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Illness x2

Until I was around 10, I got strep throat all the time. More than once, I even had to have shots of antibiotic in my butt because the pills weren’t working. This may have started the whole fear of needles thing – I do remember being terrified and sobbing and just being one of those pain in the ass kids that I’m sure the nurses love to deal with. And at some point, I guess it just stopped, because I haven’t had strep since….until this weekend.

I had been feeling run down all week, and then Friday night my throat really started to hurt. I figured I just had a cold and took it easy on Saturday. But Saturday night my sore throat went from “a little sore” to “searing, fiery pain.” It was so bad that I kept waking up every hour all night. I knew then that this wasn’t “just a cold” and dragged myself to the CVS Minute Clinic for a strep test (as an aside, the Minute Clinic was awesome – open at 10am on a Sunday, no wait and takes my insurance!) An hour later I had a positive strep test, a prescription for antibiotics, and just about every pain killing throat spray and lozenge that CVS carries. Having strep throat sucks – I don’t remember it being this bad when I was a kid. It was a good thing that Brad worked all weekend and then super late on Monday because I would have been pretty annoying to be around. By Tuesday night I had finally turned the corner to really feeling better and Wednesday I finally went back to work.

While curled up on the couch, moaning in pain, I did get to catch up on some TV shows that I had saved on the DVR and watch some movies. I finally saw Pan’s Labyrinth, a Spanish movie that I have been wanting to see for ages. I really liked it – weird and tragic and wonderfully strange.

But then comes along part 2 of the bad news….the wonderful penicillin has apparently been doing a great job of killing all the bacteria in my body because now I have a yeast infection! Arrrgg – I just want to be 100% healthy!

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