Monday, April 4, 2011

Probably More Than You Really Want to Know

Well, hello Insult!

Have you met my friend Injury?

As if having the coldest, wettest vacation in history wasn't enough, I started sneezing while we drove home on Saturday. And my head started feeling kind of stuffy. And my throat started getting sore.

As soon as we got home and unloaded the car I said, "I'm going to bed. I don't feel so well." I took two Nyquil capsules (something I NEVER do) and hit the sack.

And this is pretty much where I've spent the past 36 hours since coming home.

Except for the three hours I spent in Urgent Care to get a simple little strep test which turned out to be negative. Figures. Insult to injury, right?

But the doc gave me a prescription anyway, and with a wink and a nod he said, "If you're not feeling better in a week, go ahead and fill this." {*wink, wink*}

Hey, I have a life to live and a LOT going on this week, and I don't have time to be sick. (And besides, I'm a probiotic junkie--just ask my family--and I hardly EVER get sick, so this is especially bothersome to me.) You can bet I filled that prescription as soon as we left Urgent Care. Call it a precautionary measure. (And those of you with your medical degrees who might be reading this, please don't write to tell me how terrible it is to take precautionary antibiotics. I already know.)

So, Insult and Injury are sitting right next to me on my bedside table. Along with a box of kleenex, a glass of water, and that prescription packet.

At least I have plenty of reading material!



  1. Ooooh, feel better soon, Shelley!

  2. This is not good. I'm sorry and hope you are back to good health soon!

  3. I hope you feel better soon. Sounds miserable.

  4. Oh My!

    Sounds like your not having a fun week.
    Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog.
    I hope you feel better real soon.

  5. I was glad to see that you have a stack of good books. Hope that resting will see you soon on the mend. I had to take antibiotics last week, too. While I was in Seattle, I developed an infection in my jaw. Wierd! (Next week it is probiotics for me.)

    Mend well.

  6. I hope you don't have what I've had the past 9 days.

    I left the house on my own steam for the first time in all that time this morning and wasn't sure that I was going to make it.

    Pretty sad when you're not sure you have the strength to go to walmart!

  7. Oh, you poor darling. I hope you have someone who can mop your brow and cater to your every need. No? Well, here's a big cyber hug to cheer you up instead.


    Get well soon. Sarahx

  8. I'm so sorry! I wondered where you were at church Sunday! Glad you're home safely at least.

  9. Yuck for feeling sick. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. No wonder you're so anxious for spring to get here! Feel better soon.

  11. Get some rest and feel better soon!! So sorry you are sick. Being sick is the pits :(

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  13. Oh, yuck, Shelly! I hope you feel better SOON! (And I'm all for precautionary drugs. In case you're wondering.)