Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm Sick

Let me tell you guys a little about what has been going on with me lately. Last Saturday night  (10/9/10) after the BBQ we had at our house, I came down with a cold. I progressively got worse until finally I started feeling better on about Thursday (10/14/10).

Then, instead of being healthy, I got an infection. It's the second one in my life, but also the second one in less than a year. I'm hoping this doesn't become a regular thing for me. You may recall the last time it happened. Luckily I was home this time though and I knew right away what it was so I called a nurse and they were able to prescribe me some antibiotics over the phone. Michael went to get it and it seemed to work a lot faster and was less painful than last time. I was so relieved! I took the medicine for a few days, the last pill being on Sunday morning (10/17/10).

That night I came down with a fever and then on Monday night when my temperature got even higher, Michael took work off to take care of me. He called the doctors and let them know everything that's been going on and they told him to bring me into urgent care that night. Trying not to freak out, we made our way there within an hour.

They took a sample of urine along with a throat culture. I have had a rash on my hands for a few days now but didn't think much of it since I have had exzema before and it's been colder outside lately. But having a huge kanker sore (sp?) on my throat along with the rash and fever made the doc a little concerned. He said I could have a few different things and they will be running tests on my labs to see what comes up.

The first possibility is that I have the hand, foot, mouth disease. It's most common in children and makes me feel like a complete leper. Gross. I don't work with kids and am rarely around them. I wash my hands OFTEN and always carry anti-bacterial lotion in my purse. I'm kind of a germaphobe so that is just all too ironic.

The second possibility is that there is something going on with my kidneys. There was something in my urine that I guess needs to be checked out some more. Dr. was worried it was connected to me having the infection.

The third possibility is that I have strep throat. Yay. I don't think that's it, though. And I don't think there's anything wrong with my kidneys. I also really don't think I have that HFM disease because it doesn't make any sense. The rash is pretty much gone and I get kanker sores even from eating a piece of pineapple.

They gave me an antibiotic to take to see if that helps and will be calling me with some results in a couple days. Dr. may have me keep taking this medicine as prescribed, he may tell me I don't need it anymore and that it's just a virus, or he might tell me I need something else.

All in all, I'm sick (for freakin 10 days now...getting old!) and we don't know what the heck is wrong with me. I'm waiting for the lab results. In the meantime, I'm going to be a little MIA until I am feeling better.

9 comments :

Mrs. G said...

oh my goodness, HOW AWFUL!!! I hope you feel better very very very soon!!!!!!

singedwingangel said...

Bless your heart hun. I hope you get back to your old self again soon..

Stephanie said...

Oh no! That is awful. :( Feel better dear!

allie said...

oh no! i hope you feel better soon and that things start looking up. blahhhh! you are in my thoughts....

Krystal said...

I was sick this weekend too but nowhere near as bad as you. Get well! :(

Aimee said...

Oh no!! I hope oyu feel better and I hope they find out what it is that you have and that it isnt something bad... Lets hope it goes away soon

Tara said...

omg how awful!! hope you start to feel better soon!

Jenna said...

Oh Shelley, that sucks. I'm so sorry you have go through all that. I hope you get better soon!

Candice said...

Well that sucks. :(

Hope you're feeling better by now.

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