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fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
Sucks to be sick. Especially alone.
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I was at work from yesterday evening to late this morning, finishing up a mustgetitdone. I was expecting to be sleepy. What I got instead was sick. Shivering hotcold on the drive home, and turning on the apt heat, and bundling up in my covers.



How am I now? Headache at my temples, across the sides, to the back. Dehydrated (no matter how much I drink). Still flashing hotcold. And to cap it all off, what feels like a UTI. The rest I would call a flu, but that is something that I'm paranoid about. (Please just be a normal UTI, please just be a normal UTI, ...)

I've got an appt at my dr's clinic tomorrow morning. Unfort, it wont be with him, but instead with the physician's assistant.


My cats are no help. They won't go out and buy me any chicken soup, or any cranberry, grapefruit, or pom juice. Sha, in fact, made an annoying mess of the floor around the litter boxes, something I now need to clean and wash up before I can take a shower.


I keep drinking water and drinking more water, and I can feel the inside of my head hydrate for a moment when I do. But it doesn't last. And I have no idea where it's going. I didn't sweat it all out into my sheets, and it's not going out the more obvious way.

This sucks.

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puzzld1 From: puzzld1 Date: November 1st, 2005 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I sned you virtual chicken soup (I am an authentic jewish mother after all)
daikitsune From: daikitsune Date: November 1st, 2005 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Ick...Well, I've been pretty trashed for the last few days, but this definitely turned out to be strep (after a second culture). I'm on antibiotics now. Hope everything turns out okay for you and things get better fast!
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: November 1st, 2005 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if you were my vector. Well, I'll find out tomorrow. Was it an usual strain, that it needed two cultures?
daikitsune From: daikitsune Date: November 1st, 2005 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonder if you were _my_ vector. ;) Or maybe there was a common vector? Coulda been that party, maybe someone was swiggin' directly out of the booze.

As for the strain, they don't tell me that sort of thing. The initial strep screen is just a cheap, fast way to get people on meds when it shows positive...A real doc wouldn't hesitate to take a real culture (they let it grow overnight), and get the results from both...However, I have an HMO, so that's how it goes. Nothing unusual as far as I know.

intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: November 1st, 2005 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Hun if you really need it I will put on a mask and gloves and bring you soup.
wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: November 1st, 2005 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you don't get a long staying bug like I have had the past three weeks. I drank a whole batch of wassail.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: November 2nd, 2005 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been chugging down the pomegranate and cranberry juice.
wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: November 2nd, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understand pomegranate juice is super healthy. I will have to find and try some. Even Martha Stewart was promoting it. I am sure it takes a million fruits for a cup of the juice.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
The stuff isn't terribly cheap.

About the only brand in play is "Pom Wonderful".
amythis From: amythis Date: November 1st, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get-well hugs!
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: November 2nd, 2005 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :)

I hope you are doing better as well.
amythis From: amythis Date: November 2nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Starting to.
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