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Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Tough Week

I have spent the majority of this week pretty darn sick. A while back I posted about having a sinus infection. It seemed that it was abating just the week before last, but it turns out I was very wrong.

Last weekend while I was in Boston I noticed I wasn't feeling top notch, but I chalked it up to the exhaustion of a full day. The following day I still didn't feel well, but just tried to ignore it and pretend I wasn't getting sick. Then Monday came and something was horribly wrong. After a fitful night sleep I went to work feeling down right horrible. Turns out I had a fever of nearly 103. With no specific symptoms other than tonsils the size of golf balls and the feeling like there were marbles above the roof of my mouth I decided to trudge through the work day in the confines of my office and made an appointment with the Doctor for the next morning.

That night was hell. Literally. Nothing would break my fever. I was freezing and every joint on my body ached. The slightest touch of anything on my body caused excruciating pain. For hours I laid on the couch in agony and had another fitful night of sleep. Never in my life had I felt so sick. The only thing that kept me from going to the hospital was the fact that at some point that night I began to sweat and my fever lessened a little.

At the doctors office it was a quick exam and the conclusion that I needed a strong dose of antibiotics was reached. Finally, nearly six weeks later, I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and given antibiotics. Fortunately for them I was too sick to vent my frustrations how difficult it is to get an infection treated properly. While the concerns of misusing antibiotics may lead to the rise in super-infections and antibiotic resistant microorganism I believe that doctors have swung too far in the opposite direction. Now they insist on natural remedies and "working through it" rather than medication. Gosh, there needs to be a happy medium before someone reaches a point like I did.

After several days on antibiotics I am feeling better, thank God. Never before in my life can I recall being so sick for so long. I'm just now getting my appetite back and energy enough to play with my munchkin. Poor Emily didn't get to spend much time with me this week at all for both fear of her getting sick and my lack of physical capability. Now I am making up for all the time I missed last week this weekend since I am on the mend.

So, it's been a tough week indeed, but it's over now. Hopefully the sickness pretty much is, too, because Emily and I have important business to attend to!

7 comments:

Stella said...

I hear you sister. Stella RN

Rachel said...

Sinus infections are the worst, I'm sorry to hear about how awful yours has been but I am glad you are beginning to feel better. Ug.

Kristin said...

Ouch! I got a major sinus infection when I was 38 weeks pregnant and was happy when the ER doc handed me a script for antibiotics. I figure I won't be contributing to the rise of superbugs when I only go on antibiotics once a year at most. I hope you continue to feel better!

Ms Life said...

I know this post is about sinus infections, but I have to say how adorable Miss Emily looks. Look at those big eyes - what was looking at so intently? Wish I had seen that thing too :)) Get well soon.

Mrs. H said...

Praying for you!!!

Solomon's Porch said...

So glad you are feeling better...Emily is sure growing...she is so kissable, I just want to reach in there and get some baby love....this Mimi is excited, my youngest daughter will be having a boy in August..i can hardly wait....

Fire Wife Katie said...

Glad you're feeling better! That's a long time to be sick. :( And thank goodness for antibiotics. I'm on antibiotics this week for a sinus infection as well (my first ever -- lucky me!) (Which reminds me, I completely forgot to take my pill at dinner. Urgh.)

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