Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hit By Bus

My body hurts right now. It started on Tuesday night, around midnight. I woke up and I couldn't breathe anymore. I groggily attributed it to not taking any allergy meds that day, so I grabbed the benedryl next the bed and took one. Morning comes, still can't breathe and my tonsils are swollen (again). I take some Walmart brand Claritin, doesn't help. I take some Sudafed. Helps a little. After lunch, I realize my back feels like I slept on a brick wall, my neck is sore.

I'm pretty sure these are the symptoms of that Meningococcal virus.*EDIT* Although, after googling it, I am sure I do not. Whew!

I'm sure it doesn't help that the bar was actually busy last night, so I did not get to leave early (at 11) like I was hoping. I made fifty bucks though. So not all is lost. Only my health, and I'll sleep when I'm dead.

I'm actually concerned about what to do for my poor, infected tonsils. This makes at least the seventh illness in one years time. Last March, I can back from Ohio with a terrible cold that seems to be recurring. It's not tonsillitis, but it's something related to them. I've been on anti-biotics three times, and sick without meds at least that many times. I went to an ear, nose, and throat Dr. this past summer, and he told me unless I had 6 or more infections, they don't like to removed the tonsils. I'm tired of this though. I don't like getting these wimpy colds every few months. I hate taking meds. I don't want to have surgery, but I'm about to lose my health care for a bit and if I'm going to do surgery, I should do it while I have great coverage and sick leave.

Although, we'd have to get my laid back, reluctant to prescribe meds, let it run its course Dr. to agree to something serious like surgery and pain meds!

PS. It's freaking SNOWING!


abbacus said...

Is it the same antibiotic everytime? Because it may be that you've developed a resistant strain of infection.

Also, if you have a recurrent infection this severe, and your doctor is reluctant to do much I would say it is time for a second opinion.

The Hunter's Prize said...

No, it's not the same anti-biotic. I've had different ones. And I did go to a specialist, and he didn't want to do anything either. But that was a while ago, and I've been sick again. I should call a new Dr. though. One in town, who will say Yes to surgery. Wah, surgery...

tales from a said...

Dude, get those snapped out. I had em out in 5th grade and haven't had the sore throat stuff in forever.

Now my sinusitus.... I should probably move to Arizona.