there is a vampire working there?

Lorie said...

Glad you are feeling better!!! Hope it's all gone.

April said...

Get better soon girl! I'm sorry this has been going on so long.

foxy said...

Good God, Girl! I hope you feel back to normal soon.

Jen said...

That is awful. I hope that you get better soon. Being sick sucks!

CaraBee said...

Man, does that sound awful! Let's hope those antibiotics kick in and you feel better soon!

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh my.

I hope you are doing better.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

How are they not going to test you for swine flu?? DUH!
Hope you're feeling better now!

Lula! said...

"Work through it?" I'd slap that whore. My husband, the DOCTOR, ahem, is a big fan of telling his patients to GO TO BED when they have the flu. Plenty of liquids, plenty of rest, and plenty of rest. Duh.

Are you feeling better, at least?

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

That's TOTALLY sucky!!! What did they DO with the blood they took? Just... save it for a halloween costume or something? Sheesh

Shannon said...

Lizzy, that was my exact question...


what'd they do with the two vials of blood?!!??!

And are you feeling better now?