Saturday, October 9, 2010

Battling Microbial Beasties

This is just a news update for those of you who don't know: this was sicky week.  Some of my family had been sick a week or two before, but none of the rest of us had come down with it.  Well, on Tuesday my sister and I both started getting sick--it sounded like what everyone else had, no big deal.

Yeah, guess I'm just special.

Come Thursday, I felt particularly horrible and decided since it was getting difficult to swallow--and, you know, swallowing is kind of important--that I should get this checked out.  While it's not fun being sick, I must say it was a bit satisfying opening my mouth to say "ahh" and having the doctor say "Oh wow, no wonder you feel like crud!"  Why yes, I do, thank you.  (At least that told me that I wasn't making things up in my head.)  The diagnosis:
Just had to post this
Strep!  (Well, at least, that's what we're assuming {as opposed to mono--yikes!} since the actual lab results won't be back until Monday or Tuesday.)  With the help of my good friend amoxicillin, I am now pretty much back to normal.  Hooray!  I can eat again!  And do something other than sleep! 

The one thing I will miss: having a legitimate excuse for sitting on the couch watching movies all day. *sigh* (By the way, a big thanks to the Guthries for providing most of my sick-day selections!)


Diana said...

Sharing with your sister is cool, unless it is sharing a nasty virus... Glad you are feeling better, and love the batty background!

Linda and Rhonda said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Strep is NO fun. Anytime you're feeling the least bit sick, we can hook you up with some great movies. :)

Kailei said...

Oh Jenny! I feel like the worst friend ever becuase I didn't even know!!! Please find it in your heart to firgive me ;)

I love you tons and am SO glad you're feeling better!!!