Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mutant Virus

I'm not sure what I caught, some crazy mutant virus, but it took me out for 2 weeks!  It all began 2 Monday's ago (15th) with a sore throat and cough.  I went to the Dr that following Wed and they actually said I was fine, that there was nothing wrong with me.  Seriously?  I was coughing like crazy and my throat was red and it hurt to swallow.  They gave me a nose spray but would not write me a prescription for antibiotics.  PFFT.  The next day I practically lost my voice from all the coughing, my throat was worse and my nose started to run.  I was a mess.  All I could take was Robitussin, Tylenol and Sudafed.  By Sunday I was running a 101 fever and my throat was coated in white stuff.  :(  I even started having night sweats and chills, I just wanted to curl up in the fetal position and cry I felt so awful.  Come Monday morning I was back at the Dr's.  They took a 2nd strep culture (even tho first time it was negative) and they took some blood to test me for mono!!!  Holy moly, mono!?  This time they actually prescribed me a z-pack, thank god!  Unfortunately the z-pack didn't seem to help.  By Wed I was back at the Dr's office for a 3rd time.  It wasn't strep, it wasn't mono, they had no clue what I caught, so they took a gazillion more cultures and prescribed a different antibiotic.  Finally by Thursday I started feeling a bit better and by Saturday my throat we clear.  Hallelujah!  I received a call from the Dr on Monday (29th) and all my tests/cultures came back negative.  They still couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, I guess I just had one heck of a virus.  Besides a slight fever today, I seem to be on the mend. 

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